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This Week:
* BREAKFAST - Bacon drone
* STAR TREK - Christmas carol
* INNUENDO - Organ song

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B3ta email 611  - 13 Dec 2013

Read this issue whilst sobbing uncontrollably
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue611

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: SPONSORED LINK
  iPad activity seat for babies and toddlers

  This seems like a very good idea, to rapidly
  acclimatise your vulnerable young offspring to
  forever gawping at the magic internet box.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EL4NI5U/b3ta-20


  >> Sponsor B3ta <<
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http://b3ta.com/mailus/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK
  Breakfast, Spies and Tallness

  >> I HAVE MADE A BACON DRONE <<
  "I made it from sticks and tape and coat
  hangers," bellows Joel Veitch. "It delivers not
  only bacon, but in fact an entire cooked
  breakfast of bacon, egg, sausage, mushroom and
  tomato ketchup.

  "All that Amazon stuff about drone delivery is
  pretty crappy compared to my amazing
  technological triumph. This is why I am so much
  more rich and successful than Jeff Bezos."
http://www.b3ta.com/links/I_HAVE_MADE_A_BACON_DRONE


  >> Joe 90 redux <<
  "I thought considering all the silliness that
  goes on here, perhaps you'd like this," writes
  rowlification, of this redubbed 1960s puppet
  spy show.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Joe_90_redux


  >> A lifestyle show for tall people <<
  "Just what you've always wanted, right?" winks
  Touched by an Angle Grinder.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1108950/


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: USVSTH3M
  Stuff we made and hope you like

  * 18 moronic questions that will drive every
  vegetarian to bit people to death just to shut
  them up.
http://usvsth3m.com/post/69796467326/


  * Granagotchi - help gran survive the winter!
http://toys.usvsth3m.com/granagotchi/


  * Can you control or inner pedant? Or will you
  literally explode with rage?
http://toys.usvsth3m.com/control-your-inner-pedant/


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: QUESTION OF THE WEEK
  Celebrity Encounters III
  
  Last week we asked for more encounters with
  famous people, good and bloody awful:
http://b3ta.com/questions/celebencounters3/

  * PINT - "This was someone whose work I'd been
   introduced to when I was seven. It kept me
   entertained for the better part of twenty
   years. He'd been responsible for more late
   nights, more jokes, more laughter and probably
   more arguments than anything in my entire life.
   In the end, I thought that the worse that could
   happen was that he'd say no, so I wandered
   nonchalantly over. 

   "''Scuse me?' I said. 'Can I buy you a drink?'
   He looked at me, a little nonplussed. 'Why?'
   'Because you've been entertaining me ever
   since I was seven, and I reckon I probably owe
   you one by way of a thank you.' He looked at
   me over his glasses. 'No, you can't.' I
   started to turn away. 'But I'll buy you one.'

   "He was lovely. Friendly, avuncular, and
   obviously only too used to dealing with people
   like me, who had a story or two to tell. He
   told me a few himself. It was great, and
   somewhere inside, my inner seven year old was
   dancing about with glee. He died a couple of
   years later, which made me sad. But I got to
   say thank you and, in return, Gary Gygax
   bought me a pint."
(davywavy)

  
  * FUCK OFF - "Around 1990, I was wrestling an
   enormous, wheeled flight-case, containing big
   boxes of electronic-make-music-loud stuff up
   a ramp onto a big stage in a field in Berkshire.
   On reaching the top, someone was stood blocking
   the ramp with their back to me, and momentum
   was in charge of the proceedings.


   "And that is how I came to bellow, "Get out
   the fucking way you stupid fucking twat" at
   Mick Jagger. To his credit, he said "Sorry
   man" and got out of the fucking way."
(redexile)


  * DEAD POOL - "I saw Mo Mowlam in St James's
   Park once. She's dead now. I also saw Robin
   Cook in St James's Park once. He's dead now.
   I'm still hoping to see George Osbourne."
(scarpe)


  >> This Week - BIZARRE LEAPS OF LOGIC <<
  Ever been left at a mental standstill by
  someone else's thought processes? Tell all:
http://b3ta.com/questions/bizarreleapsoflogic/


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

  >> Is it Christmas? <<
  Single serving website - look away if you don't
  want spoilers.
http://www.isitchristmas.com/


  >> Scientists who became creationists <<
  Well trolled, RationalWiki - top marks.
http://goo.gl/Kzd7Ub


  >> Secret Murdoch is evil message in newspaper <<
  A brave puzzle compiler seems to be behind this
  crafty little dig at mega-boss Rupert Murdoch.
http://goo.gl/7ovGS7


  >> Xmas branding <<
  Old but gold. Twattish marketing guidelines for
  Santa.
http://www.quietroom.co.uk/santa_brandbook/


  >> Michael Gove Bathroom Light Handle <<
  Add a macabre, political twist to your bathroom
  light handle - a tiny, wizened Michael Gove
  lynching.
http://goo.gl/5Gl1y0


  >> Siberian flying squirrels <<
  These rodents are so cute that, if our flat got
  infested with them, we'd almost not put down
  traps. And that's saying something.
http://goo.gl/x8EuSv


  >> Tech reviews based on drawings of cocks <<
  This is obviously the correct way to rate new
  technology - based on how well they can make a
  cock. NSFW.
http://techcocks.tumblr.com/


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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO

  >> The talking boat <<
  Does exactly what you'd expect. Exactly.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/The_talking_boat


  >> The Germans love English Xmas Markets <<
  Well done, The Poke for this nicely-observed
  bit about Christmas markets.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1108653/


  >> Star Trek Christmas <<
  The Next Generation cast sing their remixed
  Christmas greetings.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Star_Trek_Christmas


  >> Hidden trumpeter spoils parade <<
  This is how you annoy a passing marching band -
  LOLs ahoy.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1109924/


  >> Communist cat Christmas <<
  Crab-bloke's classic Christmas cat-based
  commissar carol.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1108062/


  >> Marvelous Organ! <<
  A song about a marvelous organ... Innuendo?
  What do you mean?
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Marvelous_Organ


  >> Frantic cats sing you Happy Chrimbus <<
  Slightly disturbing festive fun, as twitching
  cats mew "O Come Let Us Adore Him". Also,
  mouth-organ.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Happy_nearly_Chrimbus


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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

  * AN END TO IRONIC CHRISTMAS JUMPERS - down
  with officially-sanctioned whackiness. 
  
  * ACTUAL BEARS HAVING AN ACTUAL PICNIC - we
  were completely unsurprised the last time we
  went down to the woods
  
  * A SECOND ROB DOUGAN ALBUM - We loved "Clubbed
  to Death". Then again, he runs a vineyard now,
  so maybe we should sample his more recent work. 

  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 iambob,
  DestructoLettuce, NoStrings,
  PhosphorBurnedEyes, congasplint,
  buffet_the_appetite_slayer, skeltonator,
  Herb Alpert's Taxi Driver, feelwelcome. 
  Image challenge by Fraser Lewry.
  Mike Trinder is QOTW bloke.
  Subjlols via Tom Scott.
  Tips by Monkey Tennis.

  
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  TOP TIP:
  If a person displays certain characteristics,
  personality traits or behavioural tendencies,
  it's probably due to a combination of genetics,
  past and present socio-economic environment,
  education and familial/peer group
  relationships. It is almost certainly not
  because they are a fucking Pisces.

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