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
More Matrix believers,
will it ever end?
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 6:26 PM
Subject: Matrix Reloaded
I must say I am confused. I appears you are a movie critic.
You rip appart a movie that is a continuation of the first
movie in the same universe for stealing too much from the universe
it was created in. I just don't get it. There is also complaint
that the name Matrix Reloaded is worse than Matrix 2. Why???
How many movies had almost the same story line just a diffent
fish or Jason or a Nightmare... I will start complaining if
they go beyond the three. It is not a Matrix-Rip off. They
own it. They are expanding the universe so you get a richer
understanding of what there is... I am not saying that the
movie could not be improved upon but here they are taking advantage
of a method of movie making they invented or perfected during
the last film. This is the way that universe operates. It also
is a subtle reminder to the audience that this is the Matrix.
While in Zion they don't do Bullet Time.
Pick a better argument for not likeing something......
I think we can all see how the machines won.
I think this guy is a bit confused about the purpose of BBspot.
He supports the Universal
From: blue knight [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 1:26 AM
Subject: Universal Time-Zone
I'm still new to your website, but I have to say that the
story about changing all time zones to one universal time zone
really made sense to me. I mean they had the twilight savings
cause of farmers, and lets face it, most of us aren't farmers
anymore. An idea like this may actually help business, it may
not seem like it at first, but if everyone was on the same
time and same schedule at the same time we could do so much
to revolutionize the world of business, communications and
travel. Imagine how easy it would be if you could fly to Europe
and still be on the same schedule when you got there and be
able to go to bed at the same time.
Why didn't anyone thing of this before?
I told him I forwarded his message to the President.
A very kind reader forwarded this link to a message from someone
who really thought there were going to be Xbox
Oh sure, we should all be responsible for our own weight
management but it's hard when we are bombared with food offerrings
that amount to Catherine Zeta Jones serving sizes. Mcdonald's,
the Supersize folks now have an even bigger supersize called
the XBoz size...
the entire rant.
One common theme is the lack of spelling skills in the believers.
This next e-mail probably should be filed under the "Believer" heading,
except it's not a BBspot story he believes. This is one of several
messages I have received...
From: Der Voron
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2003 10:40 PM
Subject: Pole Shift, May 27 (according to Zetatalk)
How to save yourself during the coming Pole Shift catastrophe
By Der Voron, author of Starcraft
Zeta Reticuli Solar System, 3rd planet
There are many ways to save yourself during this disaster
described in Zetatalk, the website that explains the Pole Shift
and its possible consequences. These can be found in Troubled
Times section: construction of oval-shaped buildings and refuges,
moving residences away from coasts due to possible giant tidal
But there is also another way of action. It consists in involving
For example, if extraterrestrial starcraft visit your area
more or less often, i.e. if you can observe them (usually they
are referred to as UFOs), and if you have something unique
or even not very unique, but still useful and interesting --
like some sophisticated products of human work and technology,
also rare Earth plants, animals, and so on -- then you can
offer these to them, in exchange for the possibility to travel
in their starcraft several days. How to get in contact with
the aliens? Some observations in the past showed that extraterrestrials,
whether inside or outside their starships, sometimes (judging
by their reaction; an example could be a case when a starcraft
began accomplishing voice orders that a man started giving
to it when it was flying by: forward, back, up, down, etc)
understood human speech, so this way might work.
Giving you this advice, we hope that you will use the connections
that may be established with the extraterrestrials for persuading
them to help other humans during the Pole Shift and after it.
Wow, I bet he really enjoyed The
New Wave of Copycat
Killings Blamed on The Matrix Reloaded
By Andrew Crowe
Louisiana, a new wave of copycat killings, not seen since the
release of Natural Born Killers, is being blamed on the
new hit movie The Matrix Reloaded.
Its mayhem! Deputy police chief Bob Archibald
explained, Weve got people leaping out in front of
traffic, others picking fights with anyone wearing dark glasses
and a black tie." We spoke to Jim Tailor, whose friend Dave
Macklin fell victim to an attack shortly after the films
release. Wed just come out the cinema walking down
the sidewalk when we spotted like some busses coming. Dave just
said I can feel them and like stepped out into the
road holding his hand out. I was getting ready for some really
cool special effects but Dave just got knocked down." Jim
continued, The effects were a real let down, I mean, where
were the slow motion jumps and ripple effects? OK, the blood
and dismemberment were quite realistic, but I was expecting so
much more from it."
In Chicago, a different pattern has emerged. Weve
got people all over the loop jumping off tall buildings yelling THERE
IS NO SPOON. Its a nightmare," explained detective
Frank Walenski. I mean we all know how much damage a mere
quarter dropped from that height can do. With all these bodies
falling from the sky someone is going to get hurt, or even killed.
It is thought that many of these incidents have been inspired
by a rumour circulating on the Internet that a man resembling
Keanu Reeves leapt soaring into the air in front of a large crowd
of witnesses. However, it has emerged that this was simply a
clip from the movie trailer. In related news popular spoon-bender
Uri Geller has been moved to secure accommodation after he was
suspected of being the one. After the word got out
he was mobbed continuously by matrix fans begging him to free
them, and now requires 24-hour protection. He declined to comment
but his press secretary has informed us that he will be auditioning
for the coveted roll of Neo in Matrix Revolutions.
Stock in Giovanni Navarre, manufacturer of Trench coats, was
up on the news.
Which OS is
Last week a
reader wrote outlining why he thought the Matrix was running a
Microsoft OS. Another reader disputes this claim...
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:32 AM
Subject: About Matrix - Microsoft
First time I write to you after checking bbspot for more
than 2 years.
I always thought about writing but I have been really lazy.
But after reading in your mailbox that Matrix Runs in Windows,
I decided to write to complain.
I really don't think it runs on Windows because:
1.- The Matrix doesn't have to reboot every time somebody
goes in it or leaves it
2.- I never seen the "blue screen of death" (maybe it will be the
villain on the 3rd part)
3.- If the agent software was created with by Microsoft.. then where is the
little clip assistant for help??
4.- We can see Keanu Reeves flying perfectly in the movie and you better
than everybody know that the Windows XP Flight Feature is Flawed
You can surely come up with better reasons (maybe in the
Top 11). ;-)
The debate continues.
That's all for this week!
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