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    The Giz Wiz Show 1635 for August 11th 2017, Our 118th Independent Production. 

    We're into our third year of Independent Production thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters! If you'd like to support OMGchad & DickDe in our independent venture (we pay for everything ourselves, including travel) just click the Patreon link at the top of our show web page: can also contribute just once via the PayPal link that's there too. And thank you for doing that! Our show wouldn't exist without our viewer's support, but a bit more support would be a big help.

    Before we get to gadgets, a solar eclipse is coming Monday, August 21st, 2017. What the eclipse will look like via zip code:

    IMPORTANT SAFETY UPDATE!!!! On the show I talked about Lunt solar eclipse glasses I bought on Amazon. Today 8/12/17 Amazon emailed: Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer. We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse. (They are issuing a refund.) If you bought solar glasses from Amazon, you'll likely get the same email, but for safety, it's not worth the risk of using them unless there's a further "they're genuine, use them" update before August 21st. I sure won't be using mine.

    It's the final part of our “gifts and gadgets for the holidays”segment. Why are they in summer, so far in advance of the holidays? Some folks still find out about the latest 'hot' holiday gift ideas from the big color, slick magazines. And slick magazines need to make their picks in July and August in order to get them into the fall/winter issues. Of course with today's blog's reporters can often tell any audience what they consider a 'hot gift idea' within a few minutes of learning about, or even broadcast it live! The first few gadgets are available now. The last one will be coming October 2017.


    Real Workin' Buddies Talking Garbage Truck - Mr. Dusty.


    Here's a toy kids will love and their parents will love it too!


    Kids love to make a mess with their toys, but they hate cleaning it up. But not anymore! Real Workin' Buddies™ Mr. Dusty makes cleaning fun! He can Eat it Up, Sweep it Up & Dump it Out! He has personality with over 50 phrases, lights, and sounds! Works on both carpet and hardwood floors. Mr. Dusty will pick up most small toys (building bricks, toy cars, etc.) and use his Motorized mouth to help Eat Up the larger toys (up to 2 inch tall)! Kids will love Mr. Dusty, and parents will love him too! Under $40.00.


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