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Wednesday, September 7 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.


BBelievers

Still more discussion board BBelievers from the geek turning his life into an RPG story...

"That should so be an Onion article...but I have a feeling it's completely real."

And...

"Now, there's a prime example of someone who's not actually a geek, but an outright nerd."

And...

"is this all a joke or is this all true?"

And...

"stupidest news paper report ever, not even reading the rest of it"

And...

"Holy carp on a stick that's sad"

Click the comments for more BBelievers in the threads.

An old story from 2001 by Wil Wheaton angers one reader who obviously doesn't know much about politics...

From: vince
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 12:46 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: total shite

Read your "Gates Announces Security Death Squads", then skimmed a bit looking for the contact form.
Obviously the B stands for Boring.

Obviously this is some Republicans attempt to imitate the humor found on the internet.
Sorry, it isn't working.

We're not sure what the Bs stand for, but we're pretty sure it's not "boring"...


Esenam Ayele

Finally, the Nigerian billionaire has caught up with us...

From: Esenam Ayele [mailto:esenamayele@xxxxxx.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 7:27 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: story on your website.

Dear Sir,

A friend of mine has sent me a link to your website (http://www.bbspot.com/News/2003/09/nigerian_millions.html), featuring an article about philantropism. I am pleased that you have taken the trouble of posting this article, but may I please ask you remove the article? The SCAM unfortunately no longer exists since December 2004, mainly due to internal conflicts, and (alas) also a fair amount of fraud. Certain members of the SCAM used the organisation as a means of de-frauding innocent people of their money. Quite the opposite of what we had in mind!

Therefore.... Please do not refer people to the SCAM anymore. People in need may still contact me directly, if still necessary... I have not been following American news lately but I am certain that the American economy runs on full steam, especially after the recent glorious victories on and conquering of the middle eastern country Iraq (I made my fortune in oil myself so I know how much money can be made with oil).

Kind regards,

Esenam Ayele

And for all this time I thought the story was just made up.


Trailer Ratings

The past couple of Mailbags we have discussed MM and FF kissing in trailers. One reader writes in...

From: Mark
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 2:02 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Kissing in Trailers

Personally I like the formula Diego came up with for the kissing section of the Man Quotient. Ironically the night I read your mailbag I went with my wife to see The 40 year old virgin (hilarious by the way). Before the movie there was a preview for the movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and near the end of it Val Kilmer lip locked with Robert Downey Jr. My FIRST thought was, I need to email BBspot. Here is a link if you haven’t seen it yet http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/kiss_kiss_bang_bang.html

This is going too far! I'm the number five result on Google when you search for "gay porno", and now when people see guys kiss they think of me. Next thing you know people will think the BB stands for Boy Boy! Let's just hope this isn't the week my mom decides to read the Mailbag.

Regarding the kiss in the trailer, it's for comic effect and that has something to do with it being acceptable. A real, passionate kiss probably wouldn't cut it, but I'll leave it to the BBspotters to find out.


That's all for this week!

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