OpenRocket Chuck Norris
- Mar 27, 2013
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Lol! Duct did play a part in getting my marriage started. Way back then I was a rather avid motorcyclist and camper - neither so much anymore - so our honeymoon plan was a motorcycle camping trip. We weren’t going very far, just an easy trip through southern Ohio with stops in the Hocking Hills, King’s Island, AF Museum and finally the State Fair on our way home. I’d bought a quality set of soft bags from Eclipse but failed to try them on the bike until...the morning of the wedding. So of course the rear turn signals were right in the way of the bags if you wanted a passenger - not much of honeymoon without the bride! So I’m rather desperately relocating the rear signals to the luggage rack frame, cutting a hunk of muffler strapping to make a bracket when I slipped with the hacksaw slicing into the edge of my thumb - blood everywhere! No first aid kit handy in my neighbor’s workshop, naturally, but plenty of rags and...duct tape! So I rigged a decent bandage, good enough to keep me from making a gory puddle on the floor, and finished making the brackets. After I moved the turn signals I cleaned up the wound in my folk’s bathroom, whipped out the CA to seal the cut, put on a more conventional bandage and was only 15 minutes later to the church than I’d planned (which, regardless of how my wife tells the story, was PLENTY early enough to get into my tux). That bike is long gone, still have the bags (haven’t used them in 10 years or so but they’re in great shape!) and a nice scar on my hand too. Oh, and I still have the wife as wellDuct tape fixed my marriage
(But you both have to be 'into' that type of thing!! )
Red Green has at least two booklets out. I can't lay hands on them at the moment but at least one was some of his poetry, something like this:I learned everything I ever wanted to know about duct tape from Red Green.
And remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.