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    Back To Dick's Gadget Warehouse - and how to submit your video!

    Great! We got a first time viewer video from David Podnar. It arrived with this short email:

    From: David Podnar

    Subject: iPhone five below clamp


    Hello Dick and Chad


    Here is a link to a gadget vid I have for you



    Thanks for the show. Dave


    See or hear this show:



    We’re looking for more Viewer Videos!

    We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show, so 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 (favorite old, or favorite new): 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 us 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’ll a tiny amount of fame (hopefully), an autographed MAD magazine and a 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture. So that's one more (so-so) reason to send in your video!

    IMPORTANT: We'll just shower you with praise for your video if you live outside the US or Canada since we can't afford to send stuff outside of those two places. (Thanks for understanding.)

    All show submissions go to


    The Letter of the week:


    From: Blue Green Yoshi

    Subject: Star Trek Phaser and Communicator


    Dear Dickie D and Red C,

         I was out showrooming at Best Buy the other day and found these two pricey pieces of nostalgia you might wish to share on the show. First up is a Star Trek Communicator that connects to your cellphone via Bluetooth. You can use it to make calls just like on the show. Second is a Phaser that is set to stunning as it can control your TV as a remote. Both items are priced at way more than they are worth, but as pieces of nostalgia, at least they have a practical use. Hope they bring a smile to your face and a moth flying from your empty pockets.


    Yours in mirth and merriment,
    Chad Masters (aka BlueGreenYoshi)


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