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
A couple of links to other sites with Believers on them...
From: Daniel Yokomiso
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 6:08 PM
Subject: BBSpot article modded +4 Interesting on /.
It was supposed to be funny but the /. moderators are too naive.
I think it counts as a believer ;)
Yeah, it does.
Here's a discussion board poster who thinks that Maxwell Smart
is the head of the CIA.
Here's one where I was guilty of being a Believer...
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 3:40 AM
Subject: Latest BBLooper
You've probably already been told this, but I'll add my name
to the list; the page http://www.bbspot.com/News/2004/04/bbloopers_shampoo.html shows a British web page referring to Champagne as Shampoo. In
the UK it is not uncommon for sad 'yuppie' types to refer to
Champagne as Shampoo, probably because they begin with the same
It's still amusing, but not really an error as the writer probably
intended to put 'shampoo' in there, in a sort of self-deprecating
style. Doesn't make them any less of an idiot, though.
Hope this helps, Damion
He was right. Scads of shampoo drinking Brits informed me
of my faux pas. I'll have to keep up with my British yuppy
slang before posting any more BBloopers from the BBC.
Usually Trailer Reviews do not receive very much e-mail, but call
a comic book movie bad AND also advertise for the movie and the
Mailbag will fill up....
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 2:29 PM
Subject: Punisher review
I'm not going to rant at you or anything ridiculous, but
the character of the Punisher is awesome. He's every downtrodden
losers wet dream of lashing back out at those you deem "evil" and
Frank Castle can do and you want him to.
Obviously, I'm a chick and an educated one with a good job and
a normal life and everything. Definitely not your average comic
book fan. I have been a Punisher fan for years and yes I am very
excited about the movie.
The catch with the movie is that they have transplanted Frank
to Florida and changed up the villains as well as his history.
I'm fairly certain you are really concerned but this is who the
Punisher really is click
You're right Frank Castle isn't a super hero and he doesn't
wear spandex and he isn't supernatural in any way. He's filled
with rage and despair and that can cause anyone to do things
beyond the normal scope of reason and good sense.
My sense is the comic book is much better than the movie.
I doubt there will be much character development, and that's
really what The Punisher needs. Otherwise, he's just every
other action character who wants revenge against the bad guys.
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 7:22 AM
To: 'BBspot (firstname.lastname@example.org)'
Subject: Thanks again for the Trailer reviews
Many thanks for the trailer reviews in general, and the "Punisher" one
in particular. Saves a lot of time not spent watching bad movies.
Now, if only I had listened when you reviewed "LXG" ...
Several reader wrote in with "BBloopers" about how I am advertising
for The Punisher yet give it a negative review. It was not intentional.
The Punisher was on the schedule to be reviewed before I knew about
the ad campaign. I am certainly not going to give up my objectivity
just, because somebody advertises here. One of the perks of being
your own boss.
One reader had a bit of trouble figuring out the
chat abbreviations in this week's
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 8:22 PM
Subject: Annoying chat abbreviations
OK, so I know what most
most of these mean, but I hope that your next mailbag (or
perhaps a BBlog entry) will explain some
of them. In the meantime, I have some theories...
How Do You Like That, Loser.
What, Were You Expecting That We'd Yell "Congratulations!
Everyone Celebrate!"?And of course,
Oh My God! What the F*ck!? Brian Briggs, Quit!
disregard the last acronym. Keep up the good work.
I apologize. I threw a couple in there just to confuse
people. Here are what they stand for:
HDYLTL: Hey, do you like those lemurs?
WWYETWYCEC: Why would you eat tuna when you can eat chicken?
I'm not sure about you guys, but I use those all the time.
Another reader has fun with the Nigerian scammers...
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 4:42 PM
Subject: FW: URGENT, PLEASE HELP ME
While we're on the topic of African Millionaires, here was my
response to a scam (or should I say S.C.A.M.?) e-mail I got.
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 11:26 AM
To: Nigerian Scammer
Subject: RE: URGENT, PLEASE HELP ME
I have embedded a tracking worm within this e-mail. As you are
reading it, it is sending a tracking signal so I now know your
exact location. President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean authorities
have offered me a deal I could not refuse. They will give me
50% of your money for turning you in. There is nothing you can
do now. As we speak, the Zimbabwean special forces are en route
to your location. Within seconds, they will surround you and
brutally kill you and your family. I hope you learn a lesson
about trusting people you meet on the internet. Too bad you won't
live long enough to take that lesson to heart. I for one won't
shed one tear over your death, as it is highly profitable for
me. If you have lived long enough to read this far, goodbye,
The Yellow Dart
Spy for the Zimbabwe World Supremacy Force
That's all for this week!
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