|April and May 2008|
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Fun with Junk Mail
When you get those "pre-approved" letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope. Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular first class postage "IF" and when they receive them back. It costs them nothing if you throw them away! And, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail by putting it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes, too.
(A monthly feature that will be showcasing weird stuff that our friend Dale comes up with.) Visit Dale's TallToysTroupe site
I saw a camper called a "Mobile Traveler". Is it just me, or is that a little redundant?
If a goldfish will really grow to the size of its container, what would happen if you released some into one of the Great Lakes?
When the writers were on strike how come their picket signs weren't blank?
At the Denver Museum of Natural History they have a video at the entrance to the Native People exhibit of people from the groups represented welcoming you to the exhibit in their native languages. I wonder if, years from now, they will have an exhibit of the Bronx and have videos of people saying, "Hey, how ya doin? Forgetaboutit!".
When you are at a zoo, how long are you supposed to spend looking in the cage before you finally realize that there is no animal in there? Do you always take one more look before you move on just to be sure? Yeah, me too.
Apparently the style now is to have exposed belly buttons. I had no idea how far ahead of his time my Uncle was.
Dale's Website Discovery of the Month
This is something that will keep you fascinated for hours. Not only can you get a satellite picture of almost anywhere on Earth, you can also get an aerial photograph. A friend of mine was able to tell that the new owners of his house remodeled the lower level. That's how good the resolution is! I wonder what is next. atlas.freshlogicstudios
Jim and Tim's Cool Website Finds
Not to be outdone by Dale, we're gonna post our own web finds. First - do you know what a Theremin is? Remember that Beach Boys song - Good Vibrations - and the wierd o-o-o-o-o-o-o sound? Well, thanks to Pamela Kurstin, it's grown up... Watch Untouchable Music on Ted Talks click here.
And, a prank on a "grand" scale. Over 200 people gathered at Grand Central Station in New York to pull off a 'frozen in place' act. The onlooking travelers who weren't part of the act were mystified as to what was going on.
Quote of the Month
"The scientific theory I like the best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline baggage." - Mark Russell, Comedian
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 skunk's 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
The weakest link - reinforce with duct tape...
Duct Tape Dummy for Pepto Commercial
Musical Gum Shoe I play in an old time string band (The Roller Mills String Band). This past summer, we were playing on a stage where someone before us had chewed some gum and it was right in the middle of the stage where the band plays. After I stepped in it, I got it off my shoe, but I could not get it off the stage surface and was concerned that I would continue to step in it. So, I just took out my trusty duct tape and put a strip over the gum. - Dale P., The Roller Mills String Band
Pot Luck Humor Smörgasbord
Finding the perfect job:
My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned because I couldn't concentrate.
The color of happiness
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