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Thursday, September 10 12:00 AM ET

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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.


Captured a few BBeliever with the "Dexter video game for the Wii" story. First from the BBspot comment page..

That's sad. I can't believe that Nintendo is going so far just to make a few more sales. It's actually pathetic.

But not as pathetic as BBelieving this story. A search for Dexter video game on Twitter brings up quite a few BBelievers, here's one of the...

Dexter video game for Wii sounds awesome but how it really will be games after TV and movies not always so great.

The banning of exploding iPhones added another BBeliever in the comments. Funny since the TSA Blog Team itself dispelled the myth in a comment above this one...

Why is this the only website documenting this? A friend works for Canadian Airport Security, and they had a letter read two days ago saying they cannot allow passengers to bring iPhones on the plane destined for US. This is crazy, if not absurd, but either this is a hoax that's gone way too well, or... well I don't know what.

And this...

I think to many people have iphones to ban them all plus what about other pda phones they can catch and fire and stuff

I had an email exchange with a guy who BBelieved the story about the "can you hear me now" guy from Verizon having cancer...

From: MMR R
Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 5:14 PM
Subject: can't hear you

no verizon news release on can you hear me now guy - link to your sources...

Me: What?

geeky brian!

see your link re can you hear me now story... sources for that? verizon doesn't have that on their news release page...

Me: It happened a while back if you check the year on the story, they probably don't have it up any more.

not likely larger news sites would miss that one, its too good - i'll continue researching - glad to hear you read it direct from verizon, i'll just call their pr person. keep up those journalistic standards!

I pride myself on my journalistic standards. I'm an award-winning* journalist** who always doublechecks*** sources, and never**** prints false stories.

* Third place Humor Feed satire awards 2005, 2006.
** Very loosely defined
*** If doublechecks means "never" then this is true
**** Almost always

That's all for today. Stay geeky!

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