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Wednesday, December 15 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

I figured that the Valve Banning Steam Accounts story would get a few of them. Just check this thread...

The Valve employees seem like a bunch of big babies...

I would've made a mint selling this video card to all the Believers...

From: xxxxxx@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 7:31 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: (no subject)

so what is this really that u spoke about seeing through clothes on ur site

I ran this one through the AOL translator, and it says "I'm dumb" as does everything I run through it.

This next one isn't a true Believer, but I think you'll agree this is the section it belongs in...

From: mike
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 4:41 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject:

I was wondering if you ever asked, "Who is your favorite guitarist?" The reason I ask is because I think that Guns and Rose's Slash is as big a superstar as Steve Tyler or KISS, but my buddy thinks that Slash is a minor blip on the rock and roll radar. So if you ever compared guitarists I would like to see how Slash compared to others.

Let me know if its not too much trouble.

BBspot - Your spot for 80s rock guitarist comparisons.


Blade Trinity

Our Trailer Review of Blade Trinity elicited a few letters, especially responses to last week's claim about sharks, cancer and evolution...

From: Andrew
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 4:54 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Sharks and Cancer

Just to out-dork your previous reader, sharks do in fact get cancer - more info here:

I only mention this because the widely-held belief to the contrary fuels the sale of various 'shark cartilage' anti-cancer remedies. Some people then turn completely away from 'proper' medication in favour of shark cartilage, which doesn't do any good at all.

Argh - my dork-o-meter just broke under the strain.

Andrew was the first of many to debunk the shark-cancer claim.

From: Jon
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 4:51 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Blade Trinity review comment - evolution rebuttal

In reply to the mailbag:

Brian,
I almost DO want to write this...wait...I do want to write this.
Actually, evolution has everything to do with perfecting a species. (Disclaimer: I do not believe in evolution) - The whole point of evolution is to bring something into a being that is better than what it was. Because of natural selection, any evolutionary trait that has developed and is unhelpful to the species will simply die out. Only those that have purpose will survive and move on. So then as a species gains these traits, they are becoming more and more reformed and capable...more and more perfect...

So while evolution has not necessarily been defined as perfecting a species, that's still basically what it is.

Sorry to be...nah...I'm not.

And, someone came to the defense of Blade...

From: sukhamuni
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 9:32 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Trailer Review: Blade Trinity

"As well as the Trinity connection, there is some dodging bullets in bullet-time, a Matrix "landing" and several Matrix-y fight scenes."

If i remember right, i think blade 1 is the first place i saw the bullet dodging for the first time. blade beat matrix by one year.


The Matrix

I knew the Final Ultimate Complete Matrix Collection would get a few emails...

From: NightHeart
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 5:57 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Matrix 100 DVD Set

Amusing article. Sadly, though, I think they SHOULD release a 100 DVD set where 97 of the disks are used to apologize profusely to the fans for the so-called "ending" of the third movie (not to mention a huge chunk of it) and many factors in the second. After seeing the third Matrix, I wonder if they'll release another special edition set with an extra two disks spent on extending Trinity's death scene. Twenty minutes just wasn't enough, you know? :)

And...

From: jackson
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 7:14 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Your "Matrix Reloaded" Article

Scathing commentary, indeed...

http://bbspot.com/News/2003/02/matrix_reloaded.html

I'm contacting you regarding the very thing you worte about, the "Matrix" being stolen.

Go here to learn all about it:

SOPHIA STEWART: THE MOTHER OF THE MATRIX HERE

DID YOU KNOW — the original creator of THE MATRIX and THE TERMINATOR trilogeez was an Afrikan woman by the name of SOPHIA STEWART?

The original script was called, of all thingz... THE THIRD EYE and was stolen by 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, the Wachowski Brothers and Joel Silver, who created first "The Terminator" series , then "The Matrix" trilogy !!

This Queenz been fighting these plagiarizing pirates since 1999 and can use the assistance of the undaground to assist her in revealing the truth! Da Ghetto Tymz and ConsciousHiphop.com's own, M'Bwebe (fka Jehvon Buckner) was blessed with a 2 hour inner-view with this Queen and you can listen to Segment 1 (of 3) HERE or at ConsciousHiphop.com.

Listen and hear how she created "The Third Eye," the concept behind it and how "The Terminator" and "The Matrix" trilogeez are carbon copies of her story; how it was stolen and who's behind this coverup!

You can also read Kamou Voudon's piece, THE MOTHER OF THE MATRIX as well as look at exclusive photo's and documents of Sophia's proof, letterz of correspondence with Warner Bros. and copyright material at our MATRIX GALLERY

And...

From: Clint
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 11:12 AM
To: 'briggsb@bbspot.com'
Subject: Re: Warner To Release 100-DVD Final Ultimate Complete Matrix Collection


> The 100 DVD set will have a suggested retail price of $399, and will include molded foam busts of Agent Smith, Neo, Trinity and Morpheus.

Will Warner be selling the busts separately? I'd really like to get my hands on Trinity's bust.


Cranky Emails

Received a couple emails this week from people who must not have had their morning cup of coffee...

From: xxxxxxxx@bellsouth.net
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 7:33 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: anagrams

"To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Bush anagrams
A much more telling Bush anagram is:
Huge sob grew
Or for John F Kerry:
Horny f. jerk"

Dear BBS,
Clever anagrams, but how – why – did you include Kerry in a ‘presidential anagram? He was never a president, is not the president and will never be a president. Actually, he is too busy these days being a (very) sore loser, and acting (with Pretty Boy John Edwards) like he never lost the election.

Any surprise this is from a BellSOUTH address?

And I thought this one was put to bed over a year ago with the "Which OS Are You?" quiz, but I guess not...

From: Stephan
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 4:47 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Which OS Are You?

Surely your questions are not meant for women? What's the point?

Surely your email was for a webmaster who cared? What's the point?


Geeking Out

I know my readers have a lot of free time on their hands. How do I know? I get too many emails like this...

From: Brian
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 11:09 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: No love in File Extension Quiz

The fact that BBSPOT's "Which File Extension Are You" page is top of Google's results with "I Love You" specified as the search term (without quotes) is actually quite intriguing to me.

The word love is never mentioned in the page, from what I can tell.

I have to guess that the algorithm is triggered off off a high incidence of the term "you" along with a high hit count on the page making it have a high popularity ranking.

This can't be the whole story though, because searching for "you"
doesn't return BBSPOT at the top of the list.

Google must be associating the word love with other words which are used a lot on your web page. In any case, I thought I would share my musings.

Also, am I the only person who has noticed that the movie "Fifty First Dates" with Adam Sandler has a title that seems like a double-entendre. Is it just a coincidence that it features Alaska and Hawaii prominently (our 49th and 50th states) and the title sounds like "Fifty-First State"?


That's all for this week!

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