Memeingful Mudgeonly Monday – Duct Tape Edition

(For the record, Duck is the original brand name of this type of tape.)

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Here’s the haps:

Margy over at Amusives was talking about how her husband, The Car Guy, declared that her vacuum cleaner of ten years was deceased. In the comments, I recalled how I had a sergeant one time tell me that you only needed 2 items in your toolbox, duct tape and WD-40. If it moves and it isn’t supposed to, duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, WD-40. If WD-40 doesn’t work, use a hammer. Back in 2009, I did a post about Duck tape.

Actually, there are four tool groups, Duct Tape, WD-40, Hammers, and Baling Wire/Binder Twine/Zip Ties. But these memes are about the first two.


  1. This post brought back memories of when one of my sons was little. He loved duck tape. He walked around with it in his little red wagon and would “fix” anything he came across. I use to find tape on everything. He’s now 28 and we still joke with him about it. Lol

  2. Thanks for the ‘mention’ Herb!
    One of the comments on my duct tape post was from a lady who said “My sister-in-law’s sons played ball in her flower beds and duct taped the allium flower heads back on to their stems before she came home, hoping it wouldn’t be noticed.” There is no end to things you can do with duct tape!

  3. Here is my question – duct tape has taken over as the go-to for almost every kind of repair. But – – how long since you saw an HVAC guy actually use it to seal air ducts?

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