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Wednesday, December 1 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.


The Nigerian Billionaire still brings them in, some of them more than once...

From: charles
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 1:36 AM
Subject: nigerian philanthropist

how do i apply for this money



From: charles
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 2:04 AM
Subject: nigerian billionaire


my name is charles xxxxx and I would like to make contact with Mr. ayele for funds.
My phone # xxx-xxx-xxxx

I wonder how many of these people are scammers themselves?

This next one got thrown in the wrong folder in my e-mail, and I just happened to find it this week. It's about the article we wrote about Ronald Reagan's death being the perfect diversion...

Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 9:01 AM
Subject: Reagan article

I have one question: What the HELL were you THINKING when you posted that article about Reagan? The guy DIED for crying out loud! It's not a fucking white house conspiracy, or scandal coverup, the guy is fucking DEAD! I don't care who the fuck you are, that was out of line. I can understand every other article you've posted, and can even see the humor, but that article is just fucking wrong. There is a clear difference between right and wrong, everything is not a shade of gray, and that was just fucking WRONG. I never saw you post anything about the Clinton impeachment trial being a diversion from bombing the hell out of the Middle East, so why the fuck was this posted? You are obviously biased beyond a reasonable degree, and this posting proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you are NOT a smart person, as you are unable to grasp the simple concept of right vs wrong.

In my defense, BBspot didn't exist when Clinton was President, so it was hard for me to post anything about the impeachment.

Last time in the Mailbag we posted a Believer letter from someone who mistakenly believed we post stories on Satirewire. A BBspot reader responds...

From: John
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 7:38 AM

> With an URL like, I can understand some people getting fooled, but

Tremble in fear, Brian, for you are one of those few unpatriotic Americans, still bothered by the difference between reality and your president, who knows what "satire" means, and that it isn't the name of an upstart Georgia news agency. Why, you might even know what was about!

BTW, how about covering the All-American Creation Science prizes some time? If the Bushies get their way, the USA isn't going to be winning many more Nobel prices in the sciences.

Annoying CV

One reader took exception to one of our links (you may want to read the e-mail before you click on the link)...

From: Jeffrey
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 1:09 PM
To: ''
Subject: You are now on my short list...

Annoying CV? ANNOYING? Using all caps in an e-mail is annoying. Hemorrhoids are annoying. This guy transcended annoying. He made me regret Normandy. I feel betrayed, and fearful of future daily links. I'm now going to have to hire an assistant to click on all of them to make sure they're ok for me to look at. Thanks. I was already broke. Maybe I can score some of Suha's money to help out.

Wasn't the (flash) tag warning enough?

That's all for this week!

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