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Mailbag: Mailbag: The truth about Brian Tong
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Mailbag: Mailbag: The truth about Brian Tong

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This week on Mailbag, the truth about Brian Tong, we learn to speak Croatian, and we answer other, uh, burning questions.

^M00:00:00 [ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> Hey, everyone. I'm Molly Wood. Welcome to the Mailbag, where once again, we've waded deep down into the depths of your feedback to answer your questions about what is we do here at CNET. This week it's Mailbag, international edition. Let's get going. Sometimes your questions make us question. For example, XK 35 wrote in and said, "I find Brian Tong's depiction of Asians to be belittling." What? Brian Tong's not depicting an Asian. I mean he really is Asian. Like, what were you picturing? Something like this. [ Chimes ] Yeah. Hey, Brian. What's going on? >> Hey. What's up guys? >> Hey, what - do you have a shoot right now? >> Yeah. I just need to get ready. >> All right. See you in a minute. [ Door closing ] ^M00:00:51 [ Music ] ^M00:01:01 >> Hey, guys. How do I look? >> Nice. You know, it's not like that at all. He's just who he is. Take it or leave it, dude. Okay. And now for a series of incomprehensible emails from around the globe. First we got this email from Croatia, with some accompanying photos of beautiful Croatian scenery. Foz druvs vema gojis davraju.[phonetic]. Odd-looking program. And then it says like this, too. It's - PS. Sincerely Yours, Mario. Mario? Huh. Thanks, Mario. Croatia's gorgeous. Sophie [assumed spelling] wrote in to offer some suggestions for CNET TV, and said, "Bon soir. Mon nom Sophie. J'ai interrese en filme et comique et aussi enfant TV. Fini. Merci. Bon nuit." Film, comedy, children, and TV, I think? I also like those things. Actually, we frequently get emails to our CNET TV feedback link with people's likes and dislikes. I don't know why, but LoveSony 16 [assumed spelling] let us know that, "I love listening movie, song, Hollywood, and Bollywood. Hip Hop, belly dance with romantic music, later songs, movies, sexy and romantic song. And dancing." Another incomprehensible email, TNNLR said, "Not for commercial usage." And Raphael N. said, "Gripe, gripe, gripe. Vent, vent. Gripe, vent. Expletive. Gripe. Yell. Long uncomfortable pause. Gripe. And finally, vent. That, my friends at CNET,is all I have to say about that. Good day to you. Good day. Sorry? ^M00:02:43 I also love the emails that we get from the children. Mark said, "Hello, CNET. I'm only 10 and I watch CNET. I think the BUZZ Report is awesome. Now, on to business. Is it okay if I request something? The Uma Hubbins scout [phonetic] is a VoIP thing, and my teacher wants it, but wants a review first. Can you please do a review?" Aw, you are so cute, Mark. Actually, we haven't been doing many review of devices like this. But Stephen Shankland from NEWS.com did do a write up back in July that raised a lot of red flags that you might want to tell your teacher about. Like set up involves about a million cables. It's kind of hard to tell what's going on with the box string set up. And then also, that box costs $400.00 up front. So, maybe, I don't know. Vonage? And finally, our little segment, Are You High Right Now? We got an email from Bakalar [assumed spelling] at nomorewii.com. And I don't think that's his real name, 'cause he's talking about Jeff Bakalar. But he said, "I felt like Jeff did his clips review after smoking a bowl. He should practice speaking before these reviews. Have him learn some skills from cool Lee, Merritt. Or Ackerman, also seems high, but has perfected his speech patterns following a toke." Wait dude, are we high right now? My guess is no. But nomorewii.com guy, are you high right now? "Cause you seem mighty educated. Know what I'm saying? Also, wow. Nomorewii.com. That domain is not taken. I guess we know how society feels about that. Okay. That's it for this week. Keep the feedback coming, I beg of you. mailbag@cnet.com, or send me a postcard question. 235 Second Street. San Francisco, California, 94105. See you next time. ^M00:04:17

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