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NEWSLETTER: "HOLY MOTHER OF SAUSAGES, AN UNEXPECTED B3TA NEWSLETTER!"

 
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"HOLY MOTHER OF SAUSAGES, AN UNEXPECTED B3TA NEWSLETTER!"
This Week:
* 12 B3ta projects you may have missed
* Yes, 12, like the 12 days of Christmas
* Or the disciples of Jesus

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B3ta email 676- 1 Dec 2017

"Alexa! Read me the best newsletter ever written!"
http://b3ta.com/blog/issue676

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: THIS BREXIT BUS GAME IS AMAZING
  (sponsored link)
  
  Take back control of the infamous campaign
  bus and ride the value of the pound since
  the EU referendum.

  Our score is 60 second - can you beat us?
https://advisa.se/en/research/brexit-bus/


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: HELLO, IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK
  
  Right you lot, here's a special newsletter,
  we haven't done one for six months or so
  and we thought we'd pull our fingers out.

  This week we're just going to do a quick
  round-up of the best creativity from our 
  community from the last half year.
  
  And thanks to Matt Round of B3ta / UsVsTh3m
  (RIP) fame for sorting out the ad for the
  Brexit Bus game at the top. (He thought up
  the game too, it's very good and just got a
  RT from JK Rowling, which was nice.)
  
  Anyway, on with the content. You like
  content don't you?

  
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12 THINGS B3TA PEOPLE HAVE DONE MADE IN 6 MONTHS
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  1. TRUMP VS. TALKING HEADS MASHUP -
  SwedeMason is the king of videos and has
  done this Trump thing that's so good it's
  in danger of making us like Trump.
http://b3ta.com/links/Trump_vs_Talking_Heads


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  2. PAUL MCCARTNEY MASHUP - Swede also did
  this amazing Paul McCartney song which is
  both a statement of Swede's artistic intent
  and the best track Paul McCartney has been
  on since the mid 80s. 
http://b3ta.com/links/Paul_McCartney_Rabbit_Hole


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  3. DONALD TRUMP PSYCHIC QUIZ - Monkeon has
  made this clever quiz which predicts how
  many questions you will get correct. The
  background to this being that whatever
  Trump has said, he's also said something
  utterly contrary.
https://www.monkeon.co.uk/psychictrumpquiz/

  BTW: Two Trump things?! The dirty secret of
  the content industry is Donald is good for
  clicks. We're all going to hell in a
  fascist handcart because it helps sell ads.


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  4. CAN YOU TELL WHETHER A BOOK IS ANY GOOD
  FROM ITS COVER ALONE? - Over 10 rounds, you
  will be shown two books. One will have a 5
  star Amazon rating. Another clever quiz
  from Monkeon.
https://www.monkeon.co.uk/judgeabook/


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  5. YOKO ONO BOT - your Ginger Fuhrer
  largely wastes his time pissing around with
  bots. His latest pretends to be Yoko Ono.

  Here's 5 sample tweets:
  
  "Imagine there's no tea bags."

  "Make a list of your favourite crisp
  sandwiches. Post it to someone who feels
  sad."

  "Look out of the window. Do you see that
  cloud shaped like Peter Capaldi? Invite it
  to dinner."

  "Purchase some black puddings. Leave a black
  pudding wherever you go."

  "It's trumpet awareness hour. Please be
  aware of trumpets for the next 60 minutes."
https://twitter.com/yokoonobot


  BTW: Rob did a talk about his bots which you 
  can watch here. (60min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNxj_pwgmWM


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  6. ASHENS HAS WRITTEN A BOOk - it's about
  bad old computer games it's utterly great
  and you should buy it. We have.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1783524138/b3ta-21


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  7. CYRIAK HAS DONE MORE OF HIS MADNESS -
  This one is about horses. Of courses.
http://b3ta.com/links/I_heard_you_love_horses


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  8. CCC HAS LAUNCHED A BEATLES PODCAST -
  best known for once pretending to be the
  folk superhero 'Monkeyman of Tumbridge
  Wells" Chris is interviewing various people
  about the Beatles. Debut episode features
  Rob Manuel, and coming up is film director
  Ben Wheatley. Follow now and you'll get the
  first news when the shows are edited and
  published.
https://twitter.com/IAmTheEggPod
 
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  9. SOMEONE MADE A HUGE B3TA QUESTION OF THE
  WEEK POSTER - Pineapplecharm writes, "This
  is a link post A few years ago I posted a
  poster of the top 3 posts from each of the
  (then) 200 QOTWs posted so far I made this!
  There have now been 600 questions, so I've
  redone it with just the winning entries
  from every question to date. Those who went
  to the recent London bash will have seen a
  version which, due to question 600 running
  on for about 200000 years, only had 599 on
  it, but this is now complete. And yes, it
  was a fucking ballache. At 42 inches wide
  it would be a complete cunt to post out so
  just take it to a local printer if you're
  insane enough to want a hard copy."
http://www.spinelessclassics.com/b3ta-com-question-of-the-week-1-to-600-furtive-bear-art-318.htm 
  
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  10. GOODBYE TO 'TRAPDOOR' DAD - Ornsack's
  dad made the kids TV show Trapdoor and
  wites, "My dad was animating a bunch of
  weird videos right up until a few days
  before he passed away. I and a bunch of his
  colleagues at Aardman have spent the last
  year trying to put them together (All he
  had was the animation on green screen and
  some lyrics) and we are finally here. First
  episode is online, and there's another 11
  to go."
http://b3ta.com/links/The_Nipth

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 11. ANOTHER B3TAN BOOK - Old b3tan Stephen
 Wildish has done a lovely book about
 swearing. BUY IT. SUPPORT OLD B3TANS! 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1785036416/b3ta-21


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  12. AND FINALLY... via spellingmistakescostlives
  "I made a giant painting of businesspeople
  being sent to Hell but taking the place
  over and running it for profit
  industrialising the torture process and
  making everything much more efficient and
  terrible."
https://www.spellingmistakescostlives.com/businesshell


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: RIGHT, HERE'S THE END BIT!

  So long people, we'll do another if and
  when we can be arsed but in the meantime we
  do make sure there's a b3ta image challenge
  every week and there's stuff going out on
  the social media channels.
  
  This is where we should link to the social
  channels but we're idiots and take pervese
  delight in shooting ourselves in the foot
  so we're not going to.
  
  So, until the next time dear newsletter
  reader, until the next time. BYE!
  
  
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: STILL BORED?  
  Watch the best YouTube channel that's ever
  existed - if you like watching middle-aged
  men fiddle with old technology then
  TechMoan is the Holy Grail. Seriously, this
  is why we can't be arsed to write
  newsletters these days, we spend all our
  time watching this guy.   
https://www.youtube.com/techmoan

 
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