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NEWSLETTER: ISSUE 69: "CLICK ON CLIFF RICHARDS' PANTS"

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This Week:
* GAME - Spot the Clifference
* ANIM - Christmas Kittens
* QUIZ - Nose Picking

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B3ta email 69 - 13 Dec 2002

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: SPOT THE CLIFFERENCE
  A challenge game for Cliff Richard fans

  B3ta editor Rob Manuel writes - 

  "Isn't Cliff Richard great? He's had UK hits
  over five decades and he's never touched a 
  lady's parts.

  "I was checking his website and was
  disappointed that he didn't have any crappy
  flash games to help promote his brilliance.

  "So me and B3ta legend Weebl got to work.

  "This is our gift to the world of Cliff. And
  if he wants to host it on his official website?
  We would be honoured."
http://www.b3ta.com/spot-the-clifference/


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* REMEMBER: B3ta Xmas party, next Thursday.
http://www.b3ta.com/party/xmas.gif

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: CHRISTMAS KITTENS
  Singing Chris Rea

  Joel Veitch has become internationally famous
  with his singing kittens.

  He's not about this week so it falls to B3ta
  boarder Phil Price to make some tunesome kitties
  for Christmas.

  Phil writes, "It's my first attempt at flash
  so don't shoot me."

  We won't. It's actually rather charming.
http://www.philprice.net/flash/xmasdrivingkittens/


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: MEN AND WOMEN'S NOSES
  Can you tell the difference?

  Boarder Artamnesia writes -

  "I've made a nose picking game. It's not what
  it sounds like! There's no snot involved.

  "You are shown 16 different noses and need to
  choose whether each belongs to a man or woman.
  It plays with gender expectations.

  "I'm really surprised how hard it has turned
  out to be."
http://www.modestypanel.com/noses/noses.html


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK 
  Sellotape, Clocks, More Domain Squats

  >> Sellotape Solutions <<
  "I have a theory," writes LumpBucket, "that
  sellotape is solution to every problem in the
  world." Lumpy is looking for problems that
  he can solve with tape. Tell him some.
http://www.bag-o-shite.co.uk/sellotape/


  >> Unusable Clock <<
  Happyperson has made a "binary clock". That
  means fuck all to us and we can't tell if he's
  having us on. It's pretty though.
http://www.chickencam.fsnet.co.uk/clock.html 


  >> Domain Squats - The Return <<
  Bored? Think of a crap celebrity or TV show,
  grab the URL and stick something stupid up.
http://www.LionelBlair.com
http://www.bornsloppy.co.uk


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

  >> J-Lo TV Blooper <<
  Fox TV news presenter attempts to read a story
  about Jenny from the block. He gets it wrong.
  Very wrong. We watched this clip several
  times - sniggering like children.
http://www.planetphantasy.com/anime/curbjob.wmv


  >> Snakes in your PC <<
  A series of photos of a snake inside a
  computer. Very scary. However, we can't tell
  if it's real or a hoax. Any ideas?
http://www.uq.edu.au/education/extra/all.html


  >> Monkey Lander <<
  Yes it's another Luna Lander game. But there's
  something that made us want to keep playing.
http://www.totebo.com/monkey/ 


  >> B3ta, Victorian style <<
  Imagine if we'd tried to run B3ta in the
  1800s. We'd have had to use stuffed animals.
  Cute for a moment, then rather disturbing.
http://www.acaseofcuriosities.com/potter.html


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the 'Why I was late for work' 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 show us why you
  were late for work
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/late/

  We asked late night B3ta boarder 'K3rry' to judge 
  the entries - here are his 3 faves.

  K3rry writes -

  #1 "Someone nicked the legs off my hippo" 
  A classic take on a great means of getting 
  to  work. A tidy photoshop as well (Tedmus)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/5/3/8/3/0/4 

  #2 "The buses weren't stacked properly" So mad 
  and funny with them falling over I sniggered 
  every time (Father Oleg)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/5/3/9/4/2/0

  #3 Equal Third Place: 
  "The shoe sale", one of the few brave enough to 
  'shop the truth, and so inviting looking... just 
   a quick browse... won't be long...promise..
   (Dr Phil_Kitten)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/5/5/0/3/6/0)
    
  The "Fawlty Signal" - Anything with John Cleese 
  in it gets my approval (Mikemystery)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/5/5/2/8/9/0

  >> This Week's Challenge <<
  This week, B3ta contributor new_matt gave us
  the suggestion, "What your pets do when 
  no one is watching". 
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/pets/


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

  * THIRD GRADUATE FROM B3TA FAME ACADEMY -
    Matazone of "spicy brain" fame has been
    picked up by MTV2. Expect to see his work
    on screen in spring 2003.
http://www.matazone.co.uk/littlegothgirl1.html


  * CHICAGO DAVE IN WEB HIT - we love it when
    an image that premiered on our board
    ends up in everyone's email. Well done to
    Chicago Dave with his "Cherie Blaire / 
    Myra Hindley" work. He's an inbox hero.
http://www.limpfish.com/pics/42/3/


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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:

  * Different styles of quizzes. Think about
    what you played as a child and see if you
    can make a web version.

  * We always like animations. Don't be afraid
    to use your own voice and sing.

  * Cash. B3ta isn't a business you know. We
    run it in our spare time because we love
    the web. 

  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 a slightly sulky
  Rob Manuel with a rather chipper David Stevenson.
  Links supplied by Jonti Picking, Fraser Lewry,
  Midnightlurker & Cassy Tong.
  Domain Squatting by Neale 'DangerousClive'
  Willis & G-Funk.
  Image challenge handled by Denise Wilton. 
  Proofing by "bring your b4ta to the
  slaughter". (55574)

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