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Deberg_1990
12-11-2012, 06:07 PM
heheh....Nice try Dave....as if we didnt know already......



http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/a-called-fraud-by-cast-member/



Storage Wars star Dave Hester today sued A&E and the producers of the reality show, calling it a staged “fraud on the public”. Represented by attorney Marty Singer in his suit (read it here), Hester is seeking more than $750,000 in damages and fees from the network and Original Productions for their actions and for firing him from the show. “When Plaintiff David Hester (“Hester”) complained to producers that A&E’s fraudulent conduct of salting and staging the storage lockers was possibly illegal, he was fired from the Series. As further evidence of Defendants’ outrageous conduct, they purported to rescind their written exercise of an option retaining Hester’s services this coming season,” says the 14-page complaint, which is suing for wrongful termination, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, unfair business practices and declaratory relief.

Reality shows are often accused of sleight-of-hand manipulation of events, contestants and other participants, but Hester’s suit tarnishes Storage Wars almost from top to bottom. “Nearly every aspect of the Series is faked, even down to the plastic surgery that one of the female cast members underwent in order to create more “sex appeal” for the show, the cost of which was paid for by Original,” the suit claims. “Original regularly ‘salts’ the storage lockers that are the subject of the auctions portrayed on the Series with valuable or unusual items to add dramatic effect, even going so far as to stage entire storage units. Original also manipulates the outcome of certain auctions by paying for storage units on behalf of the weaker cast members who lack the both the skill and financial wherewithal to place winning bids,” it adds. Hester is seeking a jury trial.


Now in its third season, the highly rated Storage Wars pits buyers against one another for contents of abandoned storage lockers. Known as “the Mogul,” Hester has been one of the seven main participants on the show since it debuted in 2010. The second half of Storage Wars’ latest season began last week.

Chocolate Hog
12-11-2012, 06:08 PM
Sucks he got fired the show will go down hill.

stonedstooge
12-11-2012, 06:09 PM
YYYYYYYUUUUPPPPPP

Brock
12-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Of course it's fake. There's never anything but dirty underwear in abandoned storage units.

Munson
12-11-2012, 06:11 PM
Never did like him. He seems like a giant pussy.

seclark
12-11-2012, 06:13 PM
Of course it's fake. There's never anything but dirty underwear in abandoned storage units.

and fuckin rats.
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stonedstooge
12-11-2012, 06:14 PM
Bugeater on suicide watch

HonestChieffan
12-11-2012, 06:14 PM
Who?

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-11-2012, 06:15 PM
They really will make a show about anything anymore and people really will watch.

Sorter
12-11-2012, 06:16 PM
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/2904/wellbye.jpg

siberian khatru
12-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Um, people -- it's a REALITY show. Therefore, it HAS to be real.

Case dismissed.

KC Tattoo
12-11-2012, 06:21 PM
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/concerttourdates/brandi6.jpg

Brandi is not pleased


Should kick Jarrod to the curb any ways.

theelusiveeightrop
12-11-2012, 06:22 PM
People are going to war over storage?

KC Tattoo
12-11-2012, 06:22 PM
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/concerttourdates/brandi3.jpg

Only reason to watch

Unless your Omaha

/too fat

GloryDayz
12-11-2012, 06:24 PM
Wow..... If only the Chiefs didn't suck balls!

stonedstooge
12-11-2012, 06:24 PM
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/concerttourdates/brandi3.jpg

Only reason to watch

Unless your Omaha

/too fat

She's kind of dumb too. That's a plus

Brock
12-11-2012, 06:26 PM
What do we got here, a busted toaster that's 40 or 50 bucks, an old 25 inch TV, that's a hundred bucks, and holy shit! A box full of gold doubloons!

Gonzo
12-11-2012, 06:28 PM
I am exceedingly proud to say that I haven't watched 5 minutes of any reality show in over 3 years. The only one that might disqualify the afore mentioned claim is Mythbusters. I haven't watched that show in over a year. Every one of them is shit and gives people cancer.

dirk digler
12-11-2012, 06:28 PM
Just don't tell me American Pickers is a fraud that will break my heart

Munson
12-11-2012, 06:29 PM
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/concerttourdates/brandi3.jpg

Only reason to watch

Unless your Omaha

/too fat

http://cdn.cnwimg.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/brandi.jpg

Kyle DeLexus
12-11-2012, 06:33 PM
What do we got here, a busted toaster that's 40 or 50 bucks, an old 25 inch TV, that's a hundred bucks, and holy shit! A box full of gold doubloons!

ROFL

My favorite was "that's an old xbox, that's at least 100 bucks right there" Plus Barry "The Collector" always finds weird shit, how could it not be staged.

Rain Man
12-11-2012, 06:39 PM
They really will make a show about anything anymore and people really will watch.

They should make a reality show about people who watch reality shows.

Deberg_1990
12-11-2012, 06:42 PM
“Nearly every aspect of the Series is faked, even down to the plastic surgery that one of the female cast members underwent in order to create more “sex appeal” for the show, the cost of which was paid for by Original,” the suit claims. .

Brandi ?

Valiant
12-11-2012, 06:43 PM
I hope he loses, stupid lawsuit and he was a prick in the show, doubt he is much different in life seeing this..

Spott
12-11-2012, 06:47 PM
Never seen it, but I figured that show is just as fake as the shows about the pawn shops, moonshiners, repo men, etc.

MotherfuckerJones
12-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Duh it's fake lol still an ok show. Hester is a pussy and a bit**! Never liked him. Shove his YUUUP up his fat ass

Vegas_Dave
12-11-2012, 06:58 PM
Duh its a fraud. I was approached for another one of these "reality" shows several times to be one of their "experts" for the show. However, the real job of the "expert" is solely to find interesting items to have brought in to enhance the item selection used in the show.

So I turned it down - 3 times.

ChiefsNow
12-11-2012, 07:00 PM
Yuup

Fruit Ninja
12-11-2012, 07:01 PM
80 percent of the time no no locker has anything interesting. Once in a while they strike on something cool.

If this shit is as fraud as they say it is, then these storage units would have alot more cool shit inside. MOst of the time its all junk.

I know its frauded to some degree and its for TV, just like i said above. alot of the shit is crap

seclark
12-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Duh its a fraud. I was approached for another one of these "reality" shows several times to be one of their "experts" for the show. However, the real job of the "expert" is solely to find interesting items to have brought in to enhance the item selection used in the show.

So I turned it down - 3 times.

well, outside of brandis titties, i've never seen anything i'm interested in.
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KC Tattoo
12-11-2012, 07:02 PM
I hope he loses, stupid lawsuit and he was a prick in the show, doubt he is much different in life seeing this..

If he is anything like he is portrayed on the show then yeah it's a dick move. He waits till third or fourth season to blow the lid open to make 750K

KC Tattoo
12-11-2012, 07:04 PM
Meow how the hell could Barry Weis afford cars like this?

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/concerttourdates/cc1.jpg

Ugly Duck
12-11-2012, 07:08 PM
They're fake? Both of them?

http://2.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2012/08/brandi-passante-from-storage-wars-3-6037eebd-sz458x249-animate.png
http://cdn.styleforum.net/4/4c/4c717ae1_388664_170318226396831_118017934960194_304571_1093183957_n.jpeg

Bump
12-11-2012, 07:10 PM
now that one of the cast members is letting the secrets out, I won't be watching anymore. I always knew (or thought) that shit was fake, but now that's it's officially fake I won't be watching lol

DenverDanChiefsFan
12-11-2012, 07:11 PM
Is this a big deal? Never heard of the show. :shrug:

Bump
12-11-2012, 07:12 PM
I guarantee you that there are people who watch this show avidly. Decided to open up a thrift store or some shit and lost a lot of money, because of this show. This opens up the doors for those people to sue if they lost their money lol.

Brock
12-11-2012, 07:13 PM
now that one of the cast members is letting the secrets out, I won't be watching anymore. I always knew (or thought) that shit was fake, but now that's it's officially fake I won't be watching lol

Wow.

Bump
12-11-2012, 07:13 PM
and another thing I don't like. When they are going through the lockers and they are like "Oh that's $50, that's $350, etc, etc" and then they show the profits like they already sold that shit.

come on! I bet most of that shit doesnt sell for half of what they say they will get.

Brock
12-11-2012, 07:19 PM
LMAO

seclark
12-11-2012, 07:20 PM
i've watched it, but outside of those titties that brandi is packin, i couldn't tell you a thing about it.
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dirk digler
12-11-2012, 07:21 PM
They're fake? Both of them?

http://2.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2012/08/brandi-passante-from-storage-wars-3-6037eebd-sz458x249-animate.png
http://cdn.styleforum.net/4/4c/4c717ae1_388664_170318226396831_118017934960194_304571_1093183957_n.jpeg

very nice

KC Tattoo
12-11-2012, 07:36 PM
I'd pick Danielle from American Pickers, I'd pick it all day alll riiiggght giggity giggity

http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad152/dailyopinionator/danielle.jpg

JASONSAUTO
12-11-2012, 07:43 PM
Did anyone actually think it was real?
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JASONSAUTO
12-11-2012, 07:43 PM
I also don't understand how the show puts stuff in the lockers and then actually has to buy them.

Kinda makes no sense
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Strongside
12-11-2012, 07:44 PM
Dave Hester is on my list of people I'd like to punch in the face. Ideally while he's yelling "Yuuuup"

cosmo20002
12-11-2012, 07:57 PM
heheh....Nice try Dave....as if we didnt know already......



http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/a-called-fraud-by-cast-member/



Storage Wars star Dave Hester today sued A&E and the producers of the reality show, calling it a staged “fraud on the public”. Represented by attorney Marty Singer in his suit (read it here), Hester is seeking more than $750,000 in damages and fees from the network and Original Productions for their actions and for firing him from the show. “When Plaintiff David Hester (“Hester”) complained to producers that A&E’s fraudulent conduct of salting and staging the storage lockers was possibly illegal, he was fired from the Series. As further evidence of Defendants’ outrageous conduct, they purported to rescind their written exercise of an option retaining Hester’s services this coming season,” says the 14-page complaint, which is suing for wrongful termination, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, unfair business practices and declaratory relief.

Reality shows are often accused of sleight-of-hand manipulation of events, contestants and other participants, but Hester’s suit tarnishes Storage Wars almost from top to bottom. “Nearly every aspect of the Series is faked, even down to the plastic surgery that one of the female cast members underwent in order to create more “sex appeal” for the show, the cost of which was paid for by Original,” the suit claims. “Original regularly ‘salts’ the storage lockers that are the subject of the auctions portrayed on the Series with valuable or unusual items to add dramatic effect, even going so far as to stage entire storage units. Original also manipulates the outcome of certain auctions by paying for storage units on behalf of the weaker cast members who lack the both the skill and financial wherewithal to place winning bids,” it adds. Hester is seeking a jury trial.


Now in its third season, the highly rated Storage Wars pits buyers against one another for contents of abandoned storage lockers. Known as “the Mogul,” Hester has been one of the seven main participants on the show since it debuted in 2010. The second half of Storage Wars’ latest season began last week.

That's the Wow factor.

Bacon Cheeseburger
12-11-2012, 08:08 PM
Only a blubbering moron could watch that show and think it's real.

Molitoth
12-11-2012, 08:16 PM
Most "reality" is staged.

C-Mac
12-11-2012, 08:17 PM
Of course it's fake. There's never anything but dirty underwear in abandoned storage units.

Funny how the show portraits them as abandoned units but the reality in many cases is some poor sap got behind on his payments/late penalties and couldn't afford to get it back.
You know there had to be some crying going on by some while watching there personal belongings being pilfered over by strangers.

JASONSAUTO
12-11-2012, 08:36 PM
Funny how the show portraits them as abandoned units but the reality in many cases is some poor sap got behind on his payments/late penalties and couldn't afford to get it back.
You know there had to be some crying going on by some while watching there personal belongings being pilfered over by strangers.
Pay your fucking bills then.
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stevenidol
12-11-2012, 08:37 PM
Did anyone actually think it was real?
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Sadly yes. Most of those storage unit, pawn shop, whatever else type of shows are staged.

RINGLEADER
12-11-2012, 08:43 PM
He's going to have a hard time proving damages, even if he is right. I have a friend who claims he has supplied them with a variety of film props/memorabilia in the past so the allegation that they "salt" the lockers would seem to be true. But it shouldn't be that surprising -- it would be prohibitively expensive to just "guess" each week if there would be anything worthwhile in the lockers and/or try to find "experts" who could provide any kind of real guidance AND would sign likeness release forms. On the budgets these shows run you just can't take that risk, which is why most reality shows are filled with contrived situations -- there may be film crews following their subjects around all day but they simply can't afford the possibility that they capture nothing of interest.

RINGLEADER
12-11-2012, 08:44 PM
Just don't tell me American Pickers is a fraud that will break my heart

They are all staged to one extent or the other -- again, for the reasons above.

C-Mac
12-11-2012, 08:46 PM
Pay your ****ing bills then.
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ehhh.... some people fall on hard times.

RINGLEADER
12-11-2012, 08:46 PM
Meow how the hell could Barry Weis afford cars like this?

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/concerttourdates/cc1.jpg

Barry is an old Hollywood guy who made his money in produce, if I'm not mistaken (which I very well could be)...he's also a close friend of one of the producers which is why he's on the show...

RINGLEADER
12-11-2012, 08:48 PM
http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=doc&state=4002:xaaa56.2.1

Demonpenz
12-11-2012, 08:49 PM
they always have some sort of gun they have to shoot.

stonedstooge
12-11-2012, 08:52 PM
they always have some sort of gun they have to shoot.

That's Ton and Allen

alpha_omega
12-11-2012, 08:56 PM
As others have said...obviously staged. No surprise here.

Valiant
12-11-2012, 08:59 PM
I guarantee you that there are people who watch this show avidly. Decided to open up a thrift store or some shit and lost a lot of money, because of this show. This opens up the doors for those people to sue if they lost their money lol.

Honestly, i doubt someone lost money by starting a thrift store from the show if that was their idea..

Hell Brandy and her husband started out that way.. The only thing fake is the rate they find unbelievable items..

GloryDayz
12-11-2012, 09:07 PM
The December 7th of storage wars....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/6993536300_ce23dc5a6b.jpg

Buehler445
12-11-2012, 10:00 PM
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/concerttourdates/brandi6.jpg

Brandi is not pleased


Should kick Jarrod to the curb any ways.

I'd hammer Brandi. Hard.

Phobia
12-11-2012, 10:13 PM
I've always wanted to take advantage of a storage unit's first month free special, never pay my bill, and put a bunch of empty boxes with enticing labels stacked around 4 strategically placed upright tires just to go watch the auction take place.

Fruit Ninja
12-11-2012, 10:30 PM
Honestly, i doubt someone lost money by starting a thrift store from the show if that was their idea..

Hell Brandy and her husband started out that way.. The only thing fake is the rate they find unbelievable items..

again, they hardly find unbelievable items. ITS RARE that any of them make any really really good money of their storage finds. Sometimes they bank in when they find coin collections and what not, but its not often.

MotherfuckerJones
12-11-2012, 10:36 PM
ROFL

My favorite was "that's an old xbox, that's at least 100 bucks right there" Plus Barry "The Collector" always finds weird shit, how could it not be staged.

I remember saying man, you can buy a new xbox for around 200! so why the hell would anyone want an outdated xbox? He would always find bags of clothes and say there's 50 dollars right there

MotherfuckerJones
12-11-2012, 10:37 PM
I've always wanted to take advantage of a storage unit's first month free special, never pay my bill, and put a bunch of empty boxes with enticing labels stacked around 4 strategically placed upright tires just to go watch the auction take place.

Ya label em sports memoribilia and coin collection LMAO

Brock
12-11-2012, 10:46 PM
I've always wanted to take advantage of a storage unit's first month free special, never pay my bill, and put a bunch of empty boxes with enticing labels stacked around 4 strategically placed upright tires just to go watch the auction take place.

Oh, shit. I used to be in this business. We had people do exactly that, and just dump their junk off. I've cleaned out hundreds of these things, and 99 percent of them are just people's trash. Getting rid of that thing was the best thing I ever did.

Kyle DeLexus
12-11-2012, 10:49 PM
I remember saying man, you can buy a new xbox for around 200! so why the hell would anyone want an outdated xbox? He would always find bags of clothes and say there's 50 dollars right there

Plus it was a shitty original xbox not even a 360. Plus who knows if any of the electronics they find actually work, but they put those high estimates anyway.

Phobia
12-11-2012, 11:00 PM
Oh, shit. I used to be in this business. We had people do exactly that, and just dump their junk off. I've cleaned out hundreds of these things, and 99 percent of them are just people's trash. Getting rid of that thing was the best thing I ever did.

Brutal. I used to go to damaged freight auctions. Scored big dozens of times. Then the damaged freight carrier opened their own retail store and they started putting reserves on crap you couldn't even test. Had to pay almost half of retail to get anything good and got burnt on a couple of electronics that were supposedly tested so I quit going.

Ugly Duck
12-11-2012, 11:47 PM
I'd hammer Brandi. Hard.


‘Storage Wars’ star Brandi Passante sues over sex tape

Oct. 30 Brandi Passante, one of the stars of A&E’s “Storage Wars” is suing Hunter Moore over a pornographic video he released.

The Chicago Tribune also reported that Hunter Moore was once the operator “Is Anyone Up,“ a pornographic website. Brandi Passante claims it is not her and is suing Hunter Moore for damages, attorney fees and a judgment to destroy everything owned by Hunter Moore regarding the sex tape.

A District Court judge issued a restraining order. That order demands that the video and photos be removed from “Is Anyone Up” as well as Fleshbot.com, another pornographic site where Hunter Moore posted the sex tape.

kcfanXIII
12-12-2012, 02:48 AM
‘Storage Wars’ star Brandi Passante sues over sex tape

Oct. 30 Brandi Passante, one of the stars of A&E’s “Storage Wars” is suing Hunter Moore over a pornographic video he released.

The Chicago Tribune also reported that Hunter Moore was once the operator “Is Anyone Up,“ a pornographic website. Brandi Passante claims it is not her and is suing Hunter Moore for damages, attorney fees and a judgment to destroy everything owned by Hunter Moore regarding the sex tape.

A District Court judge issued a restraining order. That order demands that the video and photos be removed from “Is Anyone Up” as well as Fleshbot.com, another pornographic site where Hunter Moore posted the sex tape.

pics or it didn't happen.

mdchiefsfan
12-12-2012, 03:31 AM
Um, people -- it's a REALITY show. Therefore, it HAS to be real.

Case dismissed.

That's what I've read on the internet, so........

bevischief
12-12-2012, 06:42 AM
Never watched it.

Fried Meat Ball!
12-12-2012, 06:59 AM
What does this "salting" accomplish?

KC_Lee
12-12-2012, 07:05 AM
What does this "salting" accomplish?

Keeps the items in the lockers fresh, sort of like curing a ham with salt and smoke.

Fried Meat Ball!
12-12-2012, 07:08 AM
Keeps the items in the lockers fresh, sort of like curing a ham with salt and smoke.

ROFL

Amnorix
12-12-2012, 07:20 AM
He's going to have a hard time proving damages, even if he is right.


Yeah, this. How was he damaged exactly?

Of course, this suit just proves what an a-hole he is. Enjoyed the show, hated him.

NewChief
12-12-2012, 07:21 AM
I'm really hating reality TV these days. It's all freaking fake.

The worst that's out there right now is Amish Mafia. What a bunch of bullshit.

Pasta Giant Meatball
12-12-2012, 07:26 AM
Duh, I can't believe people watch this garbage.

mr. tegu
12-12-2012, 07:33 AM
Duh, I can't believe people watch this garbage.

Eh, it is entertainment and as such you should expect some staged components. If you accept that I don't see any reason to consider it garbage (other than personal preference). Just like every other TV show really.

Radar Chief
12-12-2012, 07:34 AM
Yeah, this. How was he damaged exactly?

Of course, this suit just proves what an a-hole he is. Enjoyed the show, hated him.

Yea, dude’s a douche nozzle. Entirely unsurprising he’s the one suing and trying to cash in.

Radar Chief
12-12-2012, 07:35 AM
Duh, I can't believe people watch this garbage.

Agreed, I’m not a fan but Mrs. Radar doesn’t let a reality show go by without giving it a chance.

Dayze
12-12-2012, 07:59 AM
STorage Wars
Hardcore Pawn
Pawn Stars
South Beach Tow

etc......all steaming piles. the only one remotely interesting is Pawn Stars just because I like hearing about the history of some of the stuff etc.

bobbything
12-12-2012, 08:26 AM
I watched an episode last night. I'll catch it every now and then. But, yeah, the only real reason to watch is Brandi and her jubblies.

Her boyfriend is a colossal douche though and spent 18 months in prison for drug dealing. She's entirely too attractive for him.

KC_Lee
12-12-2012, 08:27 AM
I watched an episode last night. I'll catch it every now and then. But, yeah, the only real reason to watch is Brandi and her jubblies.

Her boyfriend is a colossal douche though and spent 18 months in prison for drug dealing. She's entirely too attractive for him.

But what level of crazy is she for marrying him and having kids with him?

Crush
12-12-2012, 09:13 AM
STorage Wars
Hardcore Pawn
Pawn Stars
South Beach Tow

etc......all steaming piles. the only one remotely interesting is Pawn Stars just because I like hearing about the history of some of the stuff etc.

I need to call in a buddy who is an expert in Pawn Stars before I can respond to this post.

Brock
12-12-2012, 09:15 AM
I need to call in a buddy who is an expert in Pawn Stars before I can respond to this post.

Okay, my buddy says it's legit, it's worth 5 grand. I'll give you 50 bucks.

Bowser
12-12-2012, 09:36 AM
Okay, my buddy says it's legit, it's worth 5 grand. I'll give you 50 bucks.

Yeah, I KNOW he just said it's worth 5 grand, but you have to find someone interested in Pawn Stars willing to pay that. Do YOU know anyone like that? No? Neither do I.

Bowser
12-12-2012, 09:38 AM
My favorite was the guy that showed up with the ejection seat out of an F-4, saying it was WWII era, and how his grandpa willed it to him. If THAT wasn't staged, then nothing on any of these shows has ever been staged.

Dayze
12-12-2012, 10:46 AM
I need to call in a buddy who is an expert in Pawn Stars before I can respond to this post.

LMAO

NewChief
12-12-2012, 10:51 AM
I somehow got sucked into that live bike build challenge that aired last night as well. That sucked ass as well.

Dayze
12-12-2012, 10:53 AM
see that last build from Paul Jr.? lmao. What..........the..........fuck.

James bike was infinity more cool.

Brock
12-12-2012, 10:57 AM
see that last build from Paul Jr.? lmao. What..........the..........fuck.

James bike was infinity more cool.

I laugh at these silly competitions, particularly because nobody understands what Jesse is doing and recognizes how unbelievably difficult it is. The fact that second place went to a customized factory harley pretty much says it all.

Dayze
12-12-2012, 10:59 AM
I laugh at these silly competitions, particularly because nobody understands what Jesse is doing and recognizes how unbelievably difficult it is. The fact that second place went to a customized factory harley pretty much says it all.

I used to love watching AMerican Chopper; now it's comical. Yeah, get a pre-made frame; throw a fender and a gas tank on it along with some retarded looking accesories...........CUSTOM BIKE!

NewChief
12-12-2012, 11:00 AM
I laugh at these silly competitions, particularly because nobody understands what Jesse is doing and recognizes how unbelievably difficult it is. The fact that second place went to a customized factory harley pretty much says it all.

Yeah. I like the Grease Monkey guys better than the rest of the douchebags, but their bike was elementary compared to what the others did. Jesse James is an artist, but he's also a fucking dick.

FAX
12-12-2012, 12:04 PM
There's a lot to like about Brandi. I have a feeling that it won't be long before somebody steals her away from that junk dealer she's currently living with. All it's going to take is a higher bid, I'm afraid.

FAX

Saul Good
12-12-2012, 12:13 PM
There's a lot to like about Brandi. I have a feeling that it won't be long before somebody steals her away from that junk dealer she's currently living with. All it's going to take is a higher bid, I'm afraid.

FAX

Yuuuuup

Radar Chief
12-12-2012, 01:34 PM
see that last build from Paul Jr.? lmao. What..........the..........****.

James bike was infinity more cool.

Didn’t watch the competition you’re talking about but I can imagine.
James can take a flat piece of sheet metal and with a hammer, sandbag and English wheel can message it into a fuel tank or fender. Paul Jr. typically takes a tank that someone else built, puts it on a frame that someone else built and about the only thing he actually fabricates is some bolt on chrome trinkets.
That about how it went?

Ebolapox
12-12-2012, 01:38 PM
‘Storage Wars’ star Brandi Passante sues over sex tape

Oct. 30 Brandi Passante, one of the stars of A&E’s “Storage Wars” is suing Hunter Moore over a pornographic video he released.

The Chicago Tribune also reported that Hunter Moore was once the operator “Is Anyone Up,“ a pornographic website. Brandi Passante claims it is not her and is suing Hunter Moore for damages, attorney fees and a judgment to destroy everything owned by Hunter Moore regarding the sex tape.

A District Court judge issued a restraining order. That order demands that the video and photos be removed from “Is Anyone Up” as well as Fleshbot.com, another pornographic site where Hunter Moore posted the sex tape.

anybody have an... um.... link for this?

Dayze
12-12-2012, 01:59 PM
Didn’t watch the competition you’re talking about but I can imagine.
James can take a flat piece of sheet metal and with a hammer, sandbag and English wheel can message it into a fuel tank or fender. Paul Jr. typically takes a tank that someone else built, puts it on a frame that someone else built and about the only thing he actually fabricates is some bolt on chrome trinkets.
That about how it went?

pretty much
lol. What.......the...........****.
http://lockthewelderdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/paul-jr.jpg

OR, Jesse James build off bike...which is bad ass IMO
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HTmyzgvXJIM/Tt7RlKrXvHI/AAAAAAAAB9U/_ZFu5RyNfSg/s1600/americanchopperbuildoff_jessejames.jpg

and I think Jr. won that build off with that POS.

FAX
12-12-2012, 02:07 PM
If I remember correctly, Jesse asked Jr. how far he could go on a tank of gas and Jr. said about 20 miles. Apparently, Jr. built another bike that can't actually do anything useful.

I remember watching "the making of" one of their promo deals (it was a video shoot of some sort) and Jr. was riding his famous spider bike on some nice, even, flat blacktop and the webbing started falling off. They had to stop production until somebody could come up with a wrench and a ball-pein hammer so he could fix it.

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Dayze
12-12-2012, 02:10 PM
lol. nice.
when American Chopper first came out, it was really great to watch. now it's just a 1 hour long commercial for whatever company they're builing a 'custom' bike for.

and that Jason Poole kid, who 'designs' them, needs to get another occupation. because he sucks at it. his 'renderings' look almost cartoonish.

FAX
12-12-2012, 02:12 PM
lol. nice.
when American Chopper first came out, it was really great to watch. now it's just a 1 hour long commercial for whatever company they're builing a 'custom' bike for.

and that Jason Poole kid, who 'designs' them, needs to get another occupation. because he sucks at it. his 'renderings' look almost cartoonish.

He is, by far, the worst "designer" I have ever witnessed. Ever.

The suck is strong in that guy.

FAX

MahiMike
12-12-2012, 02:15 PM
Wondering whether any of these shows is real or not is missing the point. It's still entertaining. My son and I watch these all the time. We laugh at the obvious fake stuff, question other parts, but in the end, it's still good entertainment.

The actors like Barry, Jarrod and of course Brandi make it fun to watch.

Now if you tell me Gold Rush is fake then it's game on!

Frazod
12-12-2012, 02:17 PM
lol. nice.
when American Chopper first came out, it was really great to watch. now it's just a 1 hour long commercial for whatever company they're builing a 'custom' bike for.

and that Jason Poole kid, who 'designs' them, needs to get another occupation. because he sucks at it. his 'renderings' look almost cartoonish.

I can't ever remember hating anybody as quickly as I learned to hate Paul Sr., and I've probably only watched a combined total of 20 minutes of that show over the years. All I've ever taken away from it is what a complete fucking douche that dude is. The only way I want to watch a show about people like that is if they get eaten alive by something at the end.

FAX
12-12-2012, 02:25 PM
I really liked Orange County Choppers for about two seasons. After that, they jumped the shark for me. It was the same damn thing every week and I finally realized that the bikes basically suck and are probably unrideable.

Same thing with the Storage Wars guys. I liked Barry and Brandi and always hoped they'd find something really good. After awhile, though, it just got real boring and stupid.

I rarely watch television so it's tough when the 1 or 2 shows you watch turn out bad. Right now, my favorite show is Duck Dynasty and I was very disappointed in Jase's performance before the HMO board. He acted like a total pussy. One more show like that and I'm back to making up my own programs in my head.

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ChiTown
12-12-2012, 02:29 PM
I really liked Orange County Choppers for about two seasons. After that, they jumped the shark for me. It was the same damn thing every week and I finally realized that the bikes basically suck and are probably unrideable.

Same thing with the Storage Wars guys. I liked Barry and Brandi and always hoped they'd find something really good. After awhile, though, it just got real boring and stupid.

I rarely watch television so it's tough when the 1 or 2 shows you watch turn out bad. Right now, my favorite show is Duck Dynasty and I was very disappointed in Jase's performance before the HMO board. He acted like a total pussy. One more show like that and I'm back to making up my own programs in my head.

FAX

The very first season was awesome. That's when they were really a shop. I enjoyed Season number two, just because the in-fighting was too rich to pass up. Then, it became a caricature of it's former self, and staged beyond belief....I just couldn't stand it any longer. Now, it's a Hollywood script with guys who used to build bikes

cosmo20002
12-12-2012, 02:36 PM
Wondering whether any of these shows is real or not is missing the point. It's still entertaining. My son and I watch these all the time. We laugh at the obvious fake stuff, question other parts, but in the end, it's still good entertainment.

The actors like Barry, Jarrod and of course Brandi make it fun to watch.

Now if you tell me Gold Rush is fake then it's game on!

Seems mostly kinda real, at least in the beginning. A rag-tag bunch of guys trying to scratch and claw their way to fortune with equipment held together with string and duct tape.

But now, they have top-of-the-line mega-equipment. And I'm sure the producers helped them locate a spot with a lot of potential and that would be good for filming.

NewChief
12-12-2012, 02:44 PM
Seems mostly kinda real, at least in the beginning. A rag-tag bunch of guys trying to scratch and claw their way to fortune with equipment held together with string and duct tape.

But now, they have top-of-the-line mega-equipment. And I'm sure the producers helped them locate a spot with a lot of potential and that would be good for filming.

Gold Rush is good. Jungle Gold is a bunch of bullshit.

Radar Chief
12-12-2012, 02:46 PM
I can't ever remember hating anybody as quickly as I learned to hate Paul Sr., and I've probably only watched a combined total of 20 minutes of that show over the years. All I've ever taken away from it is what a complete ****ing douche that dude is. The only way I want to watch a show about people like that is if they get eaten alive by something at the end.

He embodies every douche bag boss I’ve ever had that I’d love to take a shot at. By shot I mean punch not gun.

MahiMike
12-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Seems mostly kinda real, at least in the beginning. A rag-tag bunch of guys trying to scratch and claw their way to fortune with equipment held together with string and duct tape.

But now, they have top-of-the-line mega-equipment. And I'm sure the producers helped them locate a spot with a lot of potential and that would be good for filming.

Yeah, I think you nailed it. The producers help them out a ton. Just like Storage wars where all of a sudden they're all driving around in brand new cadillacs supposedly paid for with storage junk.

Bacon Cheeseburger
12-12-2012, 04:45 PM
I rarely watch television so it's tough when the 1 or 2 shows you watch turn out bad. Right now, my favorite show is Duck Dynasty and I was very disappointed in Jase's performance before the HMO board. He acted like a total pussy. One more show like that and I'm back to making up my own programs in my head.

FAX
I brought a casserole.

kcfanXIII
12-12-2012, 05:07 PM
I'm really hating reality TV these days. It's all freaking fake.

The worst that's out there right now is Amish Mafia. What a bunch of bullshit.

saw somebody post about this on facebook, and didn't believe it was real....

FAX
12-12-2012, 06:10 PM
I brought a casserole.

The casserole, albeit somewhat lame, was nevertheless a nice thought on the part of Mamaw Duck. On the other hand, Jase's weak-ass performance before the board was disheartening and actually somewhat enlightening.

Jase is all big talk when it comes to his family, frog-hunting, crawdads, and the dumbasses he works with, but put him in front of people who have actually integrated into society and he suddenly transforms into a skinny, ignorant, embarrassing pissant.

Very disappointing.

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notorious
12-12-2012, 07:26 PM
Jesse James is in a league of his own.

Fruit Ninja
12-12-2012, 07:45 PM
Jesse James is in a league of his own.

He's a fucking hater, seems like all he does is bitch about other people. Im good with them kinda people.

ChiefsandO'sfan
02-12-2013, 01:14 PM
"Storage Wars" star Mark Balelo killed himself today by carbon monoxide poisoning ... TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources close to Balelo tell us he was found dead in his car ... which was parked and running in the garage at his auction house in Simi Valley, CA.

According to our sources, Balelo had been arrested for a drug-related offense on Saturday.

We're told when Balelo got out of jail he was distraught, and asked his fiancée to come over because he was afraid he might hurt himself.

We're told they met at his office on Sunday, they talked for a few hours, he took a 4 hour nap -- and when he woke up seemed better.
The fiancée left Balelo at the office Sunday evening. We're told one of Balelo's employees found his body Monday morning.

Balelo appeared on a handful of "Storage Wars" episodes over the past few seasons.

Law enforcement sources tell us an autopsy will be conducted tomorrow.

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keg in kc
02-12-2013, 01:15 PM
No way, 'reality' shows are staged!?! Oh the indignity!!!

Oh, and now I see the post above about the dude offing himself. Sad.

BossChief
02-12-2013, 01:16 PM
Was that the big Pablo Escobar looking douche?

silver5liter
02-12-2013, 01:17 PM
"Storage Wars" star Mark Balelo killed himself today by carbon monoxide poisoning ... TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources close to Balelo tell us he was found dead in his car ... which was parked and running in the garage at his auction house in Simi Valley, CA.

According to our sources, Balelo had been arrested for a drug-related offense on Saturday.

We're told when Balelo got out of jail he was distraught, and asked his fiancée to come over because he was afraid he might hurt himself.

We're told they met at his office on Sunday, they talked for a few hours, he took a 4 hour nap -- and when he woke up seemed better.
The fiancée left Balelo at the office Sunday evening. We're told one of Balelo's employees found his body Monday morning.

Balelo appeared on a handful of "Storage Wars" episodes over the past few seasons.

Law enforcement sources tell us an autopsy will be conducted tomorrow.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/page/2/#ixzz2KiYs2s7o
Visit the TMZ Store: http://tmzstore.com

That guy was on like 2 episodes and seemed to be a shaddy douche and an idiot.

BossChief
02-12-2013, 01:20 PM
I'm going to tach you guys a lesson and buy this locker because it has a Nintendo in it and they are worth thousands...

Game store appraiser: it's worth 15 bucks.