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

    Dick's Gadget Warehouse.

    We had no viewer videos submitted (from first timers) this week, so the Giz Wiz went back to the original gadget warehouse and found a piece of silliness from about 25 years ago. And as you'll see in the video, it's still being sold today!


    That's pretty amazing for a gadget to be around for that long, but perhaps the fact that it's not electronic has a lot of to do with it not going out of style in a year or two.


    Giz Wiz Video:


    Extending forks on Amazon:


    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




    Letter of the week:


    From: Scott Moore


    Hey Dick and Chad. I watched episode 1626 and seen Chad's crappy corner. Found the Vicks Smart Thermometer useful for me with having to live with my parents, my sister and her four kids and went to see if I could find one. Well I did and in my price range. See below. Love the show.


    Look at this on eBay: 

    Vicks Smart Temp Wireless Bluetooth Smartphone Thermometer VDT985 - SEALED!


    Scott Moore Northlake IL


    From The Giz Wiz: Thanks Scott M! Great find (as of 6/15/17) the exact thermometer Chad bought for almost $20 is under $9 at the link Scott found. 

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