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Wednesday, July 19 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

Here's a BBeliever for the Google 911 story he had a good reason though...

From: Robert
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 9:35 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject:

Perhaps you can help clarify something on a story you wrote on March 10th about Google and a 9-1-1 tragedy. Is this story real or a fabricated parody? Thanks for your help on this. I cannot find any other reference to this story.

I told him BBspot was a satire web sit e...

From: Robert
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 9:01 AM
To: Brian Briggs
Subject: RE:

We supply systems that help correct the E911 problem (as you described vividly with your story) with big campus companies and our new sales guy covering Northern CA thought he had a big lead toward selling our system. I think that is very funny. If I spent another minute on your site before emailing you I would have answered my own question. Thanks again.

At least he was honest about it.

I'm not sure what this guy is referring to...

From: David Coverdale
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 7:59 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Please Help!

Hello! My name is Milos and I am from Serbia.I so you test,and I am delitefull,and I just want to ask you for some tip about healthy life. I know that you get a thousand a e-mails a day,but if you can to send me something,some excercises,some food plans,anything,I'll be you very thanksfull. My english is not so good,but I am sure that you could understood me.

Greetings from Serbia,and Buy.

Milos
P.S.My e-mail is xxxxxxx@info-net.co.yu

His English must not be very good if he thinks he should get exercise and food plans from BBspot.


Weekly Limerick

The winner of this year's Geek Limerick contest has volunteered to write a weekly limerick for BBspot. I haven't decided where to put it yet, so this week's I'll put in the Mailbag..

From: Seth

When reaction from admins got colder,
Microsoft nixed their new Private Folder.
 Just more proof that it's true:
 Software isn't for you,
But the folks that look over your shoulder.


A Scanner Redux

I received a few more messages correcting the "error" in my A Scanner Darkly Trailer Review. Here are a couple...

From: Bob
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 6:40 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: a scanner darkly

I can only assume your first paragraph is a bet between you and a buddy to see how many corrections one review can create. Neither I robot nor Battlefield earth were Philip K Dick books, but Asimov and Hubbard respectively.

Dang, I should've bet somebody. Maybe with the next one...

From: Katherine
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 1:25 AM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: Fool me once, shame on you...?

I read the Scanner Darkly trailer review and laughed at the mistake. "But no one's going to fall for the same trick twice," I said to myself. "Not when so many people went on and on in the mailbag that last time. No one could fall for it again."

Never underestimate the geekidity of man?

Great job.

Yeah, I don't think I'll be able to pull that trick again, so don't be looking for it in any upcoming trailer reviews or BBlog posts. Don't look. That's an order

That's all for this week!

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