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Wednesday, August 18 12:00 AM ET

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.


Believers

People just can't get enough of driving across the country on the Interstate...

From: xxxxxxx@aol.com
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 7:15 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: interstate driver

we would be interested in buying this game for xbox, but can't find much info on it - how much, shipping, when available (July 2004?)...thank you

I replied that I thought development had stopped...

From: xxxxx@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:19 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Re: interstate driver

that's too bad - my 14 year old thought it was a great idea...actually, he would like to have a similar game except he wants to be the driver of an 18 wheeler...should you be able to produce your game, please get back in touch. Thanks.

BBspot - Crushing kids' dreams one at a time!

You didn't expect to go two weeks without somebody looking for the Nigerian billionaire philanthropist, did you?

From: Andrew
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 10:37 AM
To: 'briggsb@bbspot.com'
Subject: Nigerian Millions

Could you possibly provide me with the email address of Esenam Ayele. If he is interested, I know something he could do with his money. Thank you if you can help.

And...

From: xxxxxx@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 10:41 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: philanthropist Q

Mr. Briggs what is the nigerian billionaire's e-mail address?
Edgar Allen xxxxxx III

You'd think somebody with a pretentious name wouldn't need a Nigerian sugar daddy.

Now, to the email from the BBspot fan club...

From: xxxxxxx@mac.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 8:06 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: LOL (NY)vs LOL (Alabama)

I hate you.... for some reason I read the first several sentences of "Language Differences Confuse Internet Communications" before I realized that the link was on your site and that I wasn't reading an actual news story...

If it's any consolation, I hate him too.

For our final stop on the Believer train, we pull into a message board poster who is suspicious of the feng shui motherboard...

It looks photoshopped to me...

Ya think?


Lance Henriksen

Last week a reader took issue with an omission in my Trailer Review of AVP. Of course, several readers needed to correct some facts...

From: xxxxxxxx@stny.rr.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 1:36 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Re: MailBag comment on AVP Trailer Review...

In your most recent MailBag, one reader states that Lance Henrikson starred in the "first three Alien movies". I'd like to take a moment to point out:

a) Lance Henrikson's character "Bishop" appeared only in 'Aliens' and 'Alien^3'. The first movie did indeed have an android character named "Ash", played by Ian Holm.

b) My total lack of life in both knowing this, and taking the time to point it out.

And...

From: Jamie
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 5:44 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Lance Henrikson

:-o
you bastard!
Lance Henrikson is very much a major star!
esp since most of your readership *are* geeks!
He's Bishop dude...Bishop!!!

and I'm sure it's just that he doesn't *want* to go to the same parties as sigourney and arnie...

I replied that he should just send me the link to his Lance Henriksen fanboy page. He did...

http://lancehen.blogspot.com/


Computer Tips

In the BBlog I announced I was going to be building a new computer shortly. One reader can't wait to hear the bloody stories about this...

From: Sam
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 12:24 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Building a PC

In reply to this, have you thought about setting up a place where people can donate money? I would definitely contribute, as I would love to see just how many accidents a person can have when building a PC!! You could even have a betting thing going on, I would place a bet on 5 injuries, with two involving blood.
Just a suggestion.

I think I will set up a place for people to "Guess the Injuries" when I build the computer.


That's all for this week!

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