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This Week:
* CAMERON - remixed for LOLs
* NUMBERS - form an entertaining game of some kind
* DRAG QUEENS - who are really world leaders

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B3ta email 623 - 14 Mar 2014

Poke at this issue with a stick: 
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue623 

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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK
  Politics, Ghosts and Innuendo

  >> Breaking Down The Budget <<
  "Had to be done," bemoans swedemason. Political
  samples demonstrate just how different the
  parties really are.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Breaking_Down_The_Budget


  >> SPOOK TRAIN Official Trailer <<
  "This is a kickstarter advert posing as a fake
  film trailer," explains Splattermation auteur
  leehardcastle. "Cheers to fellow b3tan Cyriak
  for the choon 'Something'."
http://www.b3ta.com/links/SPOOK_TRAIN_Official_Trailer_HD


  >> Wind turbine maintenance <<
  " I made this to commemorate the ERECTION of a
  massive turbine just a mile or so from my
  house," trills Black Moon.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Wind_turbine_maintenance


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: USVSTH3M BOLLOCKS
  The other project that's sort of B3taish

  * The Hivemind Experiment - Are you in tune or
  independent? We’ll ask you a series of word
  associations to test whether you’re an
  independent thinker or fully attuned to
  the human zeitgeist.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/hivemind-experiment/


  * Amateur Hacker Simulator - You are a hacker
  and you must break into the War Room. Luckily,
  it’s secured with the 100 most ridiculously
  commonly-used passwords - how many can you guess?
http://games.usvsth3m.com/amateur-hacker-simulator/


  * Which 8-bit Computer Are You? - Spectrum, C64,
  BBC or Amstrad?
http://games.usvsth3m.com/which-8-bit-computer-are-you/


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

  >> 2048 game <<
  Use your arrow keys to move the tiles. When two
  tiles with the same number touch, they merge
  into one. It's not Numberwang but it's still good.
http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/


  >> Jane and Peter learn some new words <<
  Spoof of the Learning-to-Read books that were
  inflicted on us when we were little - but
  updated and rather warped.
http://imgur.com/gallery/9lkFz

  And the sequel:
http://imgur.com/gallery/3HIpZ


  >> 'Chat' magazine' top tips <<
  Collected onto a single page. Full of insanity
  and a weird obsession with sanitary towels. 
http://m.imgur.com/a/4OEQN


  >> Horribly-designed products <<
  Designer Katerina Kamprani creates deliberately
  useless object. Our favourite? That ridiculous
  fork on a chain.
http://www.tickld.com/pic/t/704875


  >> World "leaders" as drag queens <<
  We didn't put leaders in inverted commas as a
  satirical statement, it's just Osama Bin Laden
  is one of the famous men made over as a drag
  queen in this clever, Gilliamesque animation.
http://www.sainthoax.com/wdyo.html


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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO
  Like telly but not shit. Mostly.
  
  * What Seinfeld's mind would be like 
  If he went mad.
http://tinyurl.com/qhykooc


  * Website model involuntarily dances. Is this
  secretly a viral ad for a US clothing company?
  Charming nevertheless.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8C_u7D6Lp4


  * Furby talking to Siri. Imagine if Siri really
  is interpreting that correctly. *Chills* 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18UmoIu8lII 


  * Amusing Yorkshire dub of Rebecca Black's
  Friday. Sure, it's a bit of an old meme to be
  riffing off but that doesn't make this any less
  funny. 
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1148013/


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Interesting TV Challenge

  Last week we wanted you to make TV more 
  interesting. Because someone has to, FFS.

  Your favourites included:
 
  * FAMILIES: celebrity genealogy with truth 
  and swearing (Christian's Bolt and Ski) 
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11063746
 
  * STING: men flee beehive in punning 
  sitcom scenario (Mystery_Bob)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11062834
  
  * TREK: to boldly go where no man has gone 
  before, Craggy Island version (Ninj)  
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11064618

  
  All these images, and the highest as voted by
  you can be found here:
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/interesting-tv/


  >> New challenge: The Deep <<
  This week, dolphinwhisperer asks, "What's 
  right down at the very bottom of the 
  sea?". It's a very good question, and one 
  we'd like you to answer via the medium of 
  this week's image challenge.
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/the-deep/


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  THANKS:
  This issue was written by Rob Manuel with
  David Stevenson. Stuff sent in by colmcq2,
  Pissflaps, moon monkey, Uncle Albert,
  BaronMunchausen, The Tramp Surveyor,
  and Mastarbeiter.
  Image challenge by Fraser Lewry.
  Mike Trinder is QOTW bloke.
  
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  TOP TIP:
  Avoid having to use the phrase, "It's always in
  the last place you look..." by continuing to
  search for something long after you have
  actually found it.
  (NoStrings)

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