Yes, aside from what could only be called ‘Slob Worship’ that has been pushed on American society, I wanted to address a less abstract problem to the masses. Which is, what were watching on the show Pawn Stars is how dirtbag contractors rob their way through life.
On a recent episode of Pawn Stars, which is now on Thursday nights on the History channel. I saw an episode where a guy came in with a ‘Shekel of Tyre’ (A coin from the time of Jesus), the guy wanted to pawn. Like a lot of other people that come in to pawn stuff the first thing Rick did was ask.
” Where’d you get it? “
It sounds like an innocent question, but I realized it’s how Rick separates the real retards out. I’ve never seen a crackhead on the show but that full blown crackhead pawn store reality show is probably on its way. This is the History channel, there’s gotta be some standards, right?…….right?
Rick has probably had a many a tard, come into the store with shit that’s obviously stolen, asked them where they got it, and the crackhead actually says. “Ummmm…..I stole it.”
At that point he says “Get the fuck outta my store.”
It happens, daily unfortunately, not there specifically but in pawn stores around the country. In this episode, the shekel actually came up stolen in a police database, but Rick got to keep it because it was insured.
Oddly, after watching a few more episodes, more of these guys popped up.
Another guy came into the store with a map from the American Revolutionary War. the map had ‘$550′ written on the back and guess how much the guy wanted for it, surprise, ‘$550′ bucks!
Rick brought in a historian to appraise the map and it was valued at $1200. Rick paid the $550 and the dude grabbed it and took off. Looking at him, he wasn’t a collector type that had it as a family heirloom, he was a forklift operator type that probably took it off some old man while pulling his weeds for a $20 spot.
After him, I saw another episode where a cross-eyed pothead with a bushy stache’ tried to pawn a set of engraved colt revolver pistols from the 1800′s. I was like, ‘Wow, look at this fuckin’ guy,’ he’s spaced on dirt weed, walking around Vegas trying to sell a set of rare revolvers he probably traded for a quarter bag with a friend that stole it out of somebodys den. Rick paid $5000 for the guns and the guy said he found it in his garage.
Really, you had a rare set of revolvers in your garage for the last 30 years but only now decided to pawn them. It’s a pretty amazing story, or the whole thing is set up. These people could be low rent actors, I found out most of Storage Wars was set up so anything is possible.
The toy, a jawa with a vinyl cape, still in the card was amazingly worth………………..
Yes, this toy, featured below, is worth more than some houses in Florida. Nerds would rather have this than a house!!!!!!!!!!!
“Dude, what are you doing?”
All in all, Pawn Stars is interesting if only for the ridiculousness of it. Plus, the ‘old man’ Harrison, rick’s dad, is like half step away from physically abusing Chum lee.
That alone keeps me tuning in.
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