we love the web
email us
NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 32: SHEMALES, TONY HART & EASTER

next issue »
« previous issue

This Week:
- Female or Shemale Challenge
- Get Tony Hart to draw you an animal
- B3ta Appeal - we've made it

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

B3ta email 32 - 29 MARCH 2002 - "We're saving the
                                web ... together"

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

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

: FEMALE OR SHEMALE CHALLENGE
  Can you tell?

  Last week we were surfing the net and noticed
  a link that said "Can you spot the shemale?"

  We thought, "Aha. What a good interesting 
  idea for a quiz."

  We followed the link, and it took us to some
  crappy cartoon that presented three cartoon
  ladies and a magic cup game.

  "What a load of rubbish", we thought, "Let's
  show them how to do it properly."

  So we did.

http://b3ta.com/femaleorshemale/

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

: B3TA APPEAL - UPDATE
  We've made it!

  What a fantastic couple of weeks. It's been
  magic that everyday that we get up, the
  postman has bought us more cheques.

  It's been like Christmas everyday.

  We've now got enough cash to move server to
  a Texan ISP called rackshack.net, and fingers
  crossed, it'll all work out.

  Thanks to everyone who contributed, and a 
  special thanks to Cal Henderson from iamcal.com
  who both programmed all the tricksy stuff that
  runs the site and has also agreed to handle the
  server change over.

  So it's three woos for Cal, and three woos for
  you.
  
-------------------------------------------------

: HOW TO SPEND YOUR MONEY THIS WEEK
  Get Tony Hart to draw you an animal

  Childrens TV Artists Tony Hart is much loved 
  in the UK. Many of us remember him fondly
  from their childhood.

  Tony has now set up a small ecommerce operation
  to sell his drawings.

  Simply send him £24, and the name of an animal
  and he'll draw it.

  How cool is that?
http://www.tonyhart.nildram.co.uk/merchandise.htm

  (BTW: We are interested in mentioning more
  cool products for sale. Please send
  suggestions to http://www.b3ta.com/mailus/)

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

: MP3 of the week
  MC Pitman - Pitman Says

  Coming on like a young Sean Ryder, the
  offensive and hilarious MC Pitmans raps about
  biscuits and pikeys on council estates.
http://www.sonrecords.com/audio.html (scroll down)


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

: PENGUINS, POLAR BEARS & RANDOM SWEARING
  Together at last - in one great game.

  There are some that say the b3ta in-joke games
  have gone too far, but we say that you haven't
  seen this yet. It's time to play 3D breakout
  pong with penguins, polar bears & random
  swearing.

  Say thanks to board member Doktored for this bit
  of er... utterly taking the piss. 

  He says, "I am the foul mouthed third member
  of an Islington creative design company. When
  we're not chasing clients for unpaid cheques
  we mostly like drawing sexy cartoon dogs."

  Play the game - it's plays well.  
http://www.noisytoys.tv/b3ta/furtivewallball.swf


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

: THE WOO AND YAY ANIMATION
  B3ta culture eats it's self. Again.

  A recent phenomenon on the b3ta board, is people
  showing approval to good images by following
  them with a small "woo and yay" animation. 
  Penguins shouting woo - that type of thing.

  These are becoming increasingly sophisticated,
  almost like graffiti tagging.

  Board member FatBoab has glued them all together
  into one animation, with music supplied by
  other board member Spacefish.

  The music is it's self a cut up bootleg of many
  of the tunes used on different B3ta projects.

  The end result is peculair, but rather
  entertaining.

  BTW: It's a 3.5MB download. You'll need a
  fast link to appreciated it.

http://www.design4online.com/b3ta/woo.swf


-------------------------------------------------
: SITES IN BRIEF
  Benny, heroin & Andrew Washington MP3

  B3ta reader Neilmg got in touch and said, "Do
  you remember that old schoolyard joke 'Are you
  a benny tied to a tree?' Well, I had a member
  of my staff put this site together in honour
  of that oft overlooked classic."
http://www.benny-tree.co.uk


  Something to read: a moving desciption of a
  father losing his son to heroin addiction.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,675215,00.html


  Can you tell Japanese, Chinese and Korean
  people apart? Take this test and find out if you
  are as politically correct as you think you are.
http://www.alllooksame.com/


  ERRATUM! Many readers got in touch last week
  to say that the Andrew Washington bootleg MP3
  had been taken down. Here is a working link.
  It's still fantastic.  
http://b3ta.com/files/thorpe.mp3


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

: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results - T-shirt winner - Easter 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 asked you to design T Shirts.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/hell/

  The winner? There were so many good entries
  that this it's impossible to choose. But we 
  would love to wear this Atari Battlezone
  tshirt from modesty_b_cat. It's fantastic.
http://www.fluffykittens.com/b3ta/battlezone.gif


  This week's challenge? Easter eggs are so 
  boring. Design some new Easter mechandise for
  Jesus.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/easter/

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

: NINE MORE GREAT T-SHIRT DESIGNS
  Because one winner wasn't enough.

  Great Sinclair Spectrum design (binster)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/4/1/4/7/3/


  Pronstar - a nice rip off of the Pornstar
  t-shirts. (modesty_b_cat)
http://www.fluffykittens.com/b3ta/pr0nstar2.gif


  Pic of Jesus on the cross, says "don't bite
  your nails" Nice for Easter. (lurker_no_more)
http://www.thosebears.com/b3ta/nailsb3ta.jpg


  Status Quo tour shirt. We like this one alot
  - wouldn't wanna wear it though. (Grinfish)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/3/9/3/0/2/


  Is B3ta finished? (witchy)
http://www.vorbis.demon.co.uk/quotee1.jpg


  In the style of an old Slayer T-shirt,
  "Sidcup, welcome to the dark sie of Kent"
  (wilsonc001)
http://wilsonc001.members.easyspace.com/images/sidcuptshirt.jpg


  Arrow pointing to wearers head - says "I'm
  with stupid" (Captin Kimbo)
http://kimbo-be-coo.com/im-with-stupid.jpg


  Great geeky shirt with lots of html tags.
  (grinfish)
http://www.grinfish.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/betashirt1.jpg


  For the self loathing web author, a shirt
  with <big><div> on it.
http://www.tomandphil.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/tomsk/tomskshirt3.gif


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

: NICE PEOPLE HELPING SAVE B3TA:
  We kiss you!

  Elizabeth Pacey, D J McEvoy, Pistol Pete,
  LumpBucket, New_Matt, Woodchuck Matthew Potter,
  PeterSeychelles, Stuart Parkins, ScruffyOik,
  Mister Al, GE BLOXHAM.

  BTW: Sorry if we missed you out. We haven't
  got the records to hand - we'll mention you
  next week.


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

: 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