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    Friday
    Sep012017

    Here's the new Sept/Oct 2017 "What The Heck Is It?" Game. And the Winners of the July/August game!  

    Here it is! 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 three dozen autographed copies of MAD Magazine. (Up to 12 for the correct answer, up to 24 for cute, silly answers.) And remember, 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. You can enter more than once, and you can enter even if you've won in the past. But 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 Nov/Dec 2017 issue of MAD!

    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@aol.com by midnight (EDT) October 31, 2017. By entering you agree this is a game for fun and laughs. Winning answers are published on this website the 1st or 2nd of November 2017, so come back to see if you won. Because MAD is real cheap, we have to limit mailing winning copies to the United States and Canada. If you've won, follow the directions below to claim your prize! I'll tweet a few reminders for folks to check to see if they've won when winners are announced.

    Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thegizwiz. Please don't answer on this website; it won't count. Good Luck! Winners outside the US and Canada can have their names included as a "shout-out" on an upcoming Giz Wiz Show as their prize. Yep, MAD is that CHEAP! -- 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 long lists, so we need a name attached to it. Thanks.

    Friday
    Sep012017

    Winners of the July/August 'WTHII game' with the correct answer.

    A lot more people than I expected knew the correct answer to this month's WTHII. It is indeed the Flashing LED Mouthpiece.

    Great for Halloween coming up shortly. And they're very cheap, about $20 for 2 dozen of them. Yes, I bought two dozen to give away at the 2017 meet-up! (Click Dick's Log & Blog on the right & down to read about our 7th annual meet-up in NYC.)

    They're here on Amazon & they're Amazon Prime: http://amzn.to/2wr8KoB

    About three dozen people had the right answer, so we picked a dozen at random. And here they are:

    It is an LED that is worn like a denture and flashes inside your mouth. I've seen people in clubs wearing them.... Dave Ward

     

    "Flashing LED Mouth Guard". It makes your mouth flash different colors. John Hattan.

     

    Looks like a LED flashing mouthpiece. Keep up the LED gadgets, everybody

    loves LED Bill Hall

     

    It's a party in your mouth, a.k.a. an oral light show, perhaps a tooth disco. Kyle

     

    It's an LED you put in your mouth, and I hope Dick demonstrates -AngelRose

     

    My guess is a led mouth piece, Mathew Bradfield

     

    It's a light up mouth guard. Thank you for making me feel old and remember my old raving days in clubs. Amanda

     

    I took my daughter to Main Event and low and behold there on a hook was flashing mouth. That is what the heck it is. Todd Glovka

     

    I actually know what this is because I found one in my back yard after Halloween night. You put it in you mouth sort of like a upper denture and it flashes. Rich Bagood

     

    My guess is that it is an LED mouth piece. Michael Gendron

     

    It's a Flashing Mouthpiece to make one's teeth & lips glow at the disco! Great fun at parties.

    R. Osinski

     

    It looks like a LED Flashing Mouth Light Scott Nelson

     

    Friday
    Sep012017

    Winners above and below will receive September/October 2017 MAD.

    Silly, Clever, Could-be Answers:

    It is a mouth guard form people who grind their teeth while they sleep. Bryon J. Hammer

     

    Sports mouth protector complete with holes to run helmet's chin strap slots through. Dan Steinbrocker

     

    Turn the pic on its side and you have a glow in the dark hermit crab! Beckee

     

    I say it's a hair clip from the Starship Enterprise: USS GizWiz - Mark Horton

     

    It is the newest star wars fighter, The Jellyfish Wing. (A stealth fighter) Jim Woodiwiss

     

    It's a mustache curler/ straightener!! Comes in handy, don't it? Avengertom!

     

    One of those new LED boat cleats for tying up your boat in the dark. Widely used in Japan, but new to the USA. Tom Babich

     

    It's a headphone cable organizer thingy. -Vesa

     

    Hula Hoop tuner – insert hoop and wait for optimization. Scott Williams

     

    Obviously it is an upper denture for Plastic Man or was it Plastic Sam from Mad #14. Dave Folkner

     

    This device sits inside your cookie jar. Any unauthorized cookie-nappers will be greeted with an alarm and optional squirt of the liquid of your choice. Dan Wakerhauser

     

    This is a retainer for someone with really bad teeth!!! Skullman

     

    This is the small recording device that the Russian Kaveladze put under Trump jrs desk when the mysterious 8 met in 2016. Glen w

     

    LED Banshee Jumping Spider...just press the suction cup to any smooth surface and seconds later your spider will light up and jump across the room. Hours of fun! graycat98

     

    Electronic mustache cleaner/shaper/presser. Diana in Yankee Land

     

    It is clearly an athletic mouth guard for horses to wear during full contact polo matches. Tyler Kiefer

     

    "Blinkers for your face" night running safety item: bite the side you want to turn next, cars will get out of your way. Eric

     

    My answer is "a hat stand for the flying nun" Simon

     

    It's clearly a set of dentures with handles on the side to assist with biting through tough food items or opening beer cans with your teeth Craig

     

    It's a B.S. detector if your spouse tells an untruth they get lit up like a Christmas tree!

    Shayne dudley

     

    It's the new Google Mouthpiece. You'll literally have all the answers on the tip of your tongue.

    Hiroki

     

    It's a headlight that snaps on to the front of your shopping cart. Dave Martel

     

    It is the light inside a kids shoe Mark

     

    You put your fingers in the slot, and it lights up if you’re still alive! Nick T.

     

    CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS! If you won more than once, please just ask for one autographed MAD. Yes, we know some enter several times under different names. :) Email me your full name & address - (US/Canada only - otherwise email me & OMGchad & I will give you a shout-out on The Giz Wiz Show). I'll autograph your MAD with your first name & my name unless you specify Dick's name only.  Please put MAD WINNER in the subject line, so I can pick it out quickly. Thanks!!! Dick De, The Giz Wiz & MAD's Maddest Writer. Email me at:gizwizbiz@aol.com     

    Don't forget to go back to the top of this page to play the November/December 2017 WTHII game. And be sure to sign your entry with a name, initials, something - or it won't be counted. About two dozen people didn't sign their entries in this last game, so please do! 

    Saturday
    Jul012017

    Here's the new Juy/Aug 2017 "What The Heck Is It?" Game. And the Winners of the May/June game!  

    Here it is! 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 three dozen autographed copies of MAD Magazine. (Up to 12 for the correct answer, up to 24 for cute, silly answers.) And remember, 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. You can enter more than once, and you can enter even if you've won in the past. But 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 2017 issue of MAD!

    Remember, right answers and cute or clever wrong answers can win! 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@aol.com by midnight (EDT) August 31, 2017. 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 2017, so come back to see if you won. Because MAD is real cheap, we have to limit mailing winning copies to the United States and Canada. If you've won, follow the directions below to claim your prize! I'll tweet a few reminders for folks to check to see if they've won when winners are announced, so please follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thegizwiz. Please don't answer on this website; it won't count. Good Luck! Winners outside the US and Canada can have their names included as a "shout-out" on an upcoming Giz Wiz Show as their prize. Yep, MAD is that CHEAP! -- 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 long lists, so we need a name attached to it. Thanks.

    Saturday
    Jul012017

    Winners of the May/June 'WTHII game' with the correct answer.

    50 or 60 people knew the right answer. Seems a lot of people used Google picture search to get the answer. (They told me so.) We picked a dozen out of the 50 or 60 right answers at random. It's sold as a device to prevent tubs from overflowing and it's also said to alert you if the water is too hot. I bought one because I thought it would make a good 'WTHII?" gadget, but never tried it. At least one person has one and says it works.

    Winners picked at random from the dozens of right answers:

    MAGIPLUG - Best used for dementia - rocksolidsushi

    (GIZ WIZ: - Yes, that's what it says in the description of this gadget on their sales page:) http://www.telecaretoday.com/Products?q=MAGIPLUG 

    This looks to be the Magiplug anti flood overflow stopper for sink and bath. Scott Williams 

    Magiplug. It keeps the tub from overflowing by using the pressure of the water to open a valve at a specific water level. It also changes color based on water temperature to prevent scalding. Brandon Hanke

     

    The device is MagiPlug used on tub or sink drain to detect water temperature and open on overfill. Bill Hall

     

    Magiplugs pressure release mechanism allows a bath or sink to be filled to a specific level and then if left unattended, releases excess water to prevent overflow. Gary Scroggins

     

    Although it looks like an air freshener, I am pretty sure it monitors the water level in a bath tub. Often used for dementia patients. George VII

     

    It's a bath and sink safety plug to help prevent scalding and flooding. Bruce D

     

    the answer is Magiplug....its a bath plug that is supposed to let water out on its own based on water level.....thank you Stumbleupon for sending me this the other day...Billy Buntin

     

    It's a Anti flood overflow device plug and stopper for sink and bath. Magiplug.com has a nice video on how it works looks neat. Gerry Dorion

     

    A person from Direction Home, Area Agency on Aging, had suggested this Magiplug to prevent bathtub over-flow, for my elderly aunt Zora - - it works! Massillon Tiger Fan

     

    The gadget is a plug for sink or bathtub that will open up the drain and release water to prevent overflow and prevent flooding. JAFO

     

    This is a sensor so your bathtub does not over flow. --Nicholas Poverman 

     

    Prices are all over the place, as high as $40 some places. It was $16.00 or so here, with $8 shipping on Amazon as of 7/1/17: http://amzn.to/2tvWDrx

     

    See bottom of next panel down on how to claim your MAD magazine.