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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 71: "ATTACK OF THE UBER-PEA"

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This Week:
* ANIM - Blode 6 from Rathergood
* QUIZ - Spot the Gif-erence
* TOY  - Bouncing Cattle

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B3ta email 71 - 10 Jan 2003

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: BLODE 6
  The return of Joel Veitch

  Joel has been too busy recently with his
  TV gig to make any web stuff. Until now.

  Joel writes -

  "Woo! Finally! A new web thing! Thank fuck
  for that!"

  Blode 6 is the latest episode in Joel's cult
  cartoon series. It features some lovely
  songs and a very nasty pea.
http://www.rathergood.com/blode6/


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: WEB DESIGNER CHALLENGE
  Are these kittens jpg or gif?

  B3ta editor Rob Manuel writes,

  "I've made a lot of web quizzes. Normally I
  try to make them accessible to as many people
  as possible.

  "This time you'll need a bit more specialist
  knowledge. Do you think you can tell what is
  a gif and what is a jpg? Test your skills to 
  the limit with my thrilling quiz.

  "Look - it's got kittens, too!"
http://www.b3ta.com/spot-the-giference/


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: BOUNCING COW LUCK TESTER
  Animal killing fun  

  No more flipping coins to make your decisions.
  Matazone has made a marvellous toy that can
  give you the same thrills, but using bouncing
  cows fired from a cannon. Utterly preposterous
  and made us splutter with laughter.
http://www.matazone.co.uk/bouncing_cow_luck_test_game.html


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Twister, Snowmen, Stupid surveys

  >> Keyboard Twister <<
  Put your fingers to the ultimate test in JBoom's
  finger version of the classic party game Twister.
  Sadly it doesn't work with all keyboards, but
  it's well worth a try.
http://www.jboom.com/twister/


  >> Making Snowmen <<
  Britain has had its first real snow of winter
  this week. B3ta boarders Spacefish and Freshlegs
  have been out frolicking in it. They made some
  lovely snowmen on Hampstead Heath. Sweet.
http://www.b3ta.com/board/638353


  >> Rigging Internet Polls <<
  The UK Guardian is running a surprisingly witty
  survey on whether people trust online polls.
  B3ta boarders have been amusing themselves by
  helping to rig the vote.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/graphics/0,9749,871420,00.html


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

  >> Pancake Rabbit R.I.P <<
  Oolong the rabbit is dead. He first came to
  fame in 2001 for his puzzling appearances with 
  pancakes on his head. He will be sadly missed.
  Although these pics of him lying in state are a
  bit off-colour.
http://sokaisha.hp.infoseek.co.jp/030108/030108.htm


  >> Bez on crack <<
  Watch Bez of the Happy Mondays twat the fuck
  out of a punter with a microphone stand. Last
  week UK TV show Born Sloppy invited Bez to
  appear on their programme. He acted up and he
  acted up badly. Frankly we're stunned that C4
  are releasing this footage on the web. It looks
  more like evidence for a court case than a
  funny video. (RealVideo file)
http://makeashorterlink.com/?Y2FD22603


  >> Microwave vs. CDs <<
  Ever wondered what would happen if you
  microwaved a CD and then placed it on
  a Tesla coil? Us neither. We don't even
  know what a Tesla coil is. And we don't care!
  Great pics tho.
http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~wwl/cdzap.html


  >> Extreme Wheelchair <<
  We like cripples that can do cool shit
  and give us a laugh at the same time.
  We like this man. We wish we were born wrong, 
  so that we could be cool too.
http://www.wheelchairjunkie.com/idiotzone/page4.html


  >> Dino Porn <<
  Like dinosaurs? Like them a lot? Would you
  like a time machine? So you could go back
  in time and fuck them? You would? YAY!
http://www.mccmusic.com/prehistoricporn.htm


  >> Ugly Chick <<
  This munter submitted their photo to hotornot,
  a site where viewers rate people's
  attractiveness. We're not sure if they're
  male or female and we're not sure if we
  want to know.
http://www.hotornot.com/r/?emid=AQSYKQ


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the "Hats of the Future" 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 hats of the future: 
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/hat/

  We asked the ever present B3ta boarder 
  'Professor_Fnord' to judge the entries - 
  here are his 3 faves.

  Fnord writes -

  #1 Cow23's trilogy of 'Literal hats of 
  the future' - Being done in black and white 
  made these look even more classy than they 
  already were. (cow23)

  The Bowler Hat:
http://www.b3ta.com/board/617330
  The Derby Hat:
http://www.b3ta.com/board/618102
  The Straw Hat:
http://www.b3ta.com/board/617887

  #2 Monkeon tells it like it is, or at least,
  like it will be.
http://www.b3ta.com/board/636797


  #3 Flash Bastard - you can't beat a good pun. 
  They could do with hats for their arses as
  well from what I've seen.
http://www.b3ta.com/board/618969


  >> This Weeks Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributors Glis, Pootle and
  Witchy gave us the suggestion, "What if
  advertising told the truth?"
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/advertisement/


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

  * B3TA PEOPLE WIN YAHOO AWARDS - we were
    pleased to see two b3ta regulars in the
    Yahoo Pick of the Year. Well done to Mat
    Connolley (iusedtobelieve.com) and
    Joel Veitch (rathergood.com)
http://uk.dir.yahoo.com/picks_of_the_year_2002/


  * CHICAGO DAVE "BIG IN JAPAN" - his famous
    Queen in England strip photoshop found its
    way onto a football supporter's banner which
    ended up in the Japanese press. Woo.
http://www.limpfish.com/b3ta/nikkei.jpg


  * B3TA AWARD RESULTS - last year we asked you
    to vote on what you thought was the best
    stuff on the web. And you did. In your droves.
    We've compiled the results into a lovely
    little page which has a loads of great stuff
    that you might not have seen before.
http://www.b3ta.com/features/awards2003/


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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 to see include

  * QUIZZES - we love them. People love them.
    They're great.

  * REAL WORLD STUNTS - why not make a load
    of rude stickers and stick them on the
    tube? Or on your mum?

  * NEW STUFF - we like shiny things. For
    our nest. 

  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 Baz, David Colderley, bhell13,
  Rich from Brighton, Nik Poke, Flanflinger, 
  Alex, Geronimo, 
  Image challenge handled by Denise Wilton 
  Proofing by the wonky b4ta donkeys. (57867)

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