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    Friday
    Nov232018

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

    This week's viewer video is from our most frequent contributer Mo Torres. His video shows his solution to problem he's had for a long time - being able to issue a voice command to: "play the Giz Wiz".

    Here's his email:

    Hey Dick & Chad

    Hi, finally got a solution to my amazon show problem / issue.

    Youtube: https://youtu.be/qCG0LxTrJFY

    Mo.

    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1702

     

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

     

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    We play 'What The Heck Is It? with the photo in this Letter of the week. Don't read any further if you want to take a guess. The answer is the bottom of the letter.

     

    Hi DickDe,

    The business was a toaster museum and is now a breakfast/lunch cafe complete with all the antique toasters and coffee pots. The business name is Toastworks, 5th Ave., Stewart, BC Canada. Many of these businesses close by late September and reopen in May.

    The cylinder houses an electric heater. The ball at the top is on the end of a skewer and the metal cap is also attached to it. The appliance is about 18” tall and the roasting chamber is about 4-5” in diameter. Plug it in, stick one wiener onto the skewer and lower it into the cylinder and roast until done. There is a 2” hole in the bottom of the cylinder to presumable allow any drippings to fall onto a saucer placed under the appliance. I don’t know how one would otherwise clean this thing. Since you could cook only 1 hot dog at a time, I doubt this was a big seller.

    And here's what it is ---------------------------------

     John Zinn, Burkburnett, TX

     

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