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
It must be because BBspot
is #1 for "Can
you hear me now guy" on Google...
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 9:49 PM
Subject: Brain tumor
Is it true that the "can-you-hear-me-now" guy has
a brain tumor? Is that just a joke? What is his name?
I responded that it was just a joke and got this response....
From: robert brooks
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 9:06 AM
To: Brian Briggs
Subject: RE: Brain tumor
But you didn't tell me his name. Is it a secret?
Yes, only I know the Verizon guy's name...
From: Intern 1
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 6:46 PM
Subject: Verizon Guy
I just read your article. I was wondering if you knew what
the Verizon guys actual name is. We are looking for him, because
we want to see if he can attend a celebrity event we are having
in December. If you know his name and how I can get in contact
with his people, please get back to me at this address. Thank
you and hope to hear from you soon.
Aren't you people paying attention? I'm NOT TELLING!
Another reader wants some Nigerian
millions. I'm tempted to set up an e-mail address to screw
with their heads....
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 9:51 PM
Subject: Eseman Ayele Article
The above article was sent to me by a friend and I will
like any type of forwarding information, like and email address,
mailing address etc. in order to contact Eseman Ayele.
Looks like we had a false positive in last
week's Mailbag, but I'll let you be the judge...
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 9:20 PM
Subject: Neo Het
I thought I should have clarified in my 1st email. I AM NOT A BELIEVER. I
was just wondeing if you had gotten it from something obscure in the
movie or not. I know better, I visit BBspot daily.
Too Much Time
on My Hands
As predicted last
time, here are some better Excel formulas for calculating
the time until the end of the week...
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 2:35 PM
Subject: You asked for it
Here's one of your three improvements to the "time until
the weekend" formula. Enjoy!
Long time listener, first time caller.
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 5:12 AM
Subject: Time Until Weekend
quoting from this weeks mailbag:
> I'm sure there is a way to do it without the ugly IF() function.
> The funny thing is that three more people will e-mail me with
corrections and more efficient formulas.
Correct on both accounts, although I bet you'll have more
than just 3
emails on this subject :)
Anyway, a nicer, cleaner formula without an ugly IF is simply:
just adding up the days till friday and whatever's left until
the suggested cell format is again [h]:mm and if the formula
#####, you should not be in the office. It's not a bug, it's a feature....
##### is visually much more impressive than 0:00 :)
Now here's a guy who used the Internet to save some money on home
repairs, unlike my
From: Bryan Wallace
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 3:46 PM
My washing machine broke down yesterday while I was at work.
I, being the lazy yuppie that I am, called a repairman to come
fix it. Total cost: $40. I was unsure if I could ever look
my wife in the eyes again because she now knew just how useless
I am around the house. Your ice maker story has vindicated
my laziness and renamed it as "frugality". Thank
you so much for this great service.
Mr Fix It
That's all for this week!
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