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Wednesday, August 31 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

This Believer doesn't get the point of the Trailer Reviews...

From: Oney Yona
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 3:31 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: team america review

You are quite possibly the worst reviewer ever. Your reviews are simplistic, assuming, and well, stupid...can't you dig deeper for any kind of real commentary?

I told him he was quite possibly the worst e-mailer I've ever had. The e-mail was simplistic, assuming, and well, stupid.

The story about a geek turning his life into an RPG got posted on Fark on Sunday and generated quite a few message board Believers...

"That is uncalled for, just because she's homeless. Treating people as creatures. Geez."

And...

"You mean to tell me this wasn't a joke?"

And...

"i hope he dies"

Click the comments for more Believers in the threads.

One blogger posts a snippet from the Esenam Ayele story and gets plenty of Believers on his own...

"What a beautiful thing to do, hopw does one get on his e-mail list?"

To get on the mailing list send $10 and your banking information to...


Geekiest School Supply

One reader didn't think our Geekiest School Supply poll had all the options...

From: Ryan
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 1:39 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Geekiest School Supply

I know the absolutely geekiest school supply. It isn’t just the graphing calculator, but it is the damn $75 serial adaptor to hook it to your computer so you can download Star Wars porn onto it.

On a side note, my first year of college I got a palm pilot for Christmas… and like all good geeks I immediately figure out how to store porn on it. There is also a program out there called “Palmasutra”. It is a palm reference to the Kama sutra. Although, if you are in need to look a position up on your palm pilot, you are probably just going to try something “new” on yourself……

But I digress.


Trailer Ratings

In response to a reader e-mail, I said there wouldn't be any MM or FF kisses in trailers due to the G-rated nature of most trailers. I got a bit ahead of myself. I don't know that for a fact. I'm just assuming the MPAA wouldn't allow something like that. If anyone wants to set me straight on this, please email me. A couple readers wrote in with their comments...

From: Reilly
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 10:41 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Today's Mailbag

"Due to the rated G nature of most trailers, there won't be any MM or FF kissing scenes in them."

*shakes head*

Freakin' society.

And...

From: Tim
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:15 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Man Quotient

In your last BBspot mailbag, you said that G rated trailers in the US could not have MM or FF kisses. Is this true? I don't understand why this would be.

Here in the UK, any sexual activity (from kissing upwards) is given the same rating, be it hetero- or homosexual. I think this is far more sensible.

We need to stand up, as responsible adults, and fight for our rights to watch hot girl-on-girl action at pre-watershed times (or, indeed, guy-on-guy action, depending on personal preference). What kind of a world is this where honest, hard working guys are deprived of such rights?


That's all for this week!

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