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New blog covers clumsy hacks Answered

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


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.

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

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

lol, now spoons are affordable, lol

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

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

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.

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

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!

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...

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

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

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?

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

XD That sounds so awesome. Thanks for linking us!

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

:) 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...).

Good, cos we don't like copy cats.

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