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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE35: "GET YOU STUFF ON TV"

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This Week:
- Get your stuff on TV
- B3ta Party... Tonight!
- Kestrels, Daleks & Polar Bears

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B3ta email 35 - 19 APRIL 2002 - "We're saving the
                                web ... together"

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  HELLO TO OUR NEW READERS. You are probably
  getting this newsletter as you saw the 
  Female or Shemale quiz we made and you 
  subscribed. Don't worry, it's free, comes
  on a Friday, and is jam packed with stupid
  stuff found and made by the B3ta community.
  We hope you like it.

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: GET YOUR STUFF ON TELLY
  You make video? Then we know where to send it.

  We've been contacted by the production team
  of HeadF**K, a TV show on the SciFi channel
  dedicated to showing the weirdest footage
  they can find.

  We checked out an episode last Thursday,
  it's odd pop videos, weird shorts & previously
  unseen film footage all packaged together to
  make non-linear TV for people of a late night
  sensibility.

  "We want the B3ta community", says the
  shows producer Mr H.F, "to send us any
  video stuff that they fancy making. We're
  looking for stuff that's funny, surreal
  or dangerous, and not like You've Been
  Framed."

  So if you fancy being on the box, here
  is your chance.

More details on their site.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?B2D9424B

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  B3TA PARTY! Remember it's the B3ta party
  tonight. It's in Kentish Town, London. Come
  and say hello. There are more details on the
  link.
http://www.b3ta.co.uk/flyer.jpg

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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Kestrels, Daleks & Polar Bears.


  B3ta boarder Simon has created this charming
  animation featuring a robot and a bird
  called Kes. We almost shed a tear.
http://www.mediapill.com/features/fun_arena/sector12/sector_12_1.html


  Remember the Dalek Pop Idol animation? Well
  the creator James has been producing more
  Dalek themed work.
http://www.rathergood.com/james/ageing/  


  B3ta chums, Design4Online have been working
  hard. They've made this page which adds
  the B3ta polar bear mascot to any page on
  the web.
http://www.design4online.com/twat/furtive.asp

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  NERD JOKE: "There are only 10 types of people in
  the world - Those who understand binary, and
  those who don't."

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: NEW SONG ABOUT THE INTERWEB
  It's dead good. It made us smile.
  
  Thorpe writes -

  "One of the things I love about the web are all
  these homepages that people knock up with their
  free webspace from their ISPs.

  "They may be mundane and pointless, but they're
  compelling nonetheless. 

  "I love the notion that they believe that anyone
  would actually want to hear them saying 'hello'

  "To be honest, I originally intended to take
  the piss out them. But after listening to all
  the wav files back-to-back, they began to take on
  a kind of naive charm.
http://www.b3ta.co.uk/Homage_to_the_hompage.mp3

  BTW: Thorpe is DJing tonight at our party,
  along with Elliot Reuben of DigitalHardcore,
  DJ SpunkyBackpack, & DJ Stuart Style.

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: SITES IN BRIEF 
  Stuff we like that wasn't made by our mates.

  Forget the Segway. The coolest transport
  device in the world is a bar stool with 
  a big-fuck-off jet engine. Sadly you can't 
  buy it - but you can book it. Surely this
  should be in a pop video?
http://www.turbinegroup.com/page2.html


  And this is how B3ta boarder, Breel would
  like to see it used.
http://www.what-ever.co.uk/b3ta/animal/Jetdog.jpg


  On Monday night on UK TV was a show called
  "The Truth about Lesbians". One of the girls
  featured looks a lot like this escort girl. 
  Is it her? Book her and find out - she charges
  a very reasonable £250 per hour. BTW: our
  mole at C4 said, "Hmm. I'd imagine that C4
  said to the production company, 'Yikes. All
  your lesbians are boilers, get us some pretty
  ones. Leading to a lowly paid researcher typing
  'uk lesbian' into google." (not work safe)
http://www.sunriseescorts.com/star.htm


  This visual maths puzzle utterly did our
  heads in. Even when someone explained it
  to us.
http://research.microsoft.com/~philtorr/Work/Images/Triangle.gif


  This is the most utterly unpleasant collection
  of naked web perverts we have ever seen and it
  gives us nightmares. It is truly, truly
  horrific. (not work safe)
http://www.b0g.org/wsnm/webcams.php?s=1e20805350975171a5b307e2a3246d43


  Toddler Attacked by Kitten - this mpeg video
  made us laugh like a drain.
http://www.stuwoodbridge.com/evil_kitty.mpg

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: MP3 OF THE WEEK

  Each week, our friends at Boom Selection pick
  their favourite MP3.
    
  They write - 
  
  "Woo! Because of B3ta's mention of our
  forthcoming 3 CD set we've been contacted by
  a management company who are very interested
  in helping us put it out. They manage Osymyso
  and Steinski too.

  "This weeks MP3? One of the standout tracks
  from The Streets (aka Mike Skinner) excellent
  album, this is a very amusingly written Slim
  Shady type alter ego track about the 'irony'
  of our drug and alcohol laws. All this
  delivered in Mike's drole Brummy accent."
http://boom.phink.net/approved/the_streets_-_the_irony_of_it_all.mp3


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: HOW TO SPEND YOUR MONEY
  Buy a rubber band gun 

  Nik from PokeLondon writes - 

  "In order to ping elastic bands at my
  workmates ears, I used to have to load
  single rubber bands on my finger, risking a
  painful backfiring.

  "That was until I found my semi automatic
  rubber band sharpshooter.

  "Getting respect from fellow workers has
  never been easier despite massive office
  productivity losses because of temporary
  blindness."

http://www.gadgets.co.uk/rbdouble.html

  (BTW: Despite what the press say about the
  dot com crash, we keep meeting small
  web businesses that tell us "we're doing
  very nicely - thank you." So if you've 
  bought something fun on the Internet, 
  let us know at http://www.b3ta.com/mailus/)


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: BEST OF B3TA
  Old but gold links.

  If you are new to B3ta - then you might enjoy
  some of the stuff we've made in the past. Here
  we go ...

  DESTINY'S CHILD! They'll never be the same
  after hearing this misheard lyric.
http://www.rathergood.com/alf/


  BUNNIES! How steady is your hand? Trace the
  bunny and find out.
http://b3ta.com/bunnygame/


  STEPEHN HAWKING! In love with Davros in this
  sweet Pop Video.
http://www.b3ta.com/hawking/

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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results - Friend Challenge - When X Attack

  Each week we run a competition to test your
  creative skills. We set a challenge and you open
  Photoshop and mess with our tiny minds.

  Last week we asked you about your imaginary
  friends, and quite frankly you scared us.

  Joel from Rathergood.com is this weeks er..
  celebrity judge, and he's picked the
  three that made him laugh the most.

http://www.mxdirect.net/b3ta/fluf.jpg (wangolini)
http://www.autopilot.co.uk/images/toosinister2.jpg (babayaga)
http://www.btinternet.com/~s.serpell/fishwooyay.gif (christophaloph)

  And this week? We've been watching lots of TV,
  and want to know your ideas in for the low
  budget perennial, When X Attack.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/whenxattack/


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: IN NEXT WEEKS ISSUE

   * Gaz Top interview

   * You. Yep - you. Make something cool, email
     us the link, and you'll be in next weeks 
     issue. That's how it works.

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