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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, and on Tech Guy Labs with Leo Laporte on 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.



    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.


    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:

    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:


    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, 

    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 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.) Below are photos from the 2017 meet-up & the 2014 meet-up.

    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:

    Hope you can make it October 8th, 2017. 


    A great summer night in August, 2017

    Docking after a little late evening run on the Hudson River.


    A memory from four years ago.

    Say "hi" or even "woof" to Charlie, the dog, formerly known as Scruffy. Charlie joined the DeBartolo-Wunderlin Clan on Saturday, July 27th (2013) when Dennis & I adopted him from They're LA based, but some shelter dogs were flown to NYC to seek new homes. We'll keep you posted. So far he's been great, and he quickly overcame his fear of the backyard trains and stopped barking at them.