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    Sunday
    Jul012018

    Here's the new July/August 2018 "What The Heck Is It?" game. 

    Do you know what it is? To play, come up with the right answer, or make up a silly, or inventive answer that we find funny or clever that describes the gizmo shown. We give away up to 18 autographed copies of MAD Magazine. (Up to 6 for the correct answer, up to 12 for cute, silly answers.) The judges have very small attention spans, so make sure entries are no more than 25 words, and please make just one guess per entry. And you must sign your entry with a nickname, screen name, fake name, or even real name, but sign it! If it's not signed, it's not eligible. You'll be playing for the October 2018 issue of MAD! It's issue #3 of new MAD produced by the LA staff. (Yes, I'm still in every issue!) Remember, right answers and cute or clever wrong answers can win too! Please be sure to put " WTHII" in the subject line so we can pick it out quickly. And good luck! E-mail your entry to gizwizbiz@gmail.com  by midnight (EDT) August 30th 2018. By entering you agree this is a game for fun and laughs. Winning answers are published on this website the 1st or 2nd of September 2018, so come back to see if you won. Because I'll be paying the $2.79 postage per issue, we're mailing winning copies to United States addresses only.

    Please don't answer on this website; it won't count. Good Luck! Winners outside the US can have their names included as a "shout-out" on an upcoming Giz Wiz Show as their prize. Or a 35+ year old Alfred E. Neumn photo autographed to them, scanned and emailed to you. Again, sign your entry with something - initials, first name, last name, full name, fake name, screen name, something or it won't count. We cut & paste the answers in a long list, so we need a name attached to it. Thanks for understanding. Follow me on Twitter for announcement of the winners and introduction of the next game:

    http://www.twitter.com/thegizwiz

    Once again entries go to: gizwizbiz@gmail.com

    Sunday
    Jul012018

    Winners of May/June "What The Heck Is It?" game with the correct answer!

    Only 2 people got the correct answer for the May/June “What The Heck Is It?” game.

    It's the Sushi Maker Roller equipment Perfect Roll Sushi Machine DIY Easy Kitchen Magic Gadget

     

    Nathan Trickey AKA MyTallest42 in the chat room not only knew the right answer, he provided an Amazon link & found two chefs on YouTube trying to guess what it was.

    Amazon Link ($9.98 as of 7/1/18, but price can change at any time): https://amzn.to/2IGRZdw

     

    Nathan originally found this device on a YouTube cooking show he watches. Jump to 5:45 in -

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsl-y8VK4ts

     

    Nathan Trickey AKA MyTallest42 in the chat

    It's a Mini Sushi Rolling Machine Desu ne? Ralph Osinski

    These two folks, plus the 15 below are winners. See how to claim your prize below the 'cute, funny' winners. 

    Sunday
    Jul012018

    Winning Clever, Cute and "Could-be" answers

    By far, the most given answer was “cigarette rolling machine”. We picked one a random: 

    Cigarette rolling machine -- Fast Eddie B 

    Second most given answer had something to with animals. We picked two:

    Rodent Gym -- The Knitter

    Reclinder for hamsters - Skullman

    Other winners are below. We picked more than 12 since only 2 people got the correct answe

    Barbie Chase lounge Les Brunson

    Indoor Ski Run - grab the bar at the bottom before you fly off the end - Diana in Yankee Land

    Manual adding machine for binary numbers - Doug Johnson

    Foot Trainer for high heel shoes - Rhaick

    It's obviously a sliced cheese folding machine...uh, yeah... Kirk S.

    Empty tape dispenser - G Beit-Ishoo

    Lawn recliner for Flat Stanley when he is not traveling around the world. Buffalo Steve

    It is Santa's sled. johnny 2 toes

    It's a ski-jump ramp for the flea winter olympics. Keith Phillip

    A dollar bill eraser, handy for laundering money. Eric V

    I believe it is a device to squeeze the last bit of toothpaste from the tube. Ian W

    Public restroom device that measures, cuts, dispenses the toilet tissue. Alan T. Galloway

    WINNERS (Who live in the U.S.) get the August 2018 issue of MAD. It's MAD issue #3, the 3rd issue produced by the new LA team. MAD's gone west but I'm still writing for them from my Gizneyland studio in NYC.

    There's no more MAD office in NYC, so I'll pay the $2.79 1st class postage for each winner's MAD. (So many people say they love playing the game, I wanted to make sure it went on.) As announced late last year winners of MAD magazine are now for US addresses only. (MAD to Canada was $11.00+ last year to send one copy.) If you live in the US, email me your full name & address and put MAD WINNER in the subject so I can pick it out easily. I'll autograph your MAD with your first name & my name unless you specify Dick's name only. If you'd rather have one of those 35+ year old Alfred E. Neuman pictures, instead of August MAD, put SEND ALFRED PIC NOT MAD in the subject line. Soon, they will be no more of those either. The remaining Alfred E pics have been shipped to MAD in LA. If you live anywhere outside of the US email me with WINNER in the subject line and I'll autograph an Alfred E. Neuman photo to you, scan it & email it to you. You can print it out & no one should know the difference. (I've done it quite a few times already and people say it looks fine.) Or, another choice is OMGchad & I can give you a shout out on the Giz Wiz Show as your prize if you want. (Tell me in your email.) Thanks! Dick De. Email me at gizwizbiz@gmail.com   

    Tuesday
    May012018

    Here's the new May/June "What The Heck Is It?' Game

    THIS GAME HAS ENDED! Do you know what it is? To play, come up with the right answer, or make up a silly, or inventive answer that we find funny or clever that describes the gizmo shown. We give away up to 18 autographed copies of MAD Magazine. (Up to 6 for the correct answer, up to 12 for cute, silly answers.) The judges have very small attention spans, so make sure entries are no more than 25 words, and please make just one guess per entry. And you must sign your entry with a nickname, screen name, fake name, or even real name, but sign it! If it's not signed, it's not eligible. You'll be playing for the August 2018 issue of MAD! It's the 2nd new MAD issue produced by the LA staff. (Yes, I'll still be in every issue!) Remember, right answers and cute or clever wrong answers can win too! Please be sure to put " WTHII" in the subject line so we can pick it out quickly. And good luck! E-mail your entry to gizwizbiz@gmail.com  by midnight (EDT) June 30th 2018. By entering you agree this is a game for fun and laughs. Winning answers are published on this website the 1st or 2nd of July 2018, so come back to see if you won. Because I'll be paying the $2.79 postage per issue, we're only mailing winning copies to the United States only.

    Please don't answer on this website; it won't count. Good Luck! Winners outside the US can have their names included as a "shout-out" on an upcoming Giz Wiz Show as their prize. Or a 35+ year old Alfred E. Neumn photo autographed to them, scanned and emailed to you. Again, sign your entry with something - initials, first name, last name, full name, fake name, screen name, something or it won't count. We cut & paste the answers in a long list, so we need a name attached to it. Thanks for understanding. Follow me on Twitter for announcement of the winners and introduction of the next game:

    http://www.twitter.com/thegizwiz

    Once again entries go to: gizwizbiz@gmail.com

    Tuesday
    May012018

    The Winners of the March/April "What The Heck Is It?" Game with the correct, or close answer.

    Only two person got the right answer to the March/April “What The Heck Is It?” game. That device is called “Slice Your Wiener” and it is indeed a Spiral Hot Dog Slicer! Jon Paul was sort of close with sausage holder, so we made him a wiener too, er a winner too.

    It's a spiral hot dog cutter Bad Billy

    Cyclone spiral hot dog slicer. Kim

    It’s a sausage holder for those of us who don’t eat the bun! Jon Paul

    These three plus the 15 below are winners. See how to claim your prize below the 'real, fake, funny' winners.