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

    Our viewer video of the week came with this email: 

    Hi Dick & Chad.


    I have an old, but very useful gadget. It's an antique hand cranked circular sock-knitting machine. These were made between 1900 and 1925. I found this one on ebay for a few hundred dollars. But it literally has a hundred moving parts, so I had to spend more time and money restoring it and getting it working smoothly. -- Shelly Hattan



    See or hear this show: Goes live 7/14/17



    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:


    Sophisticated Negg replacement


    Ron Dupre


    Gentlemen... and I use that word loosely,


    Regarding the Negg Boiled Egg Peeler on episode 1630. Your instincts were absolutely correct. The Negg is not the only design that peels eggs. If the promoters of the Negg think they can fool everyone with little egg-shaped protrusions on the plastic body, and it’s the “magic” that makes it work, they made an eggregious error!


    There is a YouTube video called "35 Unbelievable Cooking Hacks" that features a highly sophisticated version of the egg peeler. In fact it’s so sophisticated it processes 5 eggs at a time! And it’s much cheaper that the Negg.


    Here is the link: You’ll find it 6 minutes 15 seconds into the video.


    I really enjoy the GizWiz shows. I don’t need to tell you to keep up the great work because you already do!


    Cheers! Ron Dupre (Ronnie D : ) Connecticut

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