Happy 2008 from the Duct Tape Guys!
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Well, the holidays are over. We did things a little differently this year. Since we still had so many unopened boxes from moving, we just wrapped them and gave them to the kids. Not only did we save a lot of money buying gifts but the kids inadvertently helped us unpack. We just got a little tired of hearing, "I already have one of these!".
Speaking of the holidays, at my daughter's school they are so worried about political correctness that they actually had "Secret Non-Denominational Gift Giving Persons". I am not making this up! What better way to celebrate a non specific Winter holiday?
On Interstate 5 near San Diego there is a sign that says "Cruise Ships Use Airport Exit". (This was spotted and sent in by Charlie - thanks.)
My friend, Pat, informs me that, in England, they are test marketing a product called "Pringles Gourmet". (You could all probably just make up your own joke right here and skip ahead). I kid you not. It's true. I checked. In fact, one of the exotic flavors they have is "Sea Salt and Black Pepper". Well, I suppose that, if you buy the premise that reformulated potato bits could ever be labeled "Gourmet" then you would probably have no trouble thinking of salt and pepper as gourmet spices.
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"The trick is to remember that the shit that falls on you is fertilizer." - Sarah Susanka, author "The Not So Big House" and now, "the Not So Big Life"
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:
How to "Turn Off" a Skunk I have a friend that has a commercial greenhouse. There are fans built into the wall near the floor and the ceiling to circulate air and maintain the temperature and humidity for the plants. One morning, my friend came out to the greenhouse and there was a large skunk stuck in one of the fans. Fortunately, and amazingly, it had not sprayed, as that would have seriously affected the retail value of the flowers in the greenhouse. After much thought and debate about "what to do, what to do" the gathering crowd of onlookers, employees and interested persons decided that since a skunk can't spray unless it can fully raise its tail, someone would duct tape the skunks' tail in the down (and off) position. Once this was accomplished, my friend still had a stuck skunk in his fan. He tried pulling and pushing, but to no avail. He then dumped water on the misfortunate duct taped critter and squirted some dish soap on it. He was able to back it out of the fan, and into a waiting garbage can. He then took it to the Ranger Station, for a release into a more wild area. Can you imagine the Ranger when he opened the garbage can to find a wet, sudsy, really really PO'ed skunk with its' butt taped shut. Wonder how he got the tape off? This is my best use for duct tape story. - Carol Adams
Duct Tape your way to a Warmer Home My wife (Dawn) duct taped real nice upholstery material to some foil faced foam sheets and we paneled the walls of our stone home. Note the big temperature difference. Seriously this is a great way to increase the comfort factor and save money in poorly insulated homes. - Fred W. Sturgeon Bay, WI
Fix a Broken Soul When my son Robbie was 7, he was in Sunday school. The minister asked the class "Does anybody know how you fix a broken soul?" Robbie raises his hand and says "My daddy can fix anything with duct tape" - Tim P., Elyria Ohio
Startin' the New Year with a Sven and Ole Joke as a tribute to Grandpa Bill (who was there in spirit in 1993 when Duct Tape Book [one] was born)
Ole and Sven were drinking buddies who worked as aircraft mechanics in Minneapolis. One day the airport was fogged in and they were stuck in the hangar with nothing to do.
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