Monday, January 19, 2009

The Blogosphere Is A Sadder Place Today

My dear friend, Bill, author of One's Man Journey and View from the Cheap Seats, has chosen to take down his blogs.

Although Bill is conservative, he is a good friend of mine, and he would always give food for thought, even when we disagreed.

Another conservative blog that appears to have gone by the wayside is the Crocodile Cage. I enjoyed debating with Reaganite, and miss his insight.

I hope both of these gentlemen are in good health and all is well with them.

Unfortunately, their absences leave the Cheddarsphere a duller place.


  1. Boo...Hiss..

    Capper, why can you not just say, "Bill is a good friend of mine," rather than, "Although Bill is a conservative?"

    What's the difference? Why must that be pointed out?

    I mean, really...some of my best friends are "liberals." Sheesh.

  2. Oh, Janet,

    I'm just highlighting the fact that even though Bill and I don't agree on all the issues, we are still friends. Just like you and I are.

  3. What!? You're a lib!!!!??? And I broke bread with you?!?!?!?! Well, Culver's actually... rotflmao...

  4. You were blinded by the duct tape.

  5. Miss ya little buddy!
    Be well, drop by, ENJOY LIFE!

    For you, mister man Billiam...

    Hundreds of uses for Duct Tape

    Repair trim on cars
    Mark lines on a sporting event field
    No need for lunch box - just tape all your food together!
    Use to pull unsightly hair
    Censor speech on softball uniforms
    Patches holes in vinyl siding
    Hair ties
    Attach it to the end of a yard stick (sticky side out) as a way to get pennies out from behind the couch
    Tape sole of ratty sneaker to body of sneaker
    Mute function for humans
    Closing chip bags
    Reflective lettering
    Wrapped around newspaper to make a dog chew toy
    Taping mic to mic stand (hockey stick)
    Patch up fish tank
    Lift and separate when you don't want to wear a bra or can't have straps showing
    Cut a hole in a piece of cardboard, wrap duct tape around it and get a really inexpensive original looking picture frame
    Putting up Christmas lights (easy removal)
    Roll it over a pool and make a trampoline
    Tape down ripped carpet
    Hold computer mouse together
    Emergency limb replacements
    Twist a long piece into rope (thousands more uses)
    Repair seams of ski gloves
    Hold on toupees
    Tool belt
    Making props look more realistic
    Fix broken book binding
    Hold your car's bumper in place
    Halloween costume
    Hold temple onto eye glasses
    Pin striping
    Make a mummy costume for Halloween
    Use instead of nail polish
    Can be used to put back together a shredded term paper
    Attach leg splint to broken leg
    Reattach rear view mirror
    Stick pictures up in your locker
    Holding on book covers
    Taping annoying people to walls, floor, ceiling, or bed
    Tape ski boot to your ski when the binding breaks
    A clothesline when you're out in the middle of nowhere
    Toilet paper roll cover
    Use it as a Biore strip
    Hold car hood shut
    Get rid of planters warts
    Holding together computer cases
    Fix a cigarette that is broken at the filter
    Fix broken tail light on vehicle
    Cook a baked potato in it
    Beverage holders
    Duct tape annoying, rambunctious students to their seats
    Use as vinyl flooring
    Make lawn furniture
    Hold shoe laces together
    Cell phone holder
    Can be used in place of Velcro
    Make lawn decorations
    Tape plastic over broken rear window in car
    Make a pouch and attach it to a door so you can hold stuff
    Write on it and stick to someone's back
    Waterproof footwear
    CD case
    Write on vehicles
    Re-enforce the phone cord
    Use to keep the cover of an old ice cream maker securely attached
    Use as a musical instrument
    Decorate guard rifles
    Taping mic stand to amp
    Can be made to fashion weapons in a pinch
    Tape Tupper wear containers together in a way that you can stack them on top of each other for more storage space
    Make a tent for camping
    Patch seams in carpeting
    Cover old pocket folders -- lasts forever!
    Fix holes in your sock
    Makes a good bib
    Stop your jeans from fraying
    Tape a hedge trimmer or chain saw to a long pole in order to trim or cut tall trees
    Attach underwater flashlight to underwater strobe for night dives
    Repair broken hoses
    Toilet seat cover
    Make a makeup case
    Decorative book cover
    Use as art medium
    Make a sheet for your bed
    Make a wallet out of it
    Waterproof sun screen for bald men
    Shoe designs
    Can be used in place of handcuffs
    Throw it at people
    Fix the hole in your favorite coffee cup
    Makes stylish notebook decorations
    Note cards
    Hold car door shut
    Cover up empty drive bays
    Tape your little brothers' mouths shut
    Make letter for letter jacket
    Keeps pledges in their place (also applies to siblings)
    Disk labels
    Wrap around cardboard tube to make fake swords for the kids
    Resurface your trampoline
    Play a cd
    Can be use to wrap duct work, but doesn't seal or hold up ducts very well
    Seat covers in your car
    Pet rain gear
    Make a wallet chain out of it
    Clothing - all sorts
    Seat belts that'll REALLY keep the kids still
    Surgical bandage
    Wrap a "365 Uses For Duct Tape" calendar for Christmas
    For store owners: great way to keep the wigs on mannequins
    Waterproof apron
    Use it as hockey tape
    Contraceptive device
    Graduation present
    Seat covering for a 1963 Vespa GS 160 (or any other vehicle for that matter)
    Keep hair in place
    Repair work gloves
    Hold batteries in remote control
    Makes excellent streamers for bicycle handlebars
    Wrap freshmen up in it
    Make a coffee cup
    Lock people into their house, school, office, etc
    Hold spikes to your cleats
    Fix a broken plate
    Stare at it and try to find new uses for it
    Mouse trap
    Patch a hole in a tent
    Make a tie out of it
    Home security system - tape up doors and windows
    Makes great posters with the aid of magic markers
    Wrapping Christmas presents
    Hinge on cabinet door
    Repair broken fan belt
    Hold mics onto the mic stands
    Band-Aid for really big cuts
    Rappelling harness
    Use it to tape 10 year olds with sugar highs to trees during boy scout trips
    Replace broken screen in your screen doors to create an excellent storm door for those cold winter nights
    Repair upholstery
    Tape nerf basketball hoop to the back of a door because they just don't stay on their own
    Use it as a substitute for Bondo
    Toilet paper
    Make a Halloween mask
    Hair extensions
    Repair cracked windshield/window
    Make work gloves
    Hold a float together
    Fly paper
    Wrap a soda can or bottle in duct tape to keep it cold
    Make a swing for your kids
    Hold pens together
    Cover rust holes in your car
    Makes great bumper stickers with a sharpie!
    Repairing leak in tire/inner tube
    Climbing rope
    Patch ripped clothing
    Write term paper on it
    Hide unsightly wallpaper seams
    Use a roof rack on your car for carrying luggage and other items
    Wrap around your waist when your zipper splits in a one piece ski suit
    Cute plant holder
    Patch a hole in your swimming pool
    Repair leak in pilot gas line
    Add several layers to your car's bumpers for a much safer ride
    Wallpaper your house (may be slightly expensive, but well worth it for the resulting sophisticated look)
    Roofing shingles
    Can replace shoe laces
    Fix printer
    Twisted correctly, can be used as a billy-club
    Roll into a ball for hockey practice
    Use it to fix old instruments
    Repair pantyhose
    Wrap your ankle for sports
    Make a ball
    Use to make the lines in the middle of the road
    Put a few rolls on their side and roll them to have a ductape race!
    Attach glow-in-the-dark bugs to people's houses
    An entire roll can be used in place of a bedroom door to keep someone in for hours
    Fix vacuum cleaner hose
    Hold file cabinet together
    Hanging posters
    Use to keep President Clinton's pants up
    Fixing the toilet seat
    Window coverings
    Hold telephone together
    Hold the plastic on your car where the window should be
    Make the stapler obsolete!
    Can be used to clean the floor when no vacuum is available
    Fixing sets for the school play
    Make a boat out of it
    Fix holes in your Air walks
    Book cover
    Snowmobile/motorcycle seat cover
    Make a hat
    Gagging device
    Make a book shelf
    Hold a car battery in
    Makes a good replacement for chrome
    Make fantastic puppets and other toys
    Sealing envelopes (in case you hate the taste of envelope glue)
    Patch holes in convertibles or soft top jeeps
    Shower curtain
    Tape wires down on floor or out of the way
    For the annoying mother-in-law
    Hold up exhaust pipe (doesn't last very long)
    Put it on your lawn and paint it green
    Chastity belt
    Reinforce pages in 3 ring binder
    Watch band
    Make a clothes line
    Fix racquetball racquets
    S & M
    Remove lint from clothes
    Hold broken U-joints together on truck so you can make it home
    Hold speaker wire to the back of speaker
    Make a space suit out of it so you can walk on the moon
    Blister repair
    Patch hole in canoe
    Why bother with waxing
    Hold up worn out socks
    Keeping guitar strap on your guitar
    Artificial lighting
    Reupholster the roof on a '83 Mustang convertible (or any vehicle for that matter)
    Make really cool underwear
    Practical joke toilet paper replacement
    Repair smashed pumpkin
    Hold your letter to your letter jacket
    Poor man's Viagra - two Popsicle sticks and duct tape
    Replacement for airplane glue
    Retread your tennis shoes
    Fix mini blinds
    Window shade
    Fold in half and use as bookmark
    Repair speaker cones
    Use it as a dog/cat/rabbit/frog/lizard/etc
    Tape wires back together after splicing (much wider than electricians' tape)

    WW ;-)