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This Week:
* HORROR - Your body-wrongs
* CATS - Your name in frisky felines
* iOS7 - You redesign Apple's greatest mistake

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B3ta email 590 - 19 JUL 2012

Remember this newsletter while eating a madeleine: 
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue590 

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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK

  >> The Alphabet - Part One <<
  "My latest animation," explains Paolo, of this
  charming visual alphabet. Only goes to D so
  far, but he's planning on going the whole way -
  the crazy fool.
http://vimeo.com/paulrayment/thealphabet


  >> Kittens fighting <<
  "I saw two kittens fighting," begins
  timoncheese. "So I filmed them for a bit and
  made this." The episodic structure makes their
  scampering antics all the more charming. You
  don't want to get kitten overload.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1035468


  >> Photos from London <<
  "This is a moving pictures account of our trip
  to London," writes Black Moon. Nice visual
  effects, make this very 'Harry Potter wizard
  pics'.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Photos_from_London


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: QUESTION OF THE WEEK
  Body Horror

  Last week we wanted to know if your own body
  had ever made you recoil in disgust. Read on,
  and recoil in disgust:
http://b3ta.com/questions/bodyhorror/

  * SCROTE - "I had a hangover. In the bathroom
  the retching outlasted the contents of my
  stomach, and stringy bile began to spatter atop
  the undigested Guinness and chips in the
  toilet. Then blood appeared. Then more blood.
  Blood upon blood upon blood. Terror gripped me.
  I managed to stop retching long enough to look
  down my throat in the mirror. My uvula (the
  little dangly thing at the back) was horribly
  swollen and hanging very low. And it was
  resting right on that sick-inducing sweet-spot
  - it was like having a finger permanently
  shoved down my throat. Panic set in, I couldn't
  breathe and I had my first full-blown anxiety
  attack. A few hours later, when I'd calmed
  down, I went to hospital. The doctor couldn't
  explain it. "These things sometimes happen," he
  remarked, like a true professional. "Gargle
  some aspirin or something," he suggested
  helpfully. My uvula is now hideously
  disfigured. Where once there was a smooth
  teardrop of flesh, there's now something that
  looks alarmingly like a ballsack, with one side
  hanging lower than the other: basically I puked
  so hard I grew a ballsack in my mouth."
(CopyBeard)

  * POO - "I had a small lump in my neck. It
  wasn't painful, or anything. Just a lump. Then
  one morning, it was gone, and all I found was a
  little lump of poo in my bed. I can only assume
  I had a neck poo. I was not happy."
(Windy Pig)

  * GUTS - "A couple of weeks back I got home
  late, and there, on my step, was the body of a
  seagull chick. I hate the screeching fucks, so
  I didn't go all girly at this tragic loss of
  life. No, I bent down to take a closer look. It
  was a damp night, and the tiny fluffy body was,
  grotesquely, covered in slugs. There was no way
  I was picking up a sluggy corpse. Disposal
  could wait... Next day was hot. I got out of
  bed and ran out to meet my Dad. Through the
  conservatory. Over the patio. Down the steps.
  And onto a sweaty rancid juvenile avian corpse.
  Barefoot. Bowels exploded out of its arse and
  decorated the steps with delicate pinky-brown
  tubes; my next step landed in them. I can
  honestly say that sitting on a curb dry-heaving
  with a foot-full of entrails is a humbling
  experience. There's nothing as fucking
  disgusting as having to wash day-old guts from
  between your toes with a hosepipe."
(Paolo Nutini's Bikini)
 

  >> This Week - UNREASONABLE CRUELTY << Your all
  little angels, of course, but tell us of the
  times when events have taken a turn for the
  harsh:
http://b3ta.com/questions/unreasonablecruelty/


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

  >> Your name in cats <<
  Internet, your long wait is over.
http://nekofont.upat.jp/en/


  >> Painting with words <<
  An excellent new way to waste time when you
  should be working.
http://tholman.com/texter/


  >> 80s handheld LCD games simulator <<
  This site lets you play loads of 80s electronic
  handheld games like Game & Watch.
http://www.pica-pic.com/#/castle_adventure/


  >> People in pizza costumes becoming full pizzas <<
  Some fancy dress costume are just begging to be
  made into animated gifs. These are those.
http://bit.ly/i4nNu


  >> The 100m scroll <<
  The afternoon simply dragging on? Try this
  simple game that involves dragging your scroll
  wheel over 100m as quickly as you possibly can.
http://the100meterscroll.com/


  >> Instant Streetview <<
  Quite exciting to just type in the name of a
  location and have it pop up on Streetview -
  rather than all the faff of dragging the little
  man all over a map.
http://www.instantstreetview.com/


  >> Should I read the Daily Mail? <<
  The only website you'll need today. The only
  website you'll need any day. Except Sunday.
  Somebody needs to make
  shouldIreadthemailonsunday.com
http://shouldireadthedailymail.com/


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: USVSTH3M
That other website that shares our love

  >> Redesign iOS7 <<  
  All the top designers are sticking their oar
  in, on how Apple's latest can be made... well,
  good. Why not have a go for yourself, with this
  handy toy?
http://toys.usvsth3m.com/redesign-ios-7/


  >> The One Second Stopwatch game <<
  Try to stop the Casio digital watch at exactly
  1 second. Painstakingly faithful recreation of
  an old favourite childhood game.
http://toys.usvsth3m.com/watch/


  >> How Katie Hopkins trolls for £££ profit <<
  We largely ignored Katie Hopkins’s latest
  outburst: how boring, she’s being mean about
  people to create a twit-storm. Yawn. But then
  we realised there was method to her crassness.
http://usvsth3m.com/post/55857079607/


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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO
When will pixels finally be obsolete?

  >> Quadruple Robo Backflip <<
  Amazing athleticism from diminutive robot
  gymnast.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Quadruple_Robo_Backflip


  >> Stag party 'bridge jump' troll <<
  Particularly good example of how being invited
  on a stag party makes your best buddies into
  your most fiendish foes. Groom blindfolded and
  told everyone was about to jump off a bridge.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1035884


  >> Speedrun: Blade Runner in 60 Seconds <<
  Blazing fast, animated recap of the Ridley
  Scott classic, that barely pauses to draw
  breath. "I said let's go!"
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1033656


  >> Rolling Clay with Keith <<
  Pottery enthusiast embraces his inner Adele.
  Genuinely lovely.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMzL1T8MjWQ


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

  >> The making of 'I Love You So Hard' <<
  "I'm always totally astounded by the sheer
  amount of work that went into this epochal
  piece of work," exclaims Joel Veitch. "Mainly
  on the part of animator Ross Butters.

  "Here's the full 'making of' film, so you can
  see the glory of the final result in all its...
  err.... glory."
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1035370


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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:

  * TURN OFF THE MAIL - Can someone start a
  Kickstarter to buy the Daily Mail and switch it
  off?
  
  *  AMOEBA PENIS-SCROLL - How long it would take
  to scroll the average penis in HTML5 if you
  were the size of an amoeba?

  * TOILET DOOR OPENING HAND-HOOKS for when
  you're not sure if other people in the office
  have washed their hands. Important: Hand-hooks
  must be designed to not make you look like a
  weirdo.

  Send contributions via the mail form.
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 written by Rob Manuel with
  David Stevenson. Stuff sent in by Captain Howdy,
  Dawn Of The Bread, The Tramp Surveyor.
  Image challenge by Fraser Lewry.
  Mike Trinder is QOTW bloke.
  
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  TOP TIP:
  Atomic cocks! Give people cancer with your
  radioactive jizz (2 Can Chunder)

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