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    Chad's Crappy Corner & His New Theme For October, 2018

    Chad polled our loyal Patreon members and asked them to vote on his new 'cheap theme' for October. And even though it won many times before, it won again this year. The winner is “Cheap Halloween Gadgets”! Scary!

    Chad's first cheap Halloween gadget is: The Hallmark Haunted Halloween Spin-A-Song Musical Toilet Paper Holder. Here's what Amazon says about it: Hallmark Haunted Halloween Spin-A-Song Musical Toilet Paper Holder, a comical bit of novelty fun, will really get you rolling! Just replace your current toilet paper holder with this festive, Halloween-themed one, and hear a haunting song every time you spin it. Perfect for Halloween, Fall and Autumn! $9.99 & free shipping, but not Amazon Prime.


    And Chad's take? Chad bought it because he said 'if it's from Hallmark, how bad can it be?' Well, it turns out, on the crappy side. There are zero instructions, but it does come with batteries. Chad figured out how it works, but as you'll see in the video, the spring mechanism isn't very reliable and the selection of about 5 tunes and sound effects will probably wear out rather quickly. But again, it was just about $10.




    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1695  

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