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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

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

    This week's Warehouse Video Video link arrived with this email:

    Hi Dick and Chad

    Old gadget from early 1970's - video 

    https://youtu.be/pt3JkiVuzso 

    Dickie D. I just wanted to say I’ve been a big fan of your writing in MAD since I was just a kid in the '60’s! 

    Chad, I’ve been a fan of yours since I was in my 60’s!

    Love the Giz Wiz podcast!

    Norris Hall 

    See or hear this show: www.twit.tv/giz1512  (Goes live late 4/2/15)

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    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. 

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    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: 

    You probably won't remember, but I was your guest at Gizneyland afew years ago. Found a silly old ad I wanted to share with you. I stumbled over this a few days ago and immediately thought of you because of your pet condiments last week. I have no idea what this is supposed to be. Liquified potatoes? Perfect for those spuds are just too tough on your teeth. Thought you'd enjoy this fun ad! Keep up the great show. David Pepka Harrisburg, PA

    http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/cuddyclothes/23816960/282921/282921_600.jpg

    Reader Comments (1)

    I guess the product is not completely dead. It's been revived as an outdoor survival item, albeit a slightly larger version.

    http://www.amazon.com/Solar-Spark-Lighter-Survival-Tool/dp/B002MUG0E6

    April 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBruce

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