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"I would like to nominate, The Girl with a Pearl Earring, the wee guy out of The Scream, oh and Whistler's mother"

(Flash_Bastard, Tue 26 Aug, 17:52, 19 replies)
hmmm............dunno.....................a tumbleful of steps?

(Rubber Dubya, Thu 21 Aug, 20:23, 21 replies)
He loves his Martini

(monkeon, Wed 20 Aug, 17:09, 9 replies)

(HappyToast, Tue 19 Aug, 11:03, 4 replies)
Hey Jude

(Gyck Ryder, Fri 15 Aug, 15:13, 6 replies)
Well, since I've made it...

(monkeon, Wed 13 Aug, 11:38, 10 replies)
'morning folks.

(R.Soul, Sun 10 Aug, 10:05, 12 replies)
Latest from Rosetta

(CanonCaliber, Sun 10 Aug, 8:51, 4 replies)
This actually happens

(barst, Tue 5 Aug, 18:21, 7 replies)

(Captain Howdy, Fri 1 Aug, 13:06, 4 replies)
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Hurrah! The b3ta dictionary is home. The lovely mictoboy and the effervescent Kamikaze Stoat have handed us teh uplaod codez to the b3ta dictionary, which we're now hosting here. Check it out.
posted by cr3 on 29th Aug at 1pm
Question of the Week
Misheard and Misunderstood
Rachelswipe says: My niece - after months of begging - was finally allowed to get a hamster, and her grandfather was utterly horrified to learn that it had been called "Nipples", a pretty good name for a pet if you ask us. Alas, it was only the more mundane "Nibbles" - what have you misheard or misunderstood, with truly hilarious consequences?
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asked by Scaryduck on 28th Aug at 9pm
ZX Spectrum
This weeks image challenge is anything and everything to do with the beloved Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Celebrate Sir Clive's computer revolution, rejoice at the games of Ultimate and mock the pitiful colours and tape loading errors.
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set by HappyToast on 28th Aug at 8am
Best of the Web 2014 Go-Pro Edition

See all 20 popular links (11 made popular today)
linked to by Stew & Dumplings on 31st Aug at 9pm
Question of the Week
Hitchhiking and fare dodging
Epic tales of the thumb, the open road and getting robbed by hairy-arsed truck drivers. Alternatively, travelling for free like a dreadful fare-jumping cheat. Confess.

Suggested by Social Hand Grenade
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asked by Scaryduck on 21st Aug at 1pm
Collective Nouns
Collective nouns can be great, like a murder of crows or a parliament of owls, so lets invent some more. Think up some new ones for the world around us, a tangle of loom bands or a sadness of cosplayers. Or just illustrate existing ones with your fancy arts.
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set by HappyToast on 20th Aug at 9pm
Question of the Week
Shit Holidays
Camping on a dried-up river bed, we discovered when it rained during the night and half of our equipment and clothes were already most of the way to the Irish Sea why you shouldn't camp on a dried-up riverbed. Tell us about crappy holidays.

Suggested by Zuowon
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asked by Scaryduck on 15th Aug at 10am
Buddy Movies
This week you've voted for buddy movies, so pair-up mismatched film characters for wacky cinematic results. Fight club with Rocky and Ip man, Driving miss daisy with Daisy Duke and Travis Bickle etc.
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set by HappyToast on 14th Aug at 8am
Question of the Week
What Makes You Cry?
That bit in the Railway Children when Jenny Agutter says "Daddy! My Daddy!". Gets me every time. I am 48 years old.
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asked by Scaryduck on 7th Aug at 2pm
Weird Lyrics
This week we want you to illustrate the strangest song lyrics you can think of. From Lennon and McCartney's Eggman to Duran's funny Reflex kid sat alone in the park.
Challenge suggested by Jabberwoc
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set by HappyToast on 6th Aug at 8pm
B3ta newsletter 638 is not dead yet. Although it is quite obese - bloated with the finest of links. WWI, farty Frozen, tiny ponies and the world's top 100 funky basslines.
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published by rob on 1st Aug at 6pm
Question of the Week
Against Your Will
Our old pal Freddie Woo says: An ancient aunt once tried to kidnap me and leave me on an island after lying about the last ferry. Ever been forced to do something good or bad?
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asked by Scaryduck on 31st Jul at 11am
How food is made 2
This week we want you to show us how food is made. Reveal the secrets the food companies keep that shape our favourite foods from the field to the factory and in to our tums.
Suggested by dolphinwhisperer
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set by HappyToast on 31st Jul at 8am
Question of the Week
Bad Ideas
"Let's get all the fireworks and pile dog shit on top of them". I can't believe I actually said that, and I still can't believe I was the one who lit them and couldn't run away in time. Tell us about your spectacularly misjudged ideas.

Suggested by Pig Bodine
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asked by Scaryduck on 24th Jul at 1pm
Made up problems
This weeks challenge is to think up more of those made up problems that ad men use to sell products. Tongue cleaners on toothbrushes, scented tampons etc. Challenge suggested by Afinkawan.
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set by HappyToast on 23rd Jul at 10pm
Question of the Week
Public Nudity
Naked people in public never ends well. Ever let your dangly bits go on show? Ever witnessed something dreadful?

Suggested by Spanish Fly
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asked by Scaryduck on 17th Jul at 2pm
80s Now
This week we're painting the present with the dayglo and new romantic colours of the 80s. Fire up Photoshop and transform everything current in to a Duran Duran nightmare. Challenge suggested by Afinkawan.
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set by HappyToast on 17th Jul at 8am
B3ta newsletter 637 is in the shops now! And by 'the shops' we mean 'the internet'. Your AOL keywords this week are: Dinosaurs, Gove, Mel Smith, false economy.
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published by rob on 11th Jul at 6pm
Question of the Week
Anything For Money
How low have you sunk to earn a few quid? Have you ever been paid a tenner by a stranger in the street to crap in a jar? Me neither. Tell us about the depraved or humiliating lengths you've gone to in order to raise cash.
Read all 67 stories (closed)
asked by Scaryduck on 10th Jul at 3pm
Minimalist Movie Posters
This weeks challenge is to distil your favourite movie in to the simplest visual form and stick it up as a minimalist poster. Bonus points for stuff like Police Academy 6 or Stop or my Mom will shoot. Challenge suggested by monkeon
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set by HappyToast on 9th Jul at 9pm
It's time for B3ta newsletter 636 - written on a whim late on a Friday night. UV light, hardcore stuntmice, kings & queens - and punching George Osborne right in his horrible face.
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published by rob on 4th Jul at 10pm
Question of the Week
I once had to grease a custom official's palm to get out of a foreign country, a wad of bank notes worth about 45p which went straight into his pocket. In fact, everybody on our flight had to, the thieving scrote. Talk to us about corrupt officials, or confess your own wrongdoing. We won't tell anyone.

Thanks to Ye of Little Faith for the suggestion
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asked by Scaryduck on 3rd Jul at 1pm
Toy Mashup
This weeks challenge is to play Doctor Frankenstein with your playthings and combine existing toys in to one new glorious or horrific super toy.
Insert Barbie in to Ken and turn Toy Story in to the Human Centipede. Bonus points for ignoring Photoshop and using hacksaws and superglue on the real things.
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set by HappyToast on 3rd Jul at 8am