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Wednesday, August 17 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

Everyone's favorite Nigerian Billionaire is reeling them back in...

From: D W
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 6:16 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Past Topic

I read this
http://www.bbspot.com/News/2003/09/nigerian_millions.html

I am looking to make contact with Esenam Ayele to see if he would be intrested in helping me I have been seeking a philanthropist for a while but they are so hard to contact. Im looking to help my family and others with money if it were donated to me please contact me at your earliest convience. Darryl
xxx-xxx-1855

They are hard to contact because people who give away money to complete strangers only appear on TV shows.

From: xxxxxx@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 6:14 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Nigerian Philanthropist

I would like to know more about the Nigerian philanthropist who looking for people to give minies to.

Please respond with information regarding this matter

Thank You

Minies, what the fuck are minies?

I'm not the only one who likes to get Believers...

From: Elijah
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 3:10 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Gay Flag burning believer

I have created my first Believer - I am so proud!

I emailed my super-duper liberal-activist sister the gay flag burning article and she replied back:

"What a waste of tax-payers' money. People are dying in Dafur, and yet, this is the action our senators take. Woo bloody hoo."

OK, so its not very funny. But this is the first successful attempt (of many) i have had in creating a Believer. Do i get a T-shirt or something? Too bad the only person i know dumb enough to actually believe one of these stories is my own sister. i guess that says something about my gene pool.


Deuce Bigalow

The trailer review of Deuce Bigalow generated a lot of e-mail. One reader even tries to defend the movie, sort of...

From: David
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 5:48 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: In defense of Deuce Bigalow

Hi Brian,

You know, I've been seeing a lot of commercials for the Deuce Bigalow sequel. For me, they raised two immediate question. First of all, who asked for this? Were there really people going, "damn, I wish they'd make a sequel to that crappy movie from 5 years ago." Secondly, would it actually be possible to create a movie that was worse than the original Deuce Bigalow? Seems like that would require the discovery of a unified theory of suck or something, but all indications from the commercials are that that discovery has been made.

But then, while watching TV with my 5-year-old son Danny, we saw another commercial for it. At the very end, my son burst into violent laughter and loudly proclaimed "the cat bit him on the penis!" It was almost as if this was the funniest thing he had ever seen. It was at this point that it occurred to me, maybe we're just not the target audience for this film.

Maybe we'll get Deuce Bigalow: Playground Gigolo next.

From: Wyatt
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 12:30 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: deuce bigalow trailer review

Brian,

I had the misfortune of seeing this trailer a few days ago. Your review is far too kind.

Darn, and I thought I was too tough on it.


Clonus Horror

Last week we talked about how The Island looked an awful lot like MST3K movie The Clonus Horror. Looks like the producers of the movie noticed too...

From: Brendan
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 11:34 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Mailbag Item on Island plot rip off from MST3K

Funnily enough, I was perusing BBspot via my RSS Reader this morning, the only new article being Mailbag.

Finished mailbag, which of course has as its last story, someone pointing out that they remembered some bad MST3K movie from a decade long past called 'PARTS: The Clonus Horror' being almost identical in plot.

Finished reading mailbag, and switched to the next 'unread' site: SciFi.com's News Service. The lead article? The creators of a 1979 movie called "PARTS: The Clonus Horror" are suing the producers of The Island. For ripping off their movie...

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?id=31931

 

 


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