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If you can't fix it with a hammer and a roll of duck tape, it's not worth fixing at all, my old mate said minutes before that nasty business with the hammer and a roll of duck tape. Tell us of McGyver-like repairs and whether they were a brilliant success or a health and safety nightmare.

(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 11:58)
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-Current halls of residence: We're not allowed posters on their cheap white plaster walls. Obviously, we ignore this rule. The problem is that the plaster flakes off, leaving grey patches. So every year, before inspection, every single student will smear over the grey patches with white tac.
This leads to the problem of putting your poster up in a new room and having the terrifying experience of the entire wall coming unstuck from itself and apparently attaching itself to the back of the poster.

-When learning how to draw with charcoal I ran out of art supplies, so I burned some incense sticks and drew with them. I had to keep setting them on fire to keep the burned bits coming. Fire+paper=not good.

-My grandad once tried to make "cheaper" reeds for my mum's clarinet playing... out of pine. This is like making a guitar string out of dental floss.

-In high school we had a drum kit snare so often repaired with tape that the actual drum skin had completely disintegrated under it. When you hit it, it went "dooomp...th"
(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 22:26, 7 replies)

I feel your pain on the poster thing - in my student house right now every wall has at least one different wall covering on, and none of them are any good (most are varying colours). Posters enjoy bringing wall with them when they regularly fall down.
(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 23:15, closed)
the best way to solve crumbling walls in student residence
is to get a job and get in the real world
(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 23:31, closed)
But they've no chance of getting a job
unless they artificially inflate their skills and intelligence by spending loads of money on higher education and placing themselves on a pedestal above the hoi polloi.
(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 23:38, closed)
the shits

(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 23:48, closed)

they only do it to annoy you
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 0:38, closed)
I have a job, thanks.
And how are the walls where you're living?
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 8:06, closed)
pretty solid

(, Mon 14 Mar 2011, 23:04, closed)

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