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This Week:
* HUGE EYE - stares into your soul
* SQUIRREL - hijacks plane
* STEWART LEE - hates Twitter

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B3ta email 621 - 28th Feb 2014

Read this issue sobbing and wanking:
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue621

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  * "It cured my leprosy right up."

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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK

  >> NYEherhRHRHRHRRRRRRRRRR <<
  We have no idea what this is. But we liked it.
  Well done, DaveExclamationMark.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1141242/


  >> Richard Branson, don't be a Dick <<
  "Richard Branson is a member of the Ocean
  Elders conservation group while his company
  Virgin sells package trips to Sea World,"
  informs surreal animator extraordinaire
  Smearballs. "Here's a video to point out the
  hypocrisy & hopefully help out some whales
  stuck in a tub."
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Dont_Be_a_Dick


  >> Trojan Horse - the first attempt <<
  "Troy 1183 BC," intones Joel Veitch
  portentously. "Mighty Odysseus tries out his
  Trojan Horse plan for the first time."
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1143671/


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: USVSTH3M
  The other 'b3taish' project 

  * WHICH CITY - We ask a series of
    carefully-chosen question, then work out 
    the ideal city for you to live in.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/which-city/


  * REALISTIC GCHQ SIMULATOR - those spies probably
    get bored watching internet bores all day.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/realistic-gchq-simulator/


  * THE EPIC MANLIESS TEST - test your testosterone,
    are you a man or a er.. not-man.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/epic-manliness-test/


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

  >> The Hilariously Awkward Onion Slideshow... <<
  The Onion launches one of its occasional jabs
  at Buzzfeed. Just keep clicking the right arrow.
http://goo.gl/4ugQNF


  >> The war on Buzzfeed continues <<
  A list of thing you MUST remember, to consider
  yourself a true child of the 90s. Did YOU own
  every "Voltidore" book?
http://www.themanwhofellasleep.com/Listobem/listbem.htm


  >> DLT, Ken Barlow and Kevin Webster celebrate good times <<
  "Saw this animated Three advert thing and just
  couldn't resist," confesses Leemondus. Yep,
  this kind of online generator is ripe for
  inappropriate LOLs. 
http://www.singitkitty.co.uk/play/241Z5


  >> Huge eye rendered in WebGL <<
  This is terrifying. Like Skyping Sauron, with
  adjustable sliders.
http://vill.ee/eye/


  >> Your favourite celebrity is... problematic <<
  Website lists all the dickheaded things that
  celebrities say, so you can judge them and
  maybe decide you don't want to marry Benedict
  Cumberbatch after all.
http://yourfaveisproblematic.tumblr.com/


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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO

  >> Benny Hill ravers <<
  Looks old and yet, somehow, still the best thing
  we've seen all week. Does what it says on the
  tin, as we used to say back in the days when
  tins were a thing.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Benny_Hill_ravers


  >> Terrible working conditions at BBC News <<
  You will go to Hell for laughing at this. And
  it will be out fault. Sorry.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Im_Ron_Burgandy


  >> This is how all reporters should sign off <<
  By going down in an imaginary lift.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/BBC_camera_lols


  >> Least convincing British accent ever <<
  Adam & Joe discuss an American voice coach
  trying to teach actors how to do a "British
  accent". No human has ever said the word
  "coffee" like this.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1141049/


  >> Stewart Lee's TV show is coming back <<
  ...And he hates Twitter.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Limmy_new_show


  >> "Eye of the Tiger" on dot matrix printer <<
  FYI this is the modern-day equivalent of a
  bloke in a smock playing the saw. And it's
  equally great.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1141013/

  Bonus Benny Hill theme:
http://vimeo.com/57960146


  >> Evolution <<
  Lovely bit of stop-motion, with animals
  cleverly made by combining graffiti with bits
  of rubbish.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Evolution:7


  >> Flying rat ambush <<
  Adorable.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:2


  >> Squirrel steals plane <<
  Can't be fake - there's an onboard camera fer
  gosh sakes! Action starts at 70 seconds.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Damn_squirrels


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Cakes in Technology 
  Challenge

  Last week we wanted you to celebrate cakes.
  And tech. Together in perfect harmony.  

  Your favourites included:
 
  * BAKEWELL: Mr Kipling's almond fondant 
  classic undergoes transformation (84237)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11059337 
 
  * DISH: plate trio searches the skies 
  for alien lifesigns (moon monkey)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11058982
  
  * COLOUR: hilarious cake/geek crossover
  fruit dough expansion (Ninj)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11058742 
  
  All these images, and the highest as voted by
  you can be found here:
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/technology-cakes/


  >> New challenge: NSFW-SFW <<
  This week's challenge is to take something 
  that's not suited for office viewing and 
  turn it into something absolutely safe 
  for your coworkers to glimpse at 
  (suggested by Rafi).
 http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/nsfw-sfw/


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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

  * A PET that you can keep in a small,
  first-floor flat, but that has more personality
  than a fish.
  
  * 8 CARPARKS THAT LOOK LIKE OPRAH WINFREY - we
  pitched this idea as a joke, then found it
  impossible.
  
  * A NEW KIND OF HAM. We've had the cooked kind
  and we've had the cured kind. What more, from
  the world of ham?

  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 Whizzer,
  admiral crunch, Fadgebadger, Fluffster,
  Leemondus, Queef In a Jar, HoratioFellatio,
  RompaStompa, Herb Alpert's Taxi Driver,
  artifus, Wankle-Rotary-Engine
  Image challenge by Fraser Lewry.
  Mike Trinder is QOTW bloke.

  
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  TOP TIP:
  Save money on expensive toilet cleaner by
  drinking more water.
(MrOli)

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