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. Since I've gotten such a response from posting
these messages in the BBlog, I've decided make it a regular feature.
Some stories I write are close
to the truth, and I know some people will get fooled. Other
stories I think are so obviously
fake that it would be some sort of miracle if anyone believed
them. Now I switch to my Hans Gruber from Die Hard impersonation:
You ask for a miracle, and I give you the A-O-L...
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 5:56 PM
Subject: (no subject)
I think Peter Jackson is such screwing with out heads. I
think that creature is just to throw us die hard Tolkien fans
off. I predict this movie is going to be more true to Tolkien
than the other two.
Yeah, somebody is screwing with your head, but it isn't Peter
This reader knows who's screwing with her head, but she's not
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 1:48 PM
You better be joking about this Jar
- Jaromir article because it is a cruel, cruel joke to
play on fans of LOTR.
What really freaked her out was when I had Peter Jackson
send her an e-mail saying Jar-Jaromir was indeed in the movie.
I don't think we want to put this reader in charge of our National
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 1:22 PM
Subject: Statue of Liberty
Tell them they can have it. They can have all the huddled
masses too, yearning to be free. I didn't see anyone beating
a path to France when they had the opportunity to come to America.
During the 1930s and 1940s a lot of Germans beat a path to
Tears of the Sun apparently inspires passion in many a
moron. Once again this week it's not a believer, but someone who
just doesn't get the Trailer
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:28 PM
Subject: Tear of the Sun Review
You know, I've always felt compelled to write back to reviewers
who like to talk out of their ass. You're obviously someone
that isn't fond of the "action" genre in the film
industry. Any you know what...that's fine. Everyone should
have they're own opinions. But a good reviewer wouldn't write
his review based on they're personal biased opinions. Bad trailer,
crappy transitions? I'd like to see what you would do with
the trailer. Just so you know, those crappy transitions are
require a lot of hard work...look up rotoscoping in an editing
book. The first words that came out of my mouth when I left
the theater were "Wow...that movie was flawless." I
was very impressed with the overall film. It's been a long
time since I've seen a film that moved me so much. It was powerful,
patriotic, and above all very well made. For Antoine Fuqua's
second big budget film, again I was impressed. Training Day,
his first, was absolutely brilliant, though I'm sure you felt
it was of poor quality as well. Stop polluting other people's
minds with your trashy reviews. You might actually learn something
if you actuallly tired to appreciate these films for what they
are, if you're even capable of that.
I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to deconstruct
Down a Notch
Last week in the BBspot Log, I mentioned
that BBspot was the number one search result on Google for the
One reader pointed out that I should set my sights a bit higher...
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: are
Pretty impressive, but check out your competition:
They came out #1 out of 3.44 billion v. #1 out of a mere
562 million. And look at the competition. You're topping out
FEMA, a NY Times 2002 opinion page, and the Official Site of
Edgar Cayce where your competitor beats out such luminaries
as The Economist, The Times, The White House, and The [whole]
NY Times. Sure, you've beaten America's most documented psychic,
but I think it's time to set your sights a bit higher. ;)
Keep up the good work.
I was finally feeling good about myself and now this, I mean,
Some readers become so inspired by the stories on the site they
try writing some comedy pieces on their own...
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 8:28 AM
Here's a thought...
The U.S. Government could drop a bunch of phone cards into
Iraq which could be used to surrender with.
I can see it now:
Please Press 1 if you wish to surrender to American Forces.
Press 2 if you wish to surrender to British Forces.
Press 3 if you wish to surrender to French Forces.
'1' - Beep
Please Press 1 if you wish to surrender unconditionally.
Press 2 if you wish to surrender, but with conditions.
Press 3 if you wish to surrender on television.
'2' - Beep
Please Press 1 if the condition for your surrender is to
retain a weapon.
Press 2 if the condition of your surrender is to retain your private army.
Press 3 if the condition of your surrender is to recover family members in
'1' - Beep
Please Press 1 if the weapon you wish to retain is a personal
Press 2 if the weapon you wish to retain is a man-portable rocket launcher.
Press 3 if the weapon you wish to retain is one of Mass Destruction.
'1' - Beep
Please press 1 if you would be willing to use your retained
weapon to take a pot-shot at Saddam Hussein.
Press 2 if you would be willing to join in a native uprising.
Press 3 if you are not willing to perform either of these patriotic actions.
'3' - Beep
Your conditional surrender has NOT been accepted. Please
leave your name, address and daytime phone number for a representative
to contact you to accept your UNCONDITIONAL surrender.
Let's hope the Department of Defense reads the site. This
idea could probably save US taxpayers a lot of money.
That's all for this week. Thanks.
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