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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 62: "STAR WARS AND THE NEW KITTEN BAND"

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This Week:
- Star Wars
- New Kitten Band
- Realistic Internet Simulator

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B3ta email 62 - 25 Oct 2002

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: STAR WARS 'DELETED SCENE'
  Please don't sue us George Lucas. 

  Chicago Dave - famous for his top quality
  photoshops - has been playing with video.

  We laughed out loud at his subtle subversion
  of a scene from the first Star Wars film.

  BTW: It's a 3MB video file - so start
  downloading and check out some of the other
  stuff in the newsletter before watching.
http://www.limpfish.com/starwars/


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  WEEBL ON MTV - long time B3ta favourite
  Jonti has recently been commissioned to put his
  world famous Pie animations on TV. They are
  on each and every day starting 9:58pm next
  Monday. Watch. (If you've got MTV. We haven't.
  But he lives downstairs, which is nearly as
  good.)

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: NEW KITTEN BAND
  The Vines - Outtathaway

  Joel's series of Kitten Band animations have
  been extraordinarily successful. He's been 
  interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and
  managed to sell several t-shirts.

  "Woo", writes Joel, "Woo. Woo. Woo."

  And now? He's made screaming angry kittens,
  playing live on a pool table. 

  Turn up the sound and rock out.
http://www.rathergood.com/vines/


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: REALISTIC INTERNET SIMULATOR
  Kill the pop-ups

  We know what you like about the web. It's not
  all that witty text or the pretty pictures. No,
  it's the exciting pop-ups that jump up in your
  face.

  We made this fantastic game so you can tell
  how good you are at the internet. BTW: Turn
  up the sound - we're proud of the music.
http://b3ta.com/realistic-internet-simulator/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Old TV ads, Bubbles game, Nasty thing

  >> Celebrate Halloween - Clown Style <<
  Matazone is a bit of a dude. He made the 'spicy
  brains' kitty cartoon which caught the
  worlds imagination and spawned a catchphrase.
  His latest? A sinister animated poem about
  clowns.
http://www.matazone.co.uk/halloween_special_2002.html


  >> Classic Ad Archive <<
  Bigdave writes, "I have just set up a new page of
  cheesy 80s ads, including classics like Finger
  of Fudge and 5-4-3-2-1." It's a nostalgic treat.
http://www.completeshite.com/davethewave-adverts/


  >> Bubbles Redux <<
  Tomsk has unleashed version two of his bubbles
  game. Now there is a high score table so you
  can test your bubble popping skills against the
  best bubble poppers in the world.
http://tomandphil.myby.co.uk/bubbles/


  >> I Love You ... Thing <<
  What could be more touching than a loved one
  saying, "I love you more than kittens"? Probably
  not this. James Lattimore, you are strange in
  the head. 
http://www.twatted.com/


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: UK TV PRESENTER IN VIRAL EMAIL SCANDAL
  Woo.

  John Leslie, who first made his name as a
  presenter on the BBC children's programme
  Blue Peter, now faces a trial by media which
  looks certain to severely damage his career.

  B3ta boarder Murray made a pic. It caught 
  the moment and within the space of the day
  went round the world. "I was amazed when I
  received it back from New Zealand mid-afternoon
  yesterday", he says.

  Anyway. If you were one of the few people who
  didn't see it, here it is.
http://www.commercialbreaksandbeats.co.uk/b3ta/999leslieavenue.jpg


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

  >> What Google thinks of you <<
  This is a neat project. It automatically
  searches for phrases associated with whatever
  you put in the box. Takes all the effort
  out of coming up with an opinion.
http://www.googlism.com/?type=1&ism=your+mum


  >> Muffin animation <<
  Fact about muffins: They aren't from space.
  However, these guys beg to differ.
http://www.muffinfilms.com/ufm.html


  >> Face thing <<
  Take 20 photos. Cut them in half. Make a 
  new face by matching them up. It's extremely
  well done and kept us amused for about 20
  minutes.
http://www.ericmyer.com/stereotypes.htm


  >> Cyber lover <<
  Infomercial style comedy sketch. Do you have
  trouble getting sex? Then maybe Herb Zipper
  can help you out.
http://febrile.org/files/Cyber_lovah.asf


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the 'Badly Misheard' 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 we wanted badly mishead instructions:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/misheardinstructions/

  We asked B3ta boarder 'razor' to judge the
  huge number of entries - here are his 3 faves.

  Razor writes -

  #1 "Not-so-wise-men - I still find this amusing
  even when I go back to it. Highly original,
  top marks! (been flikin)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/2/1/6/4/4

  #2 "Dave's new job - Genius as always. A lion
  tamer? Timer? Yes something that continues
  to make me laugh (slim)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/3/2/4/7/2

  #3 "Why don't you join us in a cup of tea? -
  A simple and well implemented entry. The
  expression on the chaps face says it all.
  Bravo to this gag." (Brianftang)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/2/1/4/8/6


  >> This Weeks Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributor Koit gave us
  the suggestion, "Cartoon Characters: where
  are they now?"
http://b3ta.com/challenge/cartooncharacters/


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

  * BEST BRITISH BLOG WINNER SCARYDUCK has a
    book offer from "a nice lady in America."


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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

  * The blackness of the void
  * Despair, emptiness and death
  * Your projects and crazy ha ha's

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

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  THANKS: Links by Fuzzbucket, Fraser,
  linkdump.de, Joel Veitch, Agent V. This issue
  was edited by Rob Manuel with David Stevenson. 
  Image challenge handled by Mike Trinder.
  Proofing by the sinister b4ta cabal. (49331)

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