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Wednesday, April 6 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.


There were a few people who admitted to believing our April Fool's joke about the Wonder Twins trailer...

Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 11:52 AM
Subject: I admit it, I'm a believer

I've been a long time reader of your site. I thought I was above getting fooled, but your Wonder Twins Trailer Review taught me otherwise. I didn't realize it was a joke until I saw the screen-cap. It wasn't posted this morning when I first read the article. But when I came back in hopes of seeing a picture of Ricci wearing purple tights, I realized I too was a believer, hook, line, and sinker. Funny stuff, as always!


From: chris
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 12:59 PM
To: ''
Subject: Nice attempt at an April fools joke. :)

Almost had me.... Forgot it was April 1 when I read it, and my question was "Why the hell would they want a bbspot trailer review?" then I got it......

And not quite a Believer...

From: Shannon
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:45 PM
Subject: RE: Trailer Review: Wonder Twins

I couldn't wait to get to your site (today of all days).

But as I read the review of the Wonder Twins Movie trailer, I actually thought to myself - "I know it's fake, but it STILL sounds better than Catwoman."

Not a Believer, but...

From: Justin
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 12:39 AM
Subject: You're giving them ideas...

You have today unleashed upon humanity an evil so great as to be irresistible to movie executives.
God help you.
God help us all.

I think we're safe.

A Suggestion

Who falls for this stuff?...

From: Andrew
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 3:14 PM
Subject: Mailbag

I think I have a very valid request here.  I'm sure many people will agree with me.   Can you please print the full name and email, maybe even the header of their email in your Mailbag articles. I would spend good money to drive to these places, punch these people in the face then leave.  I'm sure you'd generate more traffic if I could get a friend of mine to follow along with a video camera:

*ding dong*
Me:  Hi, is there a 'Michael' home?

Mother answering door:  Yes, I'll get him, just a sec.
*Michael comes walking toward the door*
Michael: Hi, can I hel---
*Punch in the face*
Me: You're an idiot. Never reproduce.
I really think I'm onto something here. 

Just start sending me the IP headers, full name and their email and I'm pretty sure I can find out exactly where they live.

I think he may be onto something.

Nigerian T-Shirts

Someone wonder what these Nigerians asking for T-shirts are up to...

From: John
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:53 AM
Subject: Buying T-Shirts??

Ok Brian I am missing something here.

Why would someone want to buy a whole bunch of T-shirts from you? I have seen this in the Mailbag a few times and I don't completely understand the angle.

Are they actually looking for shirts and then won't pay? Why shirts? Maybe they try it on everyone who is selling stuff?

Yeah, these people send these messages to anybody with an online store trying to get merchandise using stolen credit cards. Then they turn around and sell the merchandise where the sales are all profit. Here's another one this week...

From: janet []
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:03 AM
Subject: international order

Dear sales,
I am a Business Tycoon and a reputabile business woman, i deals with imports and export appeal and accessories i went to your web today and i will like to order for some product in your store.i will like to know if you ship to Nigeria and i want to you to know that i will be paying with my credit card if this can be possible, please let me know.
Thanks for your maxmimum cooperation

Awesome, a business tycoon this time. Geez.


That's all for this week!

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