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|November/December - Winter Holiday Issue
Top Ten Winter Holiday Uses for Duct Tape
10. Hang stockings from the chimney with Duct Tape
9. Fasten decorative lights to railings of house with Duct Tape
8. Thin strips of Duct Tape make great self-adhering tinsel
7. Cover the inevitable gift fruit cake with Duct Tape and use as door stop see Tim's Fruitcake 101
6. Wrap gifts in Duct Tape for the gift that says, “Open me... eventually.”
5. Cover Christmas tree boughs with green Duct Tape to prevent needles from dropping
4. Control that hideous holiday weight gain... Duct Tape over your mouth
3. Duct Tape over the names in last year’s greeting cards and resend them
2. Duct Tape over an old suit or dress to make shiny holiday formal wear
1. Duct Tape great grandpa upright in his chair
Bonus Hint: Make party cleanup easy! Cover the feet of your party guests with Duct Tape, sticky-side-out, and they’ll be doing the vacuuming for you as they walk around.
Happy Holidays from the Duct Tape Guys!
Stick or Treat Winners! Check out the Winners of the Stick or Treat Duct Tape Jackolantern contest sponsored by Duck brand here. On the right is the $1000 winner from this year's contest - "Take me to your candy!" Congrats to "mom2ateam" - nice work!
Stay tuned for the next fun Duck brand Duct Tape contest. We will announce them here, or, you can always join the DuckTapeClub.com to get info immediately upon announcements. You'll also find a handy Where to Buy link on the club page answering your questions about where to get all 22+ colors and patterns of Duck brand duct tape.
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:
Mary Carol - the Totally Crafty Taper
The Duct Tape Store has moved...
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Duct Tape: The Musical Do you have a performing arts theatre near you that might be interested in hosting our 90-minute G-Rated Comedy Musical? Send them this link and we'll see if we can get the show to your neck of the woods: DuctTapeTheMusical.com - Thanks!
Duct Tape Guys at the Comedy Quarter If you live anywhere around Appleton, Wisconsin, you will be able to see the Duct Tape Guys do one of our rare comedy club appearances at the Comedy Quarter in Menasha, Wisconsin on Tuesday December 14th at 7:30pm. This is a really nice club - lots of good seating and great food and drink. Click here for more information and tell your Wisconsin friends and relatives to come and catch our forty-minute laugh-filled g-rated "Duct Tape Seminar."
(A feature that showcases weird stuff that our friend Dale comes up with.) Visit Dale's TallToysTroupe site.
Nature abhors a vacuum. That must be why there are so many dead leaves and stuff on the forest floor.
I crossed a lot of things off my "To Do" list today. Not gonna do them.
I went to my daughter's Junior High School and they had an exhibit of art projects where kids visually expressed things for which they were thankful. One kid was "tankful for eduction". True story.
I could never understand how people will spend $250 per nite to stay in a hotel, spend $23 for a room service tuna sandwich, and then be so happy when they grab a handful of little shampoo bottles from the maid cart in the hall.
I visited a church where a friend of mine was the pastor. One good thing about that was that, when they passed the collection plate around, I could just tell them that I was on the comp list.
I was in a parking lot and saw a Smart Car taking up two parking spaces.
Someone told me to live each day as if it were your last. I am not sure this is such a good idea. After about 4 days your ex boss would call the police to stop you from calling him up and telling him off.
In Edmonton, Ontario they have outdoor urinals. This is really nothing new. They have had that in New Jersey for years now - they call it Newark.
It is taking people awhile to get used to new technology. A friend of mine just got an iPad with a drawing program. The first few times he wanted to erase it he held it upside down over his head and shook it.
Whenever things are not going well in my life and I feel sad. I just call a few friends and then I feel much better. Their lives are usually much more screwed up than mine.
I am thinking of legally changing my name to "Void". Just think of the checks I will then be able to cash.
I voted by mail-in ballot this year. Finally I didn't get in trouble for voting in my underwear.
I was listening to a cd of a live version of Gregorian Chants. It really distracted from the mood though when the crowd started to cheer for one of their favorites and the monk said, "Thank you!".
I recently celebrated my 19th wedding anniversary. Just think
Sometimes, "We can talk about his later" means, "I don't feel like getting yelled at right now."
Knowing the way my kids lose things, I am not sure it was such a good idea to get them camouflage backpacks.
If you ever have something that you need to hide where no one will ever find it, just give it to a child and tell them to put it away.
Finally, a guest "discovery" from my good friend, Bob L. "Existentialism is OK - for the moment."
Dale's Website Discovery
Any person who could ever even remotely be considered a math nerd will definitely appreciate this fractal zoom. Even those of you who are not in that category will be amazed. click here.
And, for those of you who are interested in cool living spaces - click here.
Jim and Tim's Web Site Finds:
Second find: There are a few of these compilation videos floating around featuring AMAZING HUMAN FEATS - here is one featuring 5 minutes of "Holy S_ _ T! accomlishments." Click here.
Here's the new exercise program we are starting:
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you have plenty of room at each side.
With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides, and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.
Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks. Then try 50-lb potato sacks.
Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each sack.
From: MegaStore Security
Dear Mrs. Fenton:
1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.
Please, try to control your husband while shopping in our store, or kindly leave him at home.
You can find more practical jokes just like the ones used to compose the "actual" letter above in tim's Practical Joker's handbooks - both volumes are available here: PracticalJokebook.com There is even a practical joker's kit that comes with the books - and, of course, if you buy them directly from Tim, he'll autograph them for you!
Purported Duct Tape-related meaning of the song, " Twelve Days of Christmas"
The “true love” mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor; it refers to the duct tape god him/her/itself!
The “me” who receives the presents refers to every person who uses duct tape. The first day, one roll of duct tape was given. Realizing that one roll is never enough, the gifting continued for eleven more days.
4 Calling Birds = four rolls of duct tape
5 Five Golden rings = five rolls of duct tape (which are actually rings of silver, not gold)
12 Drummers drumming = twelve cans of beer in one of them fridge pack things (with a duct tape reinforced end on it because you ripped it open with too much vigor)
Finally, the Buffalo Theory, by Norm Clavin (Cheers):
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