coilman
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March 10th, 2016 at 7:03:01 AM permalink
PAWN STARS goes UP IN SMOKE as the main attraction is taken down on drug and gun charges

at least the JAIL LAS VEGAS SHOW will have a good episode coming up

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/chumlee-pawn-stars-arrested-drug-gun-charges
ukaserex
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March 10th, 2016 at 7:18:34 AM permalink
Thanks for the post. Interestingly (or not), this reality show is not based on reality. Once, a guy went in to sell a Fender guitar - and the guy that came into appraise it pretended to not know the seller. Turns out they work together at a guitar shop.

I know it would be...problematic for a film crew to just film every attempt by someone to pawn something and hope for something halfway interesting, but recruiting for an interesting pawn seems a little cheesy.
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March 10th, 2016 at 7:28:50 AM permalink
Is there any doubt that Pawn Stars is almost entirely contrived now?
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standbymyman
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March 10th, 2016 at 9:19:42 AM permalink
I hope they film lots of episodes while he is in jail.
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March 10th, 2016 at 9:46:24 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

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.
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ukaserex
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March 10th, 2016 at 9:57:44 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf



I would love to be a picker... I have always liked doing stuff like that.



I have no idea what sort of things you'd like to pick through - but my father passed away 7 years ago; I put an ad on Craig's List and some old fellow and his wife came with a large truck and cleared away about 30% of it - leaving behind a stack of $100's.

I still have countless boat parts - chrome, cushions, gallons of acetone, and some of the ugliest tools I've ever seen. A lot of tool boxes too, also ugly. Some shiny stuff, too. I'd love to sell it all. Some I would even give away. You're welcome to pick through it all - an old flag for some company I've never heard of, a 3 foot doll my grandmother owned, a large military crate - used to ship my dad's stuff home, I guess. Or maybe it's just painted military green, I really have no idea.

I'm just about ready to call 1-800 got junk and have them clear it all out.
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March 10th, 2016 at 10:04:09 AM permalink
"American pickers is good to. PLEASE Don't say it's staged as well. Let me have my illusion. "

Sorry, most of the good stuff is planted beforehand.
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March 10th, 2016 at 10:34:01 AM permalink
It's all fake - there was a pawn stars episode where they brought it Bernie madoffs watch the guy claimed to want to sleep it however here is the kick. It was Steven bonner who is the general manager of Seminole coconut creek and the watch was for a giveaway- it wasn't even his to sell- he got called by the show when they heard the casino bought the watch.. The whole thing was staged- not only that I made the mistake of going there one time and realized they have almost nothing from the show on the shelves
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March 10th, 2016 at 11:26:40 AM permalink
Quote: Skeptic

"American pickers is good to. PLEASE Don't say it's staged as well. Let me have my illusion. " ...

Dick move Skeptic. Dick move. He's probably just making it up and trolling anyways, Axel =P
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March 10th, 2016 at 11:36:12 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Dick move Skeptic. Dick move. He's probably just making it up and trolling anyways, Axel =P



I saw it happen once. 18 times in a row.

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