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This Week:
* PUTIN - His Facebook Lookback
* CARTOON HEADS - on real people
* SORRY - from a cat

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B3ta email 619 - 14 Feb 2014

Stare at this newsletter blankly: 
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue619 

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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK

  >> Vladimir Putin's Facebook Lookback <<
  "What a 10 years he's had..." beams (actual
  video creator)db123. We're actually a bit
  hesitant to credit anyone criticising Putin -
  you never know what's going to turn up in their
  sushi.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1135040/


  >> A review of Man of Steel <<
  "I downloaded the torrent 'cause it's cheaper
  and better," confesses dogfood. Funny little
  gag runs its course and then gets... weirdly
  brilliant. Stick with it.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/A_review_of_Man_of_Steel


  >> Terrifying 'ASMR relaxation video' <<
  "I did a video for the ASMR community," writes
  jonofthesouth. For those of you not familiar
  with Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, it's
  basically inducing euphoria through whispers -
  check it out on Ye Olde Wikipedia. This video,
  on the other hand, utterly gave us The Fear.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1136482/


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

  >> Cartoonist draws alternate heads for commuters <<
  Bored on his journey home, October Jones draws
  new cartoon heads for the people he shares a
  train with.
http://cheezburger.com/186117


  >> Adding 2 lines makes animations look more 3D <<
  Two vertical white lines and you can make an
  animated GIF look like it's coming RIGHT AT
  YOUR FACE!
http://www.viralnova.com/3d-images/


  >> Legendarily dangerous theme park <<
  'Action Park was the site of several fatalities
  in just the first five years of operation' -
  that's all you need to know.
http://goo.gl/oRwjx3


  >> Creationist Questions Translated <<
  Kinda shooting fish in a barrel, but here are
  those Creationist questions for scientists
  translated in various logical fallacies.
http://imgur.com/gallery/PbBTk


  >> Jim'll Paint It fans tear Madonna a new one <<
  Madonna failed to credit Jim'll paint It when
  sharing a pic that he did of Putin as the
  Village People. The rage of his fans, as they
  take to her page en masse is something to
  behold. Sample comment: "Madonna is just a
  stupid hairy clunged fucking arsehole piece of
  shit for not crediting Jim'll paint it!"
http://goo.gl/o4DlsW


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: USVSTH3M
  Some stuff we hope you like from our other site

  * EPIC MANLINESS TEST - Test your osterone with
  this uncannily accurate quiz.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/epic-manliness-test/


  * FLAPPY PICKLES - Tories! Floods! Flappy Bird! 
    It's SATIRE!
http://games.usvsth3m.com/flappy-pickles/


  * CAPTAIN KIRK, FREDDY KRUEGER, DR ZAIUS & R2D2
  all taking time out for a little drink and a
  snack between takes.
http://usvsth3m.com/post/76420089069/


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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO

  >> Cat tries to apologise <<
  Cats are not naturals at saying sorry.
  Predictable results.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Cat_tries_to_Apologise


  >> Billy Ray Cyrus twerking video <<
  This is awful. So fucking awful. Therefore,
  it's unmissable. Billy Ray Cyrus, a rapper and
  gyrating aliens recreate Achy Breaky Heart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72WhEqeS6AQ


  >> 3D printed robot plays air hockey <<
  This ticks any number of boxes for us. But
  largely makes us sad that we'll no longer be
  able to play air hockey without being bullied
  by some stupid robot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjzSeOg8oTs


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Sci-Fi Sitcom Challenge

  Last week we wanted you to do the same as
  every other week, but with science fiction
  and sitcoms

  Your favourites included:
 
  * TROTTER: positronic-brained android 
  falls in Peckham pub (Fresh Water Mole)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11054995
 
  * MELDREW: curmudgeonly crank mishandles 
  alien lobster (Captain Howdy)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11056143
  
  * NORDBERG: wookie pays surprise visit to 
  satirical squad (Fresh Water Mole)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11055094
  
  All these images, and the highest as voted by
  you can be found here:
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/sci-fi-sitcoms/


  >> New challenge: Shit Prequels <<
  This week's challenge is to pretend you're 
  a useless movie mogul, and create shit and 
  pointless Hollywood prequels. Challenge 
  suggested by Mictoboy
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/shit-prequels/


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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 THIS INFERNAL RAIN. No seriously,
  it's beyond a joke now.
  
  * A COOL TV to put in the kitchen. Mundane, but
  entirely truthful.
  
  * A BETTER WAY to market Valentines Day than
  sending half-naked men to women's magazines.
  You would not believe the number of hilariously
  rage-filled complaints we've read today.

  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 sinisterduck,
  zacherynuk, robneymcplum, Mastarbeiter,
  Sweeplovesfisting, Marxist Pig and Gratch.  
  Image challenge by Fraser Lewry.
  Mike Trinder is QOTW bloke.
  
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