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    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How To Submit Your Video.

    This week’s viewer video arrived with this email:

    Hi Dick and Chad, 

    This is Linda from snowy Long Island. I'm sending you a video for My Gadget Warehouse. This is a brief history of cellphones. I've had a dozen or so over the past 20 years and I picked out a few to show off here.  

    Video Link:  http://youtu.be/FGLPi1Yhjog

     -Linda Norman

     See or hear this show: www.twit.tv/giz1509  Goes live late 3/12/15


    Get an autographed copy of  MAD Magazine and a 35 year old Alfred E. Neuman picture, plus a piece of crap from the TwiT Brickhouse if we show your video. Don’t you think you should make a video for us too? Details below. 


    We’re looking for more Viewer Videos! We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show, so let’s go going! 

    Here’s what we’re looking for: Your home shot video – 2 to 3 minutes long, in any of the following categories: 

    I bought a piece of crap: Did you buy something you ended up hating? We won't get you a refund, but we might be able to give a platform to vent your disappointment. Remember, "family friendly" language applies.  

    I invented this! Did you invent something? (Or did a friend or relative invent something.) We can't market it for you, but we can help get the word out. Show us what it is, and how it works. Even if it's a prototype, you can get our (and the audience) reactions. No professional ads please. 

    My Gadget Warehouse: Okay, so you don't have a warehouse. It doesn't matter. Just tell us about your favorite old gadget(s). When and where you bought it, and why you're still hanging on to it.  

    My Favorite Gadget of All Time: Show us what it is, tell us what it does and why you love, or loved it! It can be a new gadget you just bought too.  

    Post them on YouTube and send our producer, Jeff Needles, the link! We'll do the rest. (Or possibly nothing, but that's unlikely.) Remember, videos should be just 2 to 3 minutes long! Low production value is fine, but we should be able to hear you and see you! If we select and show your video on The Giz Wiz you will now be awarded with some sort of prize. You’ll get an autographed MAD magazine and some piece of crap. So that's one more (so-so) reason to send in your video!  

    All show submissions go to gizwiz@twit.tv   


    Letter of the week: 

    Hi Dick, Chad, Needle(s),It is Needles (needless) to say I really enjoy the show. Show (So) much  that I got my daughters to be fans too. My youngest daughter won the what the heck is it twice in a row. And even got the first autographed Mad  Mag signed to my name (aaaawww) not hers. We love you guys and think you are the best show on the Internet bar none. Oh Wait...  make that two bars none. 

    Hope Chad is feeling well after the "life hanging by a straw" (LifeStraw) stunt. Here is a goodie I found on an online shop. It is a chinese brand of power bank with a reversible USB socket. They call it the World's First 1-take USB. I think Dick has a good claim on this with his infamous 1-take theatre.  Queue the fake litigation threats. Below is the link to their website you will find  it somewhere in the middle of the page as a feature. 


    Enjoy and keep it up. Goodbye from your biggest fans in Egypt. Wait a minute, fans don't do anything with this hot weather. In this country we are your biggest ACs (Air Conditions, just in case ;)).  Yours

    Sherif Metwally  and Mariam Sherif Metwally


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