May/June Issue
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Welcome to Duct Tape on a Roll. Of course, duct tape is being used around the world on a daily basis and we could put out a daily issue if we wanted, but we only send this enewsletter out about every two months (with a special issue here and there) because we don't want to interupt you (or us) from your (our) daily taping duties.

You will notice that this issue has a new look. We'll still have the same stuff - just organized a bit better. Make sure you and your friends are on our email list so you get notices about new posts, breaking duct tape news, special deals, etc..

Oh, before we forget... We don't know if this is an honor, or an insult, but Jim and Tim, the Duct Tape Guys will be featured in the New Ripley's Believe it or Not book, "Weird-ities."

And now, without further ado - Duct Tape on a Roll (May/June 2011 issue).

The other day I was in a taxi where the dashboard was held together with duct tape. When I posted the photo of the tape and wrote a blurb, it only seemed appropriate to add a link to you guys, the gurus of duct tape.

Thanks for letting me spread the word about your site in Thailand, SE Asia, and other places in the world where my readers dwell.

Submitted by: Dale
Still Life in Moving Vehicles

Read a TON more stories of how duct tape has saved the day for ordinary folks around the world at the Duct Tape Diner.

We could have rolled with any duct tape company... But it was a no-brainer to select Duck® Tape as our official duct tape. Here are some more reasons why:

A roll of duct tape: a symbol of strength and dependability that’s become a staple in American culture. Over the years, it’s turned colors and turned heads as people discover it’s no longer just a repair tool, but also a viable crafting medium for artists and designers of any age or skill level. As another step in its evolution, Duck Tape® brand duct tape has taken a whole new spin on the beloved roll and created a product that’s flat-out fun: Duck Tape® brand duct tape Sheets.

Available in 8.25” x 10” adhesive sheets in a variety of colors and prints, Duck Tape® Sheets make it simple and fun to personalize almost anything with duct tape. Simply trace shapes, letters, numbers, designs, etc., on the Duck Tape® Sheet, cut it out, peel off the backing and decorate. For intricate shapes and exact lines, trace your design with a stencil before cutting. Try Titanium Bonded® Non-Stick scissors by Westcott® – the blades are highly resistant to adhesives and make cutting through duct tape quick and easy.

The sticky sheets help add a creative touch to a number of different craft projects:
• Jazz up scrapbook pages and other crafts
• Personalize school supplies, including folders, notebooks and binders
• Design unique artwork and other decorations
• Create cut-out letters, numbers and shapes to customize belongings
• Accent book bags, cell phone cases, computer equipment, clothing and more
• Speed up duct tape projects, such as wallets, purses and picture frames

Duck Tape® Sheets are available in multi-packs (six sheets total) in an assorted variety of colors and prints. The neon multi-pack contains two each of Funky Flamingo®, Island Lime® and Blaze Orange™ sheets, while the pattern pack contains Zig-Zag Zebra™, Totally Tie-Dye® and Cosmic Tie-Dye™ prints. Six-packs of both white and black Duck Tape® Sheets are available and primary color packs contain an assortment of blue, white, red, silver, black, green, purple, yellow and electric blue. Duck Tape® Sheets are also sold individually in an array of colors and prints.

Six-sheet multi-packs are available for $9.99, while individual sheets run $1.99 each. They can be purchased at Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Staples, A.C. Moore and Hobby Lobby, or online at

New Pattern Rolls:
Duck brand has over 20 different colors and patterns of duct tape. Two of the newer pattern rolls are Blue Plaid and Hello Kitty (available at Target stores only). Click here to find out where to purchase all of the other patterns and colors of Duck brand tapes.

And, mark your calendars now for the HUGEST DUCT TAPE FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD!

The eighth annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival will kick off on June 17, 2011, just in time to celebrate Father’s Day. The festival will be an all-weekend event starting Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Avon, Ohio.

This three-day event celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses. The festival also honors the history and heritage of the city that is proclaimed the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world—Avon, Ohio—the home of Duck brand duct tape.

Dates and Times:
Friday, June 17: 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday, June 18: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday, June 19: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Parade: Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 am START LOCATION: Avon High School

One more thing...

Top Students Stick Around for Chance to Win Big in Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest
Top 10 contestants’ chance to win scholarships is now up to the public - vote here:

AVON, Ohio (June 20, 2011) – The Duck Tape® brand duct tape Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest is one competition that’s sure to stick in the minds of many students from all over North America. These students stuck it out to create one-of-a-kind prom fashions, qualifying them for a chance to win one of the most creative scholarship contests ever conceived. For 10 couples, the competition has become even stickier as these finalists compete for online votes to determine which of 10 scholarship prizes they will receive – including the $5,000 top prize.

Now in its 11th year, the contest challenges students to exercise their originality with more than 20 colors and prints of duct tape available, and then wear their colorful creations to prom. This year’s Top 10 couples were selected from 330 entries representing 44 states and four Canadian provinces.
A panel of judges, including Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, who is also a duct tape enthusiast, selected the Top 10 finalists based on workmanship, originality, use of color, accessories and use of duct tape in constructing their outfits. Now it’s up to the Top 10 to stick it to their friends, relatives and facebook fans, soliciting online votes during the three-week voting period – June 17–July 11. All ten winning couples will then join the ever-growing list of Stuck at Prom winners.
Below are the Top 10 couples of 2011:

Alyssa D. and Frankie F., Portland High School, Portland, CT
Celeste W. and Nora H., Logan-Rogersville High School, Rogersville, MO
Chelsea S. and Alexander R., Fremont Christian School Private Satellite Program, Freemont, CA
Hannah K. and Luke M., Nathan Hale High School, West Allis, WI
John C. and Leeza B., Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV
Kristin Z., and Hunter S., Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, MS
Laura W. and Paul C., Burges High School, El Paso, TX
Lindsay A. and Jarrid S., Dawson Springs High School, Dawson Springs, KY
Mitzi R. and Cody S., Swainsboro High School, Swainsboro, GA
Sarah L. and Jonathan S., Rogers High School, Wyoming, MI

The first place couple (earning the highest number of online votes) will receive $5,000 each and $5,000 for the high school that hosted the prom. The second place winners (earning the second highest number of online votes) will each receive $3,000 and $3,000 for the high school that hosted the prom, and the third place winners (earning the third highest number of online votes) will each be awarded a $2,000 scholarship and $2,000 for their prom hosts. The remaining seven couples will each receive a $500 scholarship and $500 for their school. Honorable Mentions and Duck Tape prize packs will be awarded to the winners of six additional accessory categories including –best duct tape purse, corsage, shoes, tie, jewelry and other props.

Over the past 11 years, more than 6,330 students from all 50 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces have taped, tucked and attended prom in duct tape attire.
To view all entries in the 2011 Stuck at Prom Contest or to vote for your favorite couple, visit Online voting is limited to one vote per valid email address per day. Winners will be announced on or about July 13.

Tim, if you don't know it, is an artist as well as a Duct Tape Evangelist. A large print of one of his paintings just got purchased for use on the set of Desperate Housewives. If you are a fan of the show, keep an eye out for "Rusted Nova" - an abstract painted by Tim. If you'd like your own print of this piece, click here. The original painting is still availble, too!

You can also visit Tim's web site to see all kinds of his paintings from abstracts to humorous portraits and landscapes. You can buy prints of his originals or reproductions in any size that you desire. Oh, and attend a "virtual opening" at Tim's - with easily navigatable hallways that are labeled according to the genre of art posted. And, you will be greeted with a video by Tim. Hey, if you don't have anything to do why not stop by right now... just click here.

(A showcase of weird stuff that our friend Dale comes up with.) Visit Dale's TallToysTroupe site.

How did I go from having a winning record in my college debate team to losing every single argument I ever have with my lovely wife?

I saw a sign on a tow truck from the American Automobile Association that said, "AAA Batteries Installed". I guess that is for people who can't figure out that diagram on the door of the compartment in the toy where you put them in. - Thanks to Cindy C.

I love it when I time it so that I arrive at the microwave just as it is about to beep. It's the little things that give life that extra bit of satisfaction.

I have never had the desire to be a spelunker, but I realize that the skills involved in that sport would come in very handy for the times when I have to get some things out of the basement storage area.

I recently learned that there is a very fine line between putting your recycle bins out on a windy day and just throwing the stuff in them all over the street.

I saw a book entitled "How to get your message across in 30 seconds or less". It was 400 pages long.

Did you ever have Dim Sum in a Chinese restaurant, you know that lunch where you get lots of little bits of food on small plates? It is kind of like a sit down version of Costco.

Speaking of Chinese food, when you get down to the end and are eating individual grains of rice with chopsticks, are you actually working at a biological loss?

I was recently in a play set in Biblical times. That meant that I had to be on stage without my glasses. As you know, they didn't have them back then. Apparently though, the audience had no trouble accepting the fact that Jesus was wearing a wireless microphone.

While we are on that subject, Jesus said that you should forgive someone 7 times 70 times. That's 490. My lovely wife informed me this morning that I was on number 482.

My lovely wife bragged last summer about how she and the kids hiked 237 miles of trails in the Rocky Mountains. She wakes up at 4:00 AM every day to go run and ride a bike. So why does she always have a fit because I didn't park close enough to the grocery store?

I went out in a friend's boat once and packed a lunch of submarine sandwiches. That way, if the boat sank, I would at least not be hungry.

I wonder if revolving restaurants were invented by some guy watching people on merry go rounds eating hot dogs.

I used to have the smartest dog in the world. I bet she could have been in Mensa but I never knew. I was against animal testing.

The Ford Pinto turns 40 this year. Yes, it's official. We are running out of things to celebrate.

dale's website discoveries:

This is just fun:
So is this:.

And this is the blog of my lovely wife. Yes, that's right, I actually got someone literate to marry me.

Not to be outdone by Dale, we'd like to offer our own cool website finds in this post that we call, "Webcommendations." It's our web recommendations. Cool name, huh? Jim thought of it between duct taping the left rear quarter panel on his 1981 Camry and making new duct tape hinges for his refrigerator door.

Have a lot of photos on your computer? You can turn them into really cool photos by using photofunia. Just like the one of Jim and Tim on the right (we really weren't on these Times Square signs).

What if you were walking down the street and all of a sudden all of the garbage bags laying on the sidewalk in front of you started inflating into monsters? Check out this really cool art project: inflatable street art

And finally, GREAT BIG STUFF. We love this source for oversized stuff... From giant pencils and rulers to ketchup bottles and ice cream cones. This is the place to get HUGE reproductions of everyday objects. Check it out!

Speaking of GREAT BIG STUFF...
Jim and Tim have created a huge assortment of duct tape related books and apparel that you can get for yourself or as gifts (remember, Mother's Day and Father's Day are coming up!) If you haven't visted the Duct Tape Pro Shop lately, have a browse around and see what's new. Remember, in every Duct Tape on a Roll Newsletter there is a secret link to MASSIVE SAVINGS for our subscriber friends (see below).

There are all kinds of cool things in the Duct Tape Pro Shop. But this issue we would like to let you in on a secret link to a really good deal on our books. This deal is so ridiculous that our merchandising manager, Hugh Jass, threatened to quit if we published it. Well, we didn't really care for the way he takes three-hour lunches anyway, so - here's the HUGH JASS deal:
You get Duct Tape Books Two and Three, AND a Duct Tape Halloween Book AND Tim's 99 Bottles of Beer on the wall - the complete lyrics, AND a Duct Tape Pro Bumper Sticker AND Button. It's our Mother's and Father's Day Holiday Special offer. Over $33 of merchandise for just $12 plus shipping. Click here NOW to get this deal for yourself!

more gems from mitch hedberg (RIP)

I walked by a drycleaner at 3am, the sign said "Sorry, we're closed." You don't have to be sorry, it's 3am and you're a drycleaner. It would be ridiculous for me to expect you to be open. I'm not gonna walk in at 10am and say "Hey, I walked in at 3am and you guys were closed. Somebody owes me an apology."

I got a business card, cause I wanna win some lunches. That's what my business card says: "Mitch Hedberg, Potential Lunch Winner."

I had a paper route when I was a kid, I was a paper boy. I was supposed to go to 2,000 houses... or 2 dumpsters!

I like the hot tubs at the hotels. I like to go there when there's a guy in there already, I say "hey man, you mind if I join you?" He says no. Then I go and I turn the whirlpool heat up, then I go by and I add some carrots and onions. Then I say "hey man, just simmer for a while, I mean, sit there."

I saw this wino, he was eating grapes. It's like, "dude, you have to wait."

I saw a commercial that said, "forget everything you know about slip covers!" So I did. And it was a load off my mind. Then the commercial tried to sell me slip covers, but I didn't know what the hell they were.

Every McDonald's commercial ends the same way, right? "Prices and participation may vary." I wanna open a McDonald's and not participate in anything. I wanna be a stubborn McDonald's owner. Cheeseburgers? Nope. We got spaghetti! And blankets!

I had a job interview at an insurance company once, and the lady said "Where do you see yourself in five years?" I said, "Celebrating the fifth year anniversary of you asking me this question!"

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