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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 103: "GABBA BADGERS ON MUSHROOMS"

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This Week:
* TOY - How rich are you?
* ANIM - Gabba Badgers
* TIPS - Battery tip tested

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       "We'll be saving the web next week"

B3ta email 103 - 05 Sep 2003

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  What a week! Blimey. We've been the busiest
  bees on the planet and haven't had time to
  research a full newsletter, but there were
  some items that are so good that we couldn't
  save them until next week. So here it is: Baby
  b3ta. 

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: HOW RICH ARE YOU?
  Just give us your fucking money, alright?

  B3ta regular Nik Roope writes -

  "I've been thinking about how to raise money
  for charities via the web for a couple of
  years now.

  "I thought the nice idea would be to ask people
  how much they earned and tell them exactly
  how rich they are. Hopefully to guilt trip
  people into giving their spare cash to 
  charity.

  "So me and my team built it and convinced
  CARE International to take any money we
  generate for them."
  
  Wow. This isn't ordinary b3ta fodder, but
  seeing such a simple and powerful idea
  executed so effectively makes us go woo.
http://www.globalrichlist.com/


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: GABBA BADGERS
  On mushrooms

  Oh Weebl Weebl Weebl. What has he done?

  He's spent two days locked in his bedroom
  singing "badger badger badger badger badger
  badger MUSHROOM!" that's what.
 
  Remember: Weebl is endangering his own mental
  health for your entertainment. Think of that
  whilst you are sniggering at his badgers.
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/21/


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: MOON AT GEORGE BUSH
  Say it with bums

  Manic has been hanging about on the b3ta boards
  for a couple of years and he's always cooking
  up odd little schemes to embarrass politicians.

  His latest? Apparently George W. Bush is
  planning to make a UK visit in the autumn.
  Manic wants you to show him your arse.

  We don't give a stuff about politics but we
  do like the idea of turning a state visit
  into a PR disaster.
http://www.bloggerheads.com/can_weblogs/bush_bum.asp


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: WAR OF THE WORLDS
  Jaunty pub rock stylee

  The 70s were great. Pop stars could get away
  with anything. They could snort cocaine
  off dwarves' heads and make rock operas. They
  must have been like pigs in shit.

  Mystery Bob has been getting into the prog
  action and written a song - a jaunty little 
  number about H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds.

  We like the bit with the dog best. 
http://www.mysteryaction.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/wells.htm


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: OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE MADE US GAWP THIS WEEK

  * VIKING TV DOCUMENTARY - they gave a guy
    magic mushrooms to test the theory that
    berserkers were tripping. He stopped being
    able to hit stuff with a spear. Now THAT'S
    SCIENCE.


  * CAT MAN AND HIS HATERS - also on TV we
    watched a fantastic BBC documentary about
    people who keep wild animals. Esmund Gay
    - a breeder of Bengal cats - particularly
    caught our imagination. He wouldn't go
    out at night and he carved a dead pet's
    name in his arm. Read about his enemies
    on his own website.
http://www.sarezbengals.co.uk/html/mos03.htm


  * SQUIRREL GUTS ON TOAST - we've known about
    London restaurant St John for a while now.
    Their USP is serving offal-based-meals
    including spleen and chitterling. This
    collection of reviews made us wince.
http://snurl.com/27c8


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Hollywood Premake 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 to see earlier versions of
  films that Hollywood might have made:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/premake/

  We asked B3ta boarder 'Pootle' to judge the
  entries - here are his 3 faves.

  Pootle writes -


  #1 "10 PRINT - Geeky, funny and truly inspired.
      Of all the Matrix entries, this is the One.
      (Rogan)
http://b3ta.com/board/1892284

  #2 "They knew their place - It fits the theme
     of the challenge perfectly, and made me 
     snigger for ages. (sp3ktor)
http://b3ta.com/board/1890345

  #3 "Deep Throat - It may just be because it
      sounds smutty, but I like it..." (Sick_boy)
http://b3ta.com/board/1872267

  Special mention must go to Johnny2 for the best
  animated entry by far - it would've won if it
  had had Bob Hoskins in the starring role.
http://b3ta.com/board/1898483


  >> This Weeks Challenge <<

  This week, the Challenge Dictator was back in
  his longship to give us the suggestion,
  "Photoshop Vikings"
http://b3ta.com/challenge/vikings/


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  THANKS: 

  This issue was edited by Rob Manuel.
  Image challenge handled by Mike Trinder.
  Tippery from Denise Wilton.
  Gawping from Joel Veitch & Lucy Reese.
  Proofing by the red b4ta army. (69810)

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  TIP BIT:

  Tea stained spoons? Pop them into a mug
  of water with a teaspoon of Persil. Wait for
  half an hour. Wipe them clean. Yay, they're
  all shiny.

  Last week's tip was tested by Bloid. He's done
  a nice job with photos and a write-up. If you
  fancy testing this week's tip then you know 
  who to tell... Us!
http://www.things.demon.co.uk/tip102/

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