Fallish Issue - Mid-September, October 2011
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Welcome to Fall.

It's our favorite time of year - Fall! The colors on the trees here in the midwest are just starting to change and will eventually become as colorful as the wide array of Duck Tape® colors that are available. Plus, fall hosts Halloween - our favorite holiday (because nobody looks at us and thinks that we're "dressed funny".

We have a ton of halloween costume and decorating ideas for you. Most of them are contained in our book, "The Original Duct Tape Halloween Book" - which you can order from our store (and get bonus books to boot). Grab it now and you'll be ready for Trick or Treating, Costume Partying, or Fallish Pranking (yeah, there are pranks in the book, too. Click here, or on the book cover on the left, to order the book and the bonus books (Duct Tape Book 2 and 3) securely online through our PayPal account. You can use your credit card and don't need a PayPal account to purchase.

Fall also plays host to football - high school, college and pro ball. Thanks to Duck brand, you can make your team mascot and waterproof apparel in team colors. They even have college logo tape availble now. Click here to see if your team logo is available on a roll of duct tape.

Come see us! If you are anywhere near Greenville, South Carolina, come out to see us perform. We'll be at the Southern Home Show at the Carolina First Center Friday and Saturday, September 30th and October 1st. It's a load of fun for the whole family... AND we'll have 500 rolls of duct tape and project cards compliments of Duck brand to pass out at our four shows.

Speaking of costumes

We're been having fun making costumes out of duct tape for years. It's only limited by your imagination. Click here for our first Halloween Video that we sent off to television stations to grab some duct tape evangelism airtime.

And, we have a HUGE (and ever growing collection of costumes sent in by people just like you. Flip through the many pages of costumes... they may inspire some clever ideas for you. Click here to jump to those pictures.

Then, make sure you take pictures of your creations and send them to us. We're constantly adding to our site and wouldn't want YOU to be left out!

Radiator Repair
I was on my way to Wilmington, NC (200 miles from home) with my friend when the car I was driving overheated. I managed to make it to a gas station at an exit and saw that a radiator hose had busted. I dried the hose off and went into the store there and bought some duct tape and tightly wrapped up the hose. I put water in the radiator and finished my drive to Wilmington and I made it home from Wilmington. It lasted for several more days, if not weeks. --- Aaron Y., Welcome, NC

Dead Mice De-Stinker
We had a terrible smell in our house -- a dead mouse kind of smell. We sniffed and searched for days before we figured out that the location of the dead critter was in a bathroom wall. My husband removed the toilet tissue dispenser (the kind that is set in a square hole in the wall) and was almost knocked out by the stench. Working with a mirror, a little flashlight and a wire coat hanger, he couldn't quite get the unfortunate mousie up and out of the hole without it falling back to the bottom. Then he made a sticky-side-out wrap of duct tape to put on the end of the coat hanger, and voila! One mouse corpse retrieved! He's thinking of just duct taping the toilet paper holder directly to the wallpaper now, since he had to take out the 2X4 stub that the thing is normally screwed to. --- JoAnn C.
Good idea! Here's another one: Maybe you could encase the mice in duct tape prior to letting them run about your house. That way, when they die, their rotting stench will be contained in the duct tape shroud. --- The Duct Tape Guys

Getting the right fit...
As National Park Ranger, I used to wear a Smokey Bear hat on duty. Occasionally, I would need a new hat which I sould buy from a catalog without the opportunity to try it on first. I got a couple that didn't fit right. They were the right width, but a little too long. Fold out the sweat band and add narrow strips of duct tape until the hat fits. --- Bill

Whoopee Repair
My wife found an excellent use for duct tape! My three year old son recently aquired a "Whoopee Cushion" as a gift. As you can imagine he found this to be quite entertaining and our house was constantly filled with the lovely sounds of mock intestinal gas. After much use the whoopee cushion split at the seam therefore silencing the sounds. My three year old was distraught so mom came to the rescue with duct tape in hand. She skillfully sealed up the torn seam and we were once again graced with the happy sounds of the whoopee cushion and my three year old son's gleeful laughter. No ordinary tape could have handled this job! --- Terry A., Snohomish, WA

Read a TON more stories of how duct tape has saved the day for ordinary folks around the world at the Duct Tape Diner and remember - we want YOUR stories, too! (Submission information here.)

Win $1000 by showing your school spirit using Duck Tape®

Calling All Football Enthusiasts: Show Your Spirit with College Duck Tape®
Be creative and share your photos on Facebook for a chance to win $1,000.

AVON, Ohio (September 9, 2011) – Loyal football enthusiasts from all over are celebrating their team pride and showing their spirit in tailgate gear, dorm room décor and around-the-house repairs with College Duck Tape® brand duct tape. Now, sports lovers can head to Facebook, put their creativity and love of sports to use and enter the Duck Tape® School Spirit Photo Contest.

Do you think your idea is creative enough to show off to the world? Visit Facebook and “Like” the Duck Tape Fan Page. Upload an image and caption showing off your high school, college or pro team spirit using College Duck Tape or Color Duck Tape. From creating pennants, flags, megaphones and koozies or decorating folding tables, chairs, coolers and tents, the possibilities are endless. Each week from September 5 to November 6, a random winner will be chosen to receive a duct tape prize pack. At the end of the contest, a panel of judges will pick a grand prize winner who will receive $1,000. Entries will be judged on originality and creativity, skill and workmanship, clarity of expression and appropriateness to the contest.

To "like" the Duck Tape Facebook page - click here: Facebook.com/ducktape.

It's Back! Duck brand's popular "Stick or Treat" contest!
New Halloween Tradition Could Win You Gobs of Cash!
-Get creative with Duck Tape® brand duct tape and the Stick or Treat™ Jack-O-Lantern Contest

AVON, Ohio (September 2, 2011) – R.I.P. to the classic tradition of carving a pumpkin that doesn’t last the entire autumn season and leaves a mess for you to clean up. This Halloween, take the carving tools to the graveyard and wrap your real or artificial pumpkin in Duck Tape® brand duct tape. The best-decorated, creepy or costumed creation will win a $1,000 grand prize in the Stick or Treat™ Jack-O-Lantern Contest.

Dad’s favorite fix-all allows you to expand your jack-o-lantern possibilities beyond a scary face. Duck Tape® is available in more than 30 colors and prints to make your pumpkin frightful and unique – use a roll of white duct tape to fashion a mummy, Island Lime® to create a wicked witch, or you can create a far-out design using the tie-dye patterns.

The Duck® brand has even taken the tape off the roll to create Duck Tape® Sheets, which are great for large or elaborate jack-o-lantern designs. Want to make a black cat or even a skeleton? Draw or trace your design on the 8.25” x 10” adhesive sheets, peel the backing and deck out your Halloween masterpiece.

The Stick or Treat Jack-O-Lantern Contest started September 2, 2011. Enter your duct tape jack-o-lantern by submitting a photograph to StickorTreat.com. The contest ends on November 1, 2011, and a panel of judges will choose winners based on originality, workmanship, use of color and quantity of duct tape used.

The first place prize in the contest is $1,000. A second place winner will receive $500 and the third place winner will receive $250. The winners of the contest will be announced on or around November 11, 2011.

This Halloween, keep some of the classic traditions, such as trick-or-treating and hayrides. But, be sure to break the curse of pumpkin carving and try your hand at decorating with Duck Tape® – it could make you $1,000 richer!

Tim's art has gone to the birds.

September 10th marked the opening of Tim's art exhibit: "Birds - avian in acrylic" at The Flying Pig in Algoma, WI. Representing over three years of misc. bird paiintings Visitors to the gallery will be greeted by bird sounds as they walk around viewing more than thirty paintings ranging from serious to whimsical.

If you can't make it to the Flying Pig for the exhibit, you still can see the paintings and hear the birds by clicking to the YouTube video of the show.

And, if you would like to purchase one of the paintings email Tim. Or, you can buy a print on canvas or archival paper at the g42art.com print store.

(A showcase of weird stuff that our friend Dale comes up with.) Visit Dale's TallToysTroupe site.

This mid-fall issue features some of Dale's past gems that we culled from over 4 years of his brain droppings.

My lovely wife bought some honey that came in  a plastic container which was shaped like a bear. When my kids asked why they would put honey in something shaped like a bear she explained that was because bears eat honey. Well, if they followed that kind of logic with other things then shouldn't donuts be shaped like cops? Ed Note: Yeah, or maybe beer bottles should be shaped like me and Jim.

I was having some salsa the other day and I was reading  the side of the jar, as I often do. It said that the serving size was two tablespoons. Who are these people who stop eating salsa after two tablespoons? To me two tablespoons is about a chip and a half's worth. Are these the same people they are designing the "one size fits all" bathrobes and baseball hats for?

I saw a pawn shop that was having a grand opening. How does that work? Does the owner just bring stuff from home?

How did they make the first blacksmith's hammer?

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.

Now that we are a few years into it, how long will it take for something to be referred to as the "Crime of the Century"? It seems to me that stealing a pack of gum at 12:01 AM on January 1, 2001 would have qualified. Not for that long though.

I always write "SEE ID" on the back of my credit cards. Sometimes they don't. I found that, if you really want them to ask you for your ID you have to write "Please don't ask for ID".

Time to head you over to IMPROV EVERYWHERE again to see what they've been up do recently - like "Black Tie Beach," "Say something nice" and my favorite: "Carousel Horse Race." improveverywhere.com

Shhh! Don't tell ANYONE! (okay - go ahead and tell everyone)
Here is the secret link to our HUGH JASS deal:
You get Duct Tape Books Two and Three, AND a Duct Tape Halloween Book AND Tim's 99 Bottles of Beer on the wall - the complete lyrics, AND a Duct Tape Pro Bumper Sticker AND Button. Over $33 of merchandise for just $12 plus shipping. Click here NOW to get this deal for yourself!

Plays on words: Puns and such...

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.
The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.
To write with a broken pencil is pointless.
When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.
The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.
hieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.
The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number on it.
The dead batteries were given out free of charge.
Taking your laptop computer for a run will jog your memory.
A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail.
A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
A will is a dead giveaway.
ime flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
A backward poet writes inverse.
In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism, it's your Count that votes.
A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.f you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.
When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France, resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
Local Area Network in Australia: The LAN down under.He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
A calendar's days are numbered.
A boiled egg is hard to beat.
He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
A plateau is a high form of flattery.
hose who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.
f you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
Acupuncture: a jab well done.

DUCT TAPE ART - if you are creative sort or enjoy the artistic endeavors of those around you, you will probably enjoy perusing our ART GALLERY.

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