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Quotes of the month:
"Instead of hating the people you think are warmakers, hate the appetites and the disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war." - Thomas Merton
"Just when I found out the meaning of life, they changed it." - George Carlin
"The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed." - Science Fiction Writer, William Gibson
"The White House is completely disconnected from reality." - Republican Senator Chuck Hagel
Thanks to Liggett • Stashower Public Relations for some of our quotes and trivia.
Soapbox presents Tim's personal opinions about serious issues that he feels are of importance.
How is the War on Terrorism Going?
Trivia: World War II Vets are dying at a rate of 1,100 daily. Thanks to these vets who have given of themselves in an effort to make our world a better place.
Since 1960, Los Angeles has had 11,000 unsolved murders. Presumably, this figure includes the O.J. Simpson case.
Top Ten Foods that have influenced the way we eat.
Reader Thought: Nowadays everyone is wearing Livestrong and other colored wristbands. This sparked my idea for a Duck tape one. It doesn't even need an engraved message because it is made out of the product it supports! - Michael L., Forest VA
Cookin' with Duct Tape:
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Being from Wisconsin, we love our brats! Tim's favorite method of cooking them is to cook them slowly covered in beer and then finishing them off on the grill to give them a nicely browned and smokey flavor. Tim's brother, Dan, prefers to grill them raw basting them with beer while they are being grilled (he swears it's "the German way"). Jim prefers Tim's method only he adds lots of onions to the beer mixture and returns them to the beer and onions on the stovetop after grilling to keep them hot and flavorful. What's your favorite method? Let us know and we may add it to our recipe page.
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Practical Joke du Jour (du Month)
Draw the Duct Tape Guys Hey! No artist's out there? There are no entries in our latest contest yet. So, once again, we are putting out the call to artists of all ages to send us your best artistic interpretation of the Duct Tape Guys. You will find a host of photos of us throughout the site. Click here for more information and instructions as to how to submit your masterpiece. We will pick the best of the lot at the end of the year and award your efforts with a duct tape prize package.
I was in a restaurant in Springfield, MA for lunch one day and I asked the waitress what the Soup du Jour was. She said that she didn't know and would check and be right back. Well, she came back and said, "Oh, that's the Soup of the Day". True story.
Hot Summer Book Deal
We also have a great deal on our video tape. See the click-to image on the right.
During the Duct Tape Festival in Avon, Ohio, we had the opportunity to meet Ellie Schiedermayer (we just called her "Ellie") who wrote Got Tape? about three years ago when she was in high school. This is a how-to duct tape craft book that you will love if you want to learn how to make duct tape fashions and accessories. Ellie was a delight. She was showing Festival attendees how to make duct tape crafts along side Todd Scott (our Canadian duct tape sculptor friend). We recommend picking up Ellie's book. Not only is it informative, it will help her pay her college bills to boot! click here to order online
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:
Won't Work Minneapolis artist Jean Humke has news for ex-Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge: Duct tape doesn't stick to plastic sheeting. New owners of a former crack house in the Seward neighborhood, Humke and her husband, David Pitman, figured they should check out just how long it would take to secure their home against chemical or biological attack. So, aided by the Twin Cities Artists Front, a group of about 20 artist-activists, they tailored a 7,000-square-foot plastic tea-cozy to cover the two-story house. The duct-taped seams deteriorated even during construction so they switched to plastic tape heat-sealed with electric irons. They used a rented forklift to hoist the cozy into place on April 1. "It was very beautiful and kind of sail-like with the light reflecting through," Humke said. "The U.S. government should have tested its materials before issuing that warning. And every security kit definitely needs an iron. The home iron: Don't go to war without it."
Prevent Deer From Electrocution I use duct tape "flags" for my electric fence. The deer see the flags and know something is there and they need to jump it. If there's nothing hanging, the deer tend to go thru the fence because they don't see it. I had to put it up 3 times in 5 days one year because I forgot. The horses hear the pulse and stay away from it but deer need to see it. Works better than anything else I've tried over the years. I just do it spring and fall and have no problems. - Candie W., Spinnerstown, PA
Dam Good Tape (below) I’m a Dam Safety Inspector for the Greater Vancouver Regional District and I recently discovered some Duct Tape Strapping on one of our concrete stop logs… the functionality keeps growing! I’m not sure what the workers were using it for… I suspect it is securing a rubber stopper held between this stop-log and the one below it. - Jonathan Funk
Shirt of the Month:
Got an idea for a shirt? Look through our apparel offerings. If you don't see your idea, and we haven't used it in the past, we just might use it. If we produce it, we will send you a free shirt. (email your idea to email@example.com - put "shirt idea" in the subject line)
If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that. . .
electricians could be delighted,
and dry cleaners depressed?
Wouldn't you expect laundry workers to decrease, eventually becoming depressed and depleted?
Likewise, bedmakers might be debunked,
baseball players debased,
bulldozer operators degraded,
organ donors delivered,
software engineers detested, and
underwear manufacturers debriefed.
And won't all composers one day decompose?
On a more positive note, perhaps we can hope politicians will someday be devoted.
- courtesy of www.mikeysFunnies.com
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Tim (left), Jim (other left).