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

    Here's our Gadget Warehouse email with Steve's warehouse gadget. It's both a "What the heck is it?" game, and a real old fashioned gadget. Do you know what it is? Chad & I didn't guess it until we saw it in use.

    Dick and Chad,

    Here is an antique stumper way ahead of its time


    Thanks, Steve Overton

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1735

    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 can email 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 guys:

    Look what is making a come back


    At B&H, it’s cheaper, but no video.


    The film price at B&H



    I have taken hundreds of Polaroid pictures, I was fortunate to have a family member, who’s employer would throw out the expired polaroid film, she would save them for me. I would get packages of 10 or 20. So my problem is, I loved Polaroid cameras & film, but do I want to now pay for it.
    Ps 2
    In the NYPD, we were still using Polaroid camera & film, until the early 2000s. They came in handy in evidence collection. Polaroid allowed us to take pictures of vital evidence, before it disappeared, rain, weather, other reasons. But now with digital, Polaroid camera, to my knowledge, are no longer used.

    The good old days - Mo

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