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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 63: "DEAD ROCK STAR SPECIAL"

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This Week:
- Rock 'n' Roll Water Cooler
- Tribute to Run DMC
- B3ta party .. tonight!

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B3ta email 63 - 1 Nov 2002

Read this issue online:
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue63/

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: ROCK'N'ROLL WATER COOLER
  At the hop

  You might not remember the name "Danny & the 
  Juniors" but you'll remember their song.

  'At the hop' is a fantastically catchy bit of
  1950's rock 'n' roll.

  Brian Millar has made a fun little flash video
  to accompany the song - featuring singing
  water coolers.

  BTW: Danny shot himself in 1983. Remember him
  this way.
http://www.baker-street.net/hop/


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: B3TA HALLOWEEN BASH 
  Yay

  It's tonight! It'll be the best ever! It'll 
  have beer! And pumpkins! And DJs! And stuff!

http://www.b3ta.com/images/b3ta/halloween.gif


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: TRIBUTE TO RUN DMC
  by Joel Veitch

  This week Run DMC DJ Jam Master Jay was
  murdered by an unknown assailant in a horrific
  gangland slaying.

  Joel writes -

  "I was horrified. My childhood hero dead.
  I rushed to my PC and decided to make a fitting
  tribute with Hip-Hop kittens."

  "Is used a Public Enemy tune though - I'm sure
  he wouldn't have minded."
http://www.rathergood.com/public_enemy/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Evil sheep, Stars 2, Scream thing, Vag

  >> Evil Sheep animation <<
  Sheep are shit. They deserve to die. Choose how.
  Thanks, Brian Mung.
http://www.brianmung.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/evilsheep.htm


  >> Stars Redux <<
  A couple of weeks ago Tomsk made a interactive
  toy where you knocked the stars out of the sky.
  You demanded that it be made into a game. And so
  it came to pass.
http://tomandphil.myby.co.uk/stars/


  >> Scream Animation <<
  Edvard Munch meets Michael Jackson. Hang onto your
  hats as the picture wiggles about a bit.
  Thanks Spassmonkey, you're crazy.
http://www.spassmonkey.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/scream.html


  >> Where's Fanny? <<
  "I was bet", writes Dan Lowe, "that I wouldn't
  buy this domain and do something with it. I did.
  Excuse my extremely poor Photoshop skills."
http://find-a-vagina.com


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

  >> Zippo tricks gone bad <<
  Ever wished that the prat showing off with his
  lighter would get it wrong? They eventually do
  you know. Cunt.
http://www.zippotricks.com/Video/FLESH3.wmv


  >> Toboggan Death game <<
  Can you get your little toboggan through the
  burning ring of fire? We can. We're the best.
http://www.wedu.com/sledrun/toboggan_run.swf


  >> Hangover animation <<
  "Drunky" likes a drink. This Disney style
  cartoon deals with the consequences of his
  boozy shenanigans. 
http://tinyurl.com/2cpm


  >> Inexplicable kung-fu cow <<
  This Matrix pastiche looks like a TV ad - but
  we can't imagine what it's selling. It's put
  us right off milk. 
http://www.e-studio.dk/matrix_cow.wmv 


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from Old Cartoon 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 to know what had happened
  to old cartoon characters.
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/cartooncharacters/

  We asked B3ta boarder Hazey to judge the
  entries - here are his 3 faves.

  Hazey writes -

  #1 "Mumm-Ra tires of 'ever-living evil' - made
  me laugh. Could he advertise old people's
  wee-absorbing pant pads too? (Crazymum)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/4/2/0/6/5/

  #2 "The Last Ever Peanuts Cartoon - very
  simple, but made me chuckle. A first attempt
  too. Impressive. (PCheese)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/3/6/8/3/8/  
 
  #3 "Times were hard for Paddington Bear - a
  nicely executed number, by the always
  high-quality, and funny, Slim." (Slim)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/4/7/8/0/5


  >> This Week's Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributor 'TheBear' gave us
  the suggestion, "Museum exhibits kept in storage,
  never to be displayed"
http://b3ta.com/challenge/keptinstorage/


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

  * STARWARS VIDEO - last week Chicago Dave
    launched his Star Wars skit in this newsletter.
    He did 13,000 downloads before being kicked
    off his server. If you missed it, then he's
    set up a few mirror sites here.
http://www.limpfish.com/starwars/


  * WOBBL & BOB has been on MTV all week. Jonti
    has been really busy - but as a treat for his
    fans has knocked up a quick penguin gag:
http://www.weebl.jolt.co.uk/penguins.htm


  * RATHERGOOD TV - Joel has been doing some TV
    stuff too. If you can get the E4 channel then
    check out Fanorama - he did the title
    sequence.


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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.

  We'd really like to see:

  * Things that makes us laugh
  * ... and makes us cry.
  * Oh & your projects, links and stuff

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

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  THANKS. Links from Neil Gibson, Blogjam, Shabble,
  & Iain Thurgar. Image challenge run by Mike
  Trinder. Issue edited by Rob Manuel with
  David Stevenson, Chthonic Ionic, & Fraser Lewry.

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