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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 66: "VANDALISE THE WEB"

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This Week:
* QUIZ - Gash or Tash
* VANDALISE WEBSITES - an evil tool
* INTERVIEW - voice of the London Underground

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B3ta email 66 - 22 NOV 2002

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: GRAFITTI ANY SITE ON THE WEB
  With this handy tool

  What can be better than drawing a cock on
  a wall? Nothing, except drawing it on a web
  page.

  IZB writes -

  "With my fantastic new tool, you can vandalise
  other people's websites, adding images and text
  of your own. Then, and best of all, you can show
  other people your handiwork."

  Look. Learn. Do.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?M2A352882


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: THE VOICE OF THE UNDERGROUND
  Interviewed by us

  Emma Clarke is the voice of the London Tube.
  She says stuff like "The next stop is
  Cockfosters."

  We think this is the coolest thing in the world
  and have interviewed her.
http://www.b3ta.com/people/emmaclarke/


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: GASH OR TASH
  Can you tell?

  Alistair Scott wrote to us and said -

  "Is your website now run by girls or
  something? What happened to classics like
  Funnel or Tunnel? All there is now is
  twatting dancing cats. Sort it out."
  
  Well Mr Alistair Scott, this one's for you.
http://www.b3ta.com/gash-or-tash/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Weebl, Santa, Geeks, The Office, Football

  >> The return of Weebl & Bob <<
  Jonti has been busy recently making animations
  for MTV. However, he's finally had a bit of
  free time to make the next episode of "Bob's
  week in France." Blimey.
http://www.weebl.jolt.co.uk/bobs%20week%20in%20france%20pt5.htm


  >> Secret Santa <<
  Each year B3ta gods Cal & Pep and their 
  friend Tom run a special service for people
  with Amazon wish lists. It allows you to send
  and receive presents from people around
  the world. Pep says, "We want everyone to join
  in, not just webloggers. We recommend that
  people have something on their wish list that's
  about $10-$15 so people don't have to spend
  too much."
http://www.thinkblank.com/santa/


  >> "We're Geeks" say Geeks <<
  Simon Panrucker has made a song and video about
  being a geek. "Most of it is about my own life",
  he says, "I'm the really geeky looking one in
  the Atari t-shirt, although I don't look that bad
  in real life... I hope."
http://www.marshallsoftware.co.nz/b3ta/simonp/geeks.wmv


  >> The Office - The Making of ... <<
  Wondered about David Brent's amazing dancing?
  According to Mr Fancyteeth, it was animatronics.
http://www.mantlepies.com/brent.html


  >> Football animation <<
  Rogan is a Photoshop genius. His gags have
  been brightening up our board for a while.
  He's now experimenting with flash. Here
  are the results.
http://www.roganjosh.co.uk/showFlash.asp


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


  >> How to pee in public <<
  Are you troubled with piss anxiety? This guy
  was and he overcame his problem. The trick -
  don't be scared of the big boys - is to imagine
  yourself pissing on their shoes.
http://www.eastwest.nu/mtblog/archives/000014.html


  >> Serial Killer art <<
  Nico Claux is a cannibal. He recently spent
  12 years in a French prison for eating people.
  And now? He's out and on the web. He paints
  pictures of his favourite serial killers.
  Not very good pictures, mind.
http://www.sondralondon.com/nico/killer/art.htm


  >> Spock sings Tolkien <<
  Spock and Kirk both had abortive pop careers
  in the late 60s. Their songs are legendarily
  shite, but did you know Spock made a video?
  It's pretty kitsch, and doesn't he look young!
http://homepage.mac.com/celkjer/iMovieTheater2.html


  >> Photoshopped or Hoaxed <<
  With so many altered images floating about the
  web, see if you can spot the difference. We
  scored 9 on level 1 and 7 on level 2.
  We're rubbish.
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/tests/hoaxphototest.html


  >> A child's diary <<
  Animated versions of an 8-year old's diary.
  Funny and sweet.
http://www.angryalien.com/amys_diary.html


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from '1950s health warnings' 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 '1950s Government Warnings'
http://b3ta.com/challenge/governmentwarning/

  We asked B3ta legend Weebl to judge the
  entries - here are his 3 faves.

  Weebl writes -

  #1 "Keep your head in the car - this warning is
      lovely and so very very true. (Santexo)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/8/3/7/8/4/

  #2 "Do not shrink guitars - simple but made me
      laugh. (Chief Wiggum)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/8/3/4/8/5/
 
  #3 "Your country needs yo-yos - who thought
    something different could be done with
    this picture?" (Gias)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/8/6/8/3/3/


  >> This Week's Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributor Pep gave us
  the suggestion, "Who's lurking in the garden?"
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/garden/


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

  * JOEL ON HIS LIFE IN TV - "I had to pretend
    to be a foot fetishist with a thing for Gail
    Porter. She was supposed to walk on my back.
    She came very close to freaking out. I didn't
    realise they hadn't told her it was a
    stitch-up."


  * VENTED SPLEEN - last week Fraser asked you
    to send him your anger. You did. You need
    therapy - some of this stuff is foul.
http://www.blogjam.com/vent/


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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 NOT to see include

  * Sites claiming to be "The English Onion"
  * Emails saying, "My mate made this." We want
    stuff YOU make. 
  * URLs with haha, funny or comedy in them.

  Send contributions to 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 edited by Rob Manuel with David
  Stevenson.
  Links sent in by Freddy Woo, Annalise, Jennifer
  Shiman, Jon Brownridge & Fraser.
  Image challenge handled by Denise Wilton. 
  Proofing by the hooded b4ta druids.
  Special thanks to Cal for rewriting our
  "rendering engine". Yay, we so render.
  (53338)

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