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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.


Not since a bunch of Britney fans invaded our discussion board, has such vitriol been spewed at me. Apparently a bunch of Jason Statham fans took issue with our Jason Statham Award for Bad Acting we gave to Mr. Statham in our Trailer Awards. Here's a sample of it, but click for more...

There’s a horrid website, that I refuse to link here (I’m biased in that way), that mocked Jason with a fake award for bad acting in his movies last year.

Some of the comments on that site are creepy. I don't think I'd want fans like that.

This BBeliever wondered about the wonderful new motherboard that was designed using Feng Shui principles...

From: Rui
Date: Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 4:09 PM
Subject: Question about the Fengtek Motherboard

The pic of the Fengtek Motherboard Designed Using Feng Shui Principles is very funny but is it real?

I let him know the real truth, but I don't think he BBelieved me.


I complained about the last question in the logic test I linked to, and it seems I'm not the only one taking issue with it...

From: James
Date: Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:55 AM
Subject: Logical

I got the 14 out of 15 too, the last question about water right?

Reminds me of MENSA and when its the the 'correct' answer, but not the answer that some freak show wants.

Note that a) states that WATER is a molecule COMPOSED of 2 hydrogen atoms AND 1 oxygen atom.

we get this BS that it might have a different chemical composition. BULLSHIT!

That must be thrown out because a) states that only 1 chemical composition is allowed for water (2 Hs and 1 O). If it was worded to read as 'water is a molecule is composed of at least 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom' then I would agree with Invalid.. But it doesnt. It is clearly states that only 2 Hydrogens and 1 Oxygen are valid for the chemical composition of 'water'.

It may walk like a duck and quack like a duck, but those raptor talons on its feet mean its some hybrid!


Visions of Coffee

This next email was prompted by our Daily Link to a story about coffee causing hallucinations...

Date: Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 3:13 AM
Subject: Coffee Link

I was very interested in the link you provided which suggests that drinking coffee can make you see dead people. When I arrive at work at 7:30 in the morning the office is generally empty but by 8 o’clock, around the time that I finish my first coffee, it starts to fill up with slow moving people who drift around the office making mournful noises.

It had never occurred to me before that these might be the spirits of the dead but that would go some considerable way to explaining their lack of productivity and unfamiliarity with computers and technical equipment. It also explains why in the late afternoon, when my coffee consumption decreases, so many of them seem to slip away.

Thanks for clearing this puzzle up for me.


PS The BBook arrived and was an excellent read - thanks.


BBook Sightings

From: August Joki <>
Date: Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 2:34 AM
Subject: The BBook of Geek at the San Jose Tech Museum

Museum BBook

I stopped by the Tech Museum when I was in San Jose. I can't think of a much more appropriate place for the BBook.

Weekly Limerick

The winner of the 2003 and 2006 Geek Limerick contest has volunteered to write a weekly limerick for BBspot. Seth also has a new book out that you should take a look at...

Also, Seth has also translated the entire Torah, line by line, into verse. You can read a sample on his new site

From: Seth

Although Al Franken's prospects looked grim,
His chance of defeat is now slim.

  Though the battle was tough,
  He's good and smart enough,
And doggone it, people like him.

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