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To: PJ-Comix

World’s Worst Tenants might have true stories but it’s all acted out with fake folks. I’d consider it to be the worst of the worst.

After that, comes Goldrush, with the fake gold diggers.

Then I’d put Kardishians in...with mostly all fake stories and problems. I’d personally like to take all of the gals on the show...dump them off in Homer, Alaska...with $100 and tell them to survive for thirty days.


6 posted on 07/28/2012 6:32:49 AM PDT by pepsionice
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“Sheiks of Sunset” was pretty bad. I watched one episode and wanted to pull an Elvis on my TV set. I think it has been cancelled. Unwatchable.


9 posted on 07/28/2012 6:37:58 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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I’d personally like to take all of the gals on the show...dump them off in Homer, Alaska...with $100 and tell them to survive for thirty days.

I've been to Homer. Not many women there. I suspect they'd get along just fine.

11 posted on 07/28/2012 6:40:42 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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Too bad I didn't have a TV camera trained on me back in my L.A. Barter days. I used to specialize in buying the BetaMax VCRs. One flaw they had was the fuse would often blow. I discovered that when I bought one for $10 thinking maybe I could fix it. Well, I opened it up and right away spotted a blown fuse so I bought a new fuse for under a buck and popped it in and it worked. Soooo... I kept looking for those BetaMaxes with blown fuses and bought them incredible cheap then fixed them up to sell or trade.

One time a guy had a BetaMax that wasn't working but he wanted $30 for it so I refused. To sweeten the deal he tossed in about a dozen porno tapes. I took the deal, fixed the BetaMax right away, and then took it for a barter deal. I wanted to trade for an IBM Selectric 3. The guy was interested in the BetaMax but didn't want to do the trade because the Selectric 3 was used by his wife and she was at work. So I popped a porno tape into the BetaMax and the guy was amazed. Keep in mind this was the early 80s when many people still hadn't watched much video as was apparent in this guy's reaction. After a few minutes, I popped out the porno tape to the other guy's obvious disappointment. I told him I would toss the tape in with the deal and he began wavering so then I told him I had a bunch more tapes just like it in the car and would toss those in. The guy thought for a moment and finally agreed. As I was hauling the Selectric 3 out, the guy began worrying if his wife would become angry because he traded away her Selectric 3 so I said, "Don't worry. She'll love the VCR," and just continued straight out the door. I was so nervous the guy would come running out to change his mind that it took me 3 tries to turn my engine over. Finally, it turned over and I got out of there FAST.

A week later, after my ad for the Selectric 3 appeared in the Recycler newspaper, I got a call from a company near LAX. I brought it over and the office secretary asked if I would accept a company check for my $780 asking price. Normally I don't accept checks but I figured I knew where the company office was and could come right back if there were problems with the check. I took the check to their bank right away and cashed out for a profit of $750. I actually got what I asked for which surprised me. I was willing to shave a couple of hundred bucks off my asking price but they didn't ask.

The funniest thing is that IBM Selectric 3 machines were already obsolete due to word processors then coming out on the market so I was lucky to sell it for the price I did.

45 posted on 07/28/2012 7:50:36 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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