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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 76: "LET'S BOMB THE COMMIES"

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This Week:
* GAME - Underage Drinking
* ANIM - New Weebl and Bob
* QUIZ - Sexpot or Despot?

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B3ta email 76 - 14 Feb 2003

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: UNDERAGE OFF LICENCE GAME
  Buying fags for 15 year olds

  Mr Fancyteeth writes -

  "I've made an off licence game. You play a
  little laddy and have to ask for Rizlas and
  superglue and fags and stuff. If you sound
  old enough you'll get them."

  This is bloody great. Takes us right back
  to our spotty youth.
http://www.mantlepies.com/offlicence.html


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: NEW WEEBL AND BOB
  American Pie

  This is our favourite episode of Weebl and
  Bob in ages.

  There's a lovely bit of banter between
  the characters and a nice gag about
  American Beauty.
http://www.weebl.jolt.co.uk/bag.htm


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: SEXPOT OR DESPOT
  Can you tell?

  In the great tradition of b3ta 'either or'
  quizzes, Fraser Lewry has knocked up another.

  This one asks whether you can tell the
  difference between the moustaches of
  dictators or sexual lotharios.

  It's the music that makes it.
http://www.blogjam.com/despot_or_sexpot/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK
  Muscles, Lady in Red, Lost Socks and Penguins

  >> Tweakable Body Builder <<
  Monkeyboyblue has made an interactive
  bodybuilder. Imagine: A dazzling display
  of rippling muscles at your desk any time you
  like. Yay.
http://www.monkeychops.karoo.net/mistertweakathon.html


  >> Lady in Red Valentine Vid <<
  Who could forget the moving strains of Chris
  De Burgh singing Lady in Red? Phil Price couldn't,
  and has enhanced the experience with a badly
  animated dog. Surprisingly touching.
http://www.philprice.net/flash/valentines/


  >> Socks Reunited <<
  Fall to your knees and give thanks
  to Mnb098mnb, who's made a site to help
  find your lonely socks a partner. His
  slightly deluded but endearing plan of
  action is to stick photos of your odd
  sock on the site and see if anyone has
  matching ones. 
http://www.lonelysocks.co.uk


  >> Fluffy the Penguin Goes Skiing <<
  Thomas Scott has made a fluffy little animation
  telling the story of a penguin who went
  skiing. What happens next? Find out.
http://www.thomasscott.net/flash/penguin/


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

  >> Gay Boyfriend Video <<
  Wank me with a spoon. This made us laugh.
  But not too much - that would be homophobic.
  Whatever, enjoy this beautifully shot video
  about the benefits for girls of dating
  bummers.
[link removed on request of owner]


  >> World's Greatest Streakers <<
  Naked people. Yay. And it's not porn. It's
  sport. Big muffs on the 70s ladies though.
  Not that that's bad. In fact we love it.
http://www.streaking.co.uk/halloffame01.htm


  >> Tree with a Big Cock <<
  Isn't nature wonderful? Constantly making
  rude shapes for us to giggle at. There's
  also a bush with a cunt. Skill.
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/naturesex.html


  >> Japanese Pencil Carving <<
  We don't know what it is about Japan, but
  it seems to have an unending supply of highly
  skilled and slightly mental craftsmen. The
  latest example is carving pencils into
  intricate shapes. They have tiny hands, you see.
http://www.infofreako.com/jad/pencil/17yokoten-e.html


  >> Donkey Kong Jr <<
  Blimey, this is the most anal game emulation
  ever. They've taken a real Nintendo handheld,
  scanned it in and made it interactive. It's
  still a dog to play but their attention to
  the most minor of details makes it almost
  lyrically beautiful.
http://www.backtothefuture.nl/donkey.htm


  >> Tricky Block-Moving Game <<
  Alone this Valentine's day? This will keep
  you from cutting off your nose because it reminds
  you of your father. Extraordinarily difficult,
  but obviously good. The game that is.
http://www.crystalnewmedia.com/gridlock/gridlock.html


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Cockney Rhyming Slang 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 you to photoshop
  a new phrase in cockney rhyming slang:
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/cockney/

  We asked B3ta boarder 'Evil Pixie' to judge the
  entries - here are her 3 faves.

  Evil Pixie writes -

  "It's been really hard deciding! I tried to
  come up with a combination of good 'shoppery,
  humour and some phrases that had a chance of
  being used in the real world..."

  #1 "For good technical ability, bizarre logic
  and very cute mice" (son_of_crazymum)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/784478

  #2 "For making a cow wearing underpants look
  like an everyday occurrence. he looks like he
  enjoys them too, obviously a comfortable
  pair" (eclectech)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/776728

  #3 "For making frogs wearing traffic cones
  seem like the ultimate fashion
  accessory" (TooMuch2AM)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/786075

  "And an honourable mention for hiltono for
  showing the army up to be the wankers that
  they are. And for making me laugh lots."
http://www.b3ta.com/board/771989


  >> This Week's Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributor Dr Phil Kitten gave us
  the suggestion, "Dogs with amusing noses."
http://b3ta.com/challenge/dogswithamusingnoses/


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

  * GREENPEACE has approached Darryn.R, winner
    of last week's challenge, to produce some
    posters for them.

  * MATAZONE ON UK MTV2 - Tune on Sunday at 10pm
    to watch episodes of the Little Goth Girl.


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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:

  * Pub tricks. We want to impress our mates
    down the local.

  * An interview with Chris Morris. Are you
    out there Chris?

  * Your usual mix of hair, blood and semen.
  

  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 Fraser, Bonsai Dave,
  Rachael Carney, Alea & Naac.
  Image challenge handled by Denise Wilton
  & Rob Manuel.
  Proofing by the hungry b4ta hippos (60117)

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