Contrabulous Flabtraption: What is this obsession with hillbillies?
Badmoodman: Mission statement:"Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement."So, 'Dukes of Haggle' fills that bill, eh?
tillerman35: Next in rotation: Little Miss American Duck Pickers Auction Storage Metal Detector Tattoo Fixin' War Princess Moms
enik: Ugh, why would anyone want to watch a bunch of rednecks doing hard work and sweating to make a living? I'd much rather watch a show about twenty-somethings who still live at home hanging out in Starbucks to complain about the lack of high paying jobs for people with no marketable skills. It'd be just like visiting Fark!
Big Beef Burrito: velvet painting of Elvis arm-wrestling Bigfoot.
tillerman35: Next in rotation: American Duck Pickers Auction Storage Metal Detector Tattoo Fixin' Wars/at least they dont' fix up houses for poor people to go bankrupt trying to pay the taxes on
abhorrent1: They already did this[t1.gstatic.com image 259x194]
Old enough to know better: Someone want to tell me again why I''m an elitist hipster snob because I don't own a tv?
BrianGriffin: There is actually an entertaining version of this on public television called "Market Warriors." Except it's not hillbillies but 4 people who are art collectors or other experts in antiquities. They go to flea markets with a set amount of cash and a category of item to buy, e.g. WWII memorabilia, and then whatever they buy is then put up for auction at a high-end auction house at show's end. It's a competition to see who made the most "profit," i.e if one person spent $400 for an item and it sells for $600 - profit. Anyway, it's a good show...not stupid or anything. The four folks are great on camera and it doesn't take itself too serious. And you can learn a LOT about the perceived value of stuff versus actual value.
enik: Ugh, why would anyone want to watch a bunch of rednecks doing hard work and sweating to make a living?
OldManDownDRoad: Start dealing with these bozos every weekend and it will positively spoil your view of humanity.
phaseolus: tillerman35: Next in rotation: Little Miss American Duck Pickers Auction Storage Metal Detector Tattoo Fixin' War Princess MomsFixed, sort of, but there's probably a bunch more you could tack on
Gosling: abhorrent1: They already did this[t1.gstatic.com image 259x194]And I prefer that show to any of the others in the look-at-this-weird-stuff genre. Auctions aren't nearly as squicky as pawn shops or storage lockers and there isn't a scrap of interpersonal conflict in Gallery 63. They brought in a couple wiseguy pickers from Michigan just to have some and I think they only lasted the one season.
OldManDownDRoad: Xrist, not more of this.I own a farm. Lately, about once a week someone will come up the driveway and annoy the ever-lovin' fark out of me wanting to "look through the barns" for something. All these antique shows have convinced half the population that they can be rich by finding some valuable item in someone's barn, then screwing the owner out of a good price so they can re-sell it at a profit.I have actually considered putting a gate at the end of the driveway, backed with several IEDs.Last Sunday I was washing the car when some asshole in a pickup drives up. He gets out and immediately starts talking: "Oh, here you are! I thought you might be at church. Haw ha ha! I see you're washing the car! Good day for it. Hey, can I get you to wash my truck? Haw hah hah!"You get the point.So I give him a level stare and say "Can I help you?""I work for (insert name of shop here) and we are looking to things to sell and I wondered if you would mind if I looked through your barns for things.""If something was valuable to me, I stored it in the barn. If it wasn't, I took it too the dump. So if it's in the barn, it's not something I want to sell.""But I might see something we have a market for! Good money!""And I'm not really wild about the idea of strangers wandering around my place. Would you want me in your house?""We can offer you commission if you don't want a flat price.""What I want is for you to get back in your truck and take it down the driveway."Start dealing with these bozos every weekend and it will positively spoil your view of humanity.
litespeed74: Discovery needs a show that captures the life of a park ranger in Yellowstone.I was in the welcome center/ranger area and the questions I heard....I laughed for days.The things they hear, questions they are asked...comedy gold....Americans are embarrassing.
Foxxinnia: Are there any TV shows with any semblance of humanity? Because everything I see is so far removed from actual human emotion or circumstance that it's getting scary.
YoOjo: Sounds high-brow, give me a show where a guy mows his lawn or maybe the neighbor's daughter sunbathing.
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