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    Back to Dick's Gadget Warehouse and How You Can Submit Your Video.

    This week's viewer video is the most astounding video we've ever shown. It started with this email:

    Dick, I have a birthday present for you. It’s a GizWiz Warehouse Video that runs 50 scenes in 5 minutes and 37 seconds. It is NOT intended for broadcast on the GizWiz webcast but IS for you to entertain the folks at the meet-up later this month. It has some goofy content along with a gadget review.

    The story of the video creation is too complex for me describe here so I have made a video letter to explain it.  The letter itself is 2 minutes and 41 seconds long.  Sorry about that too.  

    This is the URL for the 2:41 letter of introduction is: https://youtu.be/geg0e_6JTpw

    I made the video to amuse myself. If the folks at the meet-up are amused them my work done.

    This is the URL for the 5:37 Warehouse Video: https://youtu.be/H92slbqAqQw

    Sincerely, Buddy Yates

    (From the Giz Wiz: We loved this video so much it's on this week show!)

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1699


    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 earn a tiny amount of fame (hopefully). And if you live in the US, you'll also get an autographed 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture and a MAD surprise (most likely the current issue of MAD.) But no matter where you live, I canemail an autographed to you Alfred E. Neuman photo if we show your video. Just print it out, frame it, or just hang it up and no one will know it's a copy. We've tested it out and fans say they look terrific!

    All show submissions go to mail@gizwiz.tv


    Letter of the week:

    Hey it's Joe from LA.

    Saw this over on Amazon.  Gets really hot they say up to 384 deg F. Joe.


    (As you'll learn in this week show, there is a misprint on the label regarding the temperature. And each bag is about $7.00. I bought two and will do a video for the Giz Wiz Show when I have time.)

    And another email on the same subject:

    When you where talking about the Mountain House product that doesn't exist any more it reminded me of the  flameless ration heater (FRH) that is included in MRE's that the military uses. Here is a link to the Wiki article about them.


    Brian Horovitz 

    Also on this show we reveal the Sept/Oct “What The Heck Is It?” Answer and we also reveal the new November/December game.

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