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Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Dave!I took a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup bar to work today so I'd have something to eat for lunch. Unfortunately, I left it in my car which sat out in 80-degree heat so, instead of peanut butter cups, I had warm peanut butter goo. I ate it anyway... well, not so much "ate" as "sucked it out of the package." While I admit that's pretty sad, the idea of peanut butter and chocolate going to waste just doesn't seem right.

In other news, my gun finally arrived today.

When my T-shirt order is printed at the end of the month, I have two small orders that are being shipped to a shop. This was kind of unexpected, as I had only planned to sell them in my Artificial Duck Co. store, but the shop-owner who contacted me was really cool and so I agreed to give it a try. Wanting to be all professional-like, I decided I would tag the shirts just like you see in actual clothing stores.

To do that, I had to buy a gun and some tags...

Dave's Tagging Gun

The tags, which were printed by Moo, look great. But it's the tagging gun that is super-sweet. It's got this giant needle on the front that you can punch through just about anything and put a tag in it. And I have. About the only thing that I haven't tagged yet is parts of my own body. I'm trying to work up the courage to tag my ear, because I think it would look cool...

Dave Tagged

Something tells me it would take a lot of alcohol before I would be capable of stabbing myself with a needle gun though.

Fortunately I have a fifth of Jägermeister in the freezer, so it's all good.

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  1. RW says:

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Jägermeister. Now THAT’S living!

  2. CiCi says:

    Is it too late to order a shirt?

  3. Hilly says:

    I’m sorry – for some reason I just got stuck at picturing you sucking the goo out of a wrapper. I’ll have to dwell on the body piercing later 😉

  4. Dave2 says:

    RW… All I need now is a chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream cone and my life is complete!

    CiCi… Nope… go right ahead! The coupons are still good too, so you can save some money (details are on the front page of the Artificial Duck Co. store).

    Hilly… It was not a pretty site, I’m sure. And can you imagine how pissed off I would have been had I dripped melted chocolate and peanut butter on my shirt? Sheesh! 🙂

  5. Oooh! I’d love to see you with a little ADCo tag in your ear. 🙂


  6. sizzle says:

    so you are telling me that you had a moon pie and coke for breakfast and a melted reese’s peanut butter bar for lunch?

    oh my. 🙂

  7. Bec says:

    Makes me wish more and more that I still had my credit card… sigh…

  8. Dave2 says:

    Sizzle… Yep, that about sums it up. Though I also had a second can of Coke for my break too… so that filled in another of those triangle food pyramid slices I think.

    Bec… Coincidentally, I wish I had your credit card too!

  9. Iron Fist says:

    I think you might be able to start a new trend there, with tagging your body parts like that. I still occasionally see people clinging to the fad of walking around with a baseball cap with the product tag still prominently attached…why not one up ’em by just tagging your own head?

  10. apricoco says:

    Ohh… I have always wanted one of those tag thingys, all I have is a stupid glue gun…. Lucky bastard..

    As for your lunch and breakfast, from fellow vegetarian, you need more fruits and veggies.. Add some rasinettes and onion rings damn it!

  11. Brandon says:

    Oh boy, I hate the tagger gun. I used that thing quite a bit at one of my jobs and looking at little Dave screaming after tagging himself brings back so many bad memories.

  12. Stephanie P says:

    Dave, put the gun down…just walk away.

  13. Tracy says:

    I used to l-o-v-e LOVE using the tagger when I worked retail. I’m truly jealous of your home-tagging capability.

  14. exposed says:

    is the booze for the ear or for the brain?

  15. iddly says:


    You already have seven holes in your head you really DO NOT need another one.

    Aunty iddly

    PS This is your second and final “Aunty iddly” message for this week


  16. Michelle says:

    Gosh, now I’m gonna feel guilty pulling off the tag before I wear it.

  17. karla says:

    as a sometime former retail flunkie, lemme just tell you that you DON’T want to stab yourself with that gun. Even seeing those damned things now makes me want to shiver and shake with fear.
    Retail is the most hazardous job EVER, there are so many thing to stab your self with, whether you are on the design end or the sales and management end, both of which i have done.

  18. birdie says:

    Hmm… you know, that sounds like a great fondue option for banana slices!

  19. birdie says:

    About that fondue, do you suppose the Jägermeister would be safe when exposed to an open flame? Could give a whole new meaning to “Jägerbomb.”

  20. yellojkt says:

    It’s when you tag things other than you ear that you know you are really drunk.

  21. serap says:

    Do you have peanut butter kitkats over there? They are really nice, and I would definitely suck a melted one from its wrapper! A friend once pierced my ear with an earring… I can’t remember now what we used to numb the pain. Ice, maybe… I dunno, I was young and clearly stupid. Still, the little popping noise when it broke the skin was great, so I think you should do it too!!

  22. Kyra says:

    I am all for not wasting Reese’s of any sort! As for the body piercing, well considering I have several… 😉

  23. Avitable says:

    You are quite the fashion and body modification trendsetter!

  24. kapgar says:

    If you have a fifth in the freezer, then I expect photographic evidence of a tagged Dave by tomorrow morning!

  25. Jill says:

    You could make and sell stuffed Lil’ Dave dolls and then tag *their* ears… You wouldn’t have any blood to clean up that way.

    I think a lot of people would buy Lil’ Dave dolls 🙂

  26. Wayne Hall says:

    Curious: how did you make the tags?

  27. Karl says:

    You can tag your nipples, too. It’d be like having duck dangly pasties.

  28. ajooja says:

    Oh, man. I used to have to use one of those guns when I worked in retail. I hated it at the time. Now, I wonder why.

    I love me some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups … room temperature or melted is fine, but frozen is the best.

  29. aiko says:

    Wow.. Now that’s a cool idea Jill!

    Dave dolls.. i love to have one!

    Hey Dave! Have you ever been to the Philippines? Do you plan to go there?

    I’m from the Philippines btw.. heheh

  30. Walt says:


    I’m more excited than ever to get my shirts! The tags look great. It won’t be long before you’re selling your T’s coast-to-coast. If the “Life is Good,” guys can do it so can you! Slightly off the topic but Artificial Ducky ear rings may be cute.

  31. Michelle says:

    I dunno if you remember but at TC07 I told you I used to work in a tattoo parlour … well we also did piercings. I’d be more than willing to modify your body for you. Although I’d much rather be the one holding you down while someone (Say … AVI?!!!) modified you so I could watch. Now that’s entertainment.

  32. Dave2 says:

    Iron Fist… Unless I was shot with a tranquilizer dart and tagged by the San Diego Zoo, I think one would be my limit!

    Atomic Bombshell… Yeah, Lil’ Dave was not a happy camper. I was going to tag Bad Monkey too, but he started screaming and throwing feces, so I had to re-think that.

    Apricoco… But fruits and veggies (especially veggies) don’t taste as good as a Reeses Peanut Butter cup!

    Brandon… I’ve only missed once. Kind of jabbed my finger, but it didn’t bleed so everything was okay.

    Stephanie… But I might need to shoot a shirt tag!

    Tracy… Oddly enough, the guns are not that expensive! I picked mine up for like $10 on eBay or something.

    Exposed… First I drink it for my brain, then I pour it on my ear as a disinfectant. Alcohol: it’s a good thing!

    Iddly… Not in my head… in my ear lobe! I don’t think there’s any vitally important organs in there or anything.

    Michelle… Well, you could always save it for ever and ever and ever!

    Karla… I rather like stabbing things with it though. I wish I didn’t, because I don’t really need a tag on my car seat, but there you have it!

    Birdie… To tell the truth, I’ve never tried lighting Jäger on fire! That’s something to try one day…

    Yellojkt… No, I’d have to be really drunk to tag my own ear… of this I can assure you.

    Serap… Oh yes. I enjoy Kit-Kat quite a lot! It’s a Reeses Peanut Butter cup type thing… but with a cookie wafer crunch!

    Kyra… You are a braver woman than I am. Well, braver person, than I am anyway… I had one piercing in my life, and that was enough!

    Avitable… Why? Did you tag your ear too?!? That is so cool!

    Kapgar… Unfortunately, I had to work, so no chance of getting wasted and tagging. 🙁

    Jill… Unfortunately, the characters don’t seem to work well in three dimensions. I could probably make a Bad Monkey doll easier than Lil’ Dave because of the hair thing.

    Wayne… I didn’t make them. I just uploaded the design to Moo and they made them.

    Karl… Yeah… just the thought of piercing my nipples causes my testicles to retreat so far up in my body cavity that I won’t see them for weeks! There is not enough Jäger in the world!

    Ajooja… But only if the center has not gone all powdery. Then they are even worse frozen. I hate that! 😛

    Aiko… No, I have not yet been to the Philippines. I very much would like to go one day though! There is a Hard Rock Cafe there that I want to see!

    Walt… Well, I don’t know that there is much of an audience for these things outside of Blogography readers, but I guess you never know.

    Michelle… HAH! About the only body modification I could manage without wetting myself would be having my hair cut. I did have a pierced ear once in the 80’s though… does that count? 😛

  33. Chag says:

    When I was in high school I worked in a clothing store and regularly used one of those guns. But I’ve got to admit, I never had as much fun as you seem to be having with yours.

    But those Artificial Duck tags are really cool! And I think it’s cool that you’re getting them into stores.

  34. Dave2 says:

    Well… not so much a store as a “booth” but yeah, kind of interesting.

    The problem is that I already sell the shirts at almost below-cost to people who shop direct, so I’m guessing the mark-up at a store would make them kind of expensive. Maybe people will be okay with that, I don’t know.

  35. Jill says:

    “Unfortunately, the characters don’t seem to work well in three dimensions. I could probably make a Bad Monkey doll easier than Lil’ Dave because of the hair thing.”


  36. tori says:

    We went to a bake sale today, got some chocolate covered oreos and then left them in the car while I worked out at the gym. When we got back to the car, my kids grabbed them and sucked them out of the package before I could tell them to wait. I don’t like oreos, so I wish I had your peanut butter cup. Warm melty chocolate and peanut butter is one of the best foods ever.

    Don’t pierce yourself with the label. Didn’t your parents teach you anything?!?! (although the tags are adorable, so maybe that would be ok just this once)

  37. Avitable says:

    I’m going to now that you’ve suggested it. I’m a follower, through and through.

  38. diane says:

    Ha! I knew it! I love how you can always tell the boys that had their ear pierced “back in the day” because the hole has mostly filled in but you can still see where the piercing was.
    Man, do NOT gun yourself in the same ear. I had my ears repierced and that scar tissue is a bitch.

  39. Troy says:

    When I worked as a stock boy that gun was the bane of my existence. I still hate it 🙂

  40. Stacey says:

    40 comments, jeez man. Those needles are alot like what the professional piercers use, only theirs are sterile. I believe stores usually tag in the armpit area, so tagging the size lable is kinda err…. lol

  41. victor says:

    Hey Dave looks like you spelled not so pretty in…
    pretty site 😛
    That’s funny, I thought natural born English speakers didn’t make this kind of slips: To write a homophone instead of the intended word. I do it all the time (in English) but my language is Spanish.

    In other subject: Why didn’t you use the word tag as a tag!!?

  42. Cherry says:

    seriously :O I just bought that gun by mistake thought it was something else, and when i was searching about *how to use it* I ended up being here and reading about your weird lunch xD
    But anyway what am I supposed to do with this gunny ~_~

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