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This Week:
* CANNONS - What do they sound like?
* BELLS - This clickbait will blow your mind
* TROMBONES - in a special video!

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B3ta email 649 - 16 Jan 2015

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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK

  >> Kick UKIP out of Kent (UsVsTh3m) <<
  Featuring your B3ta editor Rob Manuel's lovely
  grumpy singing:
http://games.usvsth3m.com/kick-ukip-out-of-kent/


  >> "A Walk Through A Crime" <<
  Joel Veitch writes, "I walked through a crime on
  my way home from work yesterday. I wrote a
  little summary of the experience. There's words
  and stuff."
http://www.rathergood.com/blog/a-walk-through-a-crime.html


  >> 19 Amazing Facts About Bells That Will SHOCK You! << 
  Also from Joel - his take on listicles and
  clickbait.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1264498/


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the 'Extract a character' challenge

  Last week we asked for your images of Asteroidea.
 
  Your favourites included:

  * Slim Kim: Fat boy beats (R2DTard)
http://b3ta.com/board/11128478

  * Punk Floyd: Dark side of the Tron (oddotter)
http://b3ta.com/board/11129051
 
  * Labbarynth: Frida, Agnetha, Bennie, Bjorn and
  Bowie (HappyToast)
http://b3ta.com/board/11128270
  
  All these images, and a load more can be
 found here:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/extractcharacters/popular/


   >> New challenge: Surveillance <<
  This week we're taking a close look at the
  government's plans to spy on us. They want to
  read your emails, peek in your zips and even
  fiddle with your software's backdoor. Depict your
  thoughts on this and suggest what other
  draconian policies they might be plotting.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/surveillance/


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

  >> Bhutanese Passport <<
  Click on 'listen to this article' on the top
  right to hear this wonderful, wonderful
  accent. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutanese_passport


  >> Unusual book title, mean reviews <<
  "Helping the Retarded to Know God - a guide for
  Christian teachers of the mentally handicapped."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0570063507/b3ta-20


  >> NASA audio <<
  NASA has put its historical audio files up onto the
  SoundCloud. Should be useful for the odd sample.
https://soundcloud.com/nasa


  >> Ship Your Enemies Glitter <<
  Worse than burning dogshit. At least you can
  eventually clear dogshit up.
http://shipyourenemiesglitter.com/


  >> Twitter Choose Your Own Adventure <<
  Just as exciting as it was in 1984. In fact,
  more so, as now you can confusingly RT which
  page you're on.
https://twitter.com/wnd_go


  >> Schoolgirls licking doorknobs <<
  Oh, Japan! Always new ways to objectify young
  women in ways that make us feel old and confused.
http://goo.gl/uoxmfO


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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO
  Like TV but the knobs are different

  * Ever wondered what shooting a cannon would
  sound like?
http://youtu.be/rmhrKMJDJd8


  * Dog Goldberg Machine. It's an ad, and an ad
  from a few years back, but it's good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA56LgpFbSw


 * The story of "Wordy Rappinghood". Tina Weymouth
 is looking well.
http://youtu.be/hsGFH_Q7KMs


 * Father and Son on Trombone and Oven. Whatever
 you think this is, it is that.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1263591/


 * Animator modifies NES Power Glove as a tool for
 work. Clever.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1265157/


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  THANKS:
  This issue was written by Rob Manuel with David
  Stevenson. Stuff sent in by sinisterduck,
  Amadeus, Wronceel, mugwump, gunmental,
  sinisterduck, Jabberwoc, RompaStompa &
  allseeingjapseye. Image challenge by Fraser
  Lewry. Mike Trinder is QOTW bloke.
    
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  TOP TIP:
  Voyeurs. Before masturbating, sit on your hand
  AND your knob, so it feels like you're watching
  someone wank someone else off.

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