I would have said a whole lot more than that.
|Frank Rizzo |
well said lady
I've always wondered what they do immediately after they realize how much this crap is worth. You know they just threw it in a shit box and through the shit box in their shit car.
Insurance and all that, do they sell insurance on the floor?
she sold all four things for 5,000 shortly after this appraisal
Why didn't she just sell the bowl or something for some living money until the economy got better? In 5 years she could have sold this for half a million more.
Because of white people.
one of my main motivations for posting this was so i could share one of my personal best inventions with you all:
The Antiques Roadshow Drinking Game
Price Is Right Rules: on each appraisal, you have to guess the value before the appraiser says it at the end. The person closest to the value without going over wins the round, everyone else drinks. Before you start, you have to agree as to whether people are allowed to change their guess; the game is more difficult when you can't change your initial price, you have to pay more attention to what the appraiser is saying.
If there is a tie, or you're both in the range, both people drink double.
If everyone's guess is less than half the actual value OR more than double the actual value, everyone drinks triple.
If you don't get your guess in before the appraiser says the value, you foul and drink. Three fouls = 20 second chug.
Everyone takes one drink at any time to any of the following:
- Attractive person
- Black person
- Obviously gay appraiser
Modify the rules as you see fit!
"Why the 'white people' tag was invented"
Friends and family have taken to calling this show "White People Getting Richer". It's a treat to watch folks come in with antique furniture they bought for 0 and then see the disappointment in their eyes as it gets appraised for only 0.
A PROFIT OF ONLY 0??? OH THE (privileged) HUMANITY!!!
my favorite was a paper screen or something that would be worth a shitload except for some damage in the corner that like quartered the value, and when the appraiser asked when and how the damage occurred, the woman said "...when i was loading it into the car to bring it here"
Actually I think there was a Viking helmet on the show once that was so valuable they couldn't even put a price on it.
He's not complementing you, he's complementing the crap you got lucky with and brought in. Relax.
Congratulations! Your father was a cultural looter!
That bowl was a wicked pissah
You know for someone who's just been told they're a million dollars richer, she sure doesn't act very shocked.
My favorite was an expert in Asian ... stuff going on and on about how each detail on a woman's ivory vase was the rarer of that kind of detail and raising the price higher with each thing he pointed out. Three toes instead of four, very rare, very rare indeed, etc. Eventually the price got to 50,000 dollars. But then he pointed out these rings on the bottom of the vase.
"These rings? Here on the bottom? Means its a forgery. A fake. Its worth less than 500 dollars." Cut woman's crestfallen face and the sparkly treasure chests sprinkles by.
|Goofy Gorilla |
White Kentucky huckster moves in to China with the US Army around WWII, steals national treasures and cultural artifacts with the aid of an anonymously named criminal. Then, her completely ignorant daughter wearing floral polyester makes mad profit-- a real Cinderella story.
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