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Tape with no start

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You know what I mean...when you go to start that new roll of packing tape...but where is the start anyway...for the rolls that don't have the handy plaid start indicator. But...why put a start at all. Call it Escher tape.

(I can't seem to find the right place to put this notion. I seem to remember a section on this site where a person could put items that were designed to be normal but with subtly annoying characteristics.)

grackle, May 12 2001

(?) Bastards Incorporated http://www.halfbake...ards_20Incorporated
UB, you may be onto something..... [Susen, May 12 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

(?) Reggie Perrin. http://www.nostalgi.../reginaldperrin.htm
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       aha....another fine product brought to you by "Bastards Incorporated".
Susen, May 12 2001
  

       Case in point, Transpore™ and similar medical tape comes in those handy to hold and easy to tear rolls. The stuff is so easy to tear linearly and so next to invisible that if you *oops* pull wrong, you spin off six inches of 1/8" wide tape and the other 7/8" is left behind. Now there's two nearly invisible tape strings vying to cling to you.   

       If the tape would turn blue or orange where it tears, that would solve the problem.
reensure, May 12 2001
  

       How about Moebius tape? It doesn't end, doesn't start, and is dual-sided!(?)
salmon, May 13 2001
  

       Moebius tape would only have one side. Would all of it be sticky?
StarChaser, May 13 2001
  

       All of it would be half as sticky as needed.
hello_c, May 15 2001
  

       What was Reggie Perrin's company called? This sounds like the kind of thing they would have sold.
hippo, May 15 2001
  

       Grot. sorry a bit slow responding there, hippo.
po, Apr 17 2003
  

       Eight track adhesive tape. It's in a big loop inside the cartridge.
snarfyguy, Apr 17 2003
  
      
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