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12th Aug '17 4:24:46 PM luiz4200
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* ''Literature/GravityFallsJournal3'': Upon returning and inspecting the portal, Ford notes that "Half of the instruments are held together with duct tape".
17th Jul '17 9:35:21 AM HeroGal2347
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* The amazing utility of duct tape is celebrated in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2l-F1ElJMc this parody]] of [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales the catchiest cartoon intro ever]].

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* The amazing utility of duct tape is celebrated in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2l-F1ElJMc this parody]] of [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 the catchiest cartoon intro ever]].
10th Jul '17 4:26:00 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': The practice seems to have remained after ninety years. It gets used [[[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=660 to keep a door that doesnt have a lock closed (spoiler warning)]].

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': The practice seems to have remained after ninety years. It gets used [[[http://www.[[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=660 to keep a door that doesnt doesn't have a lock closed (spoiler warning)]].
12th Jun '17 6:24:13 AM moloch
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12th Jun '17 6:21:17 AM moloch
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** Then again, using actual duct tape (the shinier, stickier tape) on anything other than the set is a great way to get yelled at by the Stage Manager or the technical departments, as duct tape leaves a sticky residue on cables (assuming you can get it off at all), doesn't cut or tear easily, and is easily capable of stripping paint off along with it, whereas gaffer tape (or gaff, or gaffa) is matte-coloured and designed to pull away easily.

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** Then again, using actual duct tape (the shinier, stickier tape) on anything other than the set is a great way to get yelled at by the Stage Manager or the technical departments, as duct tape leaves a sticky residue on cables (assuming you can get it off at all), doesn't cut or tear easily, reflects light ''really'' obviously, and is easily capable of stripping paint off along with it, whereas gaffer tape (or gaff, or gaffa) is matte-coloured and designed to pull away easily.
12th Jun '17 6:15:18 AM moloch
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The etymology of the word and whether it originated as "duck" tape is unclear, though the best bet is that it was first made out of a type of waterproof canvas called "duck". There IS a brand of duct tape called Duck Tape, but it's relatively new, and so named to deliberately capitalize on the joke. Not to be confused with Scotch Tape, although {{egregious}} use of duct tape can function as {{Handwav|e}}ium. International names include "silver tape" in Latin America, "gum tape" (''gamu teepu'') in Japan, "roadie tape" and "Jesus tape" (because it performs miracles) in Finland, "American tape" in Spain and Italy, "Panzertape" (armor tape/tank tape) in Germany (military grade, green), and "weave tape" or "silver tape" in Sweden, blue "isolenta" ("insulation tape") in Russia. In England, it may be (mistakenly) called "gaffer[[note]]Also an informal term for an old man or a foreman, make of that what you will[[/note]] tape" - "gaff" is matte-coloured and designed to come up again cleanly without leaving sticky residue on cables or paint. Using duct tape where you should have used gaffa ''will'' get you yelled at by crew or stage management.

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The etymology of the word and whether it originated as "duck" tape is unclear, though the best bet is that it was first made out of a type of waterproof canvas called "duck". There IS a brand of duct tape called Duck Tape, but it's relatively new, and so named to deliberately capitalize on the joke. Not to be confused with Scotch Tape, although {{egregious}} use of duct tape can function as {{Handwav|e}}ium. International names include "silver tape" in Latin America, "gum tape" (''gamu teepu'') in Japan, "roadie tape" and "Jesus tape" (because it performs miracles) in Finland, "American tape" in Spain and Italy, "Panzertape" (armor tape/tank tape) in Germany (military grade, green), and "weave tape" or "silver tape" in Sweden, blue "isolenta" ("insulation tape") in Russia. In England, it may be (mistakenly) called "gaffer[[note]]Also an informal term for an old man or a foreman, make of that what you will[[/note]] tape" - "gaff" "gaff", used in the entertainment industry, is matte-coloured and designed to come up again cleanly without leaving sticky residue on cables or paint. Using duct tape in film or theatre where you should have used gaffa ''will'' get you yelled at by crew or stage management.
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12th Jun '17 6:13:36 AM moloch
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** Then again, using actual duct tape (the shinier, stickier tape) is a great way to get yelled at by the Stage Manager or the technical departments, as duct tape leaves a sticky residue on cables (assuming you can get it off at all), doesn't cut or tear easily, and is easily capable of stripping paint off along with it, whereas gaffer tape (or gaff, or gaffa) is matte-coloured and designed to pull away easily.

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** Then again, using actual duct tape (the shinier, stickier tape) on anything other than the set is a great way to get yelled at by the Stage Manager or the technical departments, as duct tape leaves a sticky residue on cables (assuming you can get it off at all), doesn't cut or tear easily, and is easily capable of stripping paint off along with it, whereas gaffer tape (or gaff, or gaffa) is matte-coloured and designed to pull away easily.
12th Jun '17 6:12:48 AM moloch
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The etymology of the word and whether it originated as "duck" tape is unclear, though the best bet is that it was first made out of a type of waterproof canvas called "duck". There IS a brand of duct tape called Duck Tape, but it's relatively new, and so named to deliberately capitalize on the joke. Not to be confused with Scotch Tape, although {{egregious}} use of duct tape can function as {{Handwav|e}}ium. International names include "silver tape" in Latin America, "gum tape" (''gamu teepu'') in Japan, "roadie tape" and "Jesus tape" (because it performs miracles) in Finland, "American tape" in Spain and Italy, "Panzertape" (armor tape/tank tape) in Germany (military grade, green), and "weave tape" or "silver tape" in Sweden, blue "isolenta" ("insulation tape") in Russia. In England, it may be (mistakenly) called "gaffer[[note]]Also an informal term for an old man or a foreman, make of that what you will[[/note]] tape".

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The etymology of the word and whether it originated as "duck" tape is unclear, though the best bet is that it was first made out of a type of waterproof canvas called "duck". There IS a brand of duct tape called Duck Tape, but it's relatively new, and so named to deliberately capitalize on the joke. Not to be confused with Scotch Tape, although {{egregious}} use of duct tape can function as {{Handwav|e}}ium. International names include "silver tape" in Latin America, "gum tape" (''gamu teepu'') in Japan, "roadie tape" and "Jesus tape" (because it performs miracles) in Finland, "American tape" in Spain and Italy, "Panzertape" (armor tape/tank tape) in Germany (military grade, green), and "weave tape" or "silver tape" in Sweden, blue "isolenta" ("insulation tape") in Russia. In England, it may be (mistakenly) called "gaffer[[note]]Also an informal term for an old man or a foreman, make of that what you will[[/note]] tape".
tape" - "gaff" is matte-coloured and designed to come up again cleanly without leaving sticky residue on cables or paint. Using duct tape where you should have used gaffa ''will'' get you yelled at by crew or stage management.



* TruthInTelevision, as anyone who has worked as a stage hand can attest to. Everything in a theatre is held together by either duct tape, gaffer tape, 12 gauge wire, paint, bits of string, intense prayer, or some combination of the above.
** Unless you're trying to take something apart, then it's held together by stripped screws and dried grease.

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* TruthInTelevision, as anyone who has worked as a stage hand can attest to. Everything in a theatre is held together by either duct tape, gaffer tape, 12 gauge wire, paint, bits of string, intense prayer, or some combination of the above.
** Unless
above. (Unless you're trying to take something apart, then it's held together by stripped screws and dried grease.)
** Then again, using actual duct tape (the shinier, stickier tape) is a great way to get yelled at by the Stage Manager or the technical departments, as duct tape leaves a sticky residue on cables (assuming you can get it off at all), doesn't cut or tear easily, and is easily capable of stripping paint off along with it, whereas gaffer tape (or gaff, or gaffa) is matte-coloured and designed to pull away easily.
4th Jun '17 11:51:04 AM TheWhistleTropes
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30th May '17 4:30:07 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. [[NotThatKindOfDoctor Dr Linda]] uses this to seal up [[GodInHumanForm Charlotte]]'s stab injury. Given that the wound emits blinding rays of light that can burn your face off, she can hardly take her to a hospital or use a conventional bandage.
-->'''Dr Linda:''' Trust me. This stuff's amazing.
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