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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 92: "MEN WITH BREASTS"

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This Week:
* ANIM - Goose Fantasia
* PARTY - 2nd Birthday Announcement
* QUIZ - Man Boobs or Lady Boobs

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B3ta email 92 - 13 Jun 2003

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: GOOSECHASE
  Where art meets stupidity...

  Chad from Ultraville writes -
  
  "Hey, just wanted to tell you that we've got
  this movie called goosechase that we'd love for
  you to include in the next newsletter."

  With music from Grieg's "Peer Gynt" and 
  visual nods to Disney's Fantasia, it's a
  pleasure to link to it. 
http://www.ultraville.com/flash/goosechase.htm


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: B3TA SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY
  Friday 18th July 2003, London UK.

  Open your diaries. Stick the date in, we're 
  having a party and it's gonna rock.

  We're moving to a bigger location so it
  shouldn't be as cramped as last time.

  Please come, it's always great to meet both
  the readers and the contributors.

  Flyer and map in next week's newsletter.

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: MAN BOOBS OR LADY BOOBS
  Can you tell?

  DJOL writes -   

  "Since I know what a bunch of depraved, sex-mad
  deviants b3tans are, I've decided to make them
  all a quiz, upon which they can fixate their
  unhealthy carnal fetishes."

  Yay. Nasty quiz. There's some really
  revolting pictures. BTW: Did you know that
  serial killer Richard Speck took female
  hormones in jail, grew breasts, became the
  prison bitch and made a porn film? The things
  we learn from Google. Eeek.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/djol/b3ta/mob.html


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: MORE HURTY FIRE VIDEOS
  Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. 

  Remember Zyk0tik? We featured him a few weeks
  back setting himself on fire.

  Well he's done it again - he's only got one
  trick, but it's a good trick.

  Watching made us say "fuck" and nearly fall
  backwards off our chair. Don't try this at
  home - unless you've turned your video camera
  on that is.
http://members.lycos.co.uk/zzyk0tikk/movies/fire.wmv


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Fan Art, Popcorn Vid, Spam, Elvis & Crack

  >> Crocheted Giant Bee Toy <<
  "I've made a Crocheted/Handmade Giant Bee,"
  writes Heather Sullivan, "based upon the 
  characters in Nicey & Joel's animation."
  Yay - he's lovely.
http://www.stargazy.org/b3ta/


  >> Popcorn Video <<
  Remember Hot Butter's Pop Corn song? GR££DY 
  does and he's made a video for it. Features blobs
  under a totalitarian regime. Pretty.
http://www.distaste.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/blob.html


  >> Revenge on Spammers <<
  We all hate the Nigerian spam. Steve Thompson 
  does too. He arranged an appointment with
  a spammer, flew to Dubai and tried to get him
  arrested. "We actually got photos of the scammer
  waiting at the airport," writes Steve, "I can't
  believe some people are that gullible. Having
  been through the process several times I can see
  why: greed is the main cause." Great stuff, but
  we're not sure about some of language though.
  (Coloured? Hmmm.)
http://www.craigmcateer.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/mupesa.htm


  >> Odd Elvis Song <<
  "I wrote a song today," warbles Mystery Bob,
  "using a stream of consciousness method - i.e.
  as I played guitar I closed my eyes and sang
  whatever came into my head.  One bout of bad
  Flash animating later and here you go..."
  Yay, we really like the singing and the
  harmonies on this. Go Bob.
http://www.mysteryaction.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/elvis.htm


  >> Things That Make Me Want To Smoke Crack <<
  "I'll get into your cunting arsewanking
  newsletter," threatens Richard Crawford, "if
  it's the last thing I do!" OK Richard. You're
  in. Only because we're scared.
http://www.headstaggers.com/flash/20things.html


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

  >> When TV Goes Wrong <<
  "This is from Friendly TV on Sky," writes
  Vulga, "The sound engineer accidentally left the
  microphones open during the breaks and anyone
  watching could hear what the presenter (Ex QVC
  host Paul Lavers) was saying to his colleagues.
  Listen with joy as a mate of his calls him up to
  tell him that everyone can hear."
http://snurl.com/1kku


  >> My Vasectomy <<
  Men! Ever wondered what it would be like to
  snip your tubes? Find out in this detailed bit
  of photo journalism. Interesting but icky.
http://www.my-vasectomy.com/01-me.htm


  >> Lego Treasure Hunt <<
  Martin Sears has made a puzzle/adventure game built
  entirely out of Lego. Help Jim the Lego Pirate
  find the hidden treasure, by solving puzzles,
  exploring dungeons and meeting Lego characters.
  Visually innovative.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view.php?id=101890


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Celebrity Zoo 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 celebrity animals for
  our zoo:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/celebrityzoo/

  B3ta member K3rry was kind enough to donate
  some cash to b3ta in honour of his birthday.
  This weeks' winner gets a free donation icon
  thanks to K3rry's generosity.
  
  K3rry writes -


  #1 "Stephen Hawkwing - Going to burn in hell
     with the rest of us for a shop like that,
     but very funny. Congratulations chap you've
     got a new icon! (antony07)
http://b3ta.com/board/1337119

  #2 "Rainbow Trout - A superb pun, made me laugh,
     which worried my workmates (and me actually).
     (weekendsession)
http://b3ta.com/board/1363320

  #3 "Meerkat Monroe - A very well done shop with
     a good pun, I know people who would..." (edovan)
http://b3ta.com/board/1339063


  BTW, it's K3rry's birthday _today_, so send him
  love and happiness.

  >> This Week's Challenge <<

  This week, the Challenge Dictator stepped in
  again and pondered what it would be like
  "If Cats Ruled the World"
http://b3ta.com/challenge/ifcatsruledtheworld/


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

  * ISTHISYOU SUCCESS - IsThisYou finds photos
    on the street and reunites them with their
    owner. Surprisingly he has the occasional
    success. "I'm dead chuffed," he writes,
    "DEAD CHUFFED."
http://www.isthisyou.co.uk/posh.html


  * NICEY INTERVIEW - You know Nicey from
    NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown. You can't have missed
    him this week, he's been in all the national
    papers and on several TV shows talking up
    his biscuit enthusiasm. We thought you'd like
    to ask him your own questions. Add them to this
    thread on the board.
http://www.b3ta.com/board/1378672

  
  * HUBCAP FISH - a while back we linked to
    Ptolemy's fish made from old hubcaps.
    We were surprised and pleased when he turned
    up on our door step with one of his
    creations - a gift to say thanks. Apparently
    since our link he's managed to turn his art
    into a small business and made regular
    appearances on TV and in magazines. Yay.
    Here's some photos of our new fish.
http://b3ta.com/features/hubcapfish/


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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

  * BANDWIDTH ANGEL - a lot of the sites fall
    down when we link to them. We'd love to hear
    from a hosting company that would give
    free space to our contributors.

  * GAMES - you lot haven't been making games
    recently. We still like them. Get thinking.

  * TOP TIPS - We always need tips for the end
    of the newsletter. Stuff that surprises us
    but also works.

  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 Funkymonkey & johnnychilliseed.
  Additional linkage by Fraser Lewry.
  Board research by Fnord.
  Top Tippery from Janis.
  Image challenge handled by Mike Trinder.
  Proofing by the b4ta bandidos. (67281)

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  Prevent your dog from chewing your chairs by
  rubbing some citronella oil on the furniture's
  legs. The dogs can't stand the smell or taste
  of the stuff. Keeps gnats away too.

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