From time to time on the Daily Giz Wiz Leo and I have talked about "It's a Gas", a song released (or escaped) from MAD Magazine. Years ago when MAD bound those floppy plastic disc in MAD Specials, they often had songs of them. And those MAD floppy discs had NOTHING to do with the computer type.
Daily Giz Wiz listener James Baldwin found a recording of IT'S A GAS on YouTube, and emailed it to me. So if you've never heard it, or heard and and didn't believe it - and want to hear it again - Here's your chance!
It's from 1970, 39 years ago! Adam's a big game show fan and has posted some great stuff on You Tube.
Back then I worked on To Tell The Truth (while writing The Match Game) and finally convinced Gaines to be on the program. He did great as you'll see. Be sure to watch the "mill around" at the end of the show. You'll see Dick De without a stache!
In the clip you'll see a celebrity panel including two game show legends, Bill Cullen & Gene Rayburn, cross-examining the founder & publisher of MAD Magazine. Dick DeBartolo, who was collecting paychecks from both Gaines and Goodson-Todman at this point, pops up during the credits.
Barry Mitchell, from World News Now fame comes up to visit MAD Magazine. Dick DeBartolo, MAD's Maddest Writer and Barry also stop people on the street to talk about MAD Magazine.
And here are some Giz Wiz Videos!
The Lab With Leo
The Giz Wiz travel to Vancouver with a gaggle of gadgets.
Click on the "play" arrow left. Before the video starts there's a G4 commercial. Yes in Canada G4 lives with Leo Laporte! (But that's soon to change unfortunately.)
Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz, visits the QM2.
That's the amazing Queen Mary 2!
Click on the link on the right.
(It's a six minute video, so you'll have time to make two 3 minute eggs!)
On the Left: From our friends at Perpetual Kid the Fred 500 XL Really Big Sound Speakers!
Several Daily Giz Wiz listeners asked if I had heard these speakers or even seen them in person. Our friends at www.perpetualkid.com sent me a pair to play with. They're desktop speakers designed to look exactly like a pair of iPod earbuds - except they are 500 times bigger! The sound is not "knock out" quality, but it's impressive for their size and their price. And people will freak out when they see them on your desk! The amplifier can be powered by USB (cord included) or battery. I recorded a video so you can see them for yourself. Click on link on the right.