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You asked for it…

A whole LOT of you asked for it, and now, you got it!
How to make a wallet out of duct tape instructions. We didn't stop there, we posted a whole Make it Yourself with Duct Tape section that will show how to make lots of stuff with duct tape. Our first issues features a simple wallet (shown on left), a duct tape bow (compliments of a guest instructor) and an Easter Basket for Guys (show below). Click here to go to the page right now and get creative with duct tape!

Blues Name Generator

Thinking about becoming a blues musician? First you need an appropriate name.
This is easily accomplished by using this handy Blues Name Generator:
1) From the first list, take the name using the initial of your first name.
2) From the second list, do the same with your middle name.
3) From the third list, take the name using the initial of your last name.

First List - for your first name:
A=Fat; B=Muddy; C=Crippled; D=Old; E=Texas; F=Hollerin'; G=Ugly; H=Brown; I=Happy; J=Boney; K=Curly; L=Pretty; M=Jailhouse; N=Peg Leg; O=Red; P=Sleepy; Q=Bald; R=Skinny; S=Blind; T=Big; U=Yella; V=Toothless; W=Screamin'; X=Fat Boy; Y=Washboard; Z=Steel-Eye

Second List - your middle name:
A=Bones; B=Money; C=Harp; D=Legs; E=Eyes; F=Lemon; G=Killer; H=Hips; I=Lips; J=Fingers; K=Boy; L=Liver; M=Gumbo; N=Foot; O=Mama; P=Back; Q=Duke; R=Dog; S=Bad Boy; T=Baby; U=Chicken; V=Pickles; W=Sugar; X=Cracker; Y=Tooth; Z=Smoke

Third List - your last name:
A=Jackson; B=McGee; C=Hopkins; D=Dupree; E=Green; F=Brown; G=Jones; H=Rivers; I=Malone; J=Washington; K=Smith; L=Parker; M=Lee; N=Thompkins; O=King; P=Bradley; Q=Hawkins; R=Jefferson; S=Davis; T=Franklin; U=White; V=Jenkins; W=Bailey; X=Johnson; Y=Blue; Z=Dixon

Now that you have your name, you will need to achieve that blues look. To accomplish this, cover your instrument case in duct tape and drag it behind your vehicle for five miles. Retape and repeat. You will instantly accomplish the look of a road-worn blues musician.

- Big Fingers Thomkins

Speaking of the Blues: Check out our Duct Tape Music page for a listing of the Duct Tape Music we know of (let us know if you know of more). There is a free MP3 download of Joel Mabus' Duct Tape Blues.

QUOTE O’ the ISSUE: "Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: "Take two aspirin" and "Keep away from children" - Author Unknown

Get $21 worth of duct tape books for only $10!
By mail only, you can now get our entire first three book trilogy for just $10 plus $2.50 shipping and handling. Or, indicate three of each books two and/or three (not three of book one) for your spring-time gift giving needs. Just send a check for $12.50 per set of three (no limit on quantity, 2 sets would be $25.00, 3 sets $37.50 etc.) payable to: Octane Creative. Mail to: On a Roll Book Offer c/o Duct Tape Guys, P.O. Box 130066, Roseville, MN 55113. Allow two to three weeks for delivery. Indicate on a sheet of paper who you would like the books autographed to and remember to include your ship to address (one address per order) YOUR ORDER MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 15TH to get this deal!
These books were $6.95 in the stores - so you do the math on the great savings!
REMEMBER: Mother’s and Father's Days are right around the corner, and nothing says, “I love you” like duct tape and one of our books.

You can always get stuff from the Duct Tape Guys FREE. Postcards, bumper stickers, computer monitor desktops, even books! Check out our FREE STUFF area by clicking on the icon on the left.

Meet us at The 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:

Custodian’s Helper “Last fall the custodian at my wife's school called me for some help. He knew my penchant for using duct tape. The tiles at school were gray and they were splitting, So he asked me to bring four rolls of duct tape and we duct taped the tiles together. When we were done you couldn't tell the difference. The gray duct tape blended right in with the tiles and no one knew the difference. --- Joel M.

Architectural Wonder Roll I’m an architect, and the way I find duct tape on construction jobsites, I think someone should develop a standard specification division we could bind into our Project Manuals for the Contractor to follow. Think about it…… I don’t know where it would be filed: with “Moistureproofing,”or “Hardware,” or “Finishes,” or if another section needs to be created just for duct tape. --- Gordon L.

(Go to the Duct Tape Diner for the story that goes with this photo.)
Put your memory and duct tape sleuthing to work at our Duct Tape at the Movies page.

Real Life Flight Announcements:
From a Southwest Airlines employee: "Welcome aboard Southwest Flight XXX to YYY. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."
Speaking of photos… Our new photo caption contest photo is posted. Click here to try your luck and skill at writing a caption for this month's photo and check out who won last month.

Broken Calendar?
A lot of you are sending us notes about your calendar problems. We've had other duct tape lovers come up with some fixes. Check them out by clicking here. If you don’t own a 365 Days of Duct Tape Calendar (2002 is our sixth year!) - you can get one at the Duct Tape Pro Shop right now!

HURRY! Deadline: March 28th, 2002.

RANDOM WINNER: The random winner of a duct tape book in this issue is/was: Ryan Bennett. Congratulations! Send us your mailing address and we will send you an autographed Duct Tape Book.

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