we love the web
email us
NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 28: "I WANT TO GET SUED BY STARBUCKS"

next issue »
« previous issue

This Week:
- Fund Dangerous Ideas
- Destroy Capitalism
- Ferry Halim Speaks

-------------------------------------------------
________  ____ __  ___
____/  _)|_  // /_/ _ |
___/  _ |/_ </ __/ __ |
__/____/____/\__/_/ |_|

B3ta email 28 - 22 FEB 2002 - "We're saving the web"

-------------------------------------------------

: DESTROY CAPITALISM
  By uploading this song to a corporate server.

  Toby Slater is a 22 year old alt-rock singer.

  You may remember him, he once was the fresh
  faced singer in the britpop band, Catch.
  
  Toby has written a song & flash music video
  called "Consumption" which rages against
  modern consumerism. The songs lyrics are
  basically a huge list of global corporations
  including Gap, General Motors, Ebay & Yahoo.

  "Here is the challenge", Toby says, "I want
  you upload my song to as many corporate servers
  as you can. I want you to subvert from within."

  "This is distributed terrorism.", continues
  Toby, "By working together we can do more
  damage than one man alone."

  "I need your help.", concludes Toby, "I want
  to get sued by Starbucks."

http://www.starbuckscocacolagap.com


-------------------------------------------------

: HELP FUND AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS IDEA
  By buying a t-shirt, hat or boxer shorts.

  Joel at Rathergood is a genius. His animation
  gems such as Frightened Boy and The Swearing
  Trilogy are the best the Internet has to offer.

  And now? Joel want to to raise money for a
  "weapons testing program on stuffed animals"
  by selling t-shirts with crabs on them.

  "I need some big display fireworks", says
  Joel, "so I can shove them up the arses of
  my stuffed penguins. I want to remove the
  innards, and fill it with petrol. This will go
  off in a huge ball of flames. Woo."

  Go on, help Joel out. If he gets enough cash
  he'll video it and put it on the web.

  Buy crab clothes:
http://www.cafepress.com/crabwear/

  Or buy Blode & Frightened Boy stuff:
http://www.cafepress.com/rathergood/


-------------------------------------------------

: FERRY HALIM SPEAKS
  We interview the webs greatest game designer.

  Ferry makes the coolest web games. They feature
  all out favourite stuff: crabs, bees and monkeys,
  and are a stunning combination of playability
  and beautiful design.
 
  Every day someone emails B3ta HQ site saying,
  "have you seen his fantastic games?"

  We got bored of saying "Yes, they're very nice
  aren't they?" and got in touch ask him about
  his work. And his dead iguana.

http://www.b3ta.com/people/ferryhalim/


-------------------------------------------------

: SITES IN BRIEF
  More good links that we're too lazy to write about.

  Remember those great stickman kung-fu animations?
  There are now eight of them. Each a small work
  of perfection.
http://www.hackernetwork.com/flash/stickmen.shtml

  Play a musical keyboard. With kittens.
http://www.thewebshite.co.uk/gizmos/kitten.html

  Watch Spaski & Crutch in a silly flash movie.
http://www.rathergood.com/james/crutch/ 

  B3ta designer Pep has launched her own site. It
  features bunnies. Being eaten.
http://www.styledeficit.com/bunny/index.html


-------------------------------------------------

: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE  
  2 weeks of results, and a new Olympic Challenge.

  Each week we run a competition to test your
  creative skills. Last week we asked you to think
  up stuff we could sell in a b3ta shop.
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/catalog/

  The winner? Brads' "Twat Boy"
http://www.limpfish.com/b3ta/nokia_80110X.jpg

  The week before we asked you "what sites
  should be made that haven't?"
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/website/

  We thought Maccas' "woo web hosting" would
  be a brilliant idea.
http://members.lycos.co.uk/afterlife/b3ta/woohosting.gif

  And this week? Can you tell us about a sport
  that would make the Winter Olympics a bit
  more lively?
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/olympics/


-------------------------------------------------

: JOIN IN!
  We're saving the web - and we need your help.

http://b3ta.com/board/

  Subscribe:  b3ta-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
  Unsubscribe:  b3ta-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

next issue »
« previous issue