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Wednesday, December 5 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 MPAA story continues to bring in the BBelievers. Including the fine folks over at Penny Arcade. The amount of discussion boards to sample is almost limitless. Here's this week's...

"It is grotesque is how quickly I believed it, but I only did so because the scenario isn't that far fetched these days."

"I reckon that legislation will be passed to approve this in the USofA, too."

"thats probably the dumbest idea i've seen in a long time. i hope nothing like that ever gets passed. but with lawyers these days..."

"apparently those stupid motherfuckers dont know the law."

"I can't say it bothers me all that much. Only people with money can afford those huge screen 'theaters' anyway. Let the rich people shell out $50.00 of pocket change. They'll do it, because they might have to trouble themselves to actually go to the bank if they get fined."

"I think its just the majority of people are unaware/uneducated about what the RIAA and MPAA do. They are crooks, thats all there is to it."

"Wow. That guy sounds like King Douche."

"That will never pass, that's the stupidest thing I have ever heard."

"What bullshit...these bastards sound worse than James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich."

Techdirt had a nice write up on the article, and one reader said I need to be less realistic in my articles...

From: xxxxx@nerdshack
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 1:05 AM
Subject: Home Theater Regulations

The reason you got so many BBelievers for this story is because it wasn't satirical enough. It was too realistic. While the quotes kind of give it away, most people just skim articles, and the fact is, this is exactly like something the MPAA would come up with.

Next time, be less realistic. Unless you want to venture into real news.

Yeah, but I'd have to leave the basement to do real news.


Here's a hint to all you people who like to argue on message boards. Don't use a BBspot article as support for your argument You'll get PWNED...

"You forget one thing. Plants can are alive and can feel pain so how is that ethical?"

The fake music exec profile is still accumulating friends over at MySpace, and some BBelievers...

"Hey Andrew how are you man, by the looks of things you get a quiet a shitload of bands contacting you on here so i doubt you get much time, but if you do ever get a spare five mins then i would really appreciate it if you could check out my tracks on my music profile (link below) and let me know what you think."


"My band are coming to America next week and would be interested in arranging a meeting with you. We won't waste your time, and we are sure you'll love us."

Sorry guys Andrew is still grounded.

The student suspended for using PHP story is an oldie but a goodie, and still snags them now and again...

From: Miguel
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 12:05 AM
Subject: Suspension over PHP

Hi! This PHP story is certainly hilarious, but how real is it? I’d like to link this onto a previous post in my blog, but if you kindly pointed me to some undeniable source i’d really appreciate it. Thanks!

You mean BBspot isn't an "undeniable source?"

Weekly Limerick

The winner of this year's Geek Limerick contest has volunteered to write a weekly limerick for BBspot. I haven't decided where to put it yet, so this week's I'll put in the Mailbag...

From: Seth

Hugo Chavez, still head of his state,
Views America mostly with hate.

He calls Bush "a devil"?
We've fallen a level;
As Satan, we used to be Great.

That's all for this week!

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