New blog covers clumsy hacks Answered

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There are elegant fixes and there are the not-so-elegant fixes. A new blog called There I Fixed It covers the latter with some creative and largely dubious solutions to problems. Check out the link for more, but I did enjoy this one which makes a spoon out of a zip tie and some duct tape.

There I Fixed It

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mcshawnboy
mcshawnboy

11 years ago

As a trucker often I find I chucked my last fast food cutlery & wanted to eat accurate or cottage cheese & found the foil lid folded is an effective conveyance. Plastic lids held like a distorted taco work too.

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Tonyisme
Tonyisme

11 years ago

lol not a Nobel Prize winner but as far as a clumsy hack go top marks-though I doubt I'll be using that one in the near future lol

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YummyPancakes
YummyPancakes

11 years ago

I remember failblog linking to it. I find it quite hackarific with a touch of FAIL.

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Serpentine
Serpentine

Reply 11 years ago

Because it's made by the same people.

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luckeycat
luckeycat

11 years ago

lol, now spoons are affordable, lol

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 11 years ago

They were always affordable assuming you stole them from McDonald's...

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crapflinger
crapflinger

11 years ago

the spoon thing is pretty awesome...and completely devoid of fail...if you've got a bowl of cereal and all you've got is a ziptie and duct tape...well then you're good to go

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

Considering how bad the duct tape smells, I give that one points for creativity, but would never use it to eat with. If there was no spoon, I'd just put the bowl to my lips and eat it that way.

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

lol, yea your never going to need to make a spoon if you didnt have one

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 11 years ago

what if you're confronted by a group of cannibals in the jungles of Borneo...and they tell you that you can either eat your traveling partner's brains and live or he can eat your brains and he lives....but you don't have a spoon...and your acute knowledge of the strict codes of etiquette that the cannibals of Borneo adhere to tells you that they're not too big on brains as finger food...... then what? eh? you better hope you've got a zip tie and some tape thats what!

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 11 years ago

But if neither of you have a spoon, then what? Obviously neither of you could eat the other's brain for lack of proper utensils...

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

id make a knife instead, and then id be the victorious one!

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hippyland2
hippyland2

Reply 11 years ago

i dont know what you mean by duct tape smelling but look at it this way what if it was scaling hot soup and you were in the desert and havent eaten for two weeks and all you had was duct tape and a twist tie and a fork then what. HMMM? but i'd totaly do that with the cereal too

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

But... If I was in the desert, first of all, why haven't I eaten the soup before now? Why hasn't the soup evaporated? Why haven't I used the ductape and zipties for something more useful?

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 11 years ago

Maybe it was a soup mirage? Or maybe it was a bag of instant soup and he found an oasis?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

11 years ago

XD That sounds so awesome. Thanks for linking us!

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Matt21497
Matt21497

Reply 11 years ago

You changed your avatar. Our avatars are not the same no more

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Matt21497
Matt21497

Reply 11 years ago

would u mind telling me what your avatar is

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

:) Sure, it's Lady Godiva riding. Legend has it that in medieval times, a noblewoman by this name rode naked through the town to get relief from oppressive taxation for the tenants. Caitlinsdad kindly made me this avatar as a kind of protestation (with the word "PRO" added to show what I'm protesting. Or, rather, the way it's being implemented. But I digress...).

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Matt21497
Matt21497

Reply 11 years ago

Isnt that where the term peeping tom came fron?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Indeed it did! :)

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

Good, cos we don't like copy cats.

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Matt21497
Matt21497

Reply 11 years ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

11 years ago

I must get a picture of my neighbors mailbox for that site, it's a hideous monstrosity covered in "Great Stuff" foam blobs.