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Quote of the month:
"I would advise them to look for that other guy Osama (bin Laden)...rather than comedians. I don't think we pose much of a threat." - Scott Dikkers, editor-in-chief of The Onion, in response to a White House request that the satirical newspaper stop using the presidential seal. Source: Reuters
Soapbox presents Tim's personal opinions about serious issues that he feels are of importance.
Sick of high gas prices? You can wad up a bunch of duct tape, sticky-side out and stick it on your front bumper. Then, nudge into a car going in your direction. Pop your car into neutral and turn off your engine. You will be towed to your destination (or somewhat closer to it).
But seriously... If you're worried about global warming pollution from our cars and trucks - you're not alone. Cartoon characters Flip the polar bear and P. Chilly the penguin have fled their rapidly melting homes and grabbed the reality TV spotlight to show us how to reduce our dependence on oil and help stop global warming. The first item on the dynamic duo's to-do list: "Pimp Mom's Ride" -- convert an old, gas-guzzling SUV into a hip, advanced hybrid. No need to look for the remote, just click here to watch TV's newest stars work their magic.
Trivia: Ninety-five percent of young people could care less about celebrities endorsing products or services. In fact, traditional advertising may be a poor medium by which to influence the purchasing decisions of young people. Only 7% of the surveyed 11-25 year olds admit that seeing something advertised is an important motivating factor in where they spend their pound/dollar/yen. These and other equally fascinating findings are detailed in the Phatgnat Youth Survey Report 2005.
Good thing that we aren't celebrities, Tim, otherwise, people wouldn't pay any attention to our endorsement of Duck® brand duct tape, huh?
Good point, Jim. Let's remain obscure.
Cookin' with Duct Tape:
If you love chili, but don't dig the beef or the tomatoes, you will love this WAY easy to make recipe. click to our "Cookin's with Duct Tape" page for the recipe
Duct Tape Dad Stories
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Duct Tape Post Cards!
Duct Tape Costumes = Creativity and Fun this Halloween
Duct Tape Carabineers
Duct Tape Guys on Pop! Goes the Culture
King Kong! Here's something fun for movie buffs to check out: Bob and Kathy Burns on the set of Peter Jackson's New King Kong with the original animation armature used in the making of the 1933 King Kong movie. click here Since it was 1933, no duct tape would have been used, but you might keep an eye open for duct tape in the new King Kong movie (to be released December 14, 2005). If you spot some duct tape in a movie, log into our Duct Tape at the Movies page and send us your sighting (after you scroll through the list to see if we already have it posted, please.) Get more information about the King Kong movie here: http://www.kongisking.net
They just passed a law in our state that requires the use of hands free
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:
Duct Tape River Ride Our annual canoe trip down the Saskatchewan River was a success this year due to the simple fact that one of us grabbed the duct tape during the packing process. Generally we are "purists", refusing to take unneccessary items. Actually we are getting older and the toting to and from the river is killing us.
Duct Tape Rock I come from a small town outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Here we take the phrase "Duct tape fixes everything" to the extreme - it has even been adopted as our redneck chrome. I went to Enka High School, our whole community revolved around the schools athletic teams, and a big part of high school was going on to the school grounds late at night and spray painting our spirit rock. I was a part of a group called "The Senior Camo Girls" it was just my close group of friends that would tag our spirit rock late at night with our Senior Pride, however, after a semester of camo and pink spray paint we thought we would add some of the community culture to our school...by covering the spirit rock in duct tape. You may think this is nothin' just a little duct tape on a little rock, you're wrong! It took time and planning, our first step was to break into the grounds and measure the rock, which wound up being 6ft high, 5ft wide, and 4.5 ft on the top, the next was the duct tape, we weren't sure how much we would need so we decided for each girl to buy three rolls of duct tape which ended up being 15 rolls, which ended up being around 2,043 ft of duct tape. We used all of it. At 10 p.m. the last day before Spring Break we went and covered our spirit rock in duct tape, by 1 a.m. we had one shiny "Candla' Chrome" spirit rock. Attached are two pictures, one is what the rock looked like the day before we did it, while we were doing it, and after we were done.... I am positive this is the best use of duct tape...EVER. - Caitlin G.
Laundry Chute Door Closure Frustrated with a laundry chute door that was continually opening with the opening and closing of the room's door, John of Shoreview, MN resorted to duct tape to keep the danged thing shut. Good thinking John! Now, just tape over your closthing and you will resist spills and stains and remove the need for the laundry chute altogether.
Gameboy Muffler Do you have any noisy Game Boys or other hand held electronics in your house? My poker game is too noisy for my wife. I solved the problem by duct taping over the speaker! I can still hear but the sound doesn't carry. - Wat Hughs
Duct Tape Siding Fix After the hail storm in the Twin Cities area My son in-law fixed the side of there house with duct tape to prevent any more water damage. - Rick Nelson
Body Cast Fix My eight year old son Chad decided to break both his legs this summer and send some time in a full bodycast. The hospital places a wooden broomstick handel between his knees to keep the cast spread wide. Well even in a full bodycast Chad somehow breaks things like that wooden rod but I took my roll of ducktape and wraped the bar up and around the cast several times. Should hold up well until his change! You wouldn't believe how much bodycasts cost - a two dollar roll of duct tape was well worth it! - Chad's Mom
Gooey Farmers My father was a duct tape specialist from way back. His most useful project was recovering the seat on a D17 Allis-Chalmers tractor. It didn't have a cab, so after time passed with the tractor being in the sun the duct tape goo eventually oozed out of the edges and you'd come off the field with the back of your legs sticky with duct tape adhesive. - Melinda Good point to remember - if you are going to have duct tape in the head, it will ooze after a while. So cover your duct tape repair job with a sheet of plastic before using it.
Nesting Material A friend found a barn swallow nest that had fallen to the ground. She used duct tape to put the nest back into place. The swallows raised babies in a mud nest with duct-tape siding. - Al B. Hartland, MN
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Caption Contest on Hold
While we are on caption vacation, if you want to be more creative - use the tried and true methods that have fueled the Duct Tape Guys for the past ten years with the Duct Tape Guys' FREE brainstorming curriculum. It makes a great teaching tool. We've posted it here for use by teachers, students... heck, anyone can use it!
A woman took her car to her mechanic. She told him "Every time I take any of my friends out in my car after a while there is this terrible smell. It never happens when I am on my own."
Three souls appeared before St. Peter at the pearly gates. St. Peter asked
the first one, "What was your last annual salary?" The soul replied,
"$200,000; I was a trial lawyer." St. Peter asked the second one the same
question. The soul answered, "$95,000; I was a realtor." St. Peter then
asked the third soul the same question. The answer was "$8,000." St. Peter
immediately said, "Cool! What instrument did you play?"
No parent left behine ...
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