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Quotes of the Month:
"I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person and learns from the other. I have a lot to learn from other people." - Eduardo Galeano

Very few people choose war. They choose selfishness and the result is war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war. - Dave Dellinger

Soapbox presents Tim's personal opinions about issues that he feels are of importance.
It has challenging stuff to think about during your duct taping projects. If you want a dose of stuff to think about click here. If you don't want to, that's okay. Tape on! Here is a brief intro to what's in this month's SOAPBOX:

It's 2007 and I'm sick.
A New Year's Rant

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Music to Duct Tape by...
Soul Coughing
This month we feature Soul Coughing downright bizarre! We learned of this group when Dave Matthews (during an interview) was asked what he was listening to lately... "Soul Coughing." was his reply. Lead singer Mike Doughty's solo work since is also worth a listen (even more so if Soul Coughing is pushing the musical envelope beyond your liking).

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This month's recipe:
We're SO FULL after the holidays that we can't even think about food, much less post a recipe. But if you are in the need for some good grub, check out our Cookin' with the Duct Tape Guys pages. Check back next month for another killer recipe - Kenyan Peanut Stew.

January 2007

2007 - The Year of Duct Tape (again)
We've officially declared 2007 The Official Year of Duct Tape. Sure, we've declared other years "The Year of Duct Tape" before, and we've also named June National Duct Tape Month. But, hey, we ARE the Duct Tape Guys and who better to declare than us? Besides that, who's going to stop us?

Why 2007 you ask? Well, okay, let's list some reasons:
Government change-over. In the wake of the November election and the turnover of the House and Senate, there is a lot of repair work that needs to be done. What better tool to do that repair work (and save money at the same time) than duct tape?
Global warming. It's January in Wisconsin where Jim and I live - and it's over 40 degrees! An anomaly? Perhaps. But what if Al Gore is right and we are facing the inconvenient truth of global warming? We will need plenty of duct tape for UV protection from the sun with our ever-diminishing ozone layer. And with the ice caps melting and causing water levels to rise, we will need to grab the duct tape for waterproofing our belongings.
2007. The number of the year itself - 2007. Seven is the perfect number. Duct Tape is the perfect tool. See? It's a perfect fit!
Gas prices. Although cheaper than most of the world's gas (in England it's near $8 per gallon) we Americans squirm when our fuel goes over $2.50 per gallon. When it tops $3 per gallon, we start whinning like babies. Well, until the electric car is brought back from the dead, you can affix a large wad of duct tape, sticky-side out, to the front bumper of your car. Roll up behind someone going in your direction and give them a little adhering nudge. Flip the car into neutral and turn off the engine. You'll top 100 miles per gallon using this method.
Jim's age. In 2007 Jim will turn 44 years old. 4 + 4 = 8. There are eight letters in DUCT TAPE. Coincidence? Perhaps, but it does provide us with yet another reason for 2007 being The YEAR of DUCT TAPE.

Handy Hints Lookin' for cool ideas that use duct tape? Look no further than our new Handy Hints page. On the right is the hint for this month. A handy idea for removing some of the stickiness from duct tape so you don't get in trouble when posting stuff around town. This idea turns duct tape into wall-friendly masking tape.

Musicians addicted to Duct Tape unite!
We have a nice Duct Tape Music area of our web site going - we post both duct tape music and musicians' use of duct tape. This month we added a new photo to the mix: Jim and Tim's favorite Taj Mahal and Keb Mo sound-alike, Jay Whitney. Jay duct tapes (actually gaf tapes) over the sound hole of his guitar to get the sound that he's looking for to accompany his smokey, deep, bluesy voice. Tape on, Jay!

Got an instrumental use for duct tape? Send it to us. Click to our submissions page for instructions.

Will Entertain for Food
A lot of our income as Duct Tape Evangelists comes from our appearances at Home and Garden Shows around the country. You can check to see where we will be performing at our calendar: If you don't see your town there, why not pick up the phone and call your local home show producer? Tell them you'd LOVE to have the Duct Tape Guys at their next home show. Thanks.

This newsletter is sponsored in part by Duck brand Duct Tape - Home of The Original Duck Tape Club.

Dale's Discoveries
(A monthly feature that will be showcasing weird stuff that our friend Dale comes up with.) Visit Dale's TallToysTroupe site

Have you ever gone to a mall around Christmas time? Well, apparently stalking is not illegal then. Whenever you start walking out to your car, you are always slowly trailed by at least one car. It doesn't matter how slowly you walk, they will follow you. What I like to do is, while my lovely wife is shopping, I put my car keys in my hand and wander aimlessly around the parking lot seeing how long cars will follow me until they give up.

I saw where the FDA has approved cloned beef for human consumption. Now I can understand wanting to clone a favorite pet but what is the deal with cloning cows to eat? I am not an expert but I have a hard time telling one cow from another. They all look pretty much the same to me. Are they hard to produce or something? Or is there someone who said, "Wow, this is the best steak I ever ate. Get me some DNA from this and make more cows. I want to eat this every day for the rest of my life."?

There is a sign in the produce department of our local grocery store that says, "It's Fresh or It's Free". Oddly enough, I have never heard of anyone going thru the checkout with a basket full of rotten vegetables and saying that they didn't have to pay for them. If you are going to do that, why even bother going into the store? After all, you get the same deal if you just go straight to the dumpster.

Dale's Website Discovery of the Month:

Would you like instant access to almost any classic book without going to the library, or even leaving your chair? Well, just click here and you are well on your way:

Now you can use your computer to do what people did before they had computers. Weird, huh?

This month's auction on eBay: Jim Shorts
Yes, believe it or not, we've gotten Jim to part with his shorts that he wears during our duct tape gigs around the world. These guys have seen a lot of wear and have been coast to coast (they may have even made it with us to England, we aren't sure). At any rate, these beauties could be YOURS! As always a portion of the sale will go to Habitat for Humanity. Hey, what the heck, from now on, all of our prop sale profits will go to Habitat. So, help us turn our used props into cash for those in need. Click to our eBay auction page and watch for the start date of our next auction: Jim's Shorts.

Mike's Thermos Mike didn't want to give up his prized thermos just because the handle broke. So, out came the duct tape and fixed not only the handle, but made Mike's thermos very easy to distinguish from the others at his office.

Cheesecake Helper This past thanksgiving my brother-in-law made a delicious cheese cake. unfortunately, he took it from the spring pan before it had a chance to set. the cake started to spread out into a mushy mess. not to have our desert ruined he wrapped foil around the cake and then wrapped duck tape around the foil. it worked!!!! the cake set and by the time we had it - no one was wiser to what had happened. DUCK TAPE SAVED THE DAY!! - Kathy, Kearny, NJ

John's Notebook Not wanting a mismatched bag and notebook, John took to the black and brown duct tape to design a durable matching cover for his field sales notebook.

Meet us at The Duct Tape Diner. We’ve had some great stories over the counter at the Duct Tape Diner recently. If you haven’t yet read the Diner contributions, stop by! This is where we invite our visitors to share their own duct tape stories.
Just like these people did:

Plastic chair protector We have these old white chairs. They have the little plastic protectors on the bottom, and one day I noticed that one of the plastic protectors were gone! I quickly ran to the duct tape, and then to the recycling to get a plastic water bottle cap and then duct taped the cap onto the end of the chair! Duct tape saved the day (and our floors)! - Brian R.

Joe's Vest Repair Sigrid's dad, Joe, proudly sports his vest repair. Why throw away a perfectly good vest when it can attain a higher level of fashion with the addition of duct tape panels.

He reattached his foot with duct tape! I am a telemark skier (Norweigan for Slow Hippie). Last weekend I was skiing at A Basin here in Colorado. My first run down the hill I struck a rock with my right ski on a black diamond run. Much to my dismay I busted the foot off my prothesis. (I am a symes amputee - which is basically below the ankle - gone). I was able to work my way down to the base. While those not introduced to the mythical powers of duct tape would have quit after the first run I headed to the ski rental shop. There the fine folks gave me a roll. I proceed to wrap it around and up and down the broken foot and socket. I started out on the easy slopes but by the end of the day I was back on the blacks.
All praise the mighty duct tape. - Bill Enderson

New study reveals unusual side-effect of beer consumption.

A group of International Research Scientists just released the results of a study that should cause men to seriously reconsider their beer consumption.

THE THEORY: Beer (which contains female hormones (phytoestrogens are evident in hops used in the brewing process) when consumed in large enough quantities will eventually turn men into women.

TESTING THE THEORY: 100 men drank eight pints of beer each within a one hour period. It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects:

Argued over nothing.
Refused to apologize when obviously wrong.
Gained weight.
Talked excessively without making sense.
Became overly emotional.
Couldn't drive.
Failed to think rationally
Had to sit down while urinating.

No further testing was considered necessary.

Musician's Humor Jam

What does it say on a blues singer's tombstone?
"I didn't wake up this morning..."

What's the difference between a puppy and a singer-songwriter?
Eventually the puppy stops whining.

How many Deadheads does it take to change a lightbulb?
12,001. One to change it, 2,000 to record the event and take pictures of it, and 10,000 to follow it around until it burns out.

Why are conductor's hearts so coveted for transplants?
They've had so little use.

There were two people walking down the street. One was a musician. The other didn't have any money either.

What's the first thing a musician says at work?
"Would you like fries with that?"

What do you call a musician without a significant other?

What would a musician do if he won a million dollars?
Continue to play gigs until the money ran out.

Saint Peter is checking ID's at the Pearly Gates, and first comes a Texan.
"Tell me, what have you done in life?"says St. Peter. The Texan says, "Well, I struck oil, so I became rich, but I didn't sit
on my laurels - I divided all my money among my entire family in my will, so our descendants are all set for about three generations."
St. Peter says, "That's quite something. Come on in........... Next!"
The second guy in line has been listening, so he says, "I struck it big in the stock market, but I didn't selfishly just provide for my own like that Texan guy. I donated five million to Save the Children."
"Wonderful!" says Saint Peter."Come in. Who's next?
The third guy has been listening, and says timidly with a downcast look,"Welllll, I only made five thousand dollars in my entire lifetime..."
"Heavens!" says St. Peter. "What instrument did you play?"

St. Peter's still checking ID's. He asks a man,
"What did you do on Earth?"
The man says, "I was a doctor."
St. Peter says, "Ok, go right through those pearly gates. Next!.......
What did you do on Earth?"
"I was a school teacher."
"Go right through those pearly gates. Next! And what did you do on Earth?"
"I was a musician."
St. Peter says, "Go around the side, up the freight elevator, through the kitchen..."

Click here to listen to the Duct Tape Guys early radio bits, "Duct Tape Talk".

Winterize! Here are two more of the many winterizing jobs that you can do with duct tape. Remember, if you are taping outside, use Duck brand's UV coated Duck Tape to help your repair last longer.
Check out our Sightings pages for more duct tape sightings.

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