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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 54: "PUNK KITTENS AND THE TWATLAS"

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This Week:
- Punk Kittens sing White Stripes
- The Twatlas, introducing the swearing map
- New Weebl thing

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B3ta email 54 - 30 Aug 2002

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: PUNK KITTENS SING THE WHITE STRIPES
  aka The Rathergood Corner
  
  Joel Veitch runs a site called Rathergood.
  He's our mate and we love his deranged work.

  Joel writes - 
  "This week I've been listening to the pop
  group The White Stripes. They rock. I thought
  they'd rock even more dressed as cats.

  "Now they are."
http://www.rathergood.com/punk_kittens/


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: THE TWATLAS
  Learn how to swear in foreign.

  Like all good ideas - this one started
  in the pub.

  We were talking to the Australian Channel V 
  presenter Andrew G and he said, "Remember
  when a foreign exchange student came to
  your school - all people wanted to know was
  how to swear in other languages?"
  
  "Wouldn't it be great if you made a web page
  to teach them?"

  How could we refuse a challenge like that?
http://b3ta.com/sweary-map/


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: NEW WEEBL AND BOB THING
  "Gallery"

  Jonti has been busy. He's made a new cartoon
  in the Weebl and Bob series.

  This one is all about a painting competition,
  oh and pie.

  BTW: Remember we told you that Weebl was
  undergoing a name change for TV? Apparently
  it'll be "Wobbl and Bob". Cunning. 
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/pie/gallery.html


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Name a kitten, Bunny anim, BT Abuse, Vomit 

  >> Pub Fight <<
  Have you ever wondered if Kylie could beat 
  Madonna in a pub fight? Wonder no more.
  Crazymum has built a site where you can submit
  two photos and web users can vote. It's Pick
  the Hottie meets Fight Club.
http://www.pubfight.com/


  >> Name a Kitten <<
  Tomsk and Phil are getting a couple of kittens.
  They want suggestions for a name. There's
  already some great suggestions on the page.
  Our favourite so far? 'Cut & Paste'
http://www.tomandphil.myby.co.uk/kitten/index.php


  >> Angry Bunny stop-frame animation <<
  Bean has been taking photographs of his fluffy
  bunny and gluing them together in this cute
  animation. AD AGENCIES! Rip this off now. Like
  you normally do. Wankers. (Note: Big download.)
http://makeashorterlink.com/?X55B115A1


  >> Abusing BT for fun <<
  This page has been banned from the Internet
  Kiosks at Waterloo station. It's designed
  purely to suck bandwidth - and one night
  generated half a million hits. Elliot - who
  made the page - is very proud.
http://www.elliotcooper.com/loop.html


  >> Photos of a man vomiting milk <<
  Malky is planning to launch a new website full
  of "pointless things." And they don't get much
  more pointless than this - he drank a gallon of
  milk, puked and photographed it. Respect.
http://www.btinternet.com/~john.dobbie2/malky/milk/milkman.htm


  >> Are you on the blob? The results <<
  A while back we conducted a survey where we
  asked you whether you were menstruating. And
  now? We have the results. Sunday, 18th August
  was the blobbiest day in the world.
http://www.b3ta.com/are-you-on-the-blob/vote.php

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

  >> Pull my finger <<
  It had to happen. Someone has made a page
  with a big finger on it. Click it? And it
  makes a fart noise. Kids will love it.
http://www.whitetrash.nl/pmf/


  >> Knitted album covers <<
  These tiny knitting patterns feature album
  covers - including the Aphex Twin, Michael
  Jackson and Human League. It's fluffy pixel
  art. Charming.
http://www.sewkits.co.uk 


  >> Japanese Asciimation <<
  A few issues back we linked to something we
  called "Japanese ascii penis kittens go wild."
  We've found another work in a similar style.
  It's not as rude - but it's very beautiful.
http://www.geocities.co.jp/MusicStar-Keyboard/2348/fumei/uwan.swf


  >> Turn your dead relatives into coral reef <<
  Following on from "turn your dead relative into
  a diamond" - you can now encase your granny's
  ashes in concrete and drop them in the sea.
  This seeds fresh coral growth and provides new
  homes for fish. Much better than a diamond. 
http://www.eternalreefs.com/cremains.htm


  >> Interactive cat animation <<
  How cute is this? It purrs! And it'll swipe
  at your mouse.
http://www.broenink-art.nl/maukie.swf


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from Implements of Doom 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 was 'Household Implements of Doom!'
http://b3ta.com/challenge/doom/

  We asked Freddy Woo to judge the entries
  - here are his 3 faves.

  Freddy writes -

  #1 "The Plate Swore Revenge" (by rogan) -
     simple, silly, but funny and manages
     to give inanimate objects real
     character.
http://www.b3ta.com/board/2/8/7/3/5/3/

  #2 "Blue Ringed Octomop" (by indole_ring) -
     lovely expression on this guy's face and
     it's always good to see a new animal on
     b3ta.
http://www.b3ta.com/board/2/8/2/5/7/4/

  #3 "Domestic Anteater" (by dansegar) - I'm
     gonna get me one of these... especially
     as it's fully compatible (with ants)."
http://www.b3ta.com/board/2/8/1/3/3/2/


  >> This Week's Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributor Shindig gave us
  the suggestion, "The ungodly love child of
  X and Y."
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/lovechild/


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: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?
  Follow-ups on previous stories.

  * FOX'S BISCUITS SENDS FREEBIES - Nicey reviews
    biscuits on his site. Fox's biscuits emailed
    him, "We are always happy to service the
    biscuit enthusiast, and would be glad to
    send you a whole host of biscuits -
    including the legendary sports biscuit with
    that stick man design!" Next week? Nicey
    reviews gold ingots. Spawny Git.

  * BANNED WEBSITES - last week we told you that
    rathergood.com has been banned by many UK
    schools. We've since learnt that it's also
    banned from local government offices.
    (Along with NTK and Popbitch.)

  * B3TA PERSON WINS 5K COMPETITION - sort of.
    Thor Sonofodin came 7th for his Pixel Ninja
    entry. Well done!
http://entries.the5k.org/1046/pixelninja.htm
  

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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.

  Stuff we'd really like to see includes

  * Real world projects. We love this stuff.
  * Your animations, games and projects.
  * We like emails that start "I made this."

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

  PLEASE NOTE: Submissions have to be entered 
  by Thursday evening to make the Friday
  newsletter. Anything submitted later will be 
  considered for the following week.

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  THANKS: This weeks links supplied by Grant
  Gahagan, Jez, Keith, Joelle Cleveland,
  FilePile.org, 44048 and Dave.

  And a special thanks to Mike Trinder for
  helping edit this issue.

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