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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 45: "DEATH TO ALL PUPPIES"

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This Week:
- Toss the Puppy
- B3ta's first birthday
- Shemale kittens
- B3ta shop

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B3ta email 45 - 28 JUN 2002 -   "We're saving the
                                web ... together"

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: SUICIDAL SUPER PUPPY GAME
  Toss the puppy and watch it die.
  
  B3ta board member Weebl is turning into a bit
  of a star. If you've been following our
  newsletters - then you'll know all about his
  "when come back bring pie" animations.

  And now? He's made a game.
  
  Weebl writes -
  
  "It's golf meets Track'n'Field javelin level
  but with puppies. I really wanted to faff
  about with angles. It's crazy maths stuff
  init?"

  It's funny and addictive.
http://www.weebl.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/b3ta/puppy.html


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: COME TO OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY
  and have gay old time.

  Next Friday is our 1st birthday and we're
  having a party.

  We've rented out the top room of the local
  boozer and booked cake, DJs and old school
  arcade games.

  Come. There's a map on the flyer.
http://www.b3ta.co.uk/flyer2.gif


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: HE-CAT OR SHE-CAT
  Can you tell the difference?

  We spend a lot of time looking at pictures
  of cats. We noticed that we could tell the
  girls from the boys simply by looking at
  their faces. Can you?
http://b3ta.com/hecatorshecat/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK #1
  B3ta Shop, Car Wheel Theft, Pointy Wallpaper

  >> B3ta Shop - buy our crap <<
  We've asked some board members to make items
  for a B3ta shop including a Fred West clock
  and a mug that states "All consultants
  are scum." The profits go to the designers of
  the items.
http://b3ta.com/shop/


  >> Car Wheel Theft <<
  Blimey. Someone nicked his wheels and left the
  car propped up on Yellow Pages. This speaks
  volumes about London. Thanks Simon Waterfall
  and his photographer mate Tig.
http://www.technicola.co.uk/yellow/


  >> Intimidating Finger Wallpaper <<
  Want to stop people staring at your screen
  when you've gone for a piss? Install our
  fantastic wallpaper. Note: it won't work.
http://64.246.28.104/jpg/B3TA-wallpaper.png


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: THE RATHERGOOD CORNER
  Kylie Minogue - Can't get you out of my head

  Joel Veitch runs a site called Rathergood.
  He's our mate and we love his deranged work.

  Joel writes - 

  "This week I've been listening to Kylie, and
  was inspired to make this."
http://www.rathergood.com/kylie/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK #2
  Thicko song, Bogey Game, Cockroach Documentary

  >> Send this to thick people <<
  We've made a hugely offensive song and
  animation designed to be sent to your friends
  who can't spell. Made in the spirit of the
  stuff we used to hear as children at school and
  therefore utterly foul.
http://b3ta.com/youcantspell/


   >> Bogey Game <<
  "Do you remember the playground rhyme
  Pick It Lick It Roll It Flick It", writes
  B3ta contributor Monkeon, "I've made it
  into a game." It's hard. You need to be more 
  dextrous than us to win.
http://www.monkeon.co.uk/snot/


  >> Life as a Cockroach <<
  Ever wondered what it would be like to be a 
  cockroach? Reader Al reckons, "It's scuttlely",
  and has made this documentary style
  animation to prove it.
http://thehouseplants.com/Roachlife.swf


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: BOOTLEG MP3 OF THE WEEK
  Electic Method - Bootleg Mix Promo

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

  the_dr writes - 

  "Our site is down so I've selected something
  different this week.

  "This is a new thing. A bootleg video. Split
  screen music videos of Nirvana, Busta Rhymes,
  Basement Jaxx, Eurythmics, Queen, TLC, Dr Dre
  & Eminem. Sadly it's only 30 seconds long,
  previewing a 20 minute item to be released
  soon.

http://makeashorterlink.com/?J1E353821

  "Next week - some really exciting news!
  I'm dead chuffed."

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

  >> Wolfenstien 5k << 
  Bloody hell. This is clever. It's a first
  person shooter that uses half the memory
  that this newsletter does. This is an entry
  to the 5k coding competition - which tests
  programmers abilities to do cool stuff
  in small amounts of memory. 
http://www.the5k.org/description.asp/entry_id=946


  >> Google Vs. Art << 
  Artist Christophe Bruno bought the ad space
  on Google and filled it with short poems.
  Google told him to stop. This is his story.
http://www.iterature.com/adwords/


  >> Send your name into space <<
  The Japanese space program is asking for
  your name so that they can etch it on some
  tin foil and drop it on an asteroid. Cool.
http://www.planetary.or.jp/muses-c/pc/en/index.html


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from "Nice Stuff" 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 you to stop taking the piss
  and give us figures of hatred doing nice things.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/hatefigure/

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

  TomDog writes -

  #1 "Saddam Holiday Snap. He's really enjoying
     himself. (tamagen)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/1/6/7/7/0/4/

  #2 "Clean Shaven Hitler. Creepy, looks like a
      sweetshop owner. (littlebean)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/1/6/6/8/0/5/

  #3 "Louise Woodward. Babies annoy me.
      (darryn.r)"
http://www.b3ta.com/board/1/6/4/5/5/3/


  >> This Weeks Challenge <<

  This week we want ideas for executive stress
  toys. 
http://b3ta.com/challenge/executivetoys/

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: STAR IN NEXT WEEKS ISSUE

  Make something cool and tell us about it. This
  newsletter now reaches over 31,000 people - if
  you are in it, then people will see your stuff.
  It's that simple.

  Stuff we'd really like to see includes

  * Cool stuff to buy. 
  * Silly projects that you've made.

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

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  Thanks to Dave Stevenson for helping
  edit this issue.

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