The “BADGE of HONOR” If you have sent us something that we have used on our site, grab the graphic above and post it on your site and in your emails.

Raednig 101:
Aoccdrnig to a rarceseehr at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer
in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a ttaol mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe

Duct Tape on a Roll reader, Jeremy, made his own randomizer based on this concept. Check it out.

Ohetr mscilelanoues qkuiceis:

Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed, and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

There are two kinds of pedestrians - the quick and the dead.

Life is sexually transmitted.

Submissions Please
If you have a joke or story that you would like to submit for inclusion in our next newsletter, email it to us. Just make sure it's suitable for all ages (we don't publish anything off-color). Thanks again!

Click to our Duct Tape Pro Shop apparel page for more information. Remember that you get a free flatpack of Duck® tape with your order while supplies last!

Here's the October Newsletter!

Book SIX is blowing off the store shelves! Our lastest "Original Duct Tape Halloween Book" is in stores now! Take a peek at the book online, then rush off to your local store to pick up your copy (or buy it at the Duct Tape Pro Shop (Always autographed copies at The Pro Shop and shipped with a flat pack of Duck® brand duct tape).

Duct Tape: It's Halloween Costume on a Roll!
Speaking of which… can you guess what Jim's costume is in this picture? Give up? click to the preview of the book (click on peek link above). Click here to read a review of the book in the Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN).

Mask Contest winners posted. The first duct tape halloween mask contest is history. Click here to see the winners this year (not a lot of entries, folks... get out your tape and start creating your next year's winning entry!). Here is what this year's winners got:

Duct Tape at the Zoo. Click on the duct tape turtle to see all of the cool animals (60 of 'em - one for each year that duct tape has existed) made by art college students for the Duck® brand duct tape new color event held Sept. 20th at the Columbus Zoo. While you are at it, click the :Click here to vote" below and register your vote on your favorite of the three new colors: Steel Blue, Gold, or Maroon. The winning color will be added to the Duck tape line-up next year.

Hurricane Preparedness Using Duct Tape
10. Duct tape an "X" across windows if you don't have plywood to cover them. This will prevent the glass from shattering into 52,581 pieces.
9. Duct tape around windows and sliding glass doors to prevent water from leaking in. In fact, a guy in Florida did this to his sliding glass doors during a major hurricane. The storm took the roof off of his house, but his sliding glass door was still in place.
8. Duct tape your stuff in place. If your roof is removed, you still have your furniture and nicknacks.
7. Duct tape is totally waterproof. Thus, it turns any item of apparel into rainwear.
6. Covering your entire car with black duct tape will give it a stealth look, maybe the hurricane won't see it. If the hurricane does happen to find your car, the extra duct tape "skin" will minimize the damage.
5. Remember that plastic sheeting and duct tape that the Department of Homeland Security told you to stockpile? Use these items to create a giant hang glider to fly your family above the evacuation traffic.
4. Duct tape your family leg to leg so you don't lose anyone.
3. Fill your bathtub with water then use duct tape to form a giant debris-proof cover over the tub. Punch a hole in the duct tape tarp, insert a hose, and you have a large supply of emergency drinking water.
2. If you are caught outdoors, duct tape yourself to a large tree.
or better yet...
1. If you find yourself in the direct path of the hurricane, duct tape yourself on the side of a bus and get outta town!

Don't forget that while you are hiding out from the hurricane, bring plenty of reading material with you. Might we suggest, oh, say... "The Duct Tape Books"?
Our sixth book, "The Original Duct Tape Halloween Book" is on store shelves now!

Our sponsor this issue:
Humor and a political statement rolled into one. Click to

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:

Wine Box Helper When opening wine boxes I always seem to rip them wrong. Duct tape to the rescue. Here is one of my more modest repairs (on right). Sometimes I cover the whole box with duct tape - it looks like a miniature stanless steel refrigerator.

Duct Tape Alien Queen Here is a costume from last Halloween at The University of Chicago: a full body duct-tape Alien Queen. It stands over eight feet tall, five feet wide, and the head is over six feet deep. It was made with over 200ft of pvc piping and is completely covered with over 1000ft of black duct tape (even the teeth are black duct-tape turned sticky-side out). It is a shame that I don't have good pictures of the 15ft duct-tape/pvc/chain caber we tossed around. - Sawyer G. Hey, good work, Sawyer. Now put your talents to work on a mask for our Halloween Mask Contest. Click here for more information - win some fabulous prizes!

Duct Tape Fly Fishin' While reading your Stump the Duct Tape Guys section, I read about fishing with duct tape. I make my own flies out of duct tape and the out catch normal flies by far, they are also more visible in the water with their shiney silver color. They are flies that I've climbed over hanging trees to get back. - Joshua M, Alaskan Angler

Reaching another direction: I recently hurt my back and am wearing a brace so I can't bend over to pick up something on the floor. This was driving me crazy. I finally came up with what I thought was a great idea. i have one of those Swifters that pick up dost and I go it out and wrapped it with duct tape, sticky-side out around the pad area. then I was able to go around and pick up whatever fell on the floor with ease. - Marion

Rejected State Mottos

Alabama: At Least We're Not Mississippi
Alaska: 11,623 Eskimos Can't be Wrong!
Arizona: It's Dehyd-rific!
Arkansas: Litterasy Ain't Everthing
California: As Seen on TV
Colorado: Don't Ski? Don't Bother.
Connecticut: The Middle "C" is Silent.
Delaware: Somewhere In There Kinda Near Virginia
Florida: Ask Us About Our Grandkids
Georgia: We Put the "Fun" In Fundamentalist
Hawaii: Mainlanders Are Scum -- But We Love Your Money
Idaho: Potatoes And...Well...That's About It.
Illinois: Gateway To Iowa
Indiana: The "Woody From 'Cheers'" State
Iowa: 2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free
Kansas: First Of The Rectangle States
Kentucky: Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names
Louisiana: We're Not All Drunk Cajun Wackos, But That's Our Ad Campaign
Maine: Really Cheap Lobster
Maryland: The Thinking Man's Delaware
Massachusetts: Lower Taxes Than Sweden (Most Brackets)
Michigan: First Line of Defense From The Canadians
Minnesota: For Sale
Mississippi: Come Feel Better About Your Own State
Missouri: Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars at Work
Montana: The Unabomber State
Nebraska: Ask About Our State Motto Contest
Nevada: Whores And Poker!
New Hampshire: Go Away And Leave Us Alone
New Jersey: I Got Yer $%#@! Motto Right Here!
New Mexico: Yeah, But It's A DRY Heat...
New York: Whadda YOU Lookin' At?
North Carolina: Thank You For Smoking
North Dakota: Um...We've Got... Um...Dinosaur Bones? Yeah, Dinosaur Bones!
Ohio: Don't Judge Us by Cleveland
Oklahoma: Like the Play, Only No Singing
Oregon: Spotted Owl. It's What's For Dinner
Pennsylvania: Cook With Coal
Rhode Island: We're Not REALLY An Island
South Carolina: Hey Y'all..Watch This!
South Dakota: Closer Than North Dakota
Tennessee: The Dollywood State
Texas: Belt Buckles As Big As Your Head
Utah: Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus
Vermont: Yep
Virginia: Who Says Government Stiffs and Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?
Washington: Come See The Flannel!
Washington, DC: Where YOU Can Be Mayor!
West Virginia: One Big Happy Family -- Really!
Wisconsin: Come Cut Our Cheese
Wyoming: Wynot?

Click here to see Tim's latest Duct Tape Pros cartoons.

Show us your duct taped instrument case! They don't call it Rock and Roll Tape for nothing. Musicians go through almost as much duct tape as HVAC workers. And what better tool to trust the repair of the case that protects your cherished instrument than duct tape. Jaim (right) starts off our NEW collection duct taped instrument cases. Grab a camera and take a shot of you and your case. Click here for details.

And, click to enter our photo caption contest!

Duct Tape on the Moon The lunar rover was kicking up dust that proved problematic to the operation of the vehicle. So, with a map and duct tape, the astronauts created a makeshift fender for the their moon wheels. See other NASA uses of duct tape by clicking here.

RANDOM WINNER: The random winner of a duct tape book in this issue: alskyfan1@.... Congratulations! Send us your mailing address and we will send you an autographed Duct Tape Book.

Well, that’s it for this issue of “Duct Tape on a Roll” Remember that you can share this FREE duct tape and humor newsletter with your friends. Just send them this address: so they can SUBSCRIBE.

If you want OFF of our email list at any time, that’s fine with us, we don’t want to bother anyone with stuff they don't want. Just click here: REMOVE

May the Tape be with you!
- Jim and Tim - The Duct Tape Guys

Click here for archived On a Roll Newsletters: 1/02, 2/02, 3/02, 03/19/02, 4/02, 5/02, 6/02, 7/02, 08/02, 09/02. 10/02, 11/02, 12/02, 01/03, 02/03, 03/03, 4/03, 05/03. 06/03 07/03 8/03 9/03

Tim (left), Jim (other left).