Friday, February 15, 2019

Ode to Duct Tape

I tell my gr-daughters "He's so hot. I love him so." They figured out I was messing with them.

Duct tape, oh, glorious duct tape!

Thank you for

Saving lives. 


Image result for Mythbusters  and Dr. Who
I saw the episode where Adam and Jaime used tons of Duct Tape to live on an island.

Humble and quiet,

Wrapping the world with your silver power

To hold it together.


Funny, Memes, and Kids: DUCT
 DUCTTAPE
 TAPE
 THATS Funny
 HELPING MEN REMEMBER WHERE
 HELPING MEN REMEMBER WHERE
 THEY LEFT THE KIDS
Oh, there he is!

Damming water,

Sealing,


Memes, 🤖, and Engineer: Trustus.we're certified engineers
Duct tape really CAN fix anything!
They know what they are doing.


Enclosing and healing, adhering.


Martian Duct Tape - Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.”
Matt Damon in "The Martian"
You tear easily, yet you close tears.

Gratitude and praise


WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE DUCT TAPE IS GREAT BUT NOT THAT GREAT
Yup.

We attribute and bestow to you,

Dear Duct Tape.

You are loved.



 A mother of two servicemen,



Vera Stoudt sent a request to President FDR on Feb. 10th., 1943, with an idea to seal ammo boxes that would save soldier lives. Her idea was acted upon, producing duct tape which has served that purpose and since become a part of almost every American home.

Oh boy howdy, over decades we have certainly saved a lot of money, time, and sobbing with duct tape.

Tell me, have you used duct tape, how, and for what reason? Are you grateful? 




58 comments:

  1. My oldest son's favorite tool! YES, just yesterday I fixed Shery's vitamin holder with Duct tape!
    This entry is hilarious, loved it. must send to son Jack...
    Sherry and jack

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! We have a roll available all the time.

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  2. Have you ever seen the old TV show "Red Green"? It was shown on PBS for many years. Every Canadian loves duct tape!

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  3. I use duct tape when ever I need it especially the very colorful type. The ones that have flowers, stars, stripes, the Canadian flag and etc.


    Cruisin Paul

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  4. There has been a roll of it in the house for as long as I can remember and we've never used it. Huh!

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  5. Here in the South, it really is all purpose. I've even seen a car that was almost a hundred percent duct tape.

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  6. Those cars cruise around here too.

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  7. My supervisor at my last job had cancer on his hands. The doctor used some sort of salve that was toxic and then had my boss use duct tape to cover the cancerous spots. Apparently it did the trick. It had to be duct tape because of its power to draw.

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  8. I use it to stick back sliced bread when it tears. I then peel it off safely after toasting the bread in the toaster.

    God bless.

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    1. Really? Okay, now I have to try it. Hope you are being honest (which of course you would have to be.)

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  9. Never knew it's origin, used it too many times!

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    1. Pretty incredible woman. She was not shy about contacting FDR.

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  10. See that web between thumb and index finger. I once cut mine through and through, back to the palm, setting up my booth at a show in New York. I began with a wad of paper towels and duct tape, but I couldn't greet the public like that. So I fashioned butterfly bandages, one for each side, then covered the whole affair with a neat little bit of duct tape. I told customers who asked that great American duct tape was covering a little boo-boo. I did not touch the bandage until I was home and at the doctor, four days later. The nurse stripped down to the butterfly closure, which the doctor proclaimed perfectly done. They cleaned up the dried on blood, put on new butterflys and sent me away. Today I have a tiny scar on one side.

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  11. Susan:
    I can honestly say I make sure to ALWAYS have a few rolls of duct tape in the basement workshop.
    And like RED/Green says:
    "It's the handyman's secret weapon".

    I have found out that with all the (arctic) cold we had here in the Midwest, the duct that I used to hold the entrance flap for the community cat shelters has failed.

    Oh, well...can't hit a home run EVERY time at bat, right?

    Very good post.

    Have a great weekend and stay safe out there.

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    1. Duct tape is invaluable in so many ways. Glad you enjoyed this.

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  12. haha can sure do the trick. Although I switch to packing tape when I really want that stick.

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  13. RED GREEN LIVES! "If they can't find you handsome, at least let them find you handy."

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  14. A house without duct tape is not a home. However, crazy glue should also be stored nearby, also a plunger would be good.

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  15. I've personally never used duct tape, but I'm sure hubby's gone through his fair share as a handyman. Now I wondering if it might remedy a leak under the dishwasher. Wasn't it the late great Gilda Radner who remarked, "It's always something."

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  16. Leak, no, unless it is a hose problem. Oh, Gilda. She was a kick.

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  17. Duct tape and WD40 are my favorite go to tools!

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    1. WD40 can be used to waterproof leather shoes. I read about it, need to use it.

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  18. I have used duct tape for resealing boxes, for mending rips in chair seats, sometimes to the point there is no chair seat visible because of all the duct tape, I use it for toughening corners on often-used books like dictionaries and atlases and once used a long strip to hold the hem of a curtain because I had run out of thread.

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  19. I used duct tape for medicinal purposes, to get rid of a plantar wart on the ball of my foot. I made a little bandaid-like strip, with a square of duct tape stuck to itself to sit directly over the plantar wart. Left it there for days until it started to come loose, then put on a fresh piece. It held up surprisingly well in the shower, and throughout the work day. Within a month, that plantar wart was gone, and has not returned!

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    1. Another use for duct tape! I wish I had thought about that when my kids had plantar wart.

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  20. Hi Susan - delightful post ... what a fun read - about such an essential item in any household. I do have some ... and use it occasionally for all kinds of odd jobs - but I know guys use it regularly ... cheers and enjoy the weekend - Hilary

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  21. Two duct tape stories. First, I use it to hold the front bumper onto my car. I've had the same piece for at least five or six years -- at least since 2013, and probably much earlier. Second, have you ever seen the Red Green Show? When he came to our PBS station, we had an event where people entered their own duct-tape sculptures. I wish I still had the photos -- so inventive!

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    1. You and many other comments have talked about the Red Green show! I will see if it is available on our PBS.

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  22. Here in rural Arkansas a lot of vehicles owe their road worthiness and ability to keep water out to duct tape. Not pretty but seems to work.

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    1. Here out in CA the same holds true. I wonder if there are colors that can meld to the car color.

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    2. Out here duct tape gets a brush load of paint slapped on in a colour to match the car.

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  23. My husband is a maintenance man so we've had all kinds of duct tape and other tapes in our apartment. I swear that man can go through a roll of duct tape in a week if he's working a job.

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    1. Professionals appreciate such a useful product.

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  24. I frequently use it for various knitting projects. I like encasing wire in it, then encasing the wire in knitting. It makes the object stand up in the position I want it in. Fun stuff.

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  25. Last I used duct tape to seal electrical wires whose outer casing was worn. I believe I”be kept myself from being stung by the voltage thanks to the tape and it saved me on coinage.

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    1. Duct tape is multi-use stuff, for which I am grateful.

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  26. Duct Tape.
    Can fix everything from a broken heart to the crack of dawn.
    And can help heal warts.
    Accept no substitutes! Especially that cheap poseur, DUCK Tape,

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  27. Well, Al, I thought duck tape was the same thing - we have a brand called that in the UK! I stand corrected. Not much of a DIY person, but I have used it to fix the pipes under the sink and it worked great!

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  28. I've used this magical tape to fix lots of things from leads, to sound proofing a window and I covered cuts on my hand a few times.

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  29. Hello, we have some of that magic tape in our house too. Hubby uses duct tape for various reasons. Wishing you a great day, have a happy week ahead!

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  30. Red Green's show is a must see when it comes to duct tape. I used it to mend hoses through the years and when I moved I duct taped the totes I sent via mail. Always dependable. :)

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  31. Every home should come with duct tape!!

    All the best Jan

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