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Wednesday, June 1 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

The Nigerian billionaire snags a couple more...

From: Martha
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 3:49 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Cc: mweath3175@junocom
Subject: Nigerian Billionaire

I was reading your article about Esenam Ayele, the Nigerian Billionarie who can't give away his money. Can you tell me how I can write or email him.

Without lechery, we wouldn't have the Believers in the video card that can see through clothes...

From: xxxxxxx@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2005 12:59 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Question

Hi, My name is Rohit. I just e-mailed wanted to know if Mach Smack G500 video card that sees throught clothes is available for sale. I really need to buy one of does so please let me know the price and where I can buy it from.

I wonder what could be so urgent? And...

From: viper
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:47 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: g500

where can you get this produck?
I have looked all over even matrox, not even listed anywhere! shows a date of august on article?

He seems rather concerned that Matrox isn't meeting their launch dates on this one.


Raiders for Real

One reader wanted to let us know about the "Raiders for Real" link we posted last week...

From: Anthony
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 12:06 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: "Raiders for Real"

This Vendyl Jones character is a total crackpot. He’s neither a doctor, nor an archeologist.

Texas Monthly reported that "Lucas and Spielberg say they've never heard of Vendyl Jones" adding that a representative from LucasFilms, Lynne Hale, stated that George Lucas wrote the original story in 1973, which predates Vendyl Jones' claims by four years (Ibid pp. 117, 143).

What was the real inspiration for the name Indiana Jones? Texas Monthly stated that Vendyl Jones still held to his version of the tale when shown a recent TV Guide story desputing his claims.

In the article Lucas explained that the character's name, Indiana Jones, came from Lucas's dog, Indiana, which was with him as he wrote the story (Ibid).

http://www.watchman.org/reltop/filmdig.htm

Jones countered by describing scholars critical of his theories with an expletive: "those **** out there who don't know anything about anything" mockingly naming his many critics "Dr Smellfungus and Dr. Picklesheimer" (Ibid).


BBdomus

Once again, we prove that we're writing our stories from the not so distant future...

From: Paul
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2005 6:37 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: you were right about exercise!

a long time ago you wrote that thinking about exercise was as good as doing it.

I must admit, I loved that spoof article, so much I remembered it four and a half years on!

Well, either you stumbled on the truth OR New Scientist got hold of your article and thought it true:

"Just as physical exercise can boost the brain, mental exercise can boost the body. In 2001, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio asked volunteers to spend just 15 minutes a day thinking about exercising their biceps. After 12 weeks, their arms were 13 per cent stronger."

Ain't life curious!


Genius Scammer

I wonder how stupid this guy thinks I am ..

From: teejaydele7@ommail.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 10:23 PM
To: Recipient List Suppressed
Subject: Order

hello
thanks for the reply.i will like you to attend to me as a customer so i dont like ordering for website som please attend to me.
regards
teejay

He doesn't like ordering on the web because many web sites have automatic fraud protection. He'd much rather send me a fruadulent cashier's check.


That's all for this week!

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