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Wednesday, April 5 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

This Nigerian Billionaire email got misfiled, so here it is now for your enjoyment...

From: Janet
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 8:52 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Starving

Hi my name is Burt.i f i had lots of money to give away i would help all of the starving people in the Wourld that i could befor i would give it to people that dont realy need it.sorry.

Well, Janet/Burt thank you for your input. I'll pass along your advice to Esenam himself. You wouldn't happen to be starving would you?


April Fools

In case you missed this year's April Fools joke (which is more than likely because of it falling on a Saturday) here is the link. At least a couple readers didn't miss it, so it wasn't wasted...

From: Yun
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 5:39 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Career Choice, MUST READ!

you are bloody kidding me?!?!
what the hell are you thinking!?!?!
why would you...
...

april 1... you bastard

you got me (today in australia it's april 3)

don't do it again, it's not funny, it's only funny until someone gets hurt, and I got hurt when I briefly became a Believer

you suck

I LOVE YOU BRIAN HOLD ME

*creepy stare*

bye!

ps. bitch

And...

From: Jeff
Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 10:01 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Just incase nobody else sends this...

$ whois bbspot.com

....

Registrant:
BBspot LLC
PO Box 1822
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain Name: BBSPOT.COM
Created on: 19-Apr-00
Expires on: 19-Apr-09
Last Updated on: 07-Dec-05

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.BBSPOT.COM
NS2.BBSPOT.COM

$ whois bbspotgold.com

No match for "BBSPOTGOLD.COM".

Just had to make sure that this was a hoax the way that only a true nerd could. (I actually emerge'd whois just to look this up right now)

How did I know somebody would do that?


Reaction to Hate Mail

If you didn't see the hate mail posted in the last Mailbag you should check it out. Several readers wrote in with reactions to the vitriol...

From: Marc S
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 4:56 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Your hate mail

Wow.... just wow... I hope he's not contributing to the gene pool!

Agreed.

From: John
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:26 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Angel

I think Angel should look over at the dictionary once in a while when he writes his emails.
I mean, he is already in the library using the computer that I helped pay for the least he could do is get it right.

Perhaps he should write a weekly feature column? The counting was my favorite part.

Well he did promise constant emails, but he gave up quickly.

From: Dale
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:51 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Your mailbox

Mr. Briggs,
I have to ask- what the heck is that whole "hollywood" thing in the posted rant? I understand that as a middle-aged person, I'm not expected to grasp the nuances of slang, but this is so far out that I don't have a clue. I'm just curious.

That slang comes from Angel's own little world.


That's all for this week!

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