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Dick DeBartolo
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The Giz Wiz & MAD's Maddest Writer
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Host of The Giz Wiz - with co-host OMGChat Johnson. We talk about gadgets, what else?? The Giz Wiz Show!  www.twit.tv/dgw

Info on all the gadgets we talk about & tons more stuff is at my website: www.gizwiz.biz

And I'm MAD's Maddest Writer. www.madmagazine.com

Also an avid boater. I wrote a marine gadgets column for Powerboat Magazine for 42 years.  www.powerboatmag.com

The Giz Wiz on ABC's World News Now. Links to my spots are my website. Just click the World News Now banner. www.gizwiz.biz
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Wrote The Match Game for 18 years, and changed it from straight questions to the silly "blank" questions. First silly Match Game question I ever wrote: "Mary liked to pour gravy on John's _____."
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MAD's Maddest Writer & The Giz Wiz
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    The Giz Wiz, present
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    MAD's Maddest Writer & The Giz Wiz, present
    Reviewing gadgets, writing for MAD magazie.
  • Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions
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Next World News Now, fun LED gadgets & a mini-history. 1st consumer 60 watt LED equivalent bulb was about $100, now you can get one for $6 or less! ABC's getting this on the air B4 the next convention begins! I'll post link once it airs.
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This faux alligator is supposed to keep visitors of all kinds out of your pool. But what if a real alligator gets into your pool and eats the faux alligator and then pretends to be a fake one?! Yes, that could happen. Well, in a cartoon it could. (You may have to click on the photo for the right alligator pic to come up. Doesn't seem right in preview.)
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Ha, I just seen this awhile ago, I get their emails. 😁
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A Jack Davis remembrance. (Jack passed away yesterday, July 27, 2016 at age 91.) Back in the early 80's there was a TV show called: "Kids Are People Too." Nick Meglin, Al Feldstein & I were asked to be guests to talk about MAD. The show commissioned Jack Davis to draw a caricature of each of us to go on one side of giant A-B-C blocks we sat on. As a thank you when the show was over, the producers gave us each our caricature. Mine is framed and on a wall in my Gizneyland office. Jack was such an amazing artist. He knew I loved boats, so he put in an outboard motor, 13 button bell bottoms & a sailor cap. I was also writing Match Game which was on NBC at the time, so he put me in an NBC t-shirt. Fortunately the producers of the show, which was on ABC, didn't complain about the NBC logo (at the time). Jack, say hi to "The Usual Gang of Angels" up there already, Jack.
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Excellent! Dicky D.
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Before wall-to-wall convention coverage starts later 2day, here's Giz Wiz & LED's from World New Now. http://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/check-leds-40847312
The GizWiz, Dick DeBartolo, shows us how LED lights have gotten better and cheaper since entering the consumer market 10 years ago.
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+Dick DeBartolo Yep, but I'll keep watching. BTW, I bought my first LED bulb nearly 5 years ago. I remember it well. I was on my way home from a root canal job and thought that I should get a LED bulb.
I bought one for $33. The checkout gal commented on how much it was. I said it would last much longer than I would and that I had to decide who I should leave it to in my will. I don't think she got it. Must not be a MAD reader!
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OMGchad & I do another Giz Wiz Show! More gift gadget ideas, including the Big Ass Garage Light, Chad's cheap Bluetooth gadget + more. 7:30P EDT /4:30PT. Join us, join the chatroom. There's no line. www.gizwiz.tv
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I've got an idea! Do a spot about LED's, including a mini-history & some fun new LED gadgets, including the 'ocean projector'. It will be on World News Now. I'll post a link once it airs, most likely after the convention is over.
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OMGchad & I record a new Giz Wiz soon! 7:30P EDT /4:30 PDT. Bluetooth sunglasses, easy to set-up and maintain aquarium, super coffee maker can use lots of different pod formats and a boombox that can start your car. Join us & our chat room. www.gizwiz.tv
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