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Here's the November Newsletter!
Sightings Galore! We just came off the road from our book tour promoting "Original Duct Tape Halloween Book" (Great costume ideas for all year long, by the way ) and we saw a slew of duct tape sightings all over the country. But no one single location had more uses of duct tape than the Cleveland Airport. Could it be because the Cleveland suburb of Avon, Ohio is home to Duck® brand duct tape and every time one of the Ducks goes through the airport they leave their mark? Is Duck brand that good of a local grass-roots marketing company that everyone in Cleveland is an avid duct tape user? Or, is it just that the maintenance workers at the airport have extra large duct tape genes? Whichever it is, you can see some of our sightings in the Duct Tape Sightings area (page 9). Click around to see our New York City sightings, and other towns visited on our ten-city tour.
Halloween Costume Gallery posted. You can see some of the cool duct tape costumes that people came up with this past month in our Halloween Costume Gallery. Some of the costumes were inspired by our new book, others were inspired by the fact that a roll of duct tape comes with no instructions. And still others were inspired by the large palette of colors that duct tape comes in. Speaking of colors
Last chance to vote for your favorite new Duck tape color! 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. The voting ends November 20th!
|Yes, our new book has tons of great costume ideas for all year long! How about that Christmas costume party coming up? What are you gonna wear? How about being a kissing booth complete with duct tape mistletoe? It's here in The Duct Tape Halloween Book! Buy the book online at the Duct Tape Pro Shop and get a copy of the Ultimate Duct Tape Book absolutely FREE!
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Meet us at The Diner. Weve had some great stories over the counter at the Duct Tape Diner recently. If you havent 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:
Bulb Removal Got a stubborn bulb? Can't fit your fingers around it in the can to twist it out? Just make a little duct tape "T" to stick on the sturface of the bulf and you can twist it out with ease! Duct Tape is also handy for removing broken bulbs from the sockets. Ever twist a bulb out and the glass comes out and not the metal base? Just wrap duct tape around your finger, sticky-sideout and stick it in the socket (with lamp turned off and unplugged, of course). Twist the broken base out with ease! - Josh, Seattle, WA
Dad's Shoes My dad loves his shoes (photo on right). "I can't wait to get them on the in the morning, they are so comfortable!" he says. When one of them started to meet its demise, he wasn't about to part with them. So, out with the duct tape. This Christmas I'm getting him a roll of brown duct tape and he can do a preventative taping on both shoes. - Tim, St. Paul, MN
More Sole Savers: I worked at a wilderness camp for several years and often found myself stepping out of a tent or canoe into cold mud or icy water. Over the years I wore out several pairs of sneakers and hiking boots, which I spent tons of money on replacing... until my money ran short once and inexpensive duct tape came to the rescue. I used it to patch my shoes and boots repeatedly, finding it waterproof and durable. And, when it did finally wear out, a new layer of tape restored the footwear immediately... and saved me from the $150+ cost of new boots. Good taping! - Dave A., North Vancouver, BC
Real or Decaf? I was recently at a restaurant when the server came to the table and asked if we wanted more coffee. She held what appeared to be two identical pots. I asked her, how do you know which is real and which is decaf? She set the pot on the table and revealed that the decaf pot had duct tape on the handle. Use number 5,794? - JT
Life Saver Hey I'm Cara... I have this wierd obsession with duct tape (as do many other people on this website). I thought that one day it would be a great idea to make clothing and accesories out of duct tape.My friendas and I always get together to make clothes and wallets and bracelets, etc... It's wonderful! I recently wore a duct tape skirt to my high school.. the reactions were awesome! I cant believe how many new friends I have just because of duct tape! It has really saved my life!!! You see, I was feeling kind of sad and depressed.. and I resorted to duct tape. I then started to waste my money on duct tape (its like a healthy alternative to weed) and soon people started to notice me!! So I just want to say thanks to duct tape! It saved me from what could have been a hard fall to rock bottom! - cara
You know you are a redneck 2003
1. You take your dog for a walk and you both use the same tree.
2. You can entertain yourself for more than an hour with a fly swatter.
3. You burn your yard rather than mow it.
4. You think the Nutcracker is something you do off the high dive.
5. The Salvation Army declines your mattress.
6. You think fast food is hitting a deer at 65 mph.
7. You offer to give someone the shirt off your back and they don't want it.
8. You come back from the dump with more than you took.
9. You keep a can of Raid on the kitchen table.
10. Your grandmother has Ammo on her Christmas list.
11. You think a subdivision is part of a math problem.
12. Your kids take a siphon hose to show and tell.
13. You have used a rag for a gas cap.
14. Your house doesn't have curtains but your truck does.
15. You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so clean.
16. You can spit without opening your mouth.
17. You consider your license plate personalized because your father made it.
18. You have a complete set of salad bowls, and they all say Cool Whip on the side.
19. Your working TV sits on top of your non-working TV.
20. You've used your ironing board as a buffet table.
21. You think a quarter horse is that ride in front of K-Mart.
22. Your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home.
23. A tornado hits your neighborhood and does a $100,000 worth of improvement.
Proverbs from a Child's point of view
A first grade teacher collected well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. Their insight may surprise you.
Better to be safe than....................punch a 5th grader.
Strike while the..........................bug is close.
It's always darkest before............... Daylight Savings Time.
Never underestimate the power of..........termites.
You can lead a horse to water but.........how?
Don't bite the hand that................. looks dirty.
No news is................................impossible.
A miss is as good as a....................Mr.
You can't teach an old dog new............math.
If you lie down with dogs, you'll.........stink in the morning.
Love all, trust...........................me.
The pen is mightier than the..............pig.
An idle mind is...........................the best way to relax.
Where there's smoke there's...............pollution.
Happy the bride who.......................gets all the presents.
A penny saved is..........................not much.
Two's company, three's....................the Musketeers.
Don't put off till tomorrow what..........you put on to go to bed.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and.......you have to blow your nose.
None are so blind as......................Stevie Wonder.
Children should be seen and not...........spanked or grounded.
If at first you don't succeed.............get new batteries.
You get out of something what you.........see pictured on the box.
When the blind leadeth the blind..........get out of the way.
And the favorite
Better late than.......pregnant.
Two's company, three's more company.
No news is... complete.
Click here to see Tim's latest Duct Tape Pros cartoons.
|Cant See the Can? Mitch marked his can cooler with camo duct tape so he knows which can is his. Hey, cover the whole thing in camo and nobody will be able to see that you are drinking it! While you are at it, cover that shirt in camo duct tape so we don't have to see IT.
And, click to enter our photo caption contest!
|Taping Spaces? Nothing says tasteful decor than a roll of designer duct tape in the capable hands of a Duct Tape Pro. From wallpaper borders to accessories, do you have a room that you have decorated with duct tape? Send us a photo and we will post it in our upcoming Taping Spaces site.
("Taping Spaces" is a parody of the popular TLC television show series, "Trading Spaces" and is a © creation of Octane Creative.)
|RANDOM WINNER: The random winner of a duct tape book in this issue: Sarah Reth.... Congratulations! Send us your mailing address and we will send you an autographed Duct Tape Book.
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Tim (left), Jim (other left).