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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 55: "A REQUIEM FOR ROGER MOORE"

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This Week:
- Roger Moore Requiem
- Sad Singing Kitten
- Rory McGrath Spider Game

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B3ta email 55 - 06 SEP 2002

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: ROGER MOORE REQUIEM
  Like you've never seen him before.

  Dan Chambers is an animator. He's famous for
  his pygmy shrew cartoon which was seen by
  millions of net users.

  Dan writes - 

  "I like to make funny animations. I have just
  finished one called Roger Moore's Requiem.

  "It twins the themes of Verdi's Requiem and
  Roger Moore, which I believe only about 
  two or three dozen people have ever done
  before me..."

http://danchambers.stodge.org/refer.php?id=rogermoore


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: RORY MCGRATH SPIDER GAME
  
  Rico Monkeon writes - 

  "I made this puzzle game based around Rory
  McGrath and Spiders - I think it comes across
  like an insect snuff movie."
  
  The idea? Rory is a great big radio-active
  spider (of course!) You have to make him fall
  down by clicking on his feet.

  It's a tough challenge. Are you ready for it?
http://www.monkeon.co.uk/spider/


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: SINGING KITTEN
  It's a kitten! It sings!

  A while ago we made a kitten that sang, "I Love
  You."

  This went down very well.

  We've decided to follow it up. However this time
  the kitten is rather sad.

  It's very moving.
http://b3ta.com/singing-kitten/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Animations, Naming Babies and Odd Music

  >> 404 page <<
  You know when you click on a link and the page
  has gone? That's called a 404 error. Brian
  Millar has made nice relaxing page to soften
  the blow. It's based on the old Hamlet cigar
  TV ads. Lovely.
http://www.baker-street.net/404/


  >> Signs Animation <<
  Goz has made a lovely cartoon about road
  signs. It's brilliantly animated.
http://www.animation.me.uk/personalanimations.html


  >> Kung Fu Animation <<
  Tomsk has made another episode in his
  regular series, Mint. This one is a martial
  arts tour de force.
http://www.tomandphil.myby.co.uk/mint/kungfu.html


  >> Mutant Pet Generator <<
  Jpg has been conducting genetic experiments
  in Flash. You can now combine 6 animals into
  all sorts of hybrids. Oh - and a brick.
http://www.room32.com.au/maul2/mutant.html


  >> Name the baby <<
  Remember we asked you to a name a child? Well
  we're asking again. This time An-D and his
  "sex chicken wife" need your help. Currently
  the highest vote is for "weebl". Poor child.
http://www.roguetrooper.net


  >> Peculiar music. Lots of it. <<
  For quite some time Koit has been making songs
  based on ideas people have sent him. He's now
  got lots and wants you to vote on the best
  ones.
http://www.flibz.com/koit/


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

  >> The 'Sport' of Cup Stacking <<
  A video of a girl stacking some plastic cups 
  really fast. Sounds dull? It's not - she's mind
  bogglingly quick. Is it for real? We don't know,
  but it's fascinating to watch.
http://www.speedstacks.com/qt_lg.html


  >> Jackass - so much to answer for <<
  These Australian chaps have compiled load of 
  video clips of them doing dangerous stunts.
  You'll go "ow." You'll say "eeeh." Channel 5!
  Sign them up! Or stop them before they seriously
  hurt themselves.
http://www.pickledeggs.tv/clips.html


  >> Put your pictures on a big building <<
  Last year blinkenlights developed an idea to
  turn a Berlin tower block into VDUs with each
  window representing a pixel. This year?
  They're coming to Paris and they want you to
  submit images for them to display. Cool.
http://www.blinkenlights.de/arcade/


  >> Pictures of people taped to the wall <<
  The Duct Tape Guys, Tim Nyberg and Jim Berg,
  are blokes who have dedicated their lives to
  duct tape. They've written 4 books about the 
  stuff. In the name of PR they occasionally 
  tape themselves to walls. Well, it's a living
  we suppose.
http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/walltapings/index.html


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from 'Ungodly Lovechild of...' 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 to see the ungodly love
  children of, well, anything really:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/lovechild

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

  Smirny writes "Can i just say that this was a
  bloody hard one, there was a lot of good stuff
  in there -

  #1 Icelanders are funny folk - Darryn.R
  "What happens if you breed Bjork with Pig?
  Pjork thats what. Now we know who brings
  home the bacon in her house.
http://www.b3ta.com/board/3/0/0/3/6/3

  #2 When chefs go bad! - Party Boy
  "Saddam Hussainsley Harriot is prepared to
  unleash mass biological destruction on the
  world, or maybe thats just his cooking?
http://www.b3ta.com/board/2/9/4/8/0/6

  #3 Farmyard Dictator - Viama
  "Chairman Moo was responsible for the downfall
  of many farms and forced all those who served
  under him to drink his milk! (probably)."
http://www.b3ta.com/board/3/0/2/7/8/7


>> This Week's Challenge <<

  This week, B3ta contributor Chthonic gave us
  the suggestion, "Straight to Video - films that
  would never have made it"
http://b3ta.com/challenge/straighttovideo/


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: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?
  Follow-ups on previous stories.

  * NICEY GOT HIS BISCUITS from Fox's. Tonnes of
    them.

  * PUNK KITTENS - Joel has been contacted by
    White Stripe's PR company. They loved it
    and want him to do more work.


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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.

  Stuff we'd really like to see includes

  * More real world stuff - but no begging sites.
    We're bored of them. Seesh. Get a job.

  * Your usual stuff.

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

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  THANKS: Mike Trinder for handling the image
  competition, David Stevenson for helping edit
  this issue and AnkyK & Phil Kitten & Fraser
  for proof reading. (44735)

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