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Desc:Why the 'white people' tag was invented
Category:Classic TV Clips, Humor
Tags:damn, white people, antiques roadshow, jade, pre-load image spoilers
Submitted:pineapplejuicer
Date:01/09/10
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MrBuddy
I would have said a whole lot more than that.

Frank Rizzo
"...damn"
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?
pineapplejuicer
she sold all four things for 5,000 shortly after this appraisal

kiint
hmm according to this is was "only" 4,615
http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/stories/?id=1663

boner
There has been at least one case of appraisers giving a way-too-low value, buying it from the person later, & selling it at their shop.

baleen

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.

Sundry
Because of white people.

pineapplejuicer
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!


Frank Rizzo
yours, jib the cut of it I like

GeneralJameson
I had to get my stomach pumped once playing this game(jello shots) at Ball State with a ep. that featured the gay Furniture Twins (Leslie and Leigh Keno).

Camonk
I love so many of the comments on this video, but I'm going to have to give Camonk's Award for Commenting Excellence to the one that encourages me to drink for no good reason.

Toenails
"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!!!
GravidWithHate
My favourite moment ever on this show was when this woman brought in some dolls she'd had 'restored' without really knowing what the hell she was dooing.

She was fairly obviously expecting that they would be worth quite a bit, and the appraiser went through and said "Yes, these might have been worth something but what you've had done has destroyed any value", I think they were worth less than what she had put into them in the end.

The look on that woman's face as she tried to maintain her composure was a glorious thing.

pineapplejuicer
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"

oswaldtheluckyrabbit
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.
Maggot Brain
Isn't priceless just another way of saying worthless?

Gwago
He's not complementing you, he's complementing the crap you got lucky with and brought in. Relax.
cognitivedissonance
Congratulations! Your father was a cultural looter!
memedumpster
Antiques Road Show 2035

"Well, when my daddy was liberating Iraq, he got this from one of their satanic museums, I think it's supposed to be a demon skull..."

Knuckles
That bowl was a wicked pissah
Chibisuke
You know for someone who's just been told they're a million dollars richer, she sure doesn't act very shocked.
Jellyneck
A lifetime of disappointment has literally trained all of the emotion out of her. Trust me, I know.

rroach
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.

Fucking classic.
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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