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Old February 6 2013, 06:21 PM   #38
Captrek
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Re: Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy on NRA Enemy List

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Surprisingly, the guy can separate reality from entertainment. Lots of action stars are in favor of gun control, strange they didn't make it on the list.
Richard Dean Anderson has endorsed laws to regulate Swiss Army knives and duck tape. Those things are dangerous!
It's called duct tape you know, genius.
It's also called duck tape you know, genius.

Is it Duct or Duck? We don’t want you to be confused, so we will explain. The first name for Duct Tape was DUCK. During World War II the U.S. Military needed a waterproof tape to keep the moisture out of ammunition cases. So, they enlisted the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division to manufacture the tape. Because it was waterproof, everyone referred to it as “duck” tape (like water off a duck’s back). Military personnel discovered that the tape was good for lots more than keeping out water. They used it for Jeep repair, fixing stuff on their guns, strapping equipment to their clothing... the list is endless.

After the War, the housing industry was booming and someone discovered that the tape was great for joining the heating and air conditioning duct work. So, the color was changed from army green to the silvery color we are familiar with today and people started to refer to it as “duct tape.” Therefore, either name is appropriate.
http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/duckvsduct.html
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