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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 102: "LOOK MUM, WE'RE DEAD!"

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This Week:
* PHOTOS - Dead Kids
* ART - Huge Polar Bears
* HUMAN ZOO - Our favorite web freaks

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B3ta email 102 - 29 Aug 2003

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: PLAYING DEAD
  Kids love it

  This week on our site we featured the latest
  Korean craze: people pretending to be corpses.

  It's now catching on in the UK.

  Jools writes -

  "My kids have done their own 'playing dead'
  site. As a proud mum I'll admit to helping
  them a bit. We'd love it if you signed the
  guestbook for them."

  We love this. These kids are trainee goths.
http://www2.b3ta.com/b/deadkids/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Polar art, New Weebl and Crap drawings

  >> Huge polar bear <<
  B3ta's emblem is a small pixely polar bear.
  You may have seen it tattooed on peoples'
  arms. And now? The Boy T has rendered it
  big enough to fit on the side of a double
  decker bus. In the medium of carpet tiles.
http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~adntaylor/furtive.html


  >> Weebl goes beatnik <<
  Jack Kerouac made his name by drinking boozes
  and performing freeform wordage with jazz
  bongos. Weebl is attempting the same.
http://www.weebl.jolt.co.uk/poet.htm


  >> Crap drawings <<
  Picture Mickey Mouse in your head. Don't
  cheat. Don't look at reference material.
  Now draw him. Looks shite doesn't it?
  Charlotte Cooper has got all her mates
  to have a go. They're rubbish too. 
http://www.BadToonRising.com


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: THE HUMAN ZOO
  People we'd like you to meet

  >> Jared the Gut <<
  American burger restaurants will make you
  anything you want, even if what you want is
  a plate of heart disease. Marvel as this bloke
  puts away several feet of undercooked meat
  and melted processed cheese product leaving
  only... well that would spoil the surprise.
http://www2.b3ta.com/b/fatbastard/


  >> Neil no-mates <<
  There are hundreds of "I need a date" pages
  on the web, but this one stands out. Details
  we liked included the self assessment form,
  the confession of self harm, and the
  admission that he doesn't go out much.
  Don't get us wrong - we really like this
  guy - and think you should too.
http://www.openme.co.uk/mwn/introduction.htm


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: SITES IN BRIEF 
  Stuff we like that wasn't made by our mates.

  >> Jiggly 3D Pictures <<
  These 3D images are astoundingly clever yet so
  simple you want to rush out and make them yourself.
  Now there's and idea... now we just need to find
  an enormous pair of breasts and a camera.
http://www.well.com/user/jimg/stereo/stereo_list.html


  >> Libraries are cool <<
  This is a lovely celebration of all that is cool
  about libraries, sent to us by a proud mate of the
  creator. The electroclash/lo-fi music and Jet Set
  Willy references make this fucking ace.
http://www.cheekybeef.co.uk/library.html


  >> Stupid fluffy bunnies <<
  We like bunnies, but some people just have
  to take things too far. Breeding them
  so that they can't even see? They look
  more like tribbles.
http://home.pacbell.net/bettychu/2003allbreedbisris/BIS.html


  >> Table football trickery <<
  We were shit at table football and got banned
  for spinning all the time. If we could do these
  moves, all our friends would buy us beer and we'd
  probably have got more sex.
http://snurl.com/26oa


  >> Bio-motion simulator <<
  Play with this. It's fun. We especially like the
  slider between Man and Woman, so you can be as
  sexually confused as you like.
http://www.bml.psy.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Demos/BMLwalker.html


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Klan Challenge

  Each week we run a competition to test your
  creative skills. We set a challenge and you
  open Photoshop and mess with our heads.

  Last week we wanted you to photoshop the Klan:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/klan/

  We asked B3ta boarder 'Tedmus' to judge the
  entries - here are his 3 faves.

  Tedmus writes -


  #1 "Untitled - this one wins simply because it
     made me laugh the most. (Mystery Bob)
http://b3ta.com/board/1829327

  #2 "Say Cheese - very close second goes to this.
     Equally chucklesome and cleverly thought out.
     (lemonhead)
http://b3ta.com/board/1830304

  #3 "I'd always wondered what he had against the
     'dark' side - this one's excellent too. Lovely
     photoshopping and I love the lightsabre."
     (Darryn.R)
http://b3ta.com/board/1827490

  "Can I give a special mention to this one by Croz,
  it's a great concept and really nicely 'shopped?"
  Well. Ok then.
http://www.b3ta.com/board/1841398


  >> This Weeks Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributor Darryn.R gave us
  the suggestion, "Hollywood Premakes"
http://b3ta.com/challenge/premakes/


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: STAR IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

  Make something cool and tell us about it. If
  you are in it then people will see your stuff.

  Things we'd really like to see include

  * TEST OUR TIPS - c'mon! We want controls,
    photos and detailed reports all neatly
    formatted into a nice little page with
    amusing comments.

  * QUIZZES - we haven't had a good quiz for
    a while. Think mucky. Think funny.

  * $2000 - so we can buy http://www.flaps.com

  Send contributions to http://www.b3ta.com/mailus/

  BTW: If you've sent something in that hasn't
  been featured then don't be put off - we look
  at everything you send us.


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  THANKS: 

  This issue was edited by Rob Manuel with 
  Mike Trinder.
  Links sent in by Kate, Marcus Evans
  and Don Coleone.
  Additional linkage by Fraser Lewry.
  Board research by Fnord.
  Top Tippery by David Stevenson.
  Image challenge handled by Mike Trinder.
  Proofing by the naughty b4ta schoolgirls.
  (69709)

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  HANDY TIP:
  If your walkman batteries are going flat and
  you're in a fairly remote place, simply put one
  into each armpit for about 15 minutes. 
  Afterwards you should get another 15 minutes
  or so out of the littler chaps. It's something
  to do with the heat.

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