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(OC Weekly)   Deposed "Storage Wars" star sues over firing, claims show is faked. Or perhaps every abandoned storage auction in Southern Cal just happens to draw the same half-dozen characters from the show   (blogs.ocweekly.com ) divider line
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2012-12-11 08:28:02 PM  
I can believe they all show up to the same auctions, that's their business. I can't believe they always strike gold all the time.
 
2012-12-11 08:35:58 PM  
Not ONE pic of this purportedly enhanced female cast member?! Useless article is useless.
 
2012-12-11 08:39:44 PM  
i152.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-11 08:41:00 PM  
Yeah, good luck with that, prick.
 
2012-12-11 08:45:10 PM  
i56.tinypic.com

lulz, he mad too

Attorneys for rapper/singer Trey Songz sent Hester a cease-and-desist ordering him to stop using his catchphrase, "YUUUP!"


Karma is a biatch, bag of douche
 
2012-12-11 08:51:17 PM  

Apos: Not ONE pic of this purportedly enhanced female cast member?! Useless article is useless.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-11 08:57:58 PM  
As much as I don't like this headline at all, at least it doesn't involve a long YUP or NOPE.
 
2012-12-11 09:02:17 PM  

Apos: Not ONE pic of this purportedly enhanced female cast member?! Useless article is useless.


Their real to me.
 
2012-12-11 09:16:29 PM  
I always assumed that it was a given that it's largely setup. 22 minutes of Dave, Darrel, and even Brandy sifting through used socks week after week doesn't really make for Must Watch TV.

What annoys me is when they pull out a 30 year old plaid sleeper sofa and value it at $300.
 
2012-12-11 09:21:51 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I always assumed that it was a given that it's largely setup.


You can't name a reality show that isn't. Just how explicit the producers are about getting what they need varies, but there hasn't been a pure "reality" show since An American Family.

Reading his lawsuit is hilarious. Everything he complains about is standard operating procedure in the vast majority of non-scripted shows.
 
2012-12-11 09:32:04 PM  
I started watching Storage Wars: Texas, and Jenny and Mary are fun to watch catfight. Almost as fun as Brandi's Yuuups and ger pissed-off puss,
 
2012-12-11 10:15:34 PM  
Article has nsfw stuff on the page.
 
2012-12-11 10:27:09 PM  
it's not fake

It's Originaaal
 
2012-12-11 10:42:41 PM  
A piss and blood stained mattress? That's $200 all day long!
 
2012-12-11 11:50:43 PM  

Charlie Freak: Article has nsfw stuff on the page.


Yuup. Pop-up box at the bottom right has some tiny boobies. I don't think it was there when I first clicked the link.
 
2012-12-12 12:10:03 AM  
I love SW, but god damn is Hester annoying.
 
2012-12-12 12:12:36 AM  

BSABSVR: As much as I don't like this headline at all, at least it doesn't involve a long YUP or NOPE.


www.quotesworthrepeating.com
 
2012-12-12 12:17:39 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: BSABSVR: As much as I don't like this headline at all, at least it doesn't involve a long YUP or NOPE.

[www.quotesworthrepeating.com image 244x293]


Never having seen the show, every time I see the phrase on Fark her voice is in my head. I like it better that way.

/danger zone...
 
2012-12-12 12:22:07 AM  

TommyymmoT: A piss and blood stained mattress? That's $200 bill all day long!


FTFY
 
2012-12-12 12:29:11 AM  

ManateeGag: I can believe they all show up to the same auctions, that's their business. I can't believe they always strike gold all the time.


It seems like one strikes gold, one finds something strange and unusual (but it turns out to not be that valuable), one breaks even, and one screws the pooch.
 
2012-12-12 12:31:42 AM  
I want a reality show on a computer repair shop. I would at least find that worth watching. Geeks in slapfights, gathering porn off of various customer's machines and making fun of the Geek Squad.
 
2012-12-12 12:36:35 AM  
What reality is in these reality shows? And why do they call them that?
 
2012-12-12 12:37:49 AM  
Didn't one of them have a Lotus car in it?
 
2012-12-12 12:38:24 AM  

ManateeGag: I can believe they all show up to the same auctions, that's their business. I can't believe they always strike gold all the time.


Well, there are more LA-area storage auctioneers than just Dan Dotson. The show contract probably involves showing up at his auctions.

Also, Dave? I somehow doubt the editors needed to do very much work to make you look like an ass. Especially if you kind of are an ass. An ass who may or may not realize just how worthless that 'Yup' trademark of yours is about to be now that you're off the show and nobody sees you using it anymore. Reality show participants have very short shelf lives after their time on the show ends. Even shorter if it's not a talent search. A few do survive a while- Colby Donaldson, Ariel Tweto, (sigh) Sean Duffy- but odds are you're forgotten pretty much instantly the second you leave the screen.

And given your closing episodes, you really probably could have used that appearance-fee money, because damn have you gotten bad at wrestling lockers from people. Good luck with that.
 
2012-12-12 12:39:39 AM  
Unless the producers of the shows is breaking the law the lockers are legit as they by law cannot be opened to public view until they are auctioned off.
 
2012-12-12 12:46:46 AM  
Oh, by the way, fun fact: at work, I noticed a Storage Wars board game that's now out. There are six playable characters: Darrell, Jarrod, Dave, Barry, all with their respective show-designated nicknames- and then you also have Brandon (labeled "The Upstart") and Brandi (labeled "The Voice Of Reason").

That had to be a fun moment for Jarrod. You both get your own nicknames and the show calls your wife 'The Voice Of Reason'.
 
2012-12-12 12:59:09 AM  
I'm confused that anyone actually watches this.
 
2012-12-12 01:04:43 AM  
What I never got was how anybody can think those lockers haven't been gone through by the facilities owners or staff. How the hell would anybody know what kind of lock the renter left on the unit?

Now Brandi, I trust her.
 
2012-12-12 01:15:56 AM  

grimlock1972: Unless the producers of the shows is breaking the law the lockers are legit as they by law cannot be opened to public view until they are auctioned off.


But that doesn't preclude the producers from planting an item in a locker after it's been won and the crowd moves on to the next lockers.
 
2012-12-12 01:27:53 AM  
The only part of the show that isn't fake, is the part where Dave Hester is a grade-A douchebag.
 
2012-12-12 01:32:46 AM  

Sgt Otter: ManateeGag: I can believe they all show up to the same auctions, that's their business. I can't believe they always strike gold all the time.

It seems like one strikes gold, one finds something strange and unusual (but it turns out to not be that valuable), one breaks even, and one screws the pooch.


I have no problem with this show bbeing unrealisitc, since otherwiae it would be a boring show about longboixes of tax records and the various itens divorced men keep aroundl
 
2012-12-12 01:34:45 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: grimlock1972: Unless the producers of the shows is breaking the law the lockers are legit as they by law cannot be opened to public view until they are auctioned off.

But that doesn't preclude the producers from planting an item in a locker after it's been won and the crowd moves on to the next lockers.

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How does anyone know that those lockers don't already BELONG to the producers?

I like the episodes where they find gobs of cash, or rare coins inside.
As though somebody with $12k in liquid assets inside the locker couldn't figure out how the pay the rent.
 
2012-12-12 01:35:50 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: grimlock1972: Unless the producers of the shows is breaking the law the lockers are legit as they by law cannot be opened to public view until they are auctioned off.

But that doesn't preclude the producers from planting an item in a locker after it's been won and the crowd moves on to the next lockers.


My favorite SW episode was when they were in Los Vegas; they had a unit with casino chips in it. I got a kick remembering all those times I left casinos with chips in pocket; only to put said chips in storage and not pay the bill. Good times
 
2012-12-12 01:46:04 AM  
That show's on at this very minute.

He just walked out of a locker carrying a 15" CRT.
"Used computer in good shape? There's $200 right there baby!"

Sure thing.
Right now, there are people paying money to throw those things away!
 
2012-12-12 01:52:40 AM  

grimlock1972: Unless the producers of the shows is breaking the law the lockers are legit as they by law cannot be opened to public view until they are auctioned off.


Maybe the entire auctions are staged with pre bought (and possibility wholly manufactured) units? Or, clever editing allows for planting of items prior to filming the "rummage" segments.
 
2012-12-12 01:56:55 AM  
I like watching it just to see what Barry's schtick is in each episode.

/he has a guitar friend - Brad Whitford!
//he has a drum friend - Stewart Copeland!
 
2012-12-12 02:01:40 AM  

frostus: I like watching it just to see what Barry's schtick is in each episode.

/he has a guitar friend - Brad Whitford!
//he has a drum friend - Stewart Copeland!


And his car friend is Antron Brown!
 
2012-12-12 02:14:42 AM  
Actually I don't think Brandi is the enhanced one. On tonight's show, Nabila had a seriously low cut shirt on and you could tell by the gap they were fake.

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Shame. That's a rack.
 
2012-12-12 02:40:44 AM  

Wayne 985: I'm confused that anyone actually watches this.


Saw some Toy Hunter on Travel Channel. That was ok.
I wouldn't watch this, though.
 
2012-12-12 02:45:28 AM  

TommyymmoT: How does anyone know that those lockers don't already BELONG to the producers?


I know they had the one where some charity explicitly bought one, filled it up with decent donated furniture and made it all clearly visible, and then sold it off as soon as they filled it.

And then Jeff Jarred won it in his first locker win of the series, and he's shaping up to be even more irritating than Hester. Hester is 'love to hate'. Jarred is just 'GTFO my screen and have Nabila on more often'.
 
2012-12-12 02:52:09 AM  

Alkoholiker: My favorite SW episode was when they were in Los Vegas; they had a unit with casino chips in it. I got a kick remembering all those times I left casinos with chips in pocket; only to put said chips in storage and not pay the bill. Good times


Las Vegas attracts stupid, stupid people. Take a look over at Pawn Stars where they go into a pawn shop, sell off some prized item they've had for years, and at least once a show someone will say how they intend to immediately go gambling and win the money they didn't get from the pawn shop. I do not doubt that sooner or later some dipshiat would leave their chips in a storage locker.
 
2012-12-12 03:04:49 AM  
Before the lockers go to auction, the facility has already cut and replaced the locks - for obvious reasons - they don't want the deadbeat owner to have access once they are in default. So the people at the storage place already have an idea of what's in the good lockers as they been in them already. Cutting off the locks is just for show - it's the facility's lock after all. The fact that they plant stuff in advance isn't really much of a stretch.
 
2012-12-12 03:09:04 AM  

Alkoholiker: RoyFokker'sGhost: grimlock1972: Unless the producers of the shows is breaking the law the lockers are legit as they by law cannot be opened to public view until they are auctioned off.

But that doesn't preclude the producers from planting an item in a locker after it's been won and the crowd moves on to the next lockers.

My favorite SW episode was when they were in Los Vegas; they had a unit with casino chips in it. I got a kick remembering all those times I left casinos with chips in pocket; only to put said chips in storage and not pay the bill. Good times


CSB that illustrates that strange crap happens:

I worked PC tech department of an older las vegas strip casino. They gave us a new storage room, which was an accounting store room, which had their junk in it. We had the porters come clear the junk out of the room so we could use it. In the back there was a 6' X 4' box with a padlock on it that we used as a table. after we were in there for a while, one of the guys asked the controller what was in it. He didnt know and had the locksmiths come open it. Among mainly useless things, there were 3 small boxes of chips from other casinos that had been accepted at the cage and never exchanged. These were from 30 years and older previous, which was 10 years ago.

Someone had forgotten them, now, of course they were expired or from defunct casinos. My point is that if an accounting department can forget they have the chips, dude with too much money can forget it as well.

He said he would have them appraised later, but they left that box unlocked in our storage room with the chips still in it. To MY knowledge they are still there today.

/ the people on storage wars DONT always strike gold
/ how are they going to keep him from showing up and buying the lockers and being annoying with bids?
 
2012-12-12 03:18:35 AM  

Gosling: Alkoholiker: My favorite SW episode was when they were in Los Vegas; they had a unit with casino chips in it. I got a kick remembering all those times I left casinos with chips in pocket; only to put said chips in storage and not pay the bill. Good times

Las Vegas attracts stupid, stupid people. Take a look over at Pawn Stars where they go into a pawn shop, sell off some prized item they've had for years, and at least once a show someone will say how they intend to immediately go gambling and win the money they didn't get from the pawn shop. I do not doubt that sooner or later some dipshiat would leave their chips in a storage locker.


Vegas has to be an amazing place to be a pawn broker. All that gambling and debt. FFS, I actually think that they downplay just how well those guys on Pawn Stars are doing.
 
2012-12-12 03:31:10 AM  

Otto_E_Rodika: Before the lockers go to auction, the facility has already cut and replaced the locks - for obvious reasons - they don't want the deadbeat owner to have access once they are in default. So the people at the storage place already have an idea of what's in the good lockers as they been in them already. Cutting off the locks is just for show - it's the facility's lock after all. The fact that they plant stuff in advance isn't really much of a stretch.


And if those good lockers end up getting bought by a non-featured buyer? Because it will happen. You're not going to keep that giant crowd away from them all.
 
2012-12-12 03:40:51 AM  
Reality TV faked?! You're kidding!

Real people are always as nasty, double dealing, underhanded and as low as snakes on these 'sensational' shows.

(If I had to listen to one more YUUUP from that guy, I'd have tossed out my TV.)

I gave up watching the majority of reality TV. Especially storage wars. Any storage place owner who finds himself with abandoned lockers and decides to auction them off, is going to root through them first himself for anything of value to try and recover his losses. Locks are cheap and can be easily replaced when cut off.

Besides, 90% of the 'Reality' shows have far too much squabbling and fussing in front of the very obvious cameras to not be rigged. Like that Pawnshop in Detroit. Every other black person who walks in seems to have a chip on their shoulder and a mouth which would get them shot. I'm surprised the NAACP hasn't biatched about that.

Admit it. You just want to biatch-slap Junior nearly every time he opens his mouth to his dad or sister and if the sister is married, you want to send the hubby a sympathy card.

Anyone dealing with Pawn shops knows that if you offer them an item valued at $100, they're going to offer you $15. You'll walk away with $25. When it shows up on the shelves to sell, it will be marked at $90.

I don't even want to think about the many Ghost Hunter series clogging up the TV. You might get to see the inside of some cool spooky places -- but always in night vision, never actually see anything close to a ghost and voice recordings are easily faked.

I used to get a kick out of the one series where they rolled up in a black van and all of these chunky guys would pour out, dressed in black shirts, sporting moustaches, baseball caps and kind of act like SWAT.

American Pickers was kind of cool -- until I started seeing them stopping at old farms and go digging through massive piles of 'valuable' stuff stacked outside, buried in weeds and vines and then haggle with the owner over the cost of a rusty bike a hated to part with.

If he knew the value of the stuff, why let it sit outside in the rain, snow and weeds to rust away even faster?

The cast of the original 'Oddities' carried that show with their personalities, while some of the customers were downright creepy and potentially psychotically obsessive. Plus, the cost of many of the items, to me, at least, seemed hugely inflated.

At least they weren't squabbling and fighting like the characters on nearly every motorcycle building show out there.

That new show, 'Honey Boo-Boo' makes me want to barf. White trash in excelsior! You want to find the creator and kick him in the nuts 4 or 5 times for daring to insult your intelligence and then boycott the sponsors and show backers who got the train wreck on the air.

Now 'Hillbilly Blood' was cool, with no fights, squabbles, feuds, or meanness -- which is probably why I can't find anymore listings for it.

Gator hunters just shows you how suicidal some folks are and how nasty, dirty and dangerous swamps can be. BTW. Several episodes showed them killing a gator with what appears to be a .22. Real gator hunters use high caliber weapons since .22 shells tend to bounce off the gator's heads. Mostly such a small rifle would irritate and pi$$ off the already pi$$ed off gator.

I did enjoy Survivorman and Dual Survival -- but I did get tired of Les, in Survivorman, constantly biatching about the load of cameras he had to lug around.

I actually did learn quite a few things from both of those shows.
 
2012-12-12 04:13:28 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Wayne 985: I'm confused that anyone actually watches this.

Saw some Toy Hunter on Travel Channel. That was ok.
I wouldn't watch this, though.


Watched Toy Hunter a couple of times. The guy just bugged me. And for all the travelling he had to do it didn't really seem like the money he made on stuff was worth it.
 
2012-12-12 04:20:34 AM  

Rik01: Besides, 90% of the 'Reality' shows have far too much squabbling and fussing in front of the very obvious cameras to not be rigged. Like that Pawnshop in Detroit. Every other black person who walks in seems to have a chip on their shoulder and a mouth which would get them shot. I'm surprised the NAACP hasn't biatched about that.

Admit it. You just want to biatch-slap Junior nearly every time he opens his mouth to his dad or sister and if the sister is married, you want to send the hubby a sympathy card.

Anyone dealing with Pawn shops knows that if you offer them an item valued at $100, they're going to offer you $15. You'll walk away with $25. When it shows up on the shelves to sell, it will be marked at $90.


There was a guy in here recently who lives near that shop. According to him, Hardcore Pawn is basically the one truTV show that isn't rigged to all hell. That pawn shop really is that farked up. Pawn Stars at least recognizes their store is a tourist attraction now and that their business practices are going on camera, so they have to mind their P's and Q's. The Hardcore Pawn people aren't that smart or they don't care.
 
2012-12-12 04:24:48 AM  

vrax: Gosling: Alkoholiker: My favorite SW episode was when they were in Los Vegas; they had a unit with casino chips in it. I got a kick remembering all those times I left casinos with chips in pocket; only to put said chips in storage and not pay the bill. Good times

Las Vegas attracts stupid, stupid people. Take a look over at Pawn Stars where they go into a pawn shop, sell off some prized item they've had for years, and at least once a show someone will say how they intend to immediately go gambling and win the money they didn't get from the pawn shop. I do not doubt that sooner or later some dipshiat would leave their chips in a storage locker.

Vegas has to be an amazing place to be a pawn broker. All that gambling and debt. FFS, I actually think that they downplay just how well those guys on Pawn Stars are doing.

=========

Insane money. Chumlee, drives a black Rolls Royce, and was recently tabloid fodder via an altercation in L.A.
He gets $25k per episode, and they were just renewed for 5 years.

The net worth of the "Pawn Stars" that are just trying to make a living.

Fact is, those episodes are taped when the store is closed, because it's a major tourist attraction, hence, the velvet ropes that surround the counters.
 
2012-12-12 05:23:38 AM  

TommyymmoT: vrax: Gosling: Alkoholiker: My favorite SW episode was when they were in Los Vegas; they had a unit with casino chips in it. I got a kick remembering all those times I left casinos with chips in pocket; only to put said chips in storage and not pay the bill. Good times

Las Vegas attracts stupid, stupid people. Take a look over at Pawn Stars where they go into a pawn shop, sell off some prized item they've had for years, and at least once a show someone will say how they intend to immediately go gambling and win the money they didn't get from the pawn shop. I do not doubt that sooner or later some dipshiat would leave their chips in a storage locker.

Vegas has to be an amazing place to be a pawn broker. All that gambling and debt. FFS, I actually think that they downplay just how well those guys on Pawn Stars are doing.
=========

Insane money. Chumlee, drives a black Rolls Royce, and was recently tabloid fodder via an altercation in L.A.
He gets $25k per episode, and they were just renewed for 5 years.

The net worth of the "Pawn Stars" that are just trying to make a living.

Fact is, those episodes are taped when the store is closed, because it's a major tourist attraction, hence, the velvet ropes that surround the counters.


I love the fact that Colt McCoy is on that list for some reason.
 
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