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Wednesday, September 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

Last week, we had all the Apple Lisa BBelievers, this week it's a boatload of Windows Vista SP1 BBelievers, but first...

From: Bradley
Date: Sep 10, 2007 7:17 PM
Subject:
To: briggsb@bbspot.com

iPhone Hacker Headed to Guantanamo

This has to be a joke, right?

I told him it didn't have to be, but he figured out it probably was.

Next comes a BBeliever of our "germ-covered meteor heading toward Earth" story. Please note that this email came with an enlarged hot pink font which I've removed to keep this dignified...

From: xxxxxxxx@aol.com
Date: Sep 15, 2007 6:46 PM
Subject: reedasap
To: briggsb@bbspot.com

hey i have a question about 1 of ur blog entries the meteor hitiin erth 1, is it under bloopers r is this reel

Was anyone surprised to see the "@aol.com" in the From: line?

And now for the BBelievers who fell for our story about the Windows Vista SP1 installing XP. The story first hit on Reddit, which didn't have many BBelievers, but which helped spread the story to the unsuspecting...

So basically there saying Vista is too crap for them to fix so there moving on to a slightly less crap OS?

And...

if it is real, does this mean XP w dx10 capabilities?

And...

Spend hundreds of pounds to buy another copy of XP?

The Digg Bury Patrol dampened the potential of the article there, but they didn't snuff out everybody (BTW, BBspot must hold the record for most stories buried with 100+ Diggs)...

WTF! - someone is giving up quick....
How long did it take to get ppl over to XP?

Fake Steve Jobs noticed the story, and felt the need to ruin the fun debunk it. I like The Inquirer's take on the article. They're familiar with BBspot, but their write up should lead to a steady supply of BBelievers...

BRIAN'S AT IT AGAIN. Seems he's been sniffing around and discovered the contents of Vista's Service Pack 1.


The Crush

Running a site like this, I get a lot of email, but this is the first time in seven years that I've received on like this...

From: xxxxxxx@comcast.net
Date: Sep 15, 2007 6:57 PM
Subject: Daily Links - 9/11/07
To: briggsb@bbspot.com

Briggs I never wanted to tell you this but I have a
BIG CRUSH ON
YOU.......................

I wasn't quite sure how to respond to the email, but I thanked her and told her I was flattered. The next day I received this email...

From: xxxxxxx@comcast.net
Date: Sep 16, 2007 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: Daily Links - 9/11/07
To: Brian Briggs <briggsb@bbspot.com>

Hello,

This is xxxxxxx's mom. I was just checking all my email and had no idea xxxxxxxx was emailing Briggs. I hope that was ok. I will tell her to ask me first and double check what she is writing.

Eat your heart out Justin Timberlake!


Weekly Limerick

The winner of the 2003 and 2006 Geek Limerick contest has volunteered to write a weekly limerick for BBspot. Seth also has a new book coming out that you should take a look at..

From: Seth

Robert Jordan, whose opus was vast,
Had his Wheel of Time turn its last.

With his Eye on the World,
 His Great Hunt was unfurled,
But the Shadow was Rising too fast.

Thus James Rigney, this fantasy lord,
Wore a Crown made of spells and of Swords.
 But quite fickle is luck;
 At his Heart, Winter struck.
The Knife through his Dreams couldn't be ignored.

Yet this Dragon, in print, was Reborn,
For to finish these books, he had sworn.
 Thus his tales still enthrall,
 But when Heaven's Fires call,
It is at Twilight's Crossroads we mourn.

As the Lord of this Chaos he reigned,
But his Path contained Daggers and pains.
 Now the Dragon, al'Thor,
 Shall go questing no more,
And a Memory of Light's what remains.

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