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    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video.

    The link to our viewer video of the week arrived with this email:

    Hi guys. This is my daughter's video done several years ago. She is
    now 16 and looking at colleges! When I sent this in before it was MUCH
    too long. I took some parts out and might send them in later. My video
    editing skills are HORRIBLE so I might not. I almost left out the last scene as it it kind of unrelated, but I
    thought Dick would like to see the sign on the wall above the huge
    slide rule. I think it was an actual stop near where my mother grew
    up. (the Bronx)

    I'm really enjoying your show. Thank you for continuing it.

    Amy from Maryland


    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 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 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 


    Letter of the week:


    From: Rick Lawrie


    (In response to seeing our video from Toy Fair 2016 that featured the tinkineer marbleology kit)


    …Came across on VIMEO a WINTERGATAN marble machine that’ll amaze you even more! Video about 4:38 minutes.. hope you find it!!!


    (If you missed that Giz Wiz Show, here's the video of the Tinkineer Marbleolgy Kit. But you'll enjoy the video below even without seeing our video.


    We did find the link to the video Rick was referring to. It's quite amazing:



    Thanks, Rick Lawrie

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