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Dick DeBartolo, MAD's Maddest Writer, and co-host of The Giz Wiz at GizWiz.TV, The Giz Wiz on ABC's World News Now, Tech Guy Labs on TWiT and on Computer America. But wait, there's More »

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    Dick's Blog & Log...

    Here's stuff that's more than 140 characters so it won't fit on TWITTER, or photos or videos, stuff that I found interesting, and hope you might find it interesting too.

     

    Monday
    Nov132017

    MAD Magazine leaves New York City.

    To ease the sadness of MAD leaving NY, Dennis is helping me build a MAD memories wall at Gizneyland studio. It's a great background for Podcasts too. Still some work to be done, but What Me Worry? (Yes, MAD is moving to Burbank, California, and they'll be a whole new staff out there. However, Bill Morrison, the new MAD executive editor wants me to continue my 51 year streak of being in every issue of MAD, so I will. And I'll be doing it here from my Gizneyland studio, also home of the Giz Wiz Show. (www.gizwiz.tv)

    Tuesday
    Oct312017

    A fun Facebook memory. 

    Dates back to the days when Blink Funlove (Chic Glitz' twin brother) hosted "You Want It, You Got It" on Nickelodeon's DON'T JUST SIT THERE. Blink was going to wear this for Halloween, but it's hasn't come back from the electrician yet. (The lights are being converted to LED's.)

    Dick DeBartolo

    Thought I might wear Blink Funlove's Tux jacket for tonight's Giz Fiz, but Blink said his jacket has a nasty short-circuit. (Yes it lights up.) You may seen Blink Funlove on Nickelodeon's Don't Just Sit There. Happy Halloween, Blink!

    Monday
    Oct302017

    Last gas-up of the 2017 boating season.

    Got gas 4 my Farallon "as seen on TV" work boat. Unfortunately, I didn't get there early enough to get the new Pumpkin-Spice fuel blend, so got regular ValvTect gas. I'll go earlier next year.

    Friday
    Sep012017

    Who shoots all those Giz Wiz Videos?

    The number of videos shot for the Giz Wiz Show, our YouTube Channel and even World News Now have passed the 260 mark. Almost all of them have been shot by Dennis Wunderlin. Dennis not only designed the Giz Wiz logo, but he also roams the aisles at trade shows looking for gadgets for The Giz Wiz to use on his ABC News spots, the Giz Wiz Show, The Tech Guy Radio spots, and Computer America. He's done a couple of reviews of his own, but he prefer to remain behind the camera. 

    The Giz Wiz video channel:

    www.gizwizvideos.com

    In addition to shooting great videos, Dennis is a commercial artist for Metro Creative Graphics. He also does other freelance art. You can sample of his work at this website.

    Dennis Wunderlin's Website:

    www.wunderlinart.com

    Thursday
    Aug312017

    7th Annual Meet-Up - Sunday, October 8th, 2017 - 2 to 4 PM. & If you've never seen Gizneyland Studio, we'll make a stop there after the meet-up!

    OMGChad is flying in from Dallas to attend so it will be a super meet-up!!! It's at the same great place as all the other meet-ups, www.boatbasincafe.com 

    Friends, Fun, Match Game questions, some cheap, crappy prizes too! It's all free, but we'd like to know if you're coming so we can save the proper amount of space. Just send an email to gizwizbiz@aol.com and put "Meet-Up" in the subject line. If you're bringing guests, "Meet-Up +2" or whatever number of guests. Hope to see you there. Come early and treat yourself to breakfast, or stay late and treat yourself to dinner. Food is great and priced right. Menus are on the Boat Basin Cafe website. Great location too, overlooking the Hudson River. (And my little work boat is right there in the Hudson River too.)

    Thanks to Joe Bolanos for the great photo. Who knew so many people would grow mustaches for the event!

    One meet-up happened to fall on my birthday. Long time Giz Wiz fan Beckee was kind enough to bring Kazoos for all, so I had my own 'Kazoo Band' Happy Birthday. It's at the link below. Don't worry, it just lasts one minute!

    TWiT's (and Giz Fiz PM director) Alex Gumpel (red jacket back row right) has come in for two of the meet-ups. Will he be there for the 2017 meet-up? Hmmm.... Come and be surprised with the rest of us.

    The Kazoo Birthday Song: http://youtu.be/BXpN-Vqe4cg

    Hope you can make it October 8th, 2017.