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This Week:
* YOSHI - life-sized and made of Lego
* SUPERHEROES - of the Post-Punk scene
* MARK ZUCKERBERG - with a Muppet's face

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B3ta email 612 - 20 Dec 2013

Read this email with cheese: 
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue612 

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: 99p FOR JON RONSON'S 'THEM'
  Get it quick for Kindle
  
  Brilliant, brilliant book and only 99p. If you
  haven't read 'Them: Adventures with Extremists'
  then now is your chance. Lizards, David Icke,
  Bilderberg conspiracy stuff, it's got the lot
  and it's also extremely funny.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004P1JDUI/b3ta-21 

  
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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK
Yoshi, Presents and Zuckerbert

  >> Giant Lego Yoshi built using a 3D scanner <<
  "A while back I made a Lego Mario using this
  technique," explains kb3d. "So this time I
  thought I'd make a video of the process."
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1113415/


  >> Top Ten Bad Present Hiding Places <<
  Do not hide your Christmas presents in any of
  these places, warns Eddache. That's good advice.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1111693/


  >> Zuckerbert <<
  "Here's a few new weirdos I melded," writes
  babykins off of Conan O'Brien. For our money,
  the Larry King / baby is best
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Zuckerbert


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: USVSTH3M
We made these things - hope you like them!

  * How Middle Class Are You? Our 100%
  scientifically accurate test will find out how
  middle-class you are, and then tell you which
  British sitcom character you're like.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/how-middle-class-are-you/


  * The British Accent Quiz - Can you tell where
  these people are from just by their accent?
http://games.usvsth3m.com/accent/


  * How Leftie Are You? - The quiz where full
  marks gets you Karl Marx.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/how-leftie-are-you/


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: QUESTION OF THE WEEK
  Bizarre Leaps of Logic
  
  We wanted your stories of people for whom
  non sequitur was not just a river in Egypt:
http://b3ta.com/questions/bizarreleapsoflogic/

  Here are three examples of paedogeddon
  related brain failure:

  * "Was stood on a street corner in Nottingham
   with a sound level meter on a tripod doing a
   noise survey. An interested passer by shouted
   from across the road, 'What's that mate? A
   paedophile camera?'"
(BoyHoover)
  
  * "Having walked in on two young members of
   my local swimming club having a very intimate
   encounter in a changing villages shower cubicle,
   I had a quiet word with the coach to suggest
   that it might be better if they were a little
   more discreet. He looked at me in a bemused
   way and said, 'They can't have been doing
   anything. They're under age.'"
(ubergeekian)
  
  * "I was walking the dog in the woods, we
   passed a bunch of kids playing and then a
   couple of hundred yards up the hill, two
   blokes on bicycles came tearing down at full
   pelt. 'Slow down!' I yelled, 'there's kids
   playing just round the next corner!' One of
   the cyclists shouted at me over his shoulder:
   'How do you know? You a paedophile or something?' 
   And with a final 'Fucking NONCE!' he was gone.
   Are paedophiles supposed to be telepathic/X-ray
   sighted now? I don't read the Sun so wouldn't
   know."
(fred zeppelin)


  >> This Week - CHRISTMAS TALES <<
  Deskbound wrote to say, "We found my nan's
  false teeth under the table a few hours after
  we'd finished Christmas lunch. The teeth still
  had a mouthful of food in them." More of this
  sort of thing, please:
http://b3ta.com/questions/christmastales/


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

  >> Earth Wind Map <<
  This is a very beautiful thing - real-time
  weather tracking with the wind making a glowing
  web across the face of the globe.
http://goo.gl/4IoVP1


  >> The Onion sums up the truth of life <<
  It might not be as good as it used to be, but
  the Onion still manages to nail it, from time
  to time.
http://goo.gl/0jZrIV


  >> Punk and Indie stars as super-heroes <<
  This Charming Man of Steel, Green Antern -
  love it, absolutely love it.
http://goo.gl/KgQ2xO


  >> CV Bloopers <<
  The absolutely unbelievable shit that people
  put in their CVs. If it was only lying about
  their employability it'd be one thing, but who
  feels compelled to list "hating shopping with
  my wife" as a qualification?
http://goo.gl/hSWCDE


  >> F1 car model made from 250 hard drives <<
  Looks great - in fact, looks super-fast.
  Apparently, however, it can't ever reach full
  speed because the power of the drives would
  tear it apart. Badass.
http://goo.gl/ooqaxQ


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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO

  >> Jeremy Lion's 12 days of Christmas <<
  In what's become a b3ta Christmas tradition,
  here's 'Children's entertainer' Jeremy Lion's
  epically boozy festive counting song.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1111821/


  >> The Butcher documentary <<
  Fly on the wall comedy about a man who truly
  thinks his job is shit.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/The_Butcher


  >> How snow works in Disney's Frozen <<
  Disney's animation team take you through how
  they created the snow for the company's latest
  film. Made us feel very dumb - in a good way.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1112335/


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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

  * ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS DREAMS to come true.
  
  * A NEW NEWSLETTER FORMAT - this one is such a
  pain in the arse.
  
  * VOUCHERS, mostly. Maybe some socks.

  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 Marn,
  Blackdogmanguitar, BombayMick, sinisterduck
  Sheriff John Bunnell, TownsendsPublisher,
  Firkinfedup, poochengeez. 
  Image challenge by Fraser Lewry.
  Mike Trinder is QOTW bloke.
  Subjlols via Rob Manuel.
  
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  TOP TIP:
  Middle-class Facebook addicts: Glance up now and
  again to see how many dead cyclists, pedestrians
  and moped riders you've managed to accumulate
  smeared across your SUV's bonnet.

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