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    Friday
    Jan042019

    The Final Five Failures - in our eyes.

    The Grill Wrangler. When Chad showed this 3-in-1 grilling gadget it looked very impressive. But as Chad found out, In use, not so much! The whole story is here: https://tinyurl.com/QuirkyGrillWrangler

    It's still on Amazon for about $20. https://amzn.to/2Vv97e5

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    Dealing with hard butter on toast. The Yagerspitz Butter Knife is supposed to solve that, but I couldn't get it work. And although I agree it would make a nice gift and it does come in deluxe packaging and an impressive black box, there are ZERO instructions on how to use the butterknife. Here's the whole story with video: https://tinyurl.com/NoSoBetterButterKnife

    It's still on Amazon, but now it's up to $19.99, and the reviews are still not very good. You can check it out here: https://amzn.to/2RzPL8o

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    Add glitter to your cocktails and drinks?

    That's what you're supposed to be able to do with the Spirdust Cocktail Colors from The Cocktail Countess, but I got rather dull results. Here's the whole 'not-so-glowing' story: https://tinyurl.com/MakeYourDrinksGlow

    Company website: https://thecocktailcountess.com/ 

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    Spin A Song Haunted Toilet Paper Roll.

    The only thing that may haunt you is that you wasted your money buying this Halloween gadget. Here's Chad's whole totally-not-scary story.

    https://tinyurl.com/HauntedToiletPaperRoll  

    (Was no longer on Amazon as of 1/4/19)

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    Flippin Fantastic. OMG, this turned out to be Flippin' Awful. Chad wasn't alone in hating this gadget. The reviews on Amazon also are scathing. Here's Chad's whole story. https://tinyurl.com/Flippin-Awful

     

    If you still want to see them on Amazon they're here: https://amzn.to/2LPQKfk

    Notice that buying 3 is cheaper than buying two! (As of 1/04/19)

     

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

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