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"Will I enjoy revoking article 50 if I haven't revoked the first 49 first?"
This Week:
* PHOTOS - People selling mirrors
* BOT - 'How To Have A Number One The Easy Way'
* SONG - Annoying potato song

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___/  _ |/_ </ __/ __ |      voted for pain 
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B3ta electric e-mail 712 - 22 Mar 2019

Copy this issue to a CD-R:
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue712

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: PHOTOS OF PEOPLE SELLING MIRRORS
  Reflecto-scorn

  Chairman L'Mao writes, "Found myself cracking
  up at people not managing to get themselves out
  of the photo when selling a mirror online. So,
  as you do, I made a Twitter account to collect
  them."
https://twitter.com/SellingAMirror

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Weird to think that no one revved their dog's
ears like a motorbike before the invention of the
motorbike.

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: HOW TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE THE EASY WAY
  The Manual, tweeted out by a bot

  Your editor Rob Manuel writes, "I've decided
  I'm going to tweet out The Manual by The
  Timelords as it's my favourite ever book and
  it's worked as inspiration to me since I first
  read it in 1995 or so. It really does work as
  tweets, it's like the most inspirational thread
  of truth bombs ever written. Follow now and it
  all starts Sunday coz as the book says, 'you
  can start any Sunday'"
https://twitter.com/_the_manual_

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Ham: snorty but sliced.

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: ROTATE A POTATO SONG
  We know a song that'll stick in your head

  Pi Bennett has written a song about baking a
  potato in the microwave and we nearly didn't
  feature it but found ourselves with the chorus
  stuck in our head whilst making a cup of tea,
  so don't say we didn't warn you.
http://b3ta.com/links/1513557

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Brexit is a plot to turn us into Harry Potter
island where people can come and visit and see
our funny hobbity ways, how the old folk used to
live before modernity came and made it all
baffling apps and 17 genders.

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: YAY WE HAVE A NEW NEWSLETTER SPONSOR
  Mediamasters Podcast

  Paul Blanchard has got in touch to sponsor the
  newsletter "My primary purpose is to see you
  prosper! Love your work" and also promote his
  podcast. There's lots of big media names on it
  like Sir Trevor McDonald and Alan Rusbridger,
  so get stuck in:
http://www.mediamasters.fm/

  And if YOU also want to be a big sponsor then
  fill "company sponsorship" in on the old
  Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/b3ta

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: MORE B3TA PEOPLE DOING STUFF
  Yes, the content doesn't stop

  * THROW STUFF AT THERESA MAY GAME - yeastymeat
  has made a oddly atmospheric game where you get
  to throw fruit at Britain's Prime Minister.
  Maybe coz our laptop is slow it plays like a
  terrible dream.
https://ramjam.co.uk/brexitboogie/

  * EATING BOGIE SONG - Ross Butter and Dr Frank
  have teamed up to bring you a revoltingly
  animated song about kids eating snot.
  Entertainment doesn't get better than this.
https://www.b3ta.com/links/Yum_Yum_Song

  * X-FILES THEME BASS SOLO - Blonix has been
  amusing himself playing X-Files music using a
  bass guitar, a loop and LOTS of effects. Made
  us want to play with an echobox again.
https://www.b3ta.com/links/X_Files_theme_bass_solo

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Fats Domino
Chubby Checker
Porky Pawn
Dumpy Draught
Blubbery Bishop
Thic Tile

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: SITES IN BRIEF
  Good stuff made by bad people from the internet

  * GOOGLE'S MUSEUM OF FAILURE - comforting to
  know they launch plenty of dud ideas.
https://killedbygoogle.com/

  * ANCIENT CAT CALENDAR - love this for the
  photo of the cat in front of the old computer. 
https://archive.org/details/Morris-ACatForOurTimes-The1986MorrisCalendar

  * MAKING OF FIRESTARTER - interesting footage
  of Keith giving the cameras what they want. He
  was so lovely and unthreatening when viewed
  from a different angle. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zZCr1duivU

  * 62000 WINAMP SKINS - Don't click this, your
  eyes will melt.
https://archive.org/details/winampskins?sort=-downloads

  * LOCK PICKING KIT - we went down a rabbit-hole
  of watching 'lock picking lawyer' videos and it
  awakened in us an interest in lockpicking. This
  kit is less than £10 and it totally got us
  started - it's quite alarming quite how easy it
  is. Well not ALL locks, but your average
  padlock is pish.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BB79F2E/b3ta-21

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Anyway. If you want to improve your chances of
being on local news as the person who found the
body - get a dog.

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: IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Dogs

  Here's the best images from last week:

  * HOW ROADS ARE PAINTED - from Ninj.
http://b3ta.com/board/11280799

  * WOOFY MCWOOFERTONS IN SPACE - from Pizopop.
http://b3ta.com/board/11280884

  * THREE MOVIE DOGS - from Monkeon.
http://b3ta.com/board/11281253

  * See all the other images from the 'Dogs' challenge:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/dogs


  >> This week: Ridley Scott <<
  We've done Kubrick, now we're doing Scott. Give
  us your best photoshop lols of Ridley Scott's
  films and adverts.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/RidleyScott

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We wish Sister Sledge and MC Hammer would
collaborate and cover the Peter Gabriel tune
Solsbury Hill.

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: STAR IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE
  Free ideas for your creative minds

  * STUPID BOT - A bot that manually retweets
  people you don't like and adds the word
  "simples" to make them look stupid.

  * ANOTHER BOOK TROLL BOT - A bot that tweets
  "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" line-by-line with the
  occasional grammatical error. Or Pet Shop Boys
  lyrics.

  * QUIZZES - A quiz called "Do you know your
  onions?" Where you identify types of onion. And
  when the questions run out it says "that's
  shallot!"

  * MELANCHOLY PHONE CALLS PODCAST - We got a
  phonebook through door and realised that it was
  about 40 pages thick and most of the people in
  it are probably old. Just phone up these people
  and talk to a world that's leaving us.

  * BPM GAME - game shows you name of famous
  song. Say "Staying Alive" and asks you to tap
  along the beat. Then it plays the actual song
  and you can see if your brain had remembered it
  right. It's 103 BPM btw. Actually you can just
  play this yourself on YouTube, but automating
  it would be nice.

  * TEST OUR HYPOTHESIS: "You can tell how Tory
  council is by how unforgiving the traffic
  lights are on pedestrians"

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: PATREON THANKS
  We love you

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Newsletter written by Rob Manuel with some help
from Monkeon, Matt Round Wil & Kris. 

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: AND SPECIAL THANKS TO ED
  For being our biggest patreon

  Follow him on the Twitter. Go on.
https://twitter.com/edzitron

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All people who need glasses should have guide
dogs. It's not technically necessary but getting
a dog is more fun than going to the opticians.

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: TOP TIP:
  Make your life easier and better by being nice
  to people. (The Lurker)

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