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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 79: "TEENAGE SPIDER ART TERRORISM"

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This Week:
* ART - Spider webs in schools
* ANIM - Return of the Viking Kittens
* VID - Doggie cam

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B3ta email 79 - 07 Mar 2003

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: STRING SPIDER WEB
  Kids make installation art at school

  A few days ago Bananaman and some friends stole
  a ball of string from their school. Rather than
  set it on fire, as you or we might, they decided
  to do something creative with it.

  So they span a gigantic web in their school. We
  wish our school days had been as much fun.
http://www.paintmash.co.uk/photo/web/


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: RETURN OF THE VIKING KITTENS
  Gay Bar by Electric Six

  Joel Veitch is the Internet's Mr Kitten. He'll
  hate us for saying that because he's worried
  about becoming pigeon-holed. Ha! But if he'll
  keep on producing kittens what else are we going
  to say?

  This one has a fantastic tune though. We've
  been jumping around B3ta HQ shouting "Girl, I
  wanna take you to a gay bar" for a few days
  now.
http://www.rathergood.com/gaybar/


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: DOG CAM
  Chasing pups with cameras

  Last week we gave you pigeon cam - where a b3ta
  person connected a camera to a remote control
  car and chased pigeons. This week? It's dogs.

  The best bit? The mutt seems to really enjoy it.
  (Thanks dex.)
http://www.robertsondex.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/carcam


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Mobile Phone Hacking, Old Jokes and Glockenspaz

  >> Silly Mobile Phone Hack <<
  Poor old Nik Roope. We were in the pub with him
  over a year ago and he had a new toy: he'd 
  connected up his old Bakelite phone handset to
  his Nokia and actually got it to work. And then
  what? He forgot to put the photos on the web
  and was beaten to the punch by a student at
  MIT university with the same idea. Don't worry
  Nik - we know you're telling the truth.
http://www.vi-r-us.com/other/pokephone/Pokephone.html 


  >> Xylophone with a difference <<
  Taiwanese writes - "I've made something
  slightly offensive and pretty stupid. You might
  like it." We do. We name it The Xylomong.
http://members.lycos.co.uk/eighttaiwanese/flashgirl2.swf


  >> Where old jokes go to die <<
  Dogbomb has been collecting cheesy old jokes
  and retelling them from the mouths of fleas.
  If you fancy a few groans then check it out.
http://www.flea-toon.com/


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

  >> Name that tune <<
  Does what it says on the tin. Plays a tune
  and you have to name it. Absolutely
  compelling though, we could play it for
  hours.
http://www.xangadix.net/gallery/flash/guessing/guessing.swf


  >> Corner shop Cooking <<
  Cooking can be a load of dull crap. Who's got
  time to buy buffalo mozzarella and artichoke
  hearts? What about the cooking you could
  do with the ingredients found in your local
  corner shop? It's the writers attention to
  detail on his pot noodle preparation that
  sold us this site. He finds the poetry
  in MSG.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?B46A228B3


  >> Fan Letters to Pornstars <<
  Pornstars attract weird fans. No surprise there,
  but it's still fun to laugh at thickos. These
  guys have made some MP3s of them reading out
  the letters in a rather formal manner. We 
  liked the one marked "another one (580K)"
  best.
http://www.trunkrecords.com/turntable/dfm.htm


  >> Circle Line Party <<
  Spacehijackers are holding a party on the
  London underground on the 14th of March.
  They plan to take over a carriage and "corrupt
  peoples future experience of the Circle Line,
  as the memory of the party will recur each
  time they use the train." Brilliant idea,
  shame that the site doesn't tell us where
  to meet them.
http://circlelineparty.org.uk/


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Robot Challenge

  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.
http://b3ta.com/challenge/robots/

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

  Mr Cookieface writes -

  #1 "Ever Since I was a Kid - Because my Dad was
     a robot driver, and even though he slaved his
     whole life making sure the robots were on time
     every morning, he still made time for us.
     (Mystery Bob) 
http://www.b3ta.com/board/871413

  #2 "Benjamin - Very clever, and who doesn't
     think Anne Bancroft has nice legs? Lucky
     little robot. (StinkyCheeseMan)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/867233

  #3 "Robby's Star Had Fallen - simply because
     one of those would look fabulous in my living
     room" (Sosumi)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/863513

   "I'd also like to add that all of Mystery
   Bob's entries deserved to win: consistently
   original and very well done, he gets wild
   applause."


   >> This Weeks Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributor Bovine gave us
  the suggestion, "Portents of the Apocalypse"
http://b3ta.com/challenge/apocalypse/ 


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: STAR IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

  Make something cool and tell us about it. If
  you are in it then people will see your stuff.

  Things we'd really like to see include


  * SCULPUTRES MADE OF STOLEN SIGNPOSTS - have
    you got a back garden? Then use it.

  * CUTTING HEDGES INTO RUDE SHAPES - you know
    that trimmer thing in the shed? It can do
    more than trim. It can sculpt huge bushy
    penis.

  * HUGE WICKER KITTENS - that would get people
    talking. Maybe you could fill it full of 
    kittens and burn it? No. That would be 
    wrong. Would be impressive though. Argh.
    We're torn. 

    (Oh we still want your web stuff too.)

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

  BTW: If you've sent something in that hasn't
  been featured then don't be put off - we look
  at everything you send us.


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  THANKS: 

  This issue was edited by Rob Manuel with
  David Stevenson.
  Links sent in by Fraser, Your Mum, markm1701,
  and Minitrog X.
  
  Image challenge handled by Mike Trinder. 
  Proofing by the raging b4ta cows. (61142)

  Add a sad goodbye to b3ta subscriber Mark Carlin
  who passed away last week. We didn't know him
  but we got a rather poignant email from a friend
  of his.

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