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Wednesday, May 9 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

The Nigerian philanthropist still can't find worthy people to give his money to. Plenty of people are finding his MySpace profile though...

Hi, Mr Ayele. My name is <snipped> and I am in the process of trying to adopt a child. I got word today that I have a daughter saved for me if iI want her. The only thing is that it will cost me 22,000.00. I am a christian woman and usually dont ask for anything, then I came accross your article. I would not scam you or lie to about something so dear to me. Her name is <snipped>. She is just a baby and I believe god led me to see your article on the computer.. If there is anyway you could help me I would forever be grateful to you.. I will send my address just in case you have any questions and I will give you any other information you need. Thanks you and God Bless...If you happen to open your heart to me I could use the money asap. Again thank you very much..

I have always thought that Google was godlike. This true BBeliever thinks so too.

From: richard
Date: May 6, 2007 7:48 AM
Subject: millionaire giving who cant give away his money
To: briggsb@bbspot.com

HELLO

My name is <snipped> and i was reading through your article about a nigerian who was having great difficulty giving away his money to people who need it. Well i have been having great difficulty obtaining a loan of £50,000 to help me gain a massive contract for the supply of medical and hospital equipment for hospitals worldwide and i ws hopping that you were able to put me in touch with this person as soon as possible as i need to have the deal sewn up preferably by the 11th of this month. Please reply asap ok,i would be very grateful to you for this.

Yours Faithfully

If you're looking for random Nigerian millionaires to finance your pending business deals, methinks you're not going to be in business very long.


28 Years Later

Last week we reviewed the trailer for 28 Weeks Later, and we didn't like it, so we suggested renting the original 28 Days Later. One reader wrote in with another suggestion...

From: Chris
Date: May 4, 2007 12:09 PM
Subject: 28 years later
To: briggsb@bbspot.com

Well, actually 22 years ago, there was a movie called Warning Sign

I never saw 28 Days Later, and don't intend to see the sequel, but it sure sounds like they were ripped off from Warning Sign. That's the movie you should recommend people rent.

I can't vouch for this movie, but from the description, it does sound very similar. The Stephen King book, "Cell," also follows the same plot as these movies, but I don't recommend it.


BBcam

OK, maybe having the webcam going all the time isn't the best of ideas...

From: John
Date: May 4, 2007 6:43 PM
Subject: a silly picture of you
To: briggsb@bbspot.com

saw this on your cam and immediately hit Pntscrn. =D

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=4ukhj7q


Rouge Agent

Many readers wrote in to correct an item in last week's Mailbag. Where one reader mistakenly wrote "rouge agent" or maybe it wasn't a mistake...

From: Chris
Date: May 2, 2007 8:29 AM
Subject: mailbag today
To: briggsb@bbspot.com

"You become a rouge agent"

Is a "rouge agent" a prostitute? Someone who sells makeup? Is it a euphemism for a communist (i.e., red) agent? Just thinking too much here.

From: Phorm
Date: May 2, 2007 6:49 AM
Subject: Ding Dong
To: Brian Briggs <briggsb@bbspot.com>

A "rouge agent"? What, like the Avon Lady? :)

And many more.


Weekly Limerick

The winner of the 2003 and 2006 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

Lindt and Hershey are gathering wealth,
As folks purchase dark chocolate for health.

In a similar vein,
I play video games
Just to keep my reflexes top-shelf.

 

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