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
Jar-Jaromir is still
fooling them ...
From: Dawn [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 5:21 AM
You gotta be kinding me, tell me it's not true "There's
this funny scene where Jar-Jaromir decides it's best to hand
the ring over to Sauron, but then he drops it and kicks it
into Mount Doom. Hi-larious." ahh so Jar-Jaromir destroyes
the ring, sorry but i can't believe that cause then they would
be telling the end, and producers never tell the end of film.
Yeah, producers never spoil anything like revealing that
Gandalf is still alive. <shakes head>
Write a story criticizing
Apple users and you're bound to get some e-mail. Many people
misunderstood the point of the article, which wasn't to encourage
piracy, but to make fun of Mac fanatics that drool every time
Steve Jobs opens his mouth. Some of the e-mail was nice, some
not so nice...
From: Timothy [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 10:28 PM
Subject: Stealing Music
Yes, you could go to Kazaa, as I have in the past, and steal
a track of music instead of paying a whole dollar for a song
that someone spent time, sweat, and money on to make it sound
the best that it could for their loyal fans. I know that the
music conglomerations are their own worst enemy, but if we
the consumer doesn't at least try to help our favorite band
that band might not be able to make the industry understand
that there is a large fan base, but they only steal the music
they listen to so no one knows. If you are so hard up that
you cannot afford $.99 a song maybe you need to get off your
ass and get a real job.
I'm a compassionate person. If I had ninety-nine cents I
wouldn't waste it on a song. I'd send it over to you so you
could buy a clue.
At the end of that Apple article I
asked the Mac fans, in jest, to send me over a dollar for reading
the article. What do you know...
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 9:35 AM
Subject: Here is my dollar.
You've got cash!
John xxxxxx just sent you money with PayPal.
John xxxxxx is a Verified buyer.
Transaction ID: 4MS2896XXXXXXXX
Subject: Here is my dollar.
Note:(Eds. Note: Apple users, the cost of reading this article is $1. Please
send your payment to BBspot.com)
Thanks for the great article. Here is my dollar.
The rest of you probably just downloaded the article off
Not everybody could find my PayPal address...
From: Paul [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 9:30 AM
Subject: 'cooler' poll
If I sell my soul, maybe you'll stop using the words 'Neo'
and 'cool' in
the same county, much less the same poll. Hmm...
Nice Apple article - can you take a check?
From: Gary [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 3:59 AM
Subject: one dollar
I use mac OS. Should I use paypal? I really enjoyed the article.
I'm Rubber, You're
I guess not everybody appreciates the traffic that BBspot sends
their way. Long time reader and typo-catcher Richie noticed...
From: Richie [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 1:34 AM
To: 'Brian Briggs'
Did you see this in www.state-ends.com
if (document.referrer.indexOf("ampland") != -1 ||
document.referrer.indexOf("bbspot") != -1 ||
document.referrer.indexOf("blinkerfluid") != -1)
document.location = document.referrer;
So when we click on your link it throws us back to bbspot.com, that is hilarious
Why put a site on the Internet if you don't want people to
Mad Max: Beyond
Isn't Mel Gibson getting a little old for this?
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 4:06 PM
Subject: Unsolicited (hopefully) Humorous Material
Maybe some of these might find their way to a top 11 or poll. I did a few
for Die Hard (not included), if u r interested I will send them.
Mad Max: Fury Road is the working title of the fourth in
the series. Here are some other possible titles:
Mad Max: Beyond Reasonable / Beyond Tolerance / Beyond Understanding
(obvious) / Beyonce Knowles
Mad Max: Mad-Lethal-Patriot-Heart (Directed/Produced/Written By Mel Gibson)
Mad Max vs. Alien / Mad Max vs. Predator / Mad Max vs. Godzilla / Mad Max
vs. King Kong / Mad Max vs. The Daleks (<--- The T.A.R.D.I.S. takes the
form of a supercharged mercury capri and K9 sits in the passenger seat)
Lord Of The Piston Rings: The Dealership Of The Ring
Mad Max: The Phantom Noise Coming From Somewhere Under The Hood
When Mad Max Met Sally
M. Night Shyamalan's: Road Signs
My Big, Mad Max Wedding
Mad Max, Where's My Car?
maX4: Madmen United
Mad Max: Humongous' Day Out (Baby's Day Out)
Mad Max's Next Movie (obscure Cheech & Chong Reference)
Mad Max 4: Max Madder (Die Hard 2: Die Harder)
The Max And The Madest (The Fast And The Furious)
Mad Max 4: Mad Maxine (ewww!)
Kung Pow Max: Enter The Car (wee-oo, wee-oo, chosen one!)
Mad Max And The Tempo Of Doom
maXena: Road Warrior Princess (again ewww!)
Hugga-Mugga-Mad-Max (obscure Maxwell house TV commercial reference)
Me And Max (Extremely Obscure Canadian TV Reference. Steve, Morag, Dave and
Max Smith starring)(BTW Steve Smith=Red Green)
Mad About Max (starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as "The Gyro Captain")
Mad Max & Grace
Mad Max And The Bear
Mad Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into The Movie
Mad Max: Bears On Wheels (obscure Dr. Seuss reference)
Slightly More Tolerant Max
Mad Max In L.A. / Mad Max In Boston / Mad Max In (place name of large gridlocked
Mad Max: Golden Max (Golden Axe: obscure C64 computer game reference circa
'87) (could also be Goldmember or
Sam And Mad Max Hit The Road (obscure PC game circa '93)
Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly
it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels
That's all for this week. Thanks.
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