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Don't see what all the fuss is about, it never did Donald any harm...

(S4RK, Tue 19 Jun, 20:46, 1 replies)
Get the last word

(monkeon, Mon 18 Jun, 22:29, 12 replies)
Sorry

Shout out to former Australian foreign minister, Gareth Evans, for saying he "wanted to acknowledge fault where such acknowledgment is appropriate". That's non-apology poetry, man
(laplandes, Fri 15 Jun, 20:06, 4 replies)
With sympathy...

(AdrianJ, Fri 15 Jun, 19:11, 3 replies)
Sir Christopher Chope MP at the palace

(HappyToast, Fri 15 Jun, 16:58, 9 replies)
It hurts more because I'm self-employed.

(JimmerUK, Fri 15 Jun, 13:13, 1 replies)
Insincere apologies for our loss.

(S4RK, Fri 15 Jun, 12:03, 7 replies)


(i124nk8, Fri 15 Jun, 10:25, 1 replies)
One for Sunday.

(S4RK, Thu 14 Jun, 20:50, 1 replies)
One of these...

... and sixty five million saying "sorry I called a referendum without considering one of the outcomes"
(laplandes, Thu 14 Jun, 20:27, 0 replies)
Newsletter
B3ta newsletter 682 - out now, a bit late and stuffed with b3ta projects. Hooray.
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published by rob on 15th Jun at 9pm
drugs, drugs, drugs

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linked to by Woodkovsky on 19th Jun at 2pm
Challenge
Rejected Greeting Cards
They say there's a greeting card for every occasion, but this is a lie as I never got one when I fell in a pond and nearly drowned. Show us all the designs that Hallmark foolishly said no to, show us your Rejected Greetings Cards!
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set by HappyToast on 14th Jun at 5pm
Newsletter
Newsletter sending now via the magic of email - or you can read it on the site via this magical hyperlink. Lotsa b3ta projects. Which is the point init.
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published by rob on 8th Jun at 5pm
Challenge
Kids covers adult books
The Harry Potter books have an "adult" cover option so people don't laugh at you reading a children's book in public. We're swapping that around this week by giving adult books kids covers. Make inappropriately friendly and jolly pictures for your favourite disturbing reads.
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set by HappyToast on 7th Jun at 9am
If you have any tribute images for Peter Stringfellow then our ob3tuary challenge is always open.
posted by rob on 7th Jun at 9am
Newsletter
B3ta newsletter 680 out now - only a day late but hey we were trying to fix the site and stuff like that. ENJOY IT.
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published by rob on 2nd Jun at 8pm
Challenge
Farm Films
Hop in your tractor and take a trip to the cinema, we're doing Farm Films this week. Give us your best agriculture related movie puns.
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set by HappyToast on 1st Jun at 11am
Yeah we know the site is a bit fucked at the moment - our host Hetzner had a power surge which killed the disk. We're now on a new machine with the site rebuilt from backups. We're working through problems at the moment and the site will be back to normal shortly.
posted by rob on 28th May at 11am
Challenge
One letter celebrity name change
Pick a famous person, change one letter of their name so that it makes you lol and then do us a picture of it.
It's a one letter celebrity name change challenge!
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set by HappyToast on 22nd May at 7am
Let's design some new icons - design some and we'll get them up on the site in a week or so. THANK YOU.
posted by rob on 19th May at 8am
Newsletter
B3ta newsletter 678 out now -The b3ta newsletter should be flying to your inbox now - it's a biggy, stuffed with jokes and projects You asked for it. You committed money for this so you're getting it. Version on the site too, but it's best in email. PLEASE SHARE EVERYTHING.
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published by rob on 18th May at 4pm
Question of the Week
Oblique Strategies for Work
We want you to share solutions that solved work problems - but don't explain the problem it solved.

The idea is that someone else, when they have a problem can read this and see if your solution jolts them out of their problem.

(This is obviously a tribute to Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies cards which were filled with stuff like "add backing vocals")
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asked by rob on 15th May at 10am
Challenge
Birds
One word challenge - Birds!
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set by HappyToast on 15th May at 7am
Send B3ta Swag - B3tans. If you make cool stuff for sale then send us a freebee and we'll (if we like it) feature it on our swag page.
posted by rob on 14th May at 9am
Newsletter
B3ta newsletter 677 out now - this is the newsletter you paid for, crammed with B3ta projects - enjoy it.
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published by rob on 11th May at 4pm
Question of the Week
Newsletter Subject Line Competition
Do you have an idea for what the newsletter subject line should be? Stick it here. Anything over about 60 chars is a bad idea coz it'll be truncated.
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asked by rob on 11th May at 10am
We're in the process of setting up a new email list for the b3ta newsletter. Make sure you sign up. Really, make sure you sign up. NOW! DO IT!
posted by rob on 9th May at 11pm
Challenge
Two Panel Album Cover Jokes
Following the same theme as the 2 panel celebrity name jokes, we thought we'd raid our record collections and do the same with classic album art.
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set by HappyToast on 9th May at 7am
Question of the Week
I'm Sorry I've Written A Joke
Challenge: write a joke. As simple joke with a setup and a punchline.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

* No isms - keep this light
* Non jokes will be deleted and users temp banned
* No nicked jokes - write one!

So join in and write a bad joke and apologise for it.

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asked by rob on 8th May at 9am
We're aiming for a b3ta newsletter this Friday - if you've got a recommendation for what to put in it then either use our mailus form or post it on /links. And thank you for supporting the B3ta Patreon - the more people who support it, the more time we can spend working on the site to improve it for everyone, so please do.
posted by rob on 7th May at 10am
The replies to our Work Related Fuck-Ups thread are glorious - 16 short confessions to make you laugh including one from your esteemed B3ta editor Rob.
posted by rob on 5th May at 12pm
Challenge
Royal Souvenirs
It's almost time for another Royal Wedding. The cheap cups, plates and bunting are appearing in shops already so lets add to the options available by creating our own. Give us Royal souvenirs for Harry and Meghan's nuptials, and whatever other Royal occasion you feel should be cast in high quality foreign plastic.
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set by HappyToast on 3rd May at 7am
Challenge
MP Power Poses
Tory Power Poses are back in the news, but they seem to be sticking to the same old boring wide legged one. So lets suggest some new power poses for MPs of all sides to strike and instil a whole new sense of awe in the plebs, or whatever it is they think they're doing.
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set by HappyToast on 1st May at 12pm
Question of the Week
The Meaning Of Giff
Join our mini Meaning Of Liff project by matching up British villages with experiences and emotions you only have because of the internet and modern life.

NOTE: Abuse and answering the question with irrelevant stuff will result in deletions and temp bans. Let's make this good.

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asked by rob on 30th Apr at 1pm
It's Bill Drummond's 65th birthday, and to celebrate here's an extract of the brilliant KLF book by John Higgs - if you haven't read it you should, and if you have read it you should read it again. It gets better each time. Happy birthday Bill (a-ha, a-ha). Oh and here's the Amazon link to buy it.
posted by rob on 29th Apr at 11am
Challenge
Fake Shop Signs
Everyone loves a comically misspelled price tag. Fake up some hilarious signs for pens or veg and make people believe you saw them while out shopping. Or just give us your best shop sign related lols.
See all 30 images (closed)
set by HappyToast on 26th Apr at 11am
Contribute to the new B3ta 404 page - last year we asked you to make some new 404 images for our page and you DID. OK, we were a bit late sticking them up but we've done it now so here's the all new 404 page! - and if you'd like to add your own image then we've reopened the challenge - please do and we'll bung the best ones in. UPDATE: Stuck the 404 page on github so if you want to fuck with it and make a diff version you can - and if we like it we'll stick it up.
posted by rob on 24th Apr at 3pm
On the ZX Spectrum's 36th birthday - we've got in touch with the writer of Hey Hey 16k and asked him his thoughts. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPECTRUMS!
posted by rob on 23rd Apr at 3pm
Challenge
Reverse Films
We're reversing the plots of films this week. e.g. Tron - a sprite gets zapped in to the real world and is made to sweep floors and do taxes instead of throwing a frisbee about.
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set by HappyToast on 18th Apr at 8pm