That Duct Tape Is Really Strong Stuff!

tape spokesman for goodbuyguys.comI subscribe to a great Google service called “Google Alerts”. You set up your alerts by entering in key words, and Google will send you an email about news stories anytime your keyword appears in an online posting.

Naturally, one of my key words is “duct tape”. Anytime the term “duct tape” appears in a story that Google has indexed, they send me a link to that web page. It is a great time saver and quite often leads to some amazing info.

Unfortunately, a great preponderance of duct tape stories are crime-related. It seems that duct tape is the restraint of choice in a lot of really creepy crimes.

This morning’s alert, however was really amazing. Here’s how the headline from the British newspaper , The Telegraph, read:

Crumbling Cathedral Held Together By Tape

Now, we know that duct tape can be used for a lot of amazing things, but holding together a 500 year old stone cathedral never crossed my mind. Canterbury Cathedral is beginning a $100,000,000.00 fundraising campaign for restoration of this world renowned building, and you, must admit, this made for a pretty compelling headline. It got my attention.

Pieces of the stone columns are coming off, and if you believe the spokespersons for the campaign, one in every five columns holding up the roof have had duct tape applied for some sort of short term repair.

Believe it or not, we have a product that’s even better for holding stone columns together than duct tape. Its called Gorilla Tape, and I am guessing that if the folks at Canterbury Cathedral used this, they could buy another 500 years.

We wish this campaign well, and hope that they are successful in stabilizing and restoring this amazing building. Meanwhile, if they need duct tape, the Goodbuybuys are ready to go to work. England, here we come. is your online source for Permacel gaffers tape, Duracell Procell batteries, MagLite flashlights, Nashua duct tape, Bay State wire ties, Electratrac and Coast Wire extension cords, OnStage Stand mic stands, and lots of other useful production supplies

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