Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This Might Get Me Divorced

This time last year, my house was filled with duct tape. No, nothing was broken. Thomas and I were in production on The Night Shift, and the duct tape was for, well, everything. It held up the green screen. It was used as marks for the actors. It kept Herbie's head attached to his body. Basically, it kept the production from falling apart. God bless duct tape.

One of my favorite uses, though, had to be dummy-making. We needed two full body dummies for the film, but obviously didn't have the budget to buy them. Heck, we didn't have the budget to even order a catalog to look at them. Instead, Thomas and I hit the thrift store and bought two sweatsuits. Then, he'd pull one on over his clothes (it got a might warm), and I'd completely cover ever inch in duct tape. It was less entertaining than it sounds. Well, for us, anyway. The bickering between the two of us was probably pretty popcorn-worthy.

Anyhoo, once he was taped up, I cut the suit off of him. We were then able to tape the suit pieces together and stuff them for a pretty convincing body. If nothing else, I can say that I was very nervous driving around with it in the back seat. Some cops have good senses of humor...some don't...

Point is, for about five or ten minutes, my darling husband was stuck on the floor, unable to move (but sure as heck trying to, bless him), and completely covered from neck to ankle in shiny silver. That, in and of itself, is a funny mental image. Now, imagine how much more hysterical it would be if the duct tape had looked like this:

Photo Credit: Kitty Hell
That is all. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go place an order with Target...

Don't tell Thomas.


  1. you have no idea how much i'd pay to see that man of yours completely encased in hello kitty duct tape. that would be comedy GOLD.

    i would entertain the notion that mine would look amusing the same way, but we both know that there'd be a better chance of king kong and godzilla rising out of the gulf and getting elected governor and lieutenant governor of alabama than the man doing anything remotely close to that silly.

  2. That may be the best comment I've ever read. I nearly spit iced tea all over my monitor. Thank you. :)


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