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This Week:
* CHALLENGE - Film Anagrams (130+ entries)
* TUBE MAP - The Great Bear, improved!
* VIDEO - Wipe out the Tories

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B3ta tree-email 733 - 16th Nov 2019

Read this issue whilst humming Duran b-sides:
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue733

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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS WEEK
  Other than hiding under desk pretend to be dead
  
  >> What if the Tube Map were people? <<
  You might know The Great Bear by Simon
  Patterson, it's the London tube map but filled
  with significant people. However it's always
  slightly frustrated Terence Eden, who didn't
  like how the tube intersections didn't connect
  the categories of people. So he threw a shit
  load of code at it to make it actually work.
  Brilliant.
https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2019/11/the-greater-bear-using-wikidata-to-generate-better-artwork/

  >> Wipe the Tories Out <<
  "So much love from the B3ta massive, always a
  pleasure to share my work, also, wipe the
  Tories out!" shouts bonnie_prince_bob.
  Regardless of political content, this is
  weirdly compelling, and we were punching the
  air and shouting in a Scottish accent by the
  end. Fun.
https://b3ta.com/links/Wipe_the_Tories_Out


  >> Calm down Britain <<
  Matt Round writes, "Don't know if you saw my
  spoof BBFC video launched on Halloween?" - nope
  we didn't catch this but we're enjoying the
  kittens, and look forward to Matt's next
  planned work which possibly features something
  rather musical.
https://vole.wtf/calm-down-britain/

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In 2020 we'll be the same distance from Free As A
Bird as the song was from the The Beatles
breaking up.

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: FESSHOLE
  Your worst moments, confessed

  Each day we collect your terrible musings and
  publish them for the internet to judge.
  Highlights this week include:

  * MALICIOUS SNAPPER - "Back in the days before
  digital, I would patrol Trafalgar Sq in my
  lunch hour, offering to take pictures for
  tourists with their own cameras. I would always
  take 3 or 4 for them, encouraging different
  poses, and deliberately cut their heads off in
  each one."

  * DUPLICITOUS CLAPPER - "I once clapped my
  hands when singing 'If you're happy and you
  know it clap your hands', when I was actually
  feeling quite down in the dumps."

  * RELUCTANT CRAPPER "I'm currently travelling
  around the tyne and wear metro with a vibrating
  buttplug in."

  There's now 4,651 confession and 144,384 words
  in Fesshole's databanks. Add some more.
https://twitter.com/fesshole

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Orinoco Flow. Best song about a menstruating Womble ever.

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: IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Time Travel TV

  Here's the best images from last week:

  * THIS IS SPINAL TAPESTRY - this is brilliant
  and not to be missed and did over 100k views on
  Facebook. Thanks ((a)lexistwit.
http://b3ta.com/board/11298782

  * BOB ROSS DOES CAVE PAINTING, from S4RK.
https://b3ta.com/board/11298583

  * JUST A GOOD X-MEN GAG, from Varmint.
https://b3ta.com/board/11298979

  * See all the other images from the 'Time
  Travel TV' challenge:
https://b3ta.com/challenge/timetraveltv/popular/


  >> This week: Film Anagrams <<
  Yay, it's a wordy filmy challenge! Pick a film,
  jumble the letters about to make new words and
  photoshop the result. Over 130 entries so far.
  Nice.
https://b3ta.com/challenge/filmanagrams/popular/

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Create your Marilyn Manson name by taking the
name of a saucy lady and combining it with a
murderer. E.g. Sam Fox the Ripper.

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: SITES IN BRIEF
  Good content made by others (the bastards)

  * FAMOUS FIVE MATHS - How old was Julian by the
  final Famous Five novel? And Timmy the dog? 24
  and 13, probably. This is a properly old school
  bit of internet and all the more enjoyable for
  it.
http://videofoundry.co.nz/ianman/laboratory/research/famous5.php

  * AWFUL LIBRARY BOOKS - And a ronseal image
  blog. Expertly curated.
http://awfullibrarybooks.net

  * FUN SONG MIXER - extract loops from songs and
  make your own mixes. Instant results.
https://unmixer.ongaaccel.jp/quickstart

  * THE DARK TRUTH BEHIND PLATFORM GAMES - set
  yourself aside 15 mins for this, it's worth it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErQHVUQ6QCk

  * TINY GAMES - Games that can fit into two
  tweets. Clever.
https://itch.io/jam/tweettweetjam-3

  * INTERNET OUJI BOARD - Everyone put a finger
  on the mouse, and summon your dead Nan into the
  office.
https://rumbling-ironclad.glitch.me

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Two Paul McCartney LPs with arguably related
titles: Memory Almost Full and RAM.

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: STAR IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE
  Make some bollocks ok?
  
  This week we're offering ideas to corporations:

  * APPLE RECORDS - Re-release the Beatles
  singles in real time over 2022-2030. Collectors
  would enjoy collecting, and other fans would
  enjoy the constant mini media events, articles
  and chat.

  * BBC - Forget leaders debates, prospective
  Prime Ministers should do a series of tasks
  without losing cool: switch phone to a
  different tariff; retrieve ball from grumpy
  neighbour; submit tax return to HMRC website;
  take a driving test etc.

  * MCDONALDS - Happy Meals for adults. A line of
  speed maybe. Bit of coke for a white Christmas.
https://b3ta.com/mailus/

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Shout out to the one person torrenting Cast's All
Change on Pirate Bay in 2019

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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*,
  *MR PHIL DONNELLY*, *SHOWRAT*, *SIMON JAMES*,
  *STOOBERT*, *24-7 DEATH*, *ALAN CHARLTON*,
  *ALISTAIR*, *ANDREW FLEMMING*, *ANDREW WREN*,
  *BEVAN JOHNSON*, *BRIAN EELES*, *CHRIS
  BLAKENEY*, *CHRIS CARLINE*, *CHRIS LOCKE*,
  *CRISS MORENO*, *GEORGE STEPHENSON*, *GREG
  MCGOWAN*, *IAN SHEEN*, *JAIMIE VANDENBERGH*,
  *JAMES CRONIN*, *JON BINSTEAD*, *MARK ADAMSON*,
  *MICHAEL TRINDER*, *NAT KING COLESLAW*,
  *PATRICK CATES*, *RICHARD BARCLAY*, *SIMON
  NICHOLLS*, *SPAZZCAPTAIN*, *TOM DOLAN*, *WENDY
  GOODE

  * BIGGER BROTHERS: NICK MORGAN, LEE BURNETT,
  @MATTDAWHIT, ADAM ATACK, ADAM COONEY, ADAM
  INGLIS, ADAM LLOYD, ADRIAN WOODFIELD, AL
  DAVIDSON, ALBION GRAY, ANDREW SCHEUBER, ANDY
  ASHTON, ANDY STORRAR, ANDY TILLETT, ANDY
  WEBBER, ANDY YATES`, ANNA, ANNE-MARIE SCOTT,
  AUNTIESASH HAZLEWOOD, BEN BRICE, BEN WARD, BEN
  WATSON, BERTIL HANSSON, BERTRAM WOOSTER, BEX
  COOK, BLOSSOMSHED, BRAD GREGORY, BYRON GEOFFREY
  FARROW, C BOND, CARL MORGAN, CATHERINE
  MCALLISTER, CATROASTER, CHEF TWAT, CHRIS
  BRANCH, CHRIS EVANS, CHRIS GARRATT, CHRIS
  GOUGH, CHRIS PATERSON, CHRIS SAUNDERS, CHRIS
  SHAW, CHRIS WHITWORTH, CIARÁN R, COURTENAY
  FERRIS, CRAIG LIDDELL, CRAIG TONKS, CRAIG
  TURNER, DAMIEN SMITH, DAN STOTT, DANIEL BROWN,
  DANIEL CHOTE, DAVE NATTRISS, DAVE TICKLE, DAVID
  AULT, DAVID CATLEY, DAVID GARDINER, DAVID
  GREEN, DAVID KING, DAVID KNOLL, DAVID MILLS,
  DEREK LAW, DEREK ROBERTS, DOMINIC HAIGH, ED CAN
  DO, ED COOK, EDWARD ALMOND, EMMA LAY, ERIC VON
  BORSTEL, ESSY DAVE, FAITH H. MARTIN, FEARGHAS,
  FERGUS MCKAY, FIONA JAMES, FOURSTAR, FRASER
  LEWRY, FUNKSTER, GAYNOR CLARKSON, GEOFF TIDEY,
  GEOFFREY BALME, GEORGE PRESTON, GIA MILINOVICH,
  GNEISSROCKS, GRAHAM LICENCE, GREENFOX, GREG
  NEILSON, GUS NICOL, HANNAH CHUBB, HEIDI
  COLTHUP, HELEN GASKELL, IAIN, IAIN BRASSINGTON,
  IAIN FULLER, IAIN HENSHAW, IAIN MOFFATT, IAIN
  RUXTON, IAN BEVERIDGE, IAN BOLTZ, IVAN KELLY,
  JAMES CLAYTON, JAMES DONNELLY, JAMES GOLBEY,
  JAMES KERRY-BARNARD, JAMES MACINNES, JAMES
  O'MALLEY, JAMES PEARSON, JAMES SHAKESPEARE,
  JAMIE TAYLOR, JANE BAKER, JASON STEWART, JAY
  ROCHE, JAYMIE THOMAS, JERRY QUARTLEY, JIM
  DABELL, JIM FRAYLING, JIM HALFPENNY, JIM
  MACARTHUR, JIM WOODWARD, JOE BANNER, JOE
  MCNALLY, JOE SIMMONDS, JOEY MOORE, JOHN
  FARAGHER, JOHN FOSTER, JOHN HAMMERSLEY, JOHN
  HIGGS, JOHN MATTHEWS, JOHNNIE SHANNON, JOHNNY
  WATTERS, JONTY WAREING, JOSH MCMILLAN, JOSHUA
  THOMASSON, JUDE EVANS, JUSTIN BRETT, J&#463;M
  MCN&#463;VEN, KATE DEVLIN, KEV ADAMS, KONRAD
  PETRUSEWICZ, LISA WESTHAVEN, LOUISE ALLEN, LUKE
  MEPHAM, MARINA DE JOSLIN, MARK HIBBETT, MARK
  WILSON, MARTIN BEER, MARTIN DAVIES, MARTIN
  HOLLOWAY, MARTIN PEACHE, MATHEW CLAYTON,
  MATSIMPSK, MATT BUCHANAN, MATT DREWRY, MATTHEW
  COLLINGE, MATTHEW FORMAN, MATTHEW MORRIS,
  MATTHEW WILKES, MICK CURTIS, MIDNIGHTRAMBLER,
  MIKE MIDDLETON, MIL JAMIESON, MONTOCAT, NEIL DE
  CARTERET, NICK ROSS, OBIW4N SHINOBI, OLIVER
  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,
  TOWNSENDSPUBLISHER, TYRONNE MANN, VICKI JAKES,
  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
  NAPLES, DAN TASSE, DANIEL MOELLER, DANNY
  KODICEK, DOMINIC LE GARSMEUR, DUNCAN
  STRICKLAND, HARRY, IRENE SEMANCHUK, JOSEPH
  MULVANEY, JULIE BEACOCK, MARK BENSON, MICHAEL
  KITT, NICKY HEWGILL, PAUL TOPPING, PETER ROYAL,
  RICHARD SPEED, ROSE JOHNSON, SENTIENT MEATBAG,
  TIM BEACHY

  * BIG BROTHERS: Deny Coughlan, Peter Cooper,
  Nick Kent, Russ Anderson, 5telios, Adam
  Kaczmarek, Adam Tickner, Al Napp, Alex Wren,
  Alex Wrottesley, Amy Oliver, Andrea Vail,
  Andrew Harris, Andy Nattan, Andy Shirling, Ben,
  Ben Chapman, ben cowell-thomas, Ben Groom, Ben
  Sugden, Ben Webb, Bobod, BSG, Cat Conner,
  Centuries of Sound, Chris Ward, Christina
  Freeman, Claire Allen, Claire Zolkwer, Dan
  Fairs, Darren John Harris, Dave The Hammer
  Parry, David Bond, David Ellinor, David
  Whittam, Daz Wright, Emily Payne, Emma Nicol,
  Fenris Games, FuzzyFreaks, Gary Sharp, Graham
  Freeman, Gwyn Fisher, Hadleigh Charles, Hugh
  Noble, Iain M Barker, Ian Silvester, Ilya, Ivan
  Shiel, Jace Otting, James, James Meers,
  Jennifer Moquin, Jim Lucking, John Griffiths,
  John M, Jon Bounds, Julie Brumlik, Lee Ball,
  Louis E, Lyra Jay, Marc Lindberg, mark
  madgwick, Mark Ryan, Martin Vindahl Olsen, Matt
  Carr, Matt Loren, Michael Bryan, Mike Booth,
  Mike Carter, Mr Flibble, Neil Ives, Nick, Nick
  Murdoch, Nigel Ford, Oli, P Underwood, Paul
  Bayfield, Paul Braithwaite, Paul Mancini, Paul
  Slade, Peter, Peter Wood, Phil Barns, Rachel
  Tougas, Richard Abraham, Richard Midwinter, Rob
  Potter, Robert Purkis, Robert Simpson, Rohan,
  Russell Webster, Sam Brown, Seirian Hanner,
  Sham Courtney, Simon Lumb, Stephen McAuley,
  Stephen Williams, Stewart C. Russell, Stéphane,
  Swedemason, Tanya Kant, Ted Bowyer, Thepfy, Tim
  Knight, Tim Polglase, Tom Clark, Tony East,
  Victoria Wood, wigglywigglyworm, Wine School of
  Philadelphia.

  Written by Rob Manuel. Yes, that cunt.

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1. Bonus / live tracks will be hidden on Spotify
unless you click an admin option
2. Tea will be called "tea" not "English
Breakfast Tea"
3. Apple will make a modern phone with the small
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4. Headphone socket is coming back lads

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