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

    In keeping with this show's theme, Paul sends us an email with the subject line:

    I bought a piece of crap! 


    Paul Griesbaum


    And Paul asks us to guess 'what the heck is it?' as he shows the piece of crap he bought. You can guess too as you watch the video.




    This looks like what Paul bought on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2R8RQZq


    See or hear this episode: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1708



    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:


    Hi Dick, Please be careful with the smoke machine on today's show. When the show finished Youtube offered up this video from Big Clive https://youtu.be/8ZGGgb3iFpg


    These machines are not safe to be left on unattended as they can overheat. Do not leave the remote on top. Do not plug anything else into the XLR plug for the remote. He goes into a lot of details about all the things wrong with the machine but if you scroll to about 14 minutes you will get to the details of the failure.


    Be safe. Cheers Ian Hayes 

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