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|August / September 2008|
Fall's almost here. Crap!
You may have heard about our duct tape clad mannequin that made an appearance on Michael Feldman's Wha'dya Know? show that was broadcast from the Door Community Auditorium (our home base). Our books have been popular prizes on that show for years. Maybe someday (if they get enough requests from fans), the Duct Tape Guys will appear on the show. But, for now, we're happy with a dummy stand-in until they invite the REAL dummies.
Duck Tape Server
Second reminder: Duct Tape Saves the Day!
Speaking of Saving the Day...
If you don't want to smash your window, check out this handy hint:
I like my hammer idea better. - Jim
Remember, to go exploring!
We always include this handy little pull-down menu in our newsletter and on our main page. This is an easy way for you to explore the world's most massive online tribute to duct tape:
Break a leg!
Tony in Door County, WI, was sporting duct tape on his prosthetic leg. Fashion statement? No, purely functional. The leg fractured and it was duct tape to the rescue. Talk about having a "leg up" on the competition. Good thinkin' Tony. Hope you enjoy the green duct tape that we gave you - as a city adminstrator, it's very important now-a-days to "go green."
Speaking of legs, here's another guy whose mobility relies on Duct Tape - click here to see a movie of LIttle John of Butte, Alaska.
Did you catch the Duct Tape Guys on YouTube yet?
(A monthly feature that will be showcasing weird stuff that our friend Dale comes up with.) Visit Dale's TallToysTroupe site
My father traveled so much that he had a king sized quilt on his bed made entirely of Marriott shoe polishing cloths.
In fact we had all of our towels alphabetized - Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Sheraton...
For some reason he used to collect air sickness bags too. One of them said, "Seat Occupied". That was odd to me. I figure that, if you just threw up on the seat, no one would sit there anyway.
I went into a store the other day that was advertising "Free China". When I got in there they wouldn't give me any! In fact, they wouldn't give me any "Free Tibet" either.
Finally, here is another helpful hint for living - Before you use the window washer thing on your car, be sure that the sunroof is closed. True story.
Dale's Website Discovery of the Month
Here is a site that I find absolutely hilarious. It is the story of the angst of a lonely guy named John Arbuckle. To fully appreciate it, be sure to scroll back thru a few pages. (Thanks very much to Roy G.)
Jim and Tim's Cool Website Finds
Derrick Brown is Tim's kind of poet... listen to the entire intro page - brilliantly tongue-in-cheek funny. He's a serious, respected poet - who doesn't take himself so seriously - brownpoetry.com
Public Space Animation (if you've ever done animation - or know an animator, you'll appreciate the incredible amount of work that this took) www.blublu.org
And last but not least (or, possibly last, as the case may be....) How much caffeine will it take to kill you? energyfiend.com/death-by-caffeine - check for your caffeinated favorite vice.
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 Fight Off Boredom at Work
No More Squeeky Office My story is not one of great success but a small success for me. The office complex I work in has a finish on their floors which causes my most comfortable running shoes to squeak when I walk. Since I do a lot of walking at my job, the constant squeaking was driving me crazy. yesterday morning when I arrived at work I had a Revelation. what if, I thought to myself, I was to apply a strip of duct tape to the bottom of my shoes? Well, let me tell you, it works like a charm. In fact it works so good that I inadvertently scared a few coworkers, since they didn't hear me coming. I know it may not seem like much, but it's made me very happy. One more use for duct tape to add to the list of thousands. Hooray for duct tape! - Cris
Paris Bus Repair I didn't do it, but I saw it. My wife and I were in Paris in April '08 waiting to board a tour bus to take us to Notra Dame when I noticed the left rear bumper of the bus. Even in France, Duct Tape has 1001 uses. The moral of this story is if you are going to buy a tour bus, be sure it's gray, so when you back into something and bang-up the bumper it's easily repaired with duct tape. - Del L. Benicia, CA
Hey, Tim - I'll tell ya a secret... Del didn't do it. I did. Don't tell nobody, okay?
Takin' Care of Storm Damaged Garden... We had a bad wind storm a few days ago, and our tomato plants took a beating.The plant where it branched out was torn in half but not completely separated. So I figured I had nothing to lose and I duct taped it together so we wouldn't lose the tomatoes that were started.It has been four days now and the plants look fine. We even had another storm and they are ok!!!!! - Patty G., Stromsburg, NE
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
Jim and I are from 'Sconsin. You know, that state north of Chicago... Packerland. Cheese. Brats. Snow. Yeah, that's the one.
1. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
Tim's art on shirts. Check out Tim's goofy paintings on apparel. click here
and while we're talkin' about apparel, you can nab all the cool, original Duct Tape Pro Duct Tape Apparel you want at the Pro Shop
And remember, when it comes time to buy our BOOKS - including the WD-40 Book and the entire Duct Tape genre for your dad, grandpa... friends and relatives (or yourself) there's no better place than the Pro Shop - that's because we autograph everything that we ship. And, we've got GREAT deals that you won't find anywhere else - in the world! So stop by the Duct Tape Pro Shop and see what's in store for you! Thanks for your patronage! - The Duct Tape Guys
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