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NEWSLETTER: "WHAT'S THICK AND LIVES ON A GLOBE? A FLAT-EARTHER"

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This Week:
* TOOL - Have you tweeted more than Shakespeare?
* ANOTHER TOOLS - Convert yourself into triangles
* DANCE - Like a groovy soviet

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B3ta virtual email 726 - 08 Sep 2019

Read this issue to your dog, see if it barks:
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue726

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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS WEEK #1
  Other than storing farts in bottles

  >> Have you tweeted more words than Shakespeare? <<
  Monkeon writes, "I made a new
  calculator/challenge, which was mostly inspired
  by [redacted]'s inability to stop tweeting
  despite obviously having had an intervention
  from his wife." Which book have you tweeted
  more words than?
https://www.monkeon.co.uk/beatproustswordcount/ 

  >> Come to the triangle zone <<
  Jonty Wareing writes, "I made a thing that
  converts you into triangles, because geometric
  people are better people." We found this fun, a
  bit like trying to crack one out to Chocky.
https://twitter.com/jonty/status/1170086167271919616

  >> Look at some shit gifs <<
  To celebrate  @geocitiesgifbot reaching 3,000
  followers your editor thought he'd do a quick
  thread of some of his favourite gifs that the
  randomiser code has found along the way, when
  it's not accidentally posting porn.
https://twitter.com/geocitiesgifbot/status/1168566217638125575

  >> Buy Happy Toast's brexit book <
  HappyToast's publication "So you've gone and
  done a Brexit: A Govern-mental booklet on
  surviving food shortages, making your own
  medicine and sacrificing loved ones" probably
  merits a push given news events. So here's the
  push. C'mon everyone PUSH!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1798900262/b3ta-21

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Ironically, Mary Beard is the only member of ZZ
Top without a history degree.

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: EGG POD DOES NICKY CAMPBELL
  On George Harrison's 33 & 1/3rd

  Chris Shaw is going from strength to strong
  mints with his superb Beatles podcast and we're
  mentioning this episode specifically as it
  gives us an opportunity to role out a small
  anecdote about Nicky Campbell. Your editors
  first ever media(ish) job was working on a TV
  pilot with Campbell in 1995 and we quizzed him
  about how he predicted people's star signs on
  his radio 1 show at the time. His answer has
  always stuck with us: "the researcher asks when
  their birthday is." Genius, really.
https://twitter.com/IAmTheEggPod/status/1169646028028547072

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Calling it spagbol is only acceptable if you also
call Tony Hadley's old band spanbal.

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: SITES IN BRIEF
  Content from people outside the B3ta universe

  * SOVIET SOLDIERS DANCING - we particularly
  like the Joy Division one,
https://twitter.com/communistbops

  * MADNESS TAKE YOU ON A TOUR OF CAMDEN - lovely
  video were the nutty gents take you round their
  old haunts in Camden. All old bands should do
  this. We want Miles Hunt taking us round
  Wolverhampton and Simon Le Bongo guiding us
  around Brum.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdghSwN_U10

  * CUTE PLATFORM GAME - we played this for a
  good ten mins before deciding we should get on
  with procrastinating on social media.
https://kongregate.com/games/eddynardo/hasty-shaman

  * HOW FAR CAN YOU GET IN THIS GAME BEFORE IT
  REBOOTS? Nicely designed retro minigames thing.
  If you don't read the instructions, then you
  need to know that the first answer is Toolkit.
https://levimoore.itch.io/only-one-minute-before-restart

  * EVERYTHING A DEVELOPER HAS GOOGLED IN A WEEK
  - not particularly b3taish but interesting; our
  list would be terrifyingly long and very little
  to do with work.
  https://localghost.dev/2019/09/everything-i-
  googled-in-a-week-as-a-professional-software-
  engineer/

  * THE TRUE HORROR OF GREGGS - cooking with
  human sound effects needs to be a bigger thing.
https://twitter.com/Meadbymead/status/1168553258467680256

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Say what you like about Boris Johnson but some of
it would be actionable as libel because the law
protects the powerful.

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: IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Getting Old

  Here's the best images from last week:

  * NOSFERATU by Bananaworld
http://b3ta.com/board/11293963

  * HOME ALONE by S4RK
http://b3ta.com/board/11293882

  * ROBOCO from Pizopop
http://b3ta.com/board/11293758

  * See all the other images from the 'Getting
  Old' challenge:
https://b3ta.com/challenge/gettingold/popular/

  >> This week: Music Toys <<
  Hasbro have bought Death Row Records so we can
  hopefully look forward to Dr Dre's Guess Who
  and Snoop's spliff shaped Jenga set any day
  now. Celebrate this meeting of cultural minds
  with your own range of music/album/song based
  toys.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/musictoys

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Home tapping is killing plumbers.

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: STAR IN NEXT WEEK'S NEWSLETTER
  Make history with the newsletter of record

  * NEW VIZ STRIPS - 'Surrender Bill' could be a
  new character in an alarmingly right-wing
  reboot of Viz

  * THE PEANUTS STRIP ON YOUR BIRTHDAY IS YOUR
  LIFE HOROSCOPE - this sort of works as it's all
  introspective anxiety.

  * WOULD YOU PASS AN ETON ENTRANCE EXAM? - do a
  pop quiz version of this. Might be fun and
  shareable with cunts.
https://twitter.com/DavidKlion/status/1168192885767987202

  Send your missives to:
https://b3ta.com/mailus/

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The Northern Line was cancelled this week. We
dread to think what it tweeted.

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: FOLLOW UPS
  What happened next to the b3tan generation

  * AMUSED TO GET A SHOUT OUT FROM RAGE AGAINST
  THE MACHINE - although truth be told, when we
  looked into it, it's because an old B3tan is
  running their social media.
https://twitter.com/RATM/status/1169693340889210883

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What idiot called it "advanced driver-assistance
system" instead of autocorrect?

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: YAY WE HAVE A NEW(ISH-ISH) 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/

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Congrats to the Evening Standard for running this
tongue twister as a headline:

"Blow for Bojo as bro Jo go goes"

If you can say it 5 times without buggering it
up, Boris Johnson will appear out from the mirror
and sack you.

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: PATREON THANKS
  Thanking you, the best crew

  * BIGGEST BROTHERS: *EUGENIE VT*, *ALEX
  MORRIS*, *HEBTROCO*, *JAMES O'BRIEN*, *JAMES
  PETTS*, *JON GRANT*, *KATE*, *MARK MCCREADIE*,
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  *STOOBERT*, *24-7 DEATH*, *ALAN CHARLTON*,
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  *BEVAN JOHNSON*, *BRIAN EELES*, *CHRIS
  BLAKENEY*, *CHRIS CARLINE*, *CHRIS LOCKE*,
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  *JAMES CRONIN*, *JON BINSTEAD*, *MARK ADAMSON*,
  *MICHAEL TRINDER*, *NAT KING COLESLAW*,
  *PATRICK CATES*, *RICHARD BARCLAY*, *SIMON
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  * BIGGER BROTHERS: NICK MORGAN, LEE BURNETT,
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  FARROW, C BOND, CARL MORGAN, CATHERINE
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  DEREK LAW, DEREK ROBERTS, DOMINIC HAIGH, ED CAN
  DO, ED COOK, EDWARD ALMOND, EMMA LAY, ERIC VON
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  JAMIE TAYLOR, JANE BAKER, JASON STEWART, JAY
  ROCHE, JAYMIE THOMAS, JERRY QUARTLEY, JIM
  DABELL, JIM FRAYLING, JIM HALFPENNY, JIM
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  BEWES, PAUL CHERRY, PAUL LEADER, PAUL SMITH,
  PAUL WESTERMAN, PETER ASHTRAY, PETER COOMBE,
  PETER GOSLING, PETER MCMINN, PETER WOUDA,
  PHILIP KINCHINGTON, POOKONG, REBECCA MCMANUS,
  RHYS WYNNE, RICH POPE, RICHARD BECKETT, RICHARD
  MATTHIAS, RICK LINDLEY, RIVEN A BUCKLEY, ROB
  AFFLECK, ROB MAHON, ROB VINCENT, ROBBIE LESIUK,
  ROBERT HILLS, ROBIN, ROSS CARTER,
  ROSSOVERTHERE, RUPERT HULL, RYAN DORAN, RYAN
  RHODES, SALEEM AHMAD, SAM ANDERSON, SAM
  RUSSELL, SARAH WILLIAMSON, SCOTT S. KRAMER,
  SEAN CASELY, SIMON COWAN, SIMON HOLMES, SIMON
  MCDOUGALL, SIMON SMITH, SIMON WATERFALL,
  STARLORD MIXTAPE, STEPHEN WALLER, STEVE
  ANGLESEY, STEVE LAKER, STEVE PROWSE, , STEVEN
  SMITH, STEVEY GARLAND, STEWART NOLAN, STUART
  ALLDRED, STUART ASHEN, TIM JOKL, TIM MOUNCER,
  TIM WEAVER, TOM CRICK, TOM HEBBRON, TOM
  REES-WILLIAMS, TOM RYAN, TOM WRIGHT,
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  WIL HADDEN, WILL GOULDEN, GAVIN TOMMEY, IAN
  APPLEBY, PETE, STUART RICHARDS, TOBIE FYSH,
  CARL MESNER LYONS, CHRIS JOHNSON, EMMA SYKES,
  JAN SPIELHOFF, JESS BAKER, JOHN FIELD, MIKE
  CONGREVE, SEAN FLANAGAN, TOM FREKE, ED ZITRON,
  ADAM BEARDWOOD, DAVID STARK, ALASTAIR DODD,
  ALEXANDRE STRUBE, ANDREW ROBINSON, ANDY
  CANDLER, CHRIS GOODE, CONNOR PARSLOW, CRAIG
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  Also thanks to Matt Round, Snotters, Monkeon,
  HappyToast. And Graham Coxon out of Blur for
  the joke. Also props to horrid. Newsletter
  written by Robbie Manuel.

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