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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 31: SACK OFF THE AFTERNOON, AND LOOK AT THIS COOL STUFF

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This Week:
- Server Appeal, nearly there
- Fake Their Death declared "SICK" by Scots Paper
- Buy B3ta T-Shirts
- B3ta people make loads of new stuff. YAY!

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B3ta email 31 - 22 MARCH 2002 - "Woo & Yay"

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: B3TA APPEAL - NEARLY THERE
  But we need more! More! MORE! Ha ha ha ha! 

  Last week we announced B3ta would close, if we
  didn't get some cash to pay for a server to
  run the site on.

  We have been overwhelmed by the response. We've
  had letters of support, Starbucks vouchers and
  best of all ... $3,500 of cash.

  We love you all. You rule, damn it!

  As our target is $5,000 - we've still got some
  way to go.

  So, if you're holding back because you thought
  we'd fail then... please send us money. We
  promise not to spend it on explosives. 

  You can now donate via PayPal as well as
  cheque, and direct transfer.
http://www.b3ta.com/features/appeal/


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: STING, SWEARING & BRITNEY'S NAKED CAT-A-PHONE
  We've made new stuff ... 

  Britney's Naked Cat-A-Phone. We made this
  sound board to annoy the B3ta cat, Rocky. It
  features 20 cat meows, old dance music samples
  and it makes Rocky bite. What does it do to
  your cat?
http://b3ta.com/britney/


  Make any site chock-a-block with swearing
  with this board member Hugo Rune's handy
  tool. 
http://www.design4online.com/twat/fuck.asp


  Look! It's Sting's new single.
http://b3ta.com/sting/


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: FAKE THEIR DEATH UPDATE
  Site closed, culture jamming success.

  A couple of weeks ago, Internet terrorist Flibz
  launched his "Fake Their Death" site.

  This allowed people to enter someone's name and
  create a fake BBC or CNN news report of their
  demise.

  Of course this was closed down by CNN lawyers
  within 3 days.

  But not before the Scottish newspaper, The
  Daily Record, picked on one of the 25,000
  faked pages and reported it as "SICK WEBSITE
  KILLS OFF CELT."

  See the full scanned page:
http://b3ta.com/jpg/fakedeathnewspaper.jpg


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: ANDREW WASHINGTON BOOTLEG & B3TA WINAMP SKIN
  We've made even more new stuff ... 

  Last week the B3ta board was full of a chappy
  called Andrew Washington, a web user who created
  a site with a desperate bachelor quality.
  Board member Thorpe, has set Andrews description
  of himself to music. It sounds fantastic and
  also a little eerie. Reminds us a little of
  Baz Luhrmann's Sunscreen recording.
http://www.u-e-b-i.com/battleck/paul/Very%20much%20a%20martian.mp3

 
  Do you use winamp to play your MP3s? Then you
  need the B3ta skin. (Thanks, E.S.Blofeld.)
http://www.wingcommanderbob.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/b3ta/b3taskin.wsz

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: NEED A B3TA T-SHIRT?
  It's got a polar bear on it. Nice.

  Board member Fishbear has designed a cool B3ta
  T-Shirt and will send all of the profit
  to the B3ta appeal.

  Currently up to 50 orders, they will be printed
  as specified and cheques will be asked for when
  they are ready.

  They cost £14.99 for the UK including postage
  and packaging.
http://www.fatlobster.com/b3ta/


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: CAROL VORDERMAN, FURTIVE PONG & THE PUSHERMAN
  Oh my god. We've made even more stuff.

  "Carol Vordermans are the ultimate paradox.
  On the one hand they don't give a crap, but
  on the other hand, Carol Vordermans are very
  careful and precise." Make your own weird
  celebrity fan page with this tool and see
  if you can kick start a meme. BTW: You need
  to chop the Carol bit off the URL to get to
  the editing page. (Thanks, Lard.)
http://www.glastonbridge.co.uk/ninja/carol%20vorderman/


  Play furtive pong, as created by B3ta boarder
  Vbloke.
http://www.vbloke.com/furtive.html


  Artist James Craven is laid up in bed with a
  has broken leg. He's been keeping himself busy
  by making flash animations. This one features
  the Steppenwolf track, The Pusher Man, and is
  rather sweet.
http://www.rathergood.com/james/pusher/


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: NEW B3TA WALLPAPER
  We've got your cash, now we want your desktop.

  We've made some wallpaper out of the nice
  letters we've received. Are you there?
http://b3ta.com/jpg/b3ta_letters_of_support.jpg


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: SITES IN BRIEF
  Fat chap, How to be a whore & Jesus art freak

  Is it a woman? Is it a man? This morbidly
  obese web user is a compelling sight to
  behold.
http://www.chezlubacov.com/yeahbabyyeah.htm


  A guide to becoming a whore.
http://sex.perkel.com/escort/shygirl.htm


  Larry Van Pelt is a former fighter pilot.
  Now he draws pictures of people working
  with Jesus at their side. Weirdo.
http://members.aol.com/JesusImages/


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results - Hell winner - T-shirt design 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 asked you what Hell looks like.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/hell/

  The winner? DaWolfey with "Hell is no bunnies."
http://www.thecosmicgerbil.com/stuff/nobunnies.gif

  This week's challenge? The chap making the B3ta
  T-Shirts is wanting to work with us to make
  more designs. What do you think should be on
  them? BTW: If he see's something that he thinks
  might make a good T-Shirt for non-b3ta people,
  then he's offering to buy the design off you.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/tshirt/


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: NICE PEOPLE HELPING SAVE B3TA:
  We want to marry you and have babies.

  Stouffer, Stella_R_Twa, Reuben Turner,
  Neil Stevenson, Elyssa Downs, Stephen Hopkins,
  David Olson, Denise Wilton, Paul Craig, 
  Matthew Seppings, Julian Church, 
  charlotte bonardi, Ian Powell, John Slator,
  Simon Williams, Edward Blackshaw, Andi Gladwin,
  Luke Gattuso, Santexo, Zazie, Nerf, Nacho,
  Sam AKA The Instigator, Bazman, J IC Music,
  Mathew Bland, Mike Garcia, Susan Bates,
  Jeremy Touve, clifford edmisten, jim barter,
  Darren Palmer, Joel Veitch, Jonathan Zweig,
  Steve Gais, stuart smith, Alex Shaw, Iain Baker,
  David Welch, Simon Davis, Andrew Kavanagh,
  nicolas roope, Jack Barnes, SCOTT HEIFERMAN,
  Mark Wayt, Andrew Gale, Matthew John Curry,
  Simon Wicks, Simon Wilson, Tom Mackay,
  stuart hawkes, Nick Frewin, Tim Ireland,
  Cedarsave, wangolini, MartinH, pickledpizza,
  E.S.Blofeld, Ted, jona, izb, Jake, thorpe, pete,
  Yossef Oren, Charlie Reiman, Graham Spencer,
  Shane O'Rahilly, Robert Manuel, Alex Wettreich,
  Andy Kettle, mark emmerson, Philip Wilkins,
  Russell Foulger, Ian Watt, Matthew Machell,
  Simon Detheridge, David Palmer, Brian Weireter,
  Julie Jackson, Marijn van der Waa, 
  Darren Wolfe, Craig O`Brien, Peter Sheppard,
  Fraser Lewry, Michelle Tribe, Melissa Maples,
  Kevin Beeley, Chris Johnson, James Richardson,
  Iain Ruxton, Luke Gattuso, Adrian Graham,
  Donald Ross, Mathew Bland, Richard Head,
  Kathryn Quinn, Matthew Nyberg, Philip Kuwayama,
  Greg Stone, Christopher Foster, John Higgins,
  Matt Leach, Screen Saver Factory, Andrew Gale,
  M Blair, Mr Brong, Chthonic, J Monday, Bad Badger,
  Carlos The Jackal, Nicey, The Wife, Bean,
  Dave Parsons, M J Howard, Monkeon,
  Tomsk + Dr Phil Kitten, Ashcroft + Dean LTD,
  Dave Housham, Tomdog, G L Dickens, Nodmonkey,
  Marijn van der Waa, Rob, Pabulum, Kathryn Quinn,
  Lucy Reese, Hugo Rune, Siobhan Flanagan,
  Martin Binfield.

  BTW: Sorry if we missed you out. Email us, and
  we'll put you in next week.

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