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    Friday
    Apr122019

    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video On Any Gadget!

    In this edition of Dick's Gadget Warehouse I show an old video of lots of MAD stuff sitting there at $425 a month in Dick's Gadget Warehouse. I uncovered the video when I decided to check out the “new” MySpace. Yes, who knew MySpace was still around and that there was a new version. So I went there and discovered I had posted several “backstage at MAD Magazine Videos” there. But surprise! The titles of the videos are there, but the videos I learned, are gone forever! Yes, MySpace managed to move most people photos onto their new platform, but sadly, “if your videos are not there, there is no way to get them back”. That set me on a search for a backup of the videos, but after drilling down through six external hard drives, I have not been able to find them all. I got 4 of the six videos back, but one is gone forever, and it's possible video was never made, just misnumbered. But while searching for those videos I found an old look at MAD stuff I still have in Dick's Gadget Warehouse. I don't believe this video was ever shown on The Giz Wiz, so here it is now:

    https://youtu.be/m0U9gekKReM

     

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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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    From our very loyal and very frequent contributor Mo, comes this email:

     

    Saw this, & it reminded me of you.

    http://tinyurl.com/mustachesforbabies

    Just sharing – Mo

    The Giz Wiz found a lot of these 'mustaches for babies' on Amazon too: https://amzn.to/2IdIyXy 

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