Mon 29-Sep-2008 — CNN.com

Several media outlets have shown a bit of interest in the duct tape camper.

Tue 23-Sep-2008: WFRV TV-5
Mon 29-Sep-2008: CNN.com
Wed 01-Oct-2008: Green Bay Press-Gazette
Sat 11-Oct-2008: CNN News To Me

CNN.com screen shot Over the weekend, I was parsing the news on CNN.com, reading about all the political campaigns, the financial crisis, the long lines for gas in the south, and I just figured that maybe some people would be interested in our off-the-wall, goofy story from some idiot and his daugther in De Pere, Wisconsin. So, I submitted the story to CNN's iReport web site, in the "offbeat" category. That was it. It was there along with all the other offbeat reports that anyone can submit.

But then someone at CNN decided that the duct tape camper was worthy of the CNN.com home page. So, underneath all the banner headlines about all the problems in the world, there it was: "Go camping with duct tape." It was there from about noon to about 4:30pm central time.

If you look at the screen shot of CNN's home page, scroll about half way down to the "More News" section on the left. You'll see there on the left "Go camping with duct tape". Then over to the right of that, the camper also appears in the "iReport" section.

The iReport story had only been viewed a handful of times prior to this, but the link on CNN's home page caused the "viewed" count to jump to over 10,000 by the end of the afternoon. That report also generated a spike in traffic to this site. We'd been averaging about 40 page views per day, but today we had well over 7,000 page views.

So, the duct tape camper has a bit more life. Randy and I love working on projects like this together, and we must admit that we're having a lot of fun with all this buzz.

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