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(Daily Mail)   "Pawn Stars" lead character loses 75 pounds of excess chum   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 113
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2014-01-09 01:15:22 AM  
www.vegasnews.com
His girlfriend wins the hand with one pair.
 
2014-01-09 02:13:17 AM  
Man, that guy really does look like a pawn shop employee. And she doesn't exactly look out of his league. I bestow kudos unto both of them.
 
2014-01-09 02:56:21 AM  
The 31-year-old, who is known for his humorous antics...

I must have missed those episodes.
 
2014-01-09 04:07:29 AM  
75 pounds? Did they get lost from some place the camera can't see?
 
2014-01-09 06:53:58 AM  
Reality TV has taught us that being drunk, fat, and stupid is a way to go through life.
 
2014-01-09 07:16:08 AM  
"
Fans were quick to compliment Russell on his new look, with many commenting that he looks 'great'.
 "


LMAO.  ok.
 
2014-01-09 07:18:39 AM  
Well, it's a change for the better. He went from obese to merely overweight.
 
2014-01-09 07:31:03 AM  
Never been as heavy as Chum, but that's a pretty substantial accomplishment.   Good for him.   It's amazing what big boobies can motivate a man to accomplish.
 
2014-01-09 07:31:52 AM  
Sometimes when seriously obese people lose a bunch of weight you find out that there was a pretty good looking person underneath.

This is not one of those times.

/it's great that he lost the weight, but he needs to do some serious weight training to ditch the skinnyfat
 
2014-01-09 07:32:56 AM  
Good on him
 
2014-01-09 07:38:19 AM  

MmmmBacon: 75 pounds? Did they get lost from some place the camera can't see?


There were 7 and a half cameras pointed at him at the time.
 
2014-01-09 07:40:07 AM  
Haven't watched the show, dunno who he is, but good for him. Even with someone else helping it's hard to break bad eating habits. Hopefully he'll be able to keep it going.
 
2014-01-09 07:40:34 AM  
I'm glad he's losing weight, good for him, but at his size losing 75 lbs isn't hard at all. Dropping the remainder and keeping it off will prove to be the hard part.
 
2014-01-09 07:41:13 AM  

Principal Clarinet: [www.vegasnews.com image 588x524]
His girlfriend wins the hand with one pair.


They are store bought (not that there is anything wrong with that:)

Link

"Chumlee and the Lebanese beauty have been dating for a while. Earlier this year, the surprisingly romantic Chum proved his love for Tanya by treating her to a fancy dinner at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse - and a boob job!

"She wanted a boob job and she was going to pay it herself but she works so hard," Chumlee told Las Vegas Review in September. "I thought to myself, it literally takes me a couple hours of work to buy a boob job so why would I make her pay for them. She had her money saved up and I just felt it was the right thing to do. That's a good birthday present, right?"
 
2014-01-09 07:44:29 AM  
Still ugly, though.
 
2014-01-09 07:54:28 AM  
did he inject all that fat into her boobs?
 
2014-01-09 07:56:56 AM  

hasty ambush: Principal Clarinet: [www.vegasnews.com image 588x524]
His girlfriend wins the hand with one pair.

They are store bought (not that there is anything wrong with that:)

Link

"Chumlee and the Lebanese beauty have been dating for a while. Earlier this year, the surprisingly romantic Chum proved his love for Tanya by treating her to a fancy dinner at Andiamo Italian Steakhouse - and a boob job!

"She wanted a boob job and she was going to pay it herself but she works so hard," Chumlee told Las Vegas Review in September. "I thought to myself, it literally takes me a couple hours of work to buy a boob job so why would I make her pay for them. She had her money saved up and I just felt it was the right thing to do. That's a good birthday present, right?"


That's kind of like buying your wife lingerie, the present is more for you than her.
 
2014-01-09 08:23:00 AM  

Ivandrago: Sometimes when seriously obese people lose a bunch of weight you find out that there was a pretty good looking person underneath.

This is not one of those times.

/it's great that he lost the weight, but he needs to do some serious weight training to ditch the skinnyfat


There was an article I saw recently that was almost arguing against losing weight because of the excess skin that occurs after. If you dig deeper you find out the author pretty much did a crash diet and a lot of cardio, no weight lifting at all. Of course the weight loss was rapid and she was left with all kinds of loose skin.

That's what happens when you try and lose all that weight in a short amount of time. If you take your time, eat healthy with a healthy amount of calories and lift freaking weights you can minimize all of that.
 
2014-01-09 08:34:19 AM  
She looks about as real as a blowup doll in this picture...

starcasm.net
 
2014-01-09 08:36:11 AM  
Does he even lift?
 
2014-01-09 08:36:52 AM  

halfpastnvr: She looks about as real as a blowup doll in this picture...

[starcasm.net image 640x640]


...add the Lebanese to the list of people who shouldn't have Sharpie pens.
 
2014-01-09 08:38:05 AM  
Yes, yes I would hit that girl like the fist...
 
2014-01-09 08:41:13 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: Ivandrago: Sometimes when seriously obese people lose a bunch of weight you find out that there was a pretty good looking person underneath.

This is not one of those times.

/it's great that he lost the weight, but he needs to do some serious weight training to ditch the skinnyfat

There was an article I saw recently that was almost arguing against losing weight because of the excess skin that occurs after. If you dig deeper you find out the author pretty much did a crash diet and a lot of cardio, no weight lifting at all. Of course the weight loss was rapid and she was left with all kinds of loose skin.

That's what happens when you try and lose all that weight in a short amount of time. If you take your time, eat healthy with a healthy amount of calories and lift freaking weights you can minimize all of that.


Depending on how fat you were your skin might not stretch back no matter what.  I have a feeling even with weight lifting Chumlee's stomach would not do so well.
 
2014-01-09 08:46:14 AM  
I like how Corey took the easy way out with lap band. That can go nasty-bad if you don't have the mindset. Seems like, between the two of them, Chum will be thinner longer.

Which is something I never thought I'd say.
 
2014-01-09 08:53:11 AM  
I really used to enjoy the show and seeing the strange things people would sell and why "You know, it's worth $50 grand, but I've got to take it to auction, and risk not selling it at full price, and then make a profit, I'll give $300 for it"

"Make it $325 and you've got a deal"


Now the shows just blows. At least half the show is dedicated to some phoney back story "Cory just boght a crappy house, how can ever afford it?"  "Hoss may just up and quit becasue the store down the street will pay him more!" "The old man is a cynical!".
 
2014-01-09 08:53:30 AM  
Her.... and him ... that makes sense.
 
2014-01-09 08:54:25 AM  
I thought the lead character was Davey Deals.
 
2014-01-09 08:54:26 AM  

WTF Indeed: Reality TV has taught us that being drunk, fat, and stupid is a way to go through life.


You leave Honey Boo Boo alone!

Also, she's not zaftig, but she's also not slender.
 
2014-01-09 08:57:33 AM  
Now all he has to lose is all those dumbass tats.
 
2014-01-09 09:00:10 AM  

hasty ambush: "I thought to myself, it literally takes me a couple hours of work to buy a boob job so why would I make her pay for them.


Dang. Either that pawn shop is really overpaying him, or A&E pays a shiatload of money to them, or his girlfriend is going to show up in a future Fark story where it turns out she got one of those cut-rate ghetto surgery deals where they inject you with silicone caulk from Home Depot.
 
2014-01-09 09:03:06 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: A&E pays a shiatload of money to them


They probably pay him tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars per episode.  That seems to be the going rate  for "unscripted" shows.
 
2014-01-09 09:05:40 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: hasty ambush: "I thought to myself, it literally takes me a couple hours of work to buy a boob job so why would I make her pay for them.

Dang. Either that pawn shop is really overpaying him, or A&E pays a shiatload of money to them, or his girlfriend is going to show up in a future Fark story where it turns out she got one of those cut-rate ghetto surgery deals where they inject you with silicone caulk from Home Depot.


Celebrity net worth says he get's paid 25K per episode, and has a total net worth of $5m. I actually thought it would be a lot  higher as PS is I remember hearing PS is the number 1 show in South America and hoistory channels most popular show. Chum lee is also the show's favorite, selling more chum less merchandise than all the others.
 
2014-01-09 09:08:38 AM  
So a reality show celebrity behaves in a way others would benefit from emulating? A new paradigm indeed!
 
2014-01-09 09:09:27 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: hasty ambush: "I thought to myself, it literally takes me a couple hours of work to buy a boob job so why would I make her pay for them.

Dang. Either that pawn shop is really overpaying him, or A&E pays a shiatload of money to them, or his girlfriend is going to show up in a future Fark story where it turns out she got one of those cut-rate ghetto surgery deals where they inject you with silicone caulk from Home Depot.


He is behind all of the merchandising of their images which has been very profitable.  From what I understand, he gets a cut of everything sold with the store's or the other character's image.  He may even get a cut of their endorsements.  The others didn't think it would be profitable and basically handed it over to him.
 
2014-01-09 09:12:30 AM  
Awesome
 
2014-01-09 09:15:24 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: hasty ambush: "I thought to myself, it literally takes me a couple hours of work to buy a boob job so why would I make her pay for them.

Dang. Either that pawn shop is really overpaying him, or A&E pays a shiatload of money to them, or his girlfriend is going to show up in a future Fark story where it turns out she got one of those cut-rate ghetto surgery deals where they inject you with silicone caulk from Home Depot.


Pawn Stars is one of the top rated cable shows; American Restoration, American Pickers, and Counting cars are all also doing pretty well. As a result History channel has seen a huge jump in people watching and is now something like the fourth most viewed cable channel in prime time. So yeah...I could see the pawn guys making a pretty penny from just their tv deal.

But good for chum. So long as the weight is lost in a healthy way I say more power to him.
 
2014-01-09 09:17:57 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: WTF Indeed: Reality TV has taught us that being drunk, fat, and stupid is a way to go through life.

You leave Honey Boo Boo alone!

Also, she's not zaftig, but she's also not slender.


i came here to say this...surprised it was this far down the thread!

nttawwherbody...i, for one, love her shape...although i despise bolt-ons

MmmmBacon: 75 pounds? Did they get lost from some place the camera can't see?


KelvinTheClown: MmmmBacon: 75 pounds? Did they get lost from some place the camera can't see?

There were 7 and a half cameras pointed at him at the time.


hey, it's a good start! no one said he was SKINNY now...just that he lost 75 lb
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2014-01-09 09:21:02 AM  
Good for him!
 
2014-01-09 09:27:54 AM  
The 31-year-old, who is known for his humorous antics being the butt of all of the jokes on the hit TV series Pawn Stars

FTFY

My brother in law, for some reason, has only basic cable, and seems to play a lot of reality TV. He doesn't really watch it, as much as put it on in the background, and then stare at it(Although acoustics in the house are so crappy that you can't actually hear the TV). Anyway, he was playing Pawn Stars while we were down there for Xmas, and we noticed Chum was skinnier even on episodes from last fall, so I don't know about this "debuted at New Year's" crap. Seriously, though, this guy is obviously just playing at being the slack jawed yokel. Every once in awhile, he forgets and drops the mouth breather facade, and he lets on that he's nowhere near as stupid as he appears on the show. He'd better be getting paid a lot to forever be branded a total moron. I'm not saying that this is Carl Sagan, or Albert Einstein, but he's definitely not the bill of goods the show is presenting.
 
2014-01-09 09:28:12 AM  
Wow, he went form being morbidly obese and ugly to just fat and ugly.

/I misread Lebanese
 
2014-01-09 09:28:45 AM  
He still looks constantly stoned.
 
2014-01-09 09:35:10 AM  
Pawn Stars, the show, has been such a groan-fest lately and Chublee is so undeserving of any attention, especially from the Daily Fail rag.
 
2014-01-09 09:40:30 AM  
So did he use the fat from his moobs to help out his girlfriends implants?
 
2014-01-09 09:52:38 AM  
Well, good for him.
 
2014-01-09 09:55:14 AM  
Not so fat, dumb, and  rich and having a girlfriend with huge knockers is no way to go throu--wai t what the fark am I saying??!?!?!
 
2014-01-09 09:59:36 AM  

Mikey1969: The 31-year-old, who is known for his humorous antics being the butt of all of the jokes on the hit TV series Pawn Stars

FTFY

My brother in law, for some reason, has only basic cable, and seems to play a lot of reality TV. He doesn't really watch it, as much as put it on in the background, and then stare at it(Although acoustics in the house are so crappy that you can't actually hear the TV). Anyway, he was playing Pawn Stars while we were down there for Xmas, and we noticed Chum was skinnier even on episodes from last fall, so I don't know about this "debuted at New Year's" crap. Seriously, though, this guy is obviously just playing at being the slack jawed yokel. Every once in awhile, he forgets and drops the mouth breather facade, and he lets on that he's nowhere near as stupid as he appears on the show. He'd better be getting paid a lot to forever be branded a total moron. I'm not saying that this is Carl Sagan, or Albert Einstein, but he's definitely not the bill of goods the show is presenting.


so you BIL doesn't watch the show but he watches the show
 
2014-01-09 10:00:33 AM  
or your BIL
 
2014-01-09 10:05:41 AM  
Bet he still only got five dollars for it.
 
2014-01-09 10:10:44 AM  

TheraTx: so you BIL doesn't watch the show but he watches the show


Hell, I watch the show. I enjoy it. Except for the added manufactured drama, that shiat I can't stand. But seriously, he puts this stuff on, and doesn't turn it up loud enough to hear. It's an exercise in lip reading, the acoustics are so farked up in that house that you can hear the TV better in the kitchen and down the hall into the bedrooms than you can directly in front of the TV in the living room. he really does seem to just run those shows in the background, it's kinda weird.
 
2014-01-09 10:11:37 AM  
They'll probably  be selling vials of his fat at the stop next week
 
2014-01-09 10:14:52 AM  
His girlfriend looks like she has a a touch of the Snooki.
 
2014-01-09 10:20:45 AM  

Farkin' Found It!: Pawn Stars, the show, has been such a groan-fest lately and Chublee is so undeserving of any attention, especially from the Daily Fail rag.


Dude!  Your nicknames for people and things are so hilarious!  You should be a writer for reality tv.  You'd fit right in.
 
2014-01-09 10:25:35 AM  

Mikey1969: TheraTx: so you BIL doesn't watch the show but he watches the show

Hell, I watch the show. I enjoy it. Except for the added manufactured drama, that shiat I can't stand. But seriously, he puts this stuff on, and doesn't turn it up loud enough to hear. It's an exercise in lip reading, the acoustics are so farked up in that house that you can hear the TV better in the kitchen and down the hall into the bedrooms than you can directly in front of the TV in the living room. he really does seem to just run those shows in the background, it's kinda weird.


Reality shows seem to start out that way, American Restoration was a good example. At the beginning it was all about the things they were working on. Slowly it became more about the people which is why I stoppped watching it. American Pickers has been pretty good about not doing it.
 
2014-01-09 10:28:26 AM  

Mikey1969: The 31-year-old, who is known for his humorous antics being the butt of all of the jokes on the hit TV series Pawn Stars

FTFY

My brother in law, for some reason, has only basic cable, and seems to play a lot of reality TV. He doesn't really watch it, as much as put it on in the background, and then stare at it(Although acoustics in the house are so crappy that you can't actually hear the TV). Anyway, he was playing Pawn Stars while we were down there for Xmas, and we noticed Chum was skinnier even on episodes from last fall, so I don't know about this "debuted at New Year's" crap. Seriously, though, this guy is obviously just playing at being the slack jawed yokel. Every once in awhile, he forgets and drops the mouth breather facade, and he lets on that he's nowhere near as stupid as he appears on the show. He'd better be getting paid a lot to forever be branded a total moron. I'm not saying that this is Carl Sagan, or Albert Einstein, but he's definitely not the bill of goods the show is presenting.


I was doing a simple google and Chum owns his own company/brand of clothing, and he sold half to the pawnshop owners to sell the stuff there.

Doesn't surprise me that he's smarter than the show paints him. The few times they let him talk about shoes he was an expert equal to the 'need to call a buddy' experts.

But he's the comedic relief. The owners and son and father certainly aren't friendly enough or humble enough to be comedic relief. He's the foil.
 
2014-01-09 10:35:28 AM  

elvindeath: Never been as heavy as Chum, but that's a pretty substantial accomplishment.   Good for him.   It's amazing what big boobies can motivate a man to accomplish.


Except -- he paid for those plastic tits.
 
2014-01-09 10:36:16 AM  

halfpastnvr: She looks about as real as a blowup doll in this picture...

[starcasm.net image 640x640]


Nah. She just looks like a straight up Vegas whore.
 
2014-01-09 10:37:24 AM  

rikkards: Reality shows seem to start out that way, American Restoration was a good example. At the beginning it was all about the things they were working on. Slowly it became more about the people which is why I stoppped watching it. American Pickers has been pretty good about not doing it.


My brother in law said the same thing. It's a shame, I really liked that show.
 
2014-01-09 10:39:01 AM  

kroonermanblack: Doesn't surprise me that he's smarter than the show paints him. The few times they let him talk about shoes he was an expert equal to the 'need to call a buddy' experts.


I think he was also the go-to guy for pinball machines too, if I recall correctly.
 
2014-01-09 10:40:15 AM  
You mind if I call in a buddy to check out those boobs?
 
2014-01-09 10:43:22 AM  
Nice tits. Not her, him.
 
2014-01-09 10:55:32 AM  

SpectroBoy: sense


they got a regular cross-continental romance going there . . .

\\ good times
\ meh on the show.
 
2014-01-09 10:55:55 AM  

Ivandrago: Sometimes when seriously obese people lose a bunch of weight you find out that there was a pretty good looking person underneath.

This is not one of those times.


Perez Hilton is another example of that.
 
2014-01-09 11:02:20 AM  

rikkards: American Pickers has been pretty good about not doing it.


you can't get too close to the guys on pickers, because when it comes out that one of them is gay the show is probably done.

and Frank is one queer bear.

Don't get me wrong, I like the show and the guys are pretty cool, but I guarantee you they are keeping a tight lid on Frank's ghey.

/have no proof Frank is ghey, but COME ON.
 
2014-01-09 11:16:30 AM  

Mikey1969: rikkards: Reality shows seem to start out that way, American Restoration was a good example. At the beginning it was all about the things they were working on. Slowly it became more about the people which is why I stoppped watching it. American Pickers has been pretty good about not doing it.

My brother in law said the same thing. It's a shame, I really liked that show.


They're all heading that way now.  I used to watch Pawn Stars for the cool items.  Now it's all about Rick, Corey, and Urkel.

American Restoration covers maybe 2 items per show.  They don't show much of the actual work any more.  Half of the last episode was spent on that insane picker guy.

Counting Cars is going in the same direction.  The next episode appears to be about sending Mike to the Pawn Shop to work.  How ironic, considering Pawn Stars just did the same thing last week.

I watch too much of this crap.  Still dig American Pickers though.

/you're probably right frepnog
 
2014-01-09 11:25:17 AM  

Kornchex: Mikey1969: rikkards: Reality shows seem to start out that way, American Restoration was a good example. At the beginning it was all about the things they were working on. Slowly it became more about the people which is why I stoppped watching it. American Pickers has been pretty good about not doing it.

My brother in law said the same thing. It's a shame, I really liked that show.

They're all heading that way now.  I used to watch Pawn Stars for the cool items.  Now it's all about Rick, Corey, and Urkel.

American Restoration covers maybe 2 items per show.  They don't show much of the actual work any more.  Half of the last episode was spent on that insane picker guy.

Counting Cars is going in the same direction.  The next episode appears to be about sending Mike to the Pawn Shop to work.  How ironic, considering Pawn Stars just did the same thing last week.

I watch too much of this crap.  Still dig American Pickers though.

/you're probably right frepnog


Just the promo for counting Cars makes me puke...

Yea, I may have my own Car shop but it's also about my tattoo parlor,
And yea, not just my tatoo parlor, but my rock club,
does that make me a rock star?

Gag. Attention whoring shmuck. Stick to cool cars and shut up.
 
2014-01-09 11:30:55 AM  

Kornchex: I used to watch Pawn Stars for the cool items. Now it's all about Rick, Corey, and Urkel.


I hate the fake drama on the show (yeah, Rick is really pissed at Chum for having Chum coins made.  uh huh)  but at least the show still mostly engages customers with interesting stuff (which is why I watch).

Also, Rick's book is pretty damned interesting and a well-written read.

/actually, I like that the show is finally giving Chum more to do than stand slack-jawed behind the counter.  He really isn't a moron.
 
2014-01-09 11:32:33 AM  
I bet he tried to sell it to Rick....
 
2014-01-09 11:38:05 AM  

frepnog: Kornchex: I used to watch Pawn Stars for the cool items. Now it's all about Rick, Corey, and Urkel.

I hate the fake drama on the show (yeah, Rick is really pissed at Chum for having Chum coins made.  uh huh)  but at least the show still mostly engages customers with interesting stuff (which is why I watch).

Also, Rick's book is pretty damned interesting and a well-written read.

/actually, I like that the show is finally giving Chum more to do than stand slack-jawed behind the counter.  He really isn't a moron.


I actually like Pawn Stars, the historical and information on items is the great part, obviously they use Chum for the butt of jokes but he always gets the last laugh "you wont ever hit that target chum, BLAM! bullseye".
I read his book as well, i actually enjoy it, he seems like a down to earth type guy, then again it was funny as hell to watch 4Chan prank call the pawn shop day in and out asking for "Battletoads".
Chum is actually smart as a whip, dunno why they have him act as a dumbass, i guess its part of the script even though I find corey to be the retard of the group.

Of all the channels I watch, its usually the military channel, discovery, Discovery america or history channel, but some reason I can't watch american pickers. American Restoration and Counting cars I can, dunno why I just don't like the pair and the flaming gay guy Frank, other guy probably likes the booty hole as well, can't really tell I guess they are trying to reach a "new generation" of tv viewers..
 
2014-01-09 11:46:46 AM  
Still looks like a dumbass though.
 
2014-01-09 11:48:41 AM  

frepnog: Kornchex: I used to watch Pawn Stars for the cool items. Now it's all about Rick, Corey, and Urkel.

I hate the fake drama on the show (yeah, Rick is really pissed at Chum for having Chum coins made.  uh huh)  but at least the show still mostly engages customers with interesting stuff (which is why I watch).

Also, Rick's book is pretty damned interesting and a well-written read.

/actually, I like that the show is finally giving Chum more to do than stand slack-jawed behind the counter.  He really isn't a moron.


But that chick they put on nights awhile back sure seemed like the real deal(Don't know if she's still on)... The one they had Chum mooning over. God, she makes me want to poke my eardrums with an icepick and pour rubbing alcohol into my eyeballs...

Misconduc: Chum is actually smart as a whip, dunno why they have him act as a dumbass, i guess its part of the script even though I find corey to be the retard of the group.


The only one I would deal with if I went in would be Rick. The Old Man refuses to ever negotiate, and Corey WAY underbids. They haven't shown Chum being strong enough for me to say one way or the other, but the other two suck. If this is indeed a true representation of the shop, then the only thing that made it successful enough to get a TV show is Rick.
 
2014-01-09 11:52:28 AM  

Mikey1969: But that chick they put on nights awhile back sure seemed like the real deal(Don't know if she's still on)... The one they had Chum mooning over.


They let Olivia go over nude pics she did for Suicide Girls. Once again - girls, unless you plan on making porn your career, keep your farking clothes on if on camera.  It will ruin you.  And yeah, she seemed like she was about as smart as a stripper pole.

Mikey1969: The only one I would deal with if I went in would be Rick. The Old Man refuses to ever negotiate, and Corey WAY underbids. They haven't shown Chum being strong enough for me to say one way or the other, but the other two suck. If this is indeed a true representation of the shop, then the only thing that made it successful enough to get a TV show is Rick.


I really recommend reading Rick's book.
 
2014-01-09 11:58:23 AM  
I'm sure she is with him because she loves him.
 
2014-01-09 12:09:49 PM  
And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.
rebeccaromney.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-09 12:20:56 PM  

frepnog: They let Olivia go over nude pics she did for Suicide Girls. Once again - girls, unless you plan on making porn your career, keep your farking clothes on if on camera. It will ruin you. And yeah, she seemed like she was about as smart as a stripper pole.


I figured that was the whole reason she was on the show.

UKCoolCat: And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.


Couldn't agree more.

I watch Pickers because I have a lot of family in Minnesota.  I used to spend summers there.  Cruising around the old farmhouses, climbing on the silos, and going through the attics and barns was a lot of fun back in the day.
 
2014-01-09 12:21:45 PM  

frepnog: Mikey1969: But that chick they put on nights awhile back sure seemed like the real deal(Don't know if she's still on)... The one they had Chum mooning over.

They let Olivia go over nude pics she did for Suicide Girls. Once again - girls, unless you plan on making porn your career, keep your farking clothes on if on camera.  It will ruin you.  And yeah, she seemed like she was about as smart as a stripper pole.

Mikey1969: The only one I would deal with if I went in would be Rick. The Old Man refuses to ever negotiate, and Corey WAY underbids. They haven't shown Chum being strong enough for me to say one way or the other, but the other two suck. If this is indeed a true representation of the shop, then the only thing that made it successful enough to get a TV show is Rick.

I really recommend reading Rick's book.


I usually like Suicide Girls, I like that a lot of times they actually have some curfews. That said, I don't think I could ever enjoy pics of that girl...

I might just have to check out Rick's book, Thanks for the heads up.
 
2014-01-09 12:26:20 PM  
Misconduc:
Chum is actually smart as a whip, dunno why they have him act as a dumbass, i guess its part of the script even though I find corey to be the retard of the group.

I don't know if that languid mode of speaking he has is part of it or not,  but if you're a reality show producer aiming for the lowest common denominator, it's easier to sell a guy with Chumlee's mannerisms and voice as a doofus than a genius. If he wobbles over from wherever he's summoned, describes a piece to a T, cites a price for it, recites a verse in iambic pentameter, and gets a good deal, that's probably not nearly as entertaining as having him stumble around the back room and fall through the display cases, especially with a Type-A like Harrison as the shop know-it-all.

I'm not even remotely surprised to learn that he's both rich and shrewd; the pawnshop makes it pretty clear that they handle hundred-thousand dollar deals daily (the Old Man collects cars) and they wouldn't have a bumbling oaf like Chumlee behind the counter at a business like that. I kind of like that show, so it's nice to have confirmation that the whole "Chumlee" thing is just a character.
 
2014-01-09 12:26:52 PM  

UKCoolCat: And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.
[rebeccaromney.files.wordpress.com image 487x329]


YES.
 
2014-01-09 12:45:26 PM  

Mikey1969: frepnog: Mikey1969: But that chick they put on nights awhile back sure seemed like the real deal(Don't know if she's still on)... The one they had Chum mooning over.

They let Olivia go over nude pics she did for Suicide Girls. Once again - girls, unless you plan on making porn your career, keep your farking clothes on if on camera.  It will ruin you.  And yeah, she seemed like she was about as smart as a stripper pole.

Mikey1969: The only one I would deal with if I went in would be Rick. The Old Man refuses to ever negotiate, and Corey WAY underbids. They haven't shown Chum being strong enough for me to say one way or the other, but the other two suck. If this is indeed a true representation of the shop, then the only thing that made it successful enough to get a TV show is Rick.

I really recommend reading Rick's book.

I usually like Suicide Girls, I like that a lot of times they actually have some curfews. That said, I don't think I could ever enjoy pics of that girl...

I might just have to check out Rick's book, Thanks for the heads up.


Dodn't forget to buy his Razor too...

https://www.onerazor.com/
 
2014-01-09 12:53:59 PM  

Danger Mouse: Dodn't forget to buy his Razor too...

https://www.onerazor.com/


Yeah, that shiat just looked stupid... I guess it could be worse, he could be plastering his mug on as much cheap crap as those Duck Dynasty guys...
 
2014-01-09 01:13:49 PM  

Danger Mouse: Mikey1969: frepnog: Mikey1969: But that chick they put on nights awhile back sure seemed like the real deal(Don't know if she's still on)... The one they had Chum mooning over.

They let Olivia go over nude pics she did for Suicide Girls. Once again - girls, unless you plan on making porn your career, keep your farking clothes on if on camera.  It will ruin you.  And yeah, she seemed like she was about as smart as a stripper pole.

Mikey1969: The only one I would deal with if I went in would be Rick. The Old Man refuses to ever negotiate, and Corey WAY underbids. They haven't shown Chum being strong enough for me to say one way or the other, but the other two suck. If this is indeed a true representation of the shop, then the only thing that made it successful enough to get a TV show is Rick.

I really recommend reading Rick's book.

I usually like Suicide Girls, I like that a lot of times they actually have some curfews. That said, I don't think I could ever enjoy pics of that girl...

I might just have to check out Rick's book, Thanks for the heads up.

Dodn't forget to buy his Razor too...

https://www.onerazor.com/


well, if you are going to endorse something, I can think of far worse things.
 
2014-01-09 01:14:30 PM  
He lost a BackSteet Boy.
 
2014-01-09 01:15:02 PM  
My governor has a sad.
 
2014-01-09 01:27:59 PM  

garandman1a: UKCoolCat: And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.
[rebeccaromney.files.wordpress.com image 487x329]

YES.


the last episode she was on, they set the make-up gun to whore and shot her with it.

I was very much taken aback, as she has never been portrayed in that manner on the show before.
 
2014-01-09 01:33:25 PM  

frepnog: Danger Mouse: Mikey1969: frepnog: Mikey1969: But that chick they put on nights awhile back sure seemed like the real deal(Don't know if she's still on)... The one they had Chum mooning over.

They let Olivia go over nude pics she did for Suicide Girls. Once again - girls, unless you plan on making porn your career, keep your farking clothes on if on camera.  It will ruin you.  And yeah, she seemed like she was about as smart as a stripper pole.

Mikey1969: The only one I would deal with if I went in would be Rick. The Old Man refuses to ever negotiate, and Corey WAY underbids. They haven't shown Chum being strong enough for me to say one way or the other, but the other two suck. If this is indeed a true representation of the shop, then the only thing that made it successful enough to get a TV show is Rick.

I really recommend reading Rick's book.

I usually like Suicide Girls, I like that a lot of times they actually have some curfews. That said, I don't think I could ever enjoy pics of that girl...

I might just have to check out Rick's book, Thanks for the heads up.

Dodn't forget to buy his Razor too...

https://www.onerazor.com/

well, if you are going to endorse something, I can think of far worse things.


No problem with the razor. It's not "his razor" It's just and overpriced Microtouch one razor.    My point was the Pawnstars empire is growing so large it's getting screwy.  The show is only about 20% actual Pawn, and 80%  charecture . Theyve  got books, t shirts silver coins, calendars...bobbleheads and now hocking razors....what's next?  I've heard the store is so busy with fans they can't actually work the store anymore and the waiting line is out the door and around the block.  They're selling more TV show merchandise than actual pawn business.   Hey- Dont' get me wrong. Good for them. I woudl love to be a .1 as fortunate. It's just stunning/a spectacle to watch.
 
2014-01-09 01:52:33 PM  

Danger Mouse: The show is only about 20% actual Pawn, and 80% charecture . Theyve got books, t shirts silver coins, calendars...bobbleheads and now hocking razors....what's next?


I just can't hate on the guys.  I have been a fan of the show since the first ep i watched, have been a faithful viewer since then, and if some guys in Vegas that run a goddamn pawn shop can get rich selling people stuff, more power to them.  They don't seem to be the bad kind of business men; the kind that run a pawn shop and prey on the unfortunate.  They run a shop where the majority of their clientele are people trying to get some quick gambling cash, and they also buy and sell high end stuff.

I'd like to meet Rick (and the crew) and commend them.
 
2014-01-09 01:57:39 PM  

frepnog: Danger Mouse: The show is only about 20% actual Pawn, and 80% charecture . Theyve got books, t shirts silver coins, calendars...bobbleheads and now hocking razors....what's next?

I just can't hate on the guys.  I have been a fan of the show since the first ep i watched, have been a faithful viewer since then, and if some guys in Vegas that run a goddamn pawn shop can get rich selling people stuff, more power to them.  They don't seem to be the bad kind of business men; the kind that run a pawn shop and prey on the unfortunate.  They run a shop where the majority of their clientele are people trying to get some quick gambling cash, and they also buy and sell high end stuff.

I'd like to meet Rick (and the crew) and commend them.


I'm not hating at all.  I'm amazed that the show is no longer really about pawning, but about the personalities they've built.
I don't like the phoney stories they create for the charectures...as I mentioned earlier the whole Hoss may quit for another job down the street. chumlee just bought his first POS house. That insults me.

I like to hear Rick talk  about the history of things, se an old pice get reconditoned, and hear and try to guess the price/value and will they sell or not game in my head.
 
2014-01-09 02:02:35 PM  

Danger Mouse: I'm amazed that the show is no longer really about pawning, but about the personalities they've built.
I don't like the phoney stories they create for the charectures...as I mentioned earlier the whole Hoss may quit for another job down the street. chumlee just bought his first POS house. That insults me.


agreed.  Chum is a farking millionaire at this point; having the old man talk about docking his pay for missing a few hours is hilarious and stupid.  I get that the show still tries to portray a "working man's atmosphere" but it is getting pretty stupid, and the forced drama (and none of them can act AT ALL so it is so obviously faked) sucks.

Just show me cool stuff, let Rick pretend to know everything in the universe about this Ming dynasty piece, and leave the drama on the floor.
 
2014-01-09 02:21:07 PM  

UKCoolCat: And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.
[rebeccaromney.files.wordpress.com image 487x329]


Yes. I'd love to bang her on top of a pile of old book.
 
2014-01-09 02:28:44 PM  
jimcofer.com
img004.lazygirls.info
 
2014-01-09 02:37:02 PM  
img.fark.net

would happily do anything that woman asked.
 
2014-01-09 02:53:00 PM  
Danger Mouse Now the shows just blows. At least half the show is dedicated to some phoney back story "Cory just boght a crappy house, how can ever afford it?"  "Hoss may just up and quit becasue the store down the street will pay him more!" "The old man is a cynical!".

WILL YOU SHUT UP WITH ALL THESE SPOILERS?  Excuse me, I meant, you're correct the mash-up on "Counting Cars" is ridiculous, like my fave hateditbutwatchedit reality crapfest "Truck Stop Missouri" had an "annex" behind the truckstop that took on tenants based on whatever was the hot reality show @ the time, like the truck stop's diner was their rip-off on Diners & Dives/Man Vs Food, their motel played on "Hotel Impossible", then they had a Tattoo Parlor, next to an antique shop for Pawn Stars haggling & American Pickers redux, then they held a kiddie beauty contest promoter...my brother bet me that Joe would rent space to some Ghost Hunters but then it got cancelled.Their ringers were terrible, some IMDB poster said they got them from the Drama Dept of the local Community College

/last season of "Family Plots" was odd with tourists showing up on-camera during funerals to pose with the show's stars...
http://www.pomeradonews.com/2007/04/11/mortuary-lives-on-after-tv-sh ow /
 
2014-01-09 03:23:07 PM  

frepnog: Danger Mouse: I'm amazed that the show is no longer really about pawning, but about the personalities they've built.
I don't like the phoney stories they create for the charectures...as I mentioned earlier the whole Hoss may quit for another job down the street. chumlee just bought his first POS house. That insults me.

agreed.  Chum is a farking millionaire at this point; having the old man talk about docking his pay for missing a few hours is hilarious and stupid.  I get that the show still tries to portray a "working man's atmosphere" but it is getting pretty stupid, and the forced drama (and none of them can act AT ALL so it is so obviously faked) sucks.

Just show me cool stuff, let Rick pretend to know everything in the universe about this Ming dynasty piece, and leave the drama on the floor.


Cut out the characatures and the silly fake stories and you have antiques roadshow vegas.

And id be fine with that. I watch it for the items and the history not for the "reality" aspect of it.

Another thing. Who are they selling all this merchandise to? Ive never seen the clothing on an actual person in public.
 
2014-01-09 03:23:53 PM  

frepnog: Just show me cool stuff, let Rick pretend to know everything in the universe about this Ming dynasty piece, and leave the drama on the floor.


Yea, there's no doubt that he's coached on what's comming in,  but from what I've heard he's not dummy either. He's a history buff, been in the pawn business for many years and acutally knows a thing or two.
 
2014-01-09 03:31:29 PM  

Danger Mouse: frepnog: Just show me cool stuff, let Rick pretend to know everything in the universe about this Ming dynasty piece, and leave the drama on the floor.

Yea, there's no doubt that he's coached on what's comming in,  but from what I've heard he's not dummy either. He's a history buff, been in the pawn business for many years and acutally knows a thing or two.


Ya, he enjoys reading and learning and is a really smart dude, but some times it stretches credulity.  I get that a man that has spent all that time buying and selling stuff is going to learn about items, but the depth of his knowledge sometimes HAS to be make believe.  NO ONE knows that much about EVERYTHING.  He calls in experts a lot, but if his actual knowledge was as deep as the show would have you believe, he wouldn't need them.
 
2014-01-09 03:54:18 PM  
Danger Mouse Yea, there's no doubt that he's coached on what's comming in,  but from what I've heard he's not dummy either. He's a history buff, been in the pawn business for many years and acutally knows a thing or two.

Dave Attell with pre-'Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison & the Gold & Silver Pawn @ the 24-Hour "Night Window", bet they don't have .69-cent money orders, "Nothing sadder than a broke Nazi"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvu6APT3JLY

There was actually an earlier PBS Docu on Gold  pawn shop that was more down & dirtyThe History Channel has gone from A Thousand HItler Documentaries to The Old Man's pompadoured leather satchel mug feigning disgust @ Chumlee's latest contrived antics.  Of course, Chumlee hasn't used genocide on 6,000,000 innocent people...yet
 
2014-01-09 04:08:43 PM  

UKCoolCat: And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.


Oh God yes!
 
2014-01-09 04:14:24 PM  

frepnog: Kornchex: I used to watch Pawn Stars for the cool items. Now it's all about Rick, Corey, and Urkel.

I hate the fake drama on the show (yeah, Rick is really pissed at Chum for having Chum coins made.  uh huh)  but at least the show still mostly engages customers with interesting stuff (which is why I watch).

Also, Rick's book is pretty damned interesting and a well-written read.

/actually, I like that the show is finally giving Chum more to do than stand slack-jawed behind the counter.  He really isn't a moron.


Ricks book was horrible!

Zero insight into his, Chumlee, or Cory's drug abuse.

The three of them must have snorted a metric ton of cocaine and meth.

Along with Nevadas privacy laws making it impossible to reveal any pawn deals, boring....
 
2014-01-09 04:50:59 PM  
frepnog:

They let Olivia go over nude pics she did for Suicide Girls. Once again - girls, unless you plan on making porn your career, keep your farking clothes on if on camera.  It will ruin you.  And yeah, she seemed like she was about as smart as a stripper pole.


The store didn't. I'm sure Rick could care less. It was A&E that canned her, from the show. She still works at the shop.
 
2014-01-09 04:57:14 PM  
An acquaintance of mine has been on the show three separate times (old man named James, sold a pair of WWII Japanese binoculars one time and an old Colt(?) pistol on another, don't recall what the other item was).  He says that during lulls in filming, Rick is very talkative if you have stuff he's interested in.  The Japanese binoculars were a huge hit with him, as he very Civil War and WWII-centric.  Took him through the warehouse, showing him all kinds of cool stuff that he bought and knew a metric shiat-ton of stuff about the two wars (dates, places, tactics, etc).  OTOH, if its not something he isn't really interested in, but knows he can make a buck on, he won't hardly give the person the time of day except for what you see on TV....

/he said the Old Man was a grade AA dickhead
 
2014-01-09 06:12:53 PM  
Can the History Channel go back to just showing history?  Make another channel called Semi-Reality Show and put all this shiat there.
 
2014-01-09 06:42:44 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: frepnog: Danger Mouse: I'm amazed that the show is no longer really about pawning, but about the personalities they've built.
I don't like the phoney stories they create for the charectures...as I mentioned earlier the whole Hoss may quit for another job down the street. chumlee just bought his first POS house. That insults me.

agreed.  Chum is a farking millionaire at this point; having the old man talk about docking his pay for missing a few hours is hilarious and stupid.  I get that the show still tries to portray a "working man's atmosphere" but it is getting pretty stupid, and the forced drama (and none of them can act AT ALL so it is so obviously faked) sucks.

Just show me cool stuff, let Rick pretend to know everything in the universe about this Ming dynasty piece, and leave the drama on the floor.

Cut out the characatures and the silly fake stories and you have antiques roadshow vegas.

And id be fine with that. I watch it for the items and the history not for the "reality" aspect of it.

Another thing. Who are they selling all this merchandise to? Ive never seen the clothing on an actual person in public.


If you went and stood on the Vegas Strip today it would take you less than ten minutes to find a tourist wearing a Pawn Stars shirt.
 
2014-01-09 07:13:14 PM  

vonster: Now all he has to lose is all those dumbass tats.


And get a decent haircut.
 
2014-01-09 07:36:44 PM  

TheraTx: [jimcofer.com image 225x300]
[img004.lazygirls.info image 537x480]


Hot, and geeky enough to have a shirt praising Tesla? 

Yes, please.
 
2014-01-09 07:45:07 PM  

garandman1a: UKCoolCat: And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.
[rebeccaromney.files.wordpress.com image 487x329]

YES.


^ What he said. ^

And.....
How to spot a rich guy.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-01-09 09:53:47 PM  

highwayrun: Igor Jakovsky: frepnog: Danger Mouse: I'm amazed that the show is no longer really about pawning, but about the personalities they've built.
I don't like the phoney stories they create for the charectures...as I mentioned earlier the whole Hoss may quit for another job down the street. chumlee just bought his first POS house. That insults me.

agreed.  Chum is a farking millionaire at this point; having the old man talk about docking his pay for missing a few hours is hilarious and stupid.  I get that the show still tries to portray a "working man's atmosphere" but it is getting pretty stupid, and the forced drama (and none of them can act AT ALL so it is so obviously faked) sucks.

Just show me cool stuff, let Rick pretend to know everything in the universe about this Ming dynasty piece, and leave the drama on the floor.

Cut out the characatures and the silly fake stories and you have antiques roadshow vegas.

And id be fine with that. I watch it for the items and the history not for the "reality" aspect of it.

Another thing. Who are they selling all this merchandise to? Ive never seen the clothing on an actual person in public.

If you went and stood on the Vegas Strip today it would take you less than ten minutes to find a tourist wearing a Pawn Stars shirt.


Threads dead but im sure you are right about the vegas tourist factor, but as i havent been to vegas since 1998, i havent seen one.
 
2014-01-09 10:00:29 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: vonster: Now all he has to lose is all those dumbass tats.
And get a decent haircut.


I don't know who this guy is, since I've never seen the show, and I only came in here to mention that that's an ugly guy, no matter how much he weighs.
 
2014-01-09 10:16:38 PM  

UKCoolCat: And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.
[rebeccaromney.files.wordpress.com image 487x329]


By marriage, she's likely related to Mitt.  They're like Mormon royalty.
 
2014-01-10 12:32:00 AM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: Can the History Channel go back to just showing history?  Make another channel called Semi-Reality Show and put all this shiat there.


H2 has some intelligent programming ( eg. Engineering an Empire, Big History), but it unfortunately counterbalanced by dumb shows like Ancient Aliens and America Unearthed .

/
I'm sure H2 will soon be a mirror image of its History Channel parent...
 
2014-01-10 01:22:02 AM  

TheraTx:


Yes please
 
2014-01-10 10:27:28 AM  
we've started watching Travel Channel more for Monumental Mysteries, Mysteries at the Museum, America Declassified, etc.
 
2014-01-10 02:30:37 PM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: Can the History Channel go back to just showing history?  Make another channel called Semi-Reality Show and put all this shiat there.


Pawn Stars is one of the few shows on THC that actually talks about history.  Yes, the made up drama about the guys at the shop is silly but I've never failed to learn something historical from watching that show.
 
2014-01-10 03:03:33 PM  

Persnickety: but I've never failed to learn something historical from watching that show.


I have learned TONS of cool shiat watching Pawn Stars.  I had never heard of death clocks, for instance.  Fascinating stuff, and they actually HAVE some.
 
2014-01-10 05:54:22 PM  

UKCoolCat: And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.
[rebeccaromney.files.wordpress.com image 487x329]


Hells yes.  Love the hot "librarian" chicks.
 
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