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    Friday
    Jul012016

    Here's the new July/August 2016 "What The Heck Is It?" Game. And the Winners of the May/June 2016 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 2016 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 31st 2016. 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 2016, 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: 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!

    Sunday
    May012016

    Here are the winners of the May/June 2016 "What The Heck Is It?" Game with the correct answer!

    Seems like this wasn't a good choice for the “What The Heck Is It?” game. More than 100 people knew the real answer. We picked a dozen at random since that's how many MAD's we have for correct answers. Here are the winners with the correct answers picked at random: 

    It's a Gardex leaf scoop. Here it is on Amazon:

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Gardex-LS-1000-Leaf-Scoops/dp/B000H5SZ1Y/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1462120050&sr=8-3&keywords=leaf+collector Steve Miller

     

    This gadget is the Gardex Leaf Scoops. You put them on your hands to scoop leaves up like big claws. Brandon Hanke

     

    The item for May/June 2016 is Leaf Scoops. Rick Kramer

     

    I'm pretty sure those are "claws" for picking up leaves. Sam

     

    Those are leaf scoops. Stan Cook

     

    rake-like attachment that makes it easy to scrape leaves into the trash. -- John Hattan

     

    ​It's a leaf mitt. Use two of them to pick up leaves in the yard. Bill in RI

     

    It's a leaf scoop, for scooping raked leaves into garbage bags. George Cabalo

     

    Those are rake hands. You hold them via the handle on the back and use them to rake and pick up leaves. Dan Wakerhauser

     

    Leaf scoops -- large claw hands worn to pickup leaves etc. John Nooncaster

     

    I believe these are used to pickup leaves or lawn clippings and put in trash can or trash bag. Hands go in rectangular slot and increase pickup ability. Robert Oneill

     

    It's a Leaf Grabb'r - Nancy S.

     

    These folks and the people on the cute, clever list below are winners. See the bottom on the next panel on how to collect your prize.

    Sunday
    May012016

    Winners for cute clever answers. All winners in US & Canada get August, 2016 MAD 

    THERE WERE SO MANY GOOD ANSWERS WE PICKED 27 WINNERS INSTEAD OF 24. THE MOST GIVEN ANSWER INVOLVED PAC-MAN, WE PICKED THREE:

    The object is Pac-Man ™ on the loose with a new dental implant. Dave Schmarder

     

    This object is clearly Pac-Man's comb. Andrew Lenahan

     

    Punk PacMan Gunky from the north

     

    OTHER FUNNY, CLEVER WINNERS:

     

    It's a badly designed pasta fork for a wide-mouth frog. Since wide-mouth frogs hate pasta, it wasn't a big market success. George (aka GVDub)

     

    The object is a Mohawk comb. David Levenson

     

    Hand operated paper shredder. You push the paper down on the spokes, then pull it through, when finished, you stuff the shreds into the slot. Beckee

     

    Bart Simpson Home Barber Training Tool. Rob

     

    The gizmo is a coin operated beard and mustache comb. A quarter in the slot started the teeth moving back and forth. David Mikelberg

     

    It is the business end for a set of hair clippers. Bryon J. Hammer

     

    Lice combs for Sasquatch Doug Stacey

     

    Lion mane groomers. G.A. Jones

     

    Frisbee rescued from the wood chipper. Snake from TO.

     

    Donald Trump’s pocket comb to maintain his well groomed orangutan look. Six-guns from Airdrie

     

    it is a portable hand held tv dish receiver – with FM receptors. stanp40

     

    You have an “automatic cheese slicer accessory for a ‘roomba’ vacuum” Joe in California”

     

    Slightly used battle shield for sale. ..cheap! Ernest

     

    Flipflop for a duck. Marcia V

     

    That is a " litter box Cleaner for the Dodo bird" Steve..

     

    It's the sun suffering from acid rain. Dave Martel

     

    It is a battery powered pet comb with a built in vacuum. /Rojello….

     

    This item is for the avid smoker, you place a cigarette in each of the v spaces and light them all at once. 10 smokes at a time. then ash them in that rectangle hole. Ivan R. Hahn

     

    Phyllis Diller’s favorite comb! Melinda Acrey

     

    Coin operated lice comb. Dave Martel

     

    "Whistling death frisbee". Shane Schickowski

     

    It's a spaghetti detangler because who wants their noodles all in a bunch! Patty Thomas

     

    Paul Bunyan’s mustache comb -JLK

    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 & we'll give you a shout-out on The Giz Wiz). 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 July/Aug 2016 WTHII game. And be sure to sign your entry with a name, initials, something - or it won't be counted. Last month more than a 16 entries weren't signed and were disqualified. Thanks. DickDe 

    Friday
    Jan012016

    This was the Jan/Feb 2016 "What The Heck Is It?" Game. And the Winners of the Nov/Dec 2015 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.) IMPORTANT! 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 April 2016 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) February 29th 2016. By entering you agree this is a game for fun and laughs. Winning answers are published on this website the 1st or 2nd of March 2016, 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: 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!

    Friday
    Jan012016

    Here are the winners of the Nov/Dec 2015 "What The Heck Is It?" Game!

    The 'What The Heck Is It?' gadget was the Stalwart Universal Utility Tool Holder. It's at Walmart for about $8. Six people came close enough to be winners.

    It is a broom rack. Stew Shapiro

    It attaches to the wall and holds brooms and tools with handles armchairchef

     

    I think it's something like a rack that you fix onto a wall or door and which you can use to hold your mops and brooms and anything with a long handle. Jonathan

     

    Mop holder. Sue Warrick

     

    It looks like this is the "Sto-Away Universal Utility Tool Holder". I know this because it was on a daily deals site today! Jason Head

     

    It's an adjustable, sliding hanging/storage thingy. Beckee

     

    If you've won, you'll get an autographed copy of the Feb 2016 issue of MAD. Just follow the directions below the other winners to claim your prize!