Hey, everyone, I'm Molly Wood, and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the show where we
take your feedback about the stuff we do here at CBS. I mean, CNET. Heh. Just FYI, I
don't have any inside dirt on that. I just work here.
On to the feedback. Zetronboy was digging our news from last week, saying:
love the new widescreen format!
I know, right? And hey, here's a secret. Not only is it widescreen, but we've also
increased the bit-rate and overall video quality. Check it out. Go fullscreen. Awesome,
right? Like my necklace? Cool.
Now for a note from the CNET fashion police. meme said:
I just watched Jeff Bakalar's review of Wii Fit and I was shocked. He wore a black short-
sleeved shirt, a black t-shirt (or a tank top) and dark blue jeans. And then I saw it. With that
outfit, he wore WHITE SOCKS!
Can somebody please inform him that this is not acceptable in 21s century. I had thought
that some fashion plate like Natalie or Molly would prevent the video from being published
and save Jeffs dignity but I guess that didn't happen. Even if this email doesn't get featured on
the Mailbag (and I actually hope it won't, there's no need to further humiliate Jeff) he needs
to be informed that white socks only work in a gym, and nowhere else.
Seriously? Jeff fesses up to having a pudgy Mii, works out ON CAMERA, AND brings you an
awesome and comprehensive video review of Wii Fit, and all you can notice are his white
socks? Yeah. I know. I noticed them, too. But if you think about it, he kind of WAS at the
Next, a note about my geek cred.
In this episode, you said one of the user names wrong. It is not pronounced TK-421, it is
actually TK- four two one. A little trivia, this is the name of the Stormtrooper that is
guarding the Millennium Falcon on Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope. For further reference,
the exact line from the movie is this:
"TK-421 why aren't you at your post?"
"TK-421 do you copy?"
Just thought I could give some insight as to why Molly Wood is not a Star Wars fan.
Molly Wood is the single best thing that has ever happened to the internet, and CNet. Molly
Wood could run all the shows on CNet singlehandedly, except for anything that Brian Cooley
does, he is abrasive and mean, not characteristics of Molly Wood.
Thank you, Doug, you are not the only one who corrected me on this fact, leading me to
conclude that there are Star Wars fans ... and there are STAR. WARS. FANS. I am not one of
Ok, how about a little product recommendation that I'm calling, CHOOSE OR DIE.
Michael wrote in and said: I have my two year contract coming up in August for Verizon, and
plan on sticking with them ... So, I was wondering if I should get a Verizon VX 6900 (HTC
Touch), or the Blackberry Curve 8330, Thank you much
Well, Michael, we got Bonnie Cha, our resident smart phones editor, and we put her in the
fiery pit of Hades and forced her to CHOOSE OR DIE. Here's what she said.
There you go! Happy shopping!
And finally, an offer, from daniel:
message: please brothers of cnet tv, let me get inside cnet. tv i am system
enginner , besides i talk polish, deustch, russian, italian and spanish.
Daniel ... I'll ...let you know if anything comes up!
Ok, that does it for this week. Keep that feedback coming. Mailbag@cnet.com, or send
me a postcard. 235 2nd St., San Francisco, CA, 94105. See you next time.