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Subject: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:10 PM

We are now on Orange alert for terrorism and there is a very good chance of an attack before Saturday - tying in with the end of the Haj. NYC and DC are once again prime territory.

How many of you have a three day supply of food and water set aside, a "safe' room, and enough plastic and duct tape to seal you and yours in for the duration of a nuclear, I mean nucular, cloud.

I wonder how funny this will seem a week from now. Today, I am trying to picture how a few ply of plastic and the ubiquitous duct tape are going to save me from Hiroshima/Nagasaki burns, fallout, and destruction.

Better get myself down to the post office and pick up a locater card in case I survive and my house doesn't. Federal offence not to file one, you know. Think I'll refill my meds while I'm at it.

Shades of Dr. Strangelove.
Rant over.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:16 PM

Dylan had his head screwed on right when he wrote this:

I will not go down under the ground
"Cause somebody tells me that death's comin' 'round
An' I will not carry myself down to die
When I go to my grave my head will be high,
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.

There's been rumors of war and wars that have been
The meaning of the life has been lost in the wind
And some people thinkin' that the end is close by
"Stead of learnin' to live they are learning to die.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.

I don't know if I'm smart but I think I can see
When someone is pullin' the wool over me
And if this war comes and death's all around
Let me die on this land 'fore I die underground.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.

There's always been people that have to cause fear
They've been talking of the war now for many long years
I have read all their statements and I've not said a word
But now Lawd God, let my poor voice be heard.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.

If I had rubies and riches and crowns
I'd buy the whole world and change things around
I'd throw all the guns and the tanks in the sea
For they are mistakes of a past history.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.

Let me drink from the waters where the mountain streams flood
Let me smell of wildflowers flow free through my blood
Let me sleep in your meadows with the green grassy leaves
Let me walk down the highway with my brother in peace.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.

Go out in your country where the land meets the sun
See the craters and the canyons where the waterfalls run
Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho
Let every state in this union seep in your souls.
And you'll die in your footsteps
Before you go down under the ground.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:24 PM

no, no, SINSULL...you jump under your desk! Weren't you trained in school?


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:27 PM

I almost forgot...I squat under my desk and you grab your family jewels and follow me. Damn it makes me angry to see our children terrorized with the same shit we had to endure. Fifty years and we still haven't figured it out. What is so hard about peace?


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:30 PM

Man, this is something. The rest of the world is finally coming "round to know what we Wes Ginny folks have known fir a long time: DUCT TAPE RULES!

Opps. Didn't mean to scream. It's just so exciting that the Wes Ginny state flower is now in such high demand.

(But, Bobert, duct tape ain't a flower...)

Shhhhhhh.

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:32 PM

It's always struck me as strange that, given we were so much closer to the Soviet Union than the USA, there was never any business of those phony drills and all that.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: beadie
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:33 PM

But remember, SINSULL, "duck and cover" only weorks if you close your eyes REAL tight and interlace your fingers over the top of your head.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:43 PM

And remember the importance that duck tape plays in the "duck and cover" routine.

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:59 PM

You suppose those people in Pompei also were instructed on survival techniques? Seems like a lot of them were found in a fetal position...

It's been occurring to me that we have not been instructed (at least here in Juneau Alaska) on what to do if a cloud of something or another is reported on its way. Population vacuation is not feasible- we are waterbound here. And I suppose all the old FALL OUT SHELTER basements have been broached long since.

Ah, well, I have lots of duct tape here. Guess I'll just tape up my mouth and nose real good in order to keep out all harmful elements! Maybe my eyes too- wouldn't want to have stinging eyes.

You know, all this isn't too funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: *daylia*
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for the lyrics, McGrath. A timely message indeed.

daylia


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 10:03 PM

Just last week I discovered yet another use for duct tape. This week, I can't remember what it was...................

I'm with you Sins......and I wish I wasn't..............

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 10:05 PM

Ebbie, I just got back from Alaska where duct tape, the blue tarp and Spam can cover just about every situation.
Very informative trip indeed.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 10:25 PM

Don't forget the ubiquitous 50-gallon oil barrel, Seamus! Did you have a good trip? Next time, remember to include Juneau. :)

By the way, 'vacuation' above is of course meant to be 'evacuation'.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 11:05 PM

There's still an old sign on the back of the library (ca. 1962) where I work, indicating the air raid shelter in the basement. I'd bet money that someone will notice that sign and either steal it or photograph it for a local paper, now that we're at "code orange." (And you should see the colors of duct tape we have in the library! Only they call it "binding" tape here. Lots of wonderful colors.)

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: open mike
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 02:33 AM

many uses here: http://www.ducktape.com/
I swear by this tape, and shoo goo for
holding stuff together. A friend and his date
constructed their prom clothing out of ---you
juessed it! I think there may be fotos in the
link on that web site above....also some good
ideas here: http://www.ducktapeguys.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 07:06 AM

SRS, the white glue you get from Demco or Gaylord or wherever will hold up as well as duct tape or book tape. I once held the fender to a car on with 3 inch wide clear tape from the library where I worked. When the rust got worse, I used duct tape because is concealed the rust better.

If tape will hold on car fenders, cover bullet holes on jet aircraft, and pretty much keep Alaska and West Virginia together, why not duct tape GWB and SH (I'm not going to mention names) together...?


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: InOBU
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 07:44 AM

And yet another use for Orange Alerts...Words Lorcan Otway Tune, for now, Mandella by Hannon?

Marching with King

I marched with King in Selma, so I'm getting on in years
But I still recall the hopes we had in spite of all our fears
I still can hear the barking dogs and often in the night
I recall how we gently marched when justified to fight

We marched for voting rights and so that others would be free
While some were kept from basic rights, who could live comfortably
We faced the southern sheriffs and the banal Ku Klux Klan
to carry the light of human right to each corner of the land

Then the Viet Nam war began and we were marching as before
While tens of thousand lives were lost we walk to end a war
And many vets marched with us and were welcomed home again
while the government who sent them off ignored their cries of pain

And now the government is marching us off again to war
and people they are gathering to march just as before
but Bloomberg and Judge Barbara Jones conspired in this night
To stop Americans marching and destroy this sacred right

General Nathan Bedford Forrest gave the world the Ku Klux Klan
Sheriff Clark and Governor Maddox would keep slave chains in this land
And now to this list of shame two more names must appear
Mayor Bloomberg and Judge Jones who've sold their nation out to fear


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Dahlin
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 12:57 PM

Perhaps the best use for plastic sheets and duct tape - to wrap up most of our politicians and Washington bureaucrats!


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 01:47 PM

GW and SH together- now there's a plan.

Talking about the latest dictum on how to escape harm in the event of an attack- right, wash with copious amounts of contaminated water!- a friend said what it reminds her of is the hype about Y2K. Reminds me of the 50s ducking under school desks.

I think what they're doing is trying to give folks the perception that they can actually do something about it so that there is no panic. What do you want to bet that there are some people actually living in fallout bunkers right now?

The whole thing is insane. I would have hoped that the only time we would come to this pass is in response to an actual emergency, not in response to one that we ourselves have forced...


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 06:36 PM

And yet another observation: I went into work today and asked if the office had a large supply of duct tape. Instead of a reaction, I got an answer. "Oh yes. Any size or color you need." So I asked "Didn't any of you here the news yesterday?" More blank looks so I explained my duct tape reference. The final response: "I don't pay attention to the news." Hope this doesn't upset DougR but, to the last man (woman), they are registered Republicans supporting anything GB comes up with.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 06:58 PM

Meanwhile in Baghdad - Battle-weary Iraqis resigned to war from the Australian paper The Age:

"I have seen two big wars, many battles, much fighting," said Khalil Ibrahim, 35. "We have passed through more difficult times than these and, no, I am not afraid."

Mr Ibrahim was in the Iraqi army for 11 years and owns an antiques shop near Jamhuriya street in old Baghdad.

An air raid shelter near his home provides the only protection from the most powerful air force in the world. But Mr Ibrahim has no intention of using it. "If they bomb us I will stay in my house," he said.

His preparations for war amounted to nothing more than stockpiling food and water.

Nearby, Amer Subhi, 41, had taken one additional precaution. He had bought some candles. "Our electricity might be cut off," he said. But Mr Subhi had not troubled to discover whether there was an air raid shelter near his home. "I am not afraid," he said simply.


"If they bomb us I will stay in my house" - that's how it tended to be in London in the Blitz. Shelters just mean you die in company, why bother?

And there's a London Doubledecker bus in the middle of the picture that goes with that story, and a dome in the background - a mosque, not StvPauls, but it all feels very familiar somehow.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 07:11 PM

NPR interviewed an Iraqi artist whose main concern was the loss of electricity. He can't fire his pottery without it and he is due in California et al for shows. Strange world. Wonder how he is going to get his wares past security undamaged...


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 07:33 PM

Well, Rapaire, there's something about yer wiring that I can relate to. Like duct taping GWB and SH together. Just the mental pictur is priceless. And I think about 24 of it and we wouldn't be readying for war.

Sinsull: What a very sad post. I saw a picture in the Washington Post the other morning of a woman, probably in her early to mid 70's, with an AK-47. She looked very much like my grandmother looked when my grandmother was in her early 70's. This is beyond insne. This image of Iraqis that the War Machine is selling is quite different from the real world. Here, an artist worried about not being able to fire his ceramics when after 3000 bombs dropping on his neighborhood he may be dead in three weeks? Im sorry, but this seems so utterly unaceptable to me.

And for what? So a bunch of aging politicans can get one more case of the jollies? So Lockheed-Martin can get their payback. So Condi Rrice, Cheney and Bush (all big oil folk) can divie up the bootie?

Yes, very sad indeed.

Bobert

p.s. My grannie made the best oatmeal raisin cookies...


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Cluin
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 11:53 PM

Duct tape... it isn't just for serial killers (and roadies) anymore.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 07:08 AM

HMMMMM...duct tape and plastic wrap for us, steel bunkers under a few miles of mountain for Bush et al. You don't think our federal officials would mislead us, do you????? Hug your children. With any luck at all they will be discussing this episode fifty years from now with the same cynicism we discuss "duck and cover".


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 09:36 AM

And whatever you do DON't buy Perrier and Evian water for stockpiling! Or, at least that is what Congress is trying to prevent us from doing, NOW! True story! The majority leader rumbled about it and some are actually calling for sanctions against France and Germany for daring to oppose us. They want to make it much harder for them to export to us and they want all of us to BAN drinking those waters! Bunch of wankers! This while we contemplate war!

Anyone think it is curious, too, that the GOP majority, known for its support of gun ownership, are not saying a word about stocking up on ammo, generators, etc.? Just get some plastic, tape and 3 days' of food??!! As if that would do any good.

I feel so angry at the shrub for the fearmongering. I've had two really long phone disucussions with my daughter in Connecticut this week. She doesn't watch the news, but she's heard enough from alarmist friends that she is terrified; afraid to be apart from her sons, etc. She is better, now, but damn him for doing this to our country and our children.

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Pooby
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 10:43 AM

An old-time sailor's adage:

If it doesn't move and it's supposed to, spray it with WD-40. If it does move and it's not supposed to, cover it with duct tape. FWIW.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Cluin
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 07:21 PM

...or, like that old Grecian bodger, Archie Mede once said:

"Give me a long enough roll of duct tape and a place to stand, and I'll fix it so nothing on the Earth ever moves again."


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Art Thieme
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 10:34 PM

But for God's sake never use it on a duct. It won't work!!

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 10:58 PM

And Sinsull, notice who got THEIR smallpox vaccine? I bet the whole inner circle did too. At least in the old days there were air raid shelters and some sense that there was a place to go in an emergency. We're told to buy duct tape. If the gov't were serious-why not institute civil defense. I just feel like they'll be protected but we won't, you know?


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Kaleea
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 12:37 PM

Too bad that Plastic sheeting will not seal out bad germ warfare! The little tiny buggers can find ways to to get through any plastic sheeting attached with Duct tape. The germs & chemicals which will get through will be very scary. My friends who were in the Gulf so called "war" who had the allegedly proper gear were somehow affected by the germs &/or chemicals & many will never be healthy again. More than once I have heard one of them say it's better to breathe deeply & go fast rather than live the way they are. Scary stuff! Even more scary is the fact that Doctors make these biological & chemical bombs happen. Must be the hypocrite oath that they took.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Ferrara
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 01:53 PM

Thanks, Mudcat, you guys are a note of sanity in a world gone mad, as my friend Ellen used to say about her own self.... :-)

Rita


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Ralphie
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 01:56 PM

English Pedant here....
Oh!!   You mean "Gaffa" tape...
Ralphie (Waiting for the Big one)


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 02:03 PM

Re: Gulf War Syndrome. The company that produced the protective suits for our military is under investigation. Seems about 100,000 of them were known to be faulty and shipped anyway. The real problem? Those suits were mixed in with "good" ones. The army has no system for identifying lots by date or code. SO now we are sending troops to Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. with one suit known to have been manufactured AFTER the problem and a back-up that may or may not be up to code. Russian Roulette with our children's lives. Why not recall ALL suspicious lots and replace them? Money, maybe? Cheaper to forego a few young men and women, I guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 03:07 PM

here, Gaffer's tape is a whole different thing...no self respecting roadie would use 'duct tape' to to stages, floor markings, sound systems, etc....Gaffer's tape does not leave gummy residue on stuff, but is almost as strong....and maybe 3 times as expensive. You simply do not find it at your local hardware store...


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: leprechaun
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 03:24 PM

Duct tape smells funny too.

We wrap up the seams and openings on our "chemically resistant" suits with it. Here's a tip: make a tab on both ends so it can be easily removed; and be careful not to stick it to itself.

What is it nobody from West Virginia has ever said?

"Duct tape won't fix that."


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 06:50 PM

Doesn't the universal tool kit include just two things--duct tape and WD-40? If you want it to stick together, use duct tape. If you want it to come apart use WD-40. (But DON'T use WD-40 as a lubricant. It is a cleaner, so don't expect it to keep moving parts happy once they are moving again).

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: beadie
Date: 17 Feb 03 - 01:51 PM

FLASH!

Homeland Security Sec. Ridge announced a progression from Code Orange to Code Grey.

This signifies that the government has received confirmation that Wal-Mart has run out of duct tape.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Suffet
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 11:27 AM

DUCT TAPE

Music: SLIP KNOT by Woody Guthrie
New words by Stephen L. Suffet © 2003

If you're worried about Osama,
Go get duct tape!
If you're angry with your mama,
Buy some duct tape!
If your lover treats you bad,
And you're ticked off with your dad,
And the world just makes you mad,
You need duct tape.

If you're running out of cash,
Go get duct tape!
And your roommate stole your stash,
Buy some duct tape!
If your Bronco guzzles gas,
And and your house is made of glass,
Don't be a horse's ass,
You need duct tape!

If the market keeps on tumbling,
Go get duct tape!
And your pension plan starts crumbling,
Buy some duct tape!
If the Dow is on a slide,
And you're info ain't inside,
You've been taken for a ride,
You need duct tape!

If you can't get decent health care,
Go get duct tape!
And there's poison in the air,
Buy some duct tape!
If there's arsenic in the water,
And they take your son and daughter,
And lead them off to slaughter,
You need duct tape!

If they steal the last election,
Go get duct tape,
And they tell you for protection,
Buy some duct tape!
And they're sowing mass confusion,
With their war and retribution,
As they rip the Constitution,
You need duct tape!

If their lies you would not hear,
Go get duct tape!
And you would not live in fear,
Buy some duct tape!
Their shit they could not sell,
If we wrap them all up well,
And damn them all to Hell,
With their duct tape!

No, their shit they could not sell,
If we wrap them all up well,
And damn them all to Hell,
With their duct tape!


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Ralphie
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 01:47 PM

Bill D..
Couldn't agree more.. Gaffa is the stuff for me!
Ralphie.
How big is this "Duct" anyway?


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 04:20 PM

Here's a timely update of Joel Mabus' fine classic:

Adapted from Joel Mabus by Charlie Ipcar
© 1987 Fingerboard Music, BMI
From "The Naked Truth", Fossil 288
Style: Country Blues

The Duct Tape Blues


Your whole world's gone to pieces,
        Things just fell apart;
You wanna put things back together,
        But you don't know where to start;
Well, I've got your solution;
        The stuff you need to use;
It's a thing called Duct Tape;
        There ain't nothing it can't do!

I said the whole world's gone to pieces;
What's a poor boy supposed to do?
I'm just holding things together here,
Singing the Duct Tape Blues.

I tell ya', Duct Tape, it's the answer,
        In a little silver roll;
It will mend the widest crack;
        It will patch the deepest hole;
I put Duct Tape on my jeans,
        When they start to fall apart;
And since my baby's left me,
        I've got Duct Tape on my heart.

I swear, the whole world's gone to pieces,
What's a poor boy supposed to do?
I'm just holding things together here,
Singing the Duct Tape Blues.

Now, I'm going down to Washington,
        Gonna help my country out;
Gonna tell old George Bush
        Just what it's all about;
Gonna show him my roll of Duct Tape;
        Explain what it can do;
Saying, "It's only $99,000,
        This week's special just for you!"

Now, this whole world's gone to pieces,
What's a poor boy supposed to do?
I'm just holding things together here,
Singing the Duct Tape Blues;
I'm just holding things together,
Singing the Duct Tape Blues.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, who's still holding it together in Richmond, Maine


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Gurney
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 02:06 AM

In Britain in WW2 (Yeah, before my time too) they had to make their own Duct Tape substitute for sticking on the windows. I saw a film as a child, of a window blowing in in a conventional explosion, in a million tiny, supersonic blades. It would be ironic to be far enough from ground zero to survive the blast and radiation, but be killed by your bedroom window. No idea if tape would make a difference, has anyone any information?
What sort of megalomaniac would be developing Alphabet Bombs anyway? You couldn't use one without instant retaliation from someone with LOTS more than you have.
Here in NZ we even ban nuclear power, and I'm glad. It does make us vulnerable to these anuses though.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Stewart
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 01:47 PM

This picture says it all -- CLICK HERE

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: PageOfCups
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 02:09 PM

Duct tape is just like The Force: it has a dark side and a light side and it holds the universe together.

(Sorry. Couldn't resist.)

PoC


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: reggie miles
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 11:07 PM

I finally got around to reading this thread and the following sprang forth.


Duct and Cover by Reggie Miles 2003


The threat of war is loomin',
Anthrax bombs may soon be zoomin',
To your bedroom in the suburbs but don't despair.

From deep within his mountain bunker,
Where Gee Dubbya's gonna hunker,
A solution to our dilemma he is sure to share.

Our best scientific minds,
Were charged to seek and find,
An all American answer to our plight,

And with the billions spent,
On research by government,
They finally discovered one that works just right.

Yes they've found it girls and boys.
Protection from those evil toys,
Affordable and available throughout the land,

Yankee ingenuity,
Has triumphed once again you see,
Providing health and safety to every woman, child, and man.

And what miracle is this,
That secures our freedom bliss,
And ensures all our blessed liberties?

What treasure is it, made by man,
That can do, what no other can,
This creation of our modern technolullogies?

It's the simplest things they say,
That can always save the day,
And it's oh so very true in this case too.

You needn't build a big bomb shelter,
You can avoid the helter skelter.
Listen closely here is what they say to do.

Just duct tape and cover your windows and your door,
With plastic sheeting you can buy at any hardware store.

It's an easy thing to do, no matter if you're rich or poor,
And much cleaner than crawling 'neath your desk down on all four.

It's a lesson we've all learned in school, fifty years ago.
When we feared that the idea of droppin' A-bombs would grow.

They've changed the words to suit our times.
Instead of duck and cover rhymes.

Now we just duct tape and cover instead.

It kind of makes you wonder,
Why Gee Dubbya's way down under,
Neath the mountain in his little hidy hole.

When all he needs to do,
Is just follow me or you,
To buy some plastic sheeting and some duct tape by the roll.

Then he could duct tape and cover his windows and his door,
With plastic easily bought from any hardware store.

No need to kiss his butt goodbye,
When missiles fall down from the sky,

When he can duct tape and cover instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: Rapparee
Date: 10 Mar 03 - 07:02 AM

If we launched satellites which carried long, long rolls of duct tape into geosynchronous orbit over the US, and if the US was attacked by the missiles of a rogue state, and if the duct tape was deployed at the time of the attack, it should catch the incoming missiles and sticky them up like flies in flypaper!

Wow! This has GOT to be cheaper than President George II's antimissile defense!

I'll leave the petty technical details up to the engineers. It's my job to think 'em up, other people have to make 'em work.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Mar 03 - 07:09 AM

Is there a "Duct Tape Hall of Fame?"   I mean there is (or was) a Rockabilly Hall of Fame............wasn't there?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Mar 03 - 07:16 AM

Ralphie,
Re: your question about the size of the Duct:
I suspect it is as big as a horse's ass.

Spaw,
Don't make me come and smack you.


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Subject: RE: BS: And yet another use for duct tape...
From: catspaw49
Date: 10 Mar 03 - 07:42 AM

..........okay..............(bows sheepishly and sulks off into corner)...............

Spaw


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