Saw a story that didn’t surprise me one bit. Click to read it.
A former cast member of “Storage Wars” said that the producers of the show put things in the lockers to spice up the show. All together now: “duh”.
Have you seen it? The lockers contain far too many pithy items. People don’t just leave valuable stuff in these bins. They leave crap. I read once that they made a study of it and they determined that if you just threw out the stuff that you were going to pay to store, you would be better off. In other words, you will pay more rent on the unit over time, than if you threw out the junk and bought new junk as the true “need” arose. And I agree.
Anyway, when watching the one or two episodes I have sat through, my little “bogus” detector went off several times. There was just too much interesting and valuable stuff in these lockers. Think about it: if there is normal crap in these bins, they have NO SHOW! You don’t think they will prime the pump a little?
I have told this story many times and I’ll tell it again. In the late 50′s or early 60′s, my dad said that the quiz show was rigged. He told co-workers that no one he knew would come close to knowing all those answers. People laughed at him. And then the scandal broke. He didn’t have any special knowledge; he just reasoned it out: “I don’t know anyone who could do that and I know some smart folks.”
In this case, I think the same thing. Can’t prove it but I just know.
And really, you have to understand that ALL REALITY shows are rigged and far from real. It was crystal clear to me when the first Survivor was won by the most obnoxious guy on the show: Richard Hatch. I was watching that show I recall, pretty faithfully, and when that guy won, I knew I’d been had. It was great because it made just ignore the genre for years.
Now? I love Moonshiners, but I know that it’s the phoniest of all of them. I don’t care either. I just can’t get enough of the characters and the subject, I guess. It’s almost embarrassing to say it, but there is something compelling about it. I just wish they’d be more clear about the dangers of it.
Anyway, there’s nothing real about reality tv. Mythbusters might be the only “real” one out there and yet, when they shot a cannon ball through a couple of houses, they spiked that episode. So it can’t be, you know, “too real”.