From the opening frames of this mesmerizing video
: "A crazy idea was born. Early sunday on Swordfish 2010
we got a crazy idea of duck-tape our GoPro Hero camera on the tip of a sword and do some swings to see how it looked. We started slow just to see if the camera was holding together, then stepping it up. All recording are done in real speed." The music
really makes the video. (via
posted by SpacemanStix
on Dec 27, 2010 -
Hopkins, wearing a black ski mask and latex gloves, allegedly walked up to the casino's cashier and pointed a shotgun at her, robbing her of $336, according to court records...At about that moment, a man named Tyrone, whose last name no one seems to know, charged Hopkins and grabbed the shotgun, pointing it into the air. With the robber pinned, Ren, 30, grabbed a full roll of duct tape and went to work. "I wrapped his hands, legs, whatever," Ren recalled Friday, as he smoked a cigarette, sipped a Budweiser and held the duct tape in his hand. "He ain't moving. He ain't going nowhere."
At that point, the men, feeling bad for the woman who had been robbed, decided to make Hopkins apologize to her. When he was placed in front of the cashier, Hopkins apologized and "cried like a baby," Kleppen said.
Hopkins and Caward were scheduled to appear in Gallatin County Justice Court Friday morning, although they were "too high" and instead will make their initial appearances on Monday, Judge G.L. Smith said.
posted by 445supermag
on Mar 3, 2007 -
That's What Friends Are For:
Laughing, getting drunk together, telling all...and making celebratory, determinedly silly websites like this one
. Generally, private jokes
are painfully unfunny but, when the vicarious instinct kicks in, other people's gregarious joie de vivre
is contagious, touching - and great fun.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Nov 9, 2003 -
The great duct tape conspiracy?
It seems that 46% of all duct tape is produced by the Manco Company
of Avon, Ohio. The company, a division on Henkel inc, was run by Jack Kahl until just after Bush's 2000 election. It turns out Mr. Kahl donated no less than $100,000 to GOP committees in the 2000 election cycle. Has Tom Ridge become the official spokesperson of all things duct tape purely out of his concerns for our security
here in the Homeland? Got
duct tape? via boingboing
posted by elwoodwiles
on Feb 24, 2003 -
Hmmm. Duct tape seems to be a fix for everything, even curing warts. Err...don't try this on the genital kind, I guess.
posted by bivouac
on Oct 14, 2002 -
A duct tape wedding
Sorta like the Rose Bowl, only with duct tape instead of flowers, people instead of floats and marriage instead of a parade connected to a foodball game.
posted by raysmj
on Jan 5, 2002 -