Is there any doubt that Pawn Stars is almost entirely contrived now?
Was there ever any doubt? It is (WAS?) a good show regardless.
American pickers is good to. PLEASE Don't say it's staged as well. Let me have my illusion.
I would love to be a picker... I have always liked doing stuff like that.
When I was in about 6th grade I lived in Washington state. Close to my house there was an old abandon house near the woods. The house sat vacant for many months. I would sneak in and look around. It was kinda dark and spooky, especially just after watching the exorcist. And the fact that my mother was always going on about the Green River murderer and all the serial killers that seemed to originate from nearby. I wouldn't stay long because my imagination eventually got to me.
It looked as if an old semi organize horder once lived in the house, but there wasn't a lot newspapers and garbage all stacked up. It was full of collectibles and interesting stuff including old interments, books, coca cola stuff, stamp books, military items and everything you could imagine.
Eventually I started bringing home small Items(I remember taking an old obscenely engraved Zippo that got me in trouble for multiple reasons) I knew some of it had value, I didn't realize just how much the stuff could've been worth(obviously not like nowadays). If only we had Pawn stars or the internet back then.
I hid the stuff, but my mom eventually found it(dam dog). She yelled and said it was stealing. She told me I better contact the owners before going back. Honestly I don't think she cared about the stuff she just didn't want me going in there. Of course I didn't listen, she was being unreasonable because no one wanted the stuff or cared.
Talk about a bad beat. I ended up serious breaking my arm(got 3 surgeries) on a very dangerous hillside rope swing that was on the property after collecting more stuff.(She said God was punishing me for not listening*rolls eyes)
That was that. My mom called the city heath department and everyone she could think of. Soon after the fire department cut down the rope swing and used the house as a house fire training exercise. I'm not sure whatever happened to the stuff inside or if they just burned it with everything.
There went all my treasure.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪