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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 44: "INTRODUCINGMONDAY.CO.UK. WE CONFESS ALL"

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This Week:
- Flicking V's at International Corporations
- Nazi Kitten Kick Ups game
- Make B3ta your screen saver

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B3ta email 44 - 21 JUN 2002 -   "We're saving the
                                web ... together"

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: INTRODUCING MONDAY
  We're very sorry. Sort of.

  Earlier this week we were contacted by B3ta
  contributor AndyK.

  He said, "PriceWaterhouse Coopers consulting
  arm are changing their name to Monday. They've
  set up a site called introducingmonday.com. But
  I've managed to grab introducingmonday.co.uk
  What do you want to do with it?"

  We couldn't resist a challenge like that and
  came up with a crappy and childish flash video
  to say, "Yah boo sucks."

  We put this out on Wednesday and it's been a bit
  of a hit. It's had 200,000 downloads and been
  covered by most of the UK tabloids and
  broadsheets.

  We weren't making a point about their name
  change but it was a good opportunity for a cheap
  gag.
http://www.introducingmonday.co.uk/

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: NAZI KITTEN KICK UPS
  Our favourite themes. Tackled again.
  
  Did you ever play Kick Ups? It was an Internet
  hit last year from Liam O'Donnell.

  We loved it. And we've decided to steal the 
  idea and remake it with kittens that look like
  Hitler.

  Why? Because we are Nazis.

  We sent it to Liam and he said, "Nice, I've
  forwarded it round the office here at gamer.tv"
http://www.b3ta.com/nazigame/


  >> Plug for Liam's new game <<

  "Have you played my righteous DinkyBomb?", 
  continues Liam, "and if not, why not? Think
  worms, think multiplayer, damn I'm good at
  this flash stuff."

  We checked out the game and it looks cool,
  but we had no-one to play against. We
  suggest taking a friend.
http://gamer.tv/dinkybomb/


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: B3TA IMAGES DELIVERED FRESH TO YOUR SCREENSAVER
  Make your co-workers give you funny looks.

  The front page of our site has the best images
  from our message board photoshoppers. We have
  a highly trained team of editors selecting
  stuff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. B3ta never
  sleeps.

  Board member Chicago Dave has written a Windows
  program that gets the front page images and turns
  them into a screen saver that's always current.

  Is it really wicked? Yes.
http://www.btinternet.com/~limpfish/b3taCollective.zip

  (BTW: Chicago Dave is a net god. Learn more
  in our interview later this issue.)


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK #1
  Football art protest, I'm sorry, Cows.

  >> Football fans are fucking scum <<
  Do you hate the World Cup? B3ta boarder Thom
  Curtis does. He says, "I've defaced the flags
  of participant countries and have decided to
  let you all see." We suggest using this as
  wallpaper to wind up the footy lovers in
  your office.
http://www.worldcuphate.tk/


  >> Saying sorry with style <<
  "I upset my brother with a harsh phone message",
  writes B3ta boarder Si, "He wasn't best pleased,
  so I made him this." It's charming. We wish you
  were OUR brother.
http://www.angelfire.com/extreme3/grubnuts/Robin.html


  >> Dancing cow udders ... with eyes <<
  B3ta boarder Weebl has followed up his pie 
  animation with this classy little number.
  There's not much plot but the special effects
  are amazing.
http://www.pickingp.f9.co.uk/tot.swf


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: PAID PLUG
  Download and print Big Money.

  Net agency Poke have bunged us some cash to
  mention their latest project for Brilliant
  Industries.

  Vim van Haas (B.I. Chief Innovations Officer),
  says -

  "So now it's as big as a salami and you're
  bored with wading through sites full of
  exposed celebrities? Got a couple of university
  diplomas and are watching free cable 24/7?
  Well what's next?

  "MAKE REALLY BIG MONEY!!!
  100% Big! Do it from home (or the office)

  "Brilliant Industries gives you a downloadable
  application for your MAC or PC to make massive 
  notes customised with your face (or other
  body parts)."
http://www.brilliantindustries.com/bigmoney/

  (BTW: Want to bribe us to mention your corporate
  project? Speak to us at bribes@b3ta.co.uk)


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK #2
  More cows, Google toy, Shit animation

  >> Milky Moo Wallpaper <<
  This milk drinking cow is lovely. Use it.
  Thanks Tomsk.
http://www.tomandphil.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/milkymoo.html


  >> Random Image Finder <<
  Why wear out your brain thinking of words to
  type into Google Images when this handy gadget
  does it for you? Woo for Watty.
http://ianwatt.dingojunction.com/ri/


  >> Nonsensical animation <<
  We get lots of submissions of stuff for the
  newsletter. This one has us foxed. It's a
  crap flash animation with a message of hatred
  for someone called Leon. Who is he? Its author
  Dave Barnes only tells us, "This is what happens
  when I avoid deadlines." Hmmm. We don't know
  who his employers are but they should stop
  giving him deadlines.
http://www.mbarnes.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Leon.swf


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: HOW TO SPEND YOUR MONEY THIS WEEK
  Get cheap DVDs from Canada.

  "Following on from last week's Amazon.com thing",
  writes B3ta reader Robert Morrow, "I just
  thought you might be interested in this Canadian
  site. They sell DVDs even cheaper, and the prices
  include international P+P."

  Yep. He's right. It's bloody cheap.
http://www.dvdboxoffice.com/


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: BOOTLEG MP3 OF THE WEEK
  Celine Dion vs. Black Sabbath

  Each week we talk to the_dr at Boom Selection
  about his current favourite bootleg track.

  the_dr writes - 

  "This Celine Dion vs. Black Sabbath mix is
  bloody awful. And that's why it's funny.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?A22963B11

  "Addictive from Truth Hurts isn't a bootleg,
  but it's beautiful - a pulsating Indian hip-hop
  beat with a great rap and understated soulful
  vocals.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?P23951B11

  "BTW: Our Eminem bootleg challenge is going
  great. We've had airplay on Radio 1 and
  apparently Eminem loves Marshall's Been
  Snookered"
http://www.base58.com/withoutme/


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from Where Are They Now?

  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 know what had happened
  to washed up celebrities.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/wherearetheynow/

  We asked B3ta boarder Chicago Dave to judge the
  entries - here are his 3 faves.

  Chicago Dave writes -

  #1 "Davros advertising stairlifts. It's his 
     perfect job. Think they should make this
     ad. I'd buy one."
http://www.b3ta.com/board/1/5/6/5/9/1/

  #2 "Tony Hart's Sept 11th picture.
     It's lovely. (tomdog)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/1/4/9/1/8/9/ 

  #3 "Hitler on university challenge, made me
     laugh. (themanfromdelmonte)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/1/4/7/2/9/6/


  >> This Week's Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributor Monkeon gave us
  the suggestion, "make a hate figure do something
  nice. Hitler picking a flower or something."
http://b3ta.com/challenge/hatefigure/

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: CHICAGO DAVE INTERVIEW
  UK's hardest working uncredited photoshopper

  You might not know the name Chicago Dave, but
  you should - you've certainly seen his work.

  Remember the Queen Mum Yoda photo in your
  inbox? That was his. And the Queen as an
  England supporter. That was him too.
 
  As his work is now being regularly ripped off
  by the UK tabloids we thought it was time to
  give him a bit of credit and interview him.

  Q: Have you got any comments on The Sun
     tabloid using your Queen pics without
     a credit?

  A: I'm not bothered about the lack of credit,
     I don't really expect to be credited for
     making these stupid pics, though it's nice
     to get a mention sometimes. Getting it in
     The Sun is great and on page 3 too. As soon
     as I heard about it I told my mum to get one
     to stick on the fridge door.  My only gripe
     is that it wasn't a double page spread.

  Q: Blimey - just looked at your site, and
     representatives of the Queen have asked you
     to remove stuff!

  A: Yeah The Official Custodian of her Royal
     Maj's Face (or something) has asked me to
     remove the defaced pic from my website,
     which I did, replacing with  his email.
     Now he's asked me to remove the email asking
     me to remove the pics from my website, jeez.

  Q: Which of your other pics has gone round the
     world? 

  A: There was a daft 'Mona Lisa goes topless'
     thing that I made many years ago, it spread
     all over place.

  Q: Er.. And are you from Chicago?

  A: Um... no, but St.Helens Dave sounds rubbish.

  Check out his stuff:
http://www.limpfish.com/pics.php?j=

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: STAR IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

  Make something cool and tell us about it. This
  newsletter now reaches over 29,000 people - if
  you are in it, then people will see your stuff.
  It's that simple.

  Stuff we'd really like to see includes

  * No legal threats.
  * Offers of cash.
  * The projects you've made this week.

  Send contributions to http://www.b3ta.com/mailus/

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