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Wednesday, March 12 12:01 AM EDT

BBspot Mailbag

Now you too can enjoy my inbox without the annoying spam. Every week I get some amazing e-mail. Some amazing because of the sheer cluelessness of the sender, some because of the time and energy that went into crafting them and some are just simply amazing. Since I've gotten such a response from posting these messages in the BBlog, I've decided make it a regular feature. Here's the second installment of the BBspot Mailbag.

Believers

No wonder people believe these stories when radio stations are reporting them as fact...

From: XXXXXX [mailto:XXXXXXXX@ClearChannel.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 3:43 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: information

My name is XXXXXXXXXX and I am a radio talk show producer at 610 WTVN-AM in Columbus, Ohio. The host of the show is Sterling and he is on the air 7p-10p (eastern) each weekday evening. We read a recent article of yours, 'Man Hopes Episode III Doesn't Ruin His Childhood' and I was wondering if you are able to pass along any contact information for Lance Hymer..an e-mail or number. We would like to have him on the show for a segment.

Thank you for your time and any information you can pass along!

Who said morning talk radio was dumb?

This one isn't technically a believer, but I really don't think he gets the Trailer Reviews...

From: XXXXXX@cs.com [mailto:XXXXXX@cs.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 9:11 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Tears of the Sun

I take it you didn't see the movie. You probably think Black Hawk Down is a movie about a wounded bird.

Oh please, Black Hawk Down is about the feathers of the fabled black hawk of Montana.

Data Passing Issues

Our AvantGo section has mysteriously stopped working, and there have been no replies to my e-mails. They better hurry up or this guy is gonna be in pain...

From: Ed [mailto:XXXXXX@XXXXXX.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 2:03 PM
To: Brian Briggs
Subject: Re: "there was a connect error to this page"

Any word from AvantGo yet?.........you guys have the best bathroom reading material for the bathroom at work !!!!!!!!!!

Tell avantGo to step it up a notch..........I'm gettin constipated!!!

I'm getting too much information.

Stalker?

Some readers enjoy every facet of BBspot. Like this gentleman who really likes the webcam...

From: XXXXXX [mailto:XXXXX@XXXXX.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 2:31 PM
To: Brian Briggs
Subject: Spot Cam

Sometimes I can see alot of your computer room in the Spot Cam. Sometimes not.

But I was wondering if you could provide your readers with additional pictures of the room from several angles so we can try to make our computer room look EXACTLY like yours', because then, when People come over and I show them my computer room I can say, "Behold, its just like Brian Briggs' Room!" And they'll all be like "Woah". And I'll be the coolest guy on my street.

From now on I'm keeping my blinds closed.

Redesign

This was the first e-mail I read about the redesign. Needless to say I got tweaking right away....

From: Joshua [mailto:XXXXXX@XXXXXX.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 10:03 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: New Look

OH MY GOOD FUCKING GOD! WTF happened to BBSpot? I keep hitting refresh and it still looks like yahoo on crack. I mean, I have used the Internet for 11 years now and only four (4) websites are worthy of my morning routine. Eggs, Pancakes, Jolt, Marlboros, CtrlAltDel-Online.com, MallMonkeys.com, Slashdot.com, and BBSpot.com. . . In that order.

Imagine how I felt barely into my second cigarette, and certainly without enough time for the caffine to kick in when I though that acid from college really could cause flashbacks.

My only hope is that is one of those "test pages" to determine market response. If so, here is my response: "IT FUCKING SUCKS DONKEY BALLS!"

A few e-mail messages later and this reader offered some more thoughtful suggestions. You have been assimilated.

Another reader has a differing opinion about the redesign...

From: Ryan [mailto:XXXX@XXXXXXXX.com]
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 11:12 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: New site design

I just wanted to mention that when I first saw the new site design, I was pleased. Obviously, the person that said the new design "F***ING SUCKS DONKEY BALLS" has been smoking a few too many of those balls.

That's all for this week. Thanks.

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