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Wednesday, March 31 12:00 AM EST

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.


Even with the disclaimer on the article, people still believe...

From: Yvonne
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 9:49 AM
Subject: Calling Esenam Ayele!!

How do I contact this man? I have been searching for somebody like this, I am more than willing to take some money.

Imagine that, someone willing to take money. Will wonders never cease?

Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:49 PM
Subject: To:Scott briggs Good evening;how are you?i was visiting your siteat

bbspot and read your article on the Nigerian billionaire Esenam ayele.
the reason that i visited your site was a quest for a philanthropist that gives these financial acts of kndness for a worthy seeking a financial donor to pursue a invention that i would like to produce and
market. without the proper
funds it's like a feather in the air..i realize tht you have been bombarded probably with requests from many people..all im asking is contact information for Esenam ayele.this information would be greatly appreciated for your time and effort.
i ahve received offers by e-mail about someone in Africa that either husband has passed or military figure has millions of dollars and they want to transfer the funds into my account in my Country.i wrote these off as poppycock scams..the article was interesting because Esenam ayele coined his organization as Society of Charitable organization(SCAM)quite unique init's own way.!what an article!if you have any information on the organization or Esenam ayele you may send by e-mail or:<address snipped>

Just shake your head and move along people.

Good to see that an older article can still rope them in...

From: Darryl
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 5:02 PM
Subject: Student Suspended Over

Student Suspended Over
Suspected Use of PHP

I hope this is/was a joke... This couldn't really have happened surely.

This next one is a second-hand Believer that was forwarded to me by a regular reader...

Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 09:04:46 +0000
From: Jones
Subject: Re: Saddam Hussein Was Stockpiling Couscous

Me and several of my friends in work want to join AHAG - could you find us out some information on how to set up a chapter?

Some people really want the latest technology...

From: phillip
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 2:08 AM
Subject: buy Mach Smack G500 Video Card

Dear Stir
Who sale Mach Smack G500 Video Card.
I want the Montreal-Matrox websites address.

P.S please write back me very soon !

Apparently the card is so popular that some sites are even trying to sell it.


The BBshop doesn't generate much e-mail, but this one about one of the pictures there certainly caught my attention...

From: michael
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 3:53 PM
Subject: BBSpot pull-over

I bought the pullover because the female in your display sold it. She's beautiful... can I get a number? I mean DAMN!

My wife was flattered. Memo to self: install security cameras and hire bodyguard for wife.

Driving School

One reader relates his experience driving in another country...

From: Steven
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 8:01 PM
Subject: FYI:

I have had similar Taxi experiences in China. I was sharing a ride in Xian and the road was crowded so naturally the driver "changed lanes" and drove up on the sidewalk.
Which was complete madness because the sidewalk was already crowded with bicycles, peds, motorbikes, charcoal sellers what not. We proceeded down the sidewalk for about 500 meters (passing the street traffic I might add) narrowly avoiding numerous accidents, horn blazing, and generally being cursed by all sides. I don't think this was normal behavior though, because when I looked over at the local I was sharing the ride with he had the same death grip on the armrest that I did.

Unbanned in the USA

Good to see that some companies are coming to their senses...

Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 2:36 PM
Subject: Dell unblocks BBspot

After nearly 4 months of rioting, vandalism, and mostly nonviolent disobedience, the Dell IT department has finally given up the fight and now allows its overworked underpaid employees to enjoy blogging and funny links once again as is released from the clutches of the evil proxy. Thank God! I almost had a job at Unisys :P

Maybe it had something to do with the new CEO?

That's all for this week!

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