There was a Twitter post that may surprise some of the followers of the show ‘Pawn Stars‘ on the History Channel. Recently, Chumlee posted on Ron Paul’s website. He stated that “I have no idea who this dude is nor have I ever seen the show, but he has 109,000 followers on twitter, so he must be pretty famous.” Some comments from Rep. Paul’s camp were civil, but reserved. One person made the comment that Chumlee was a young 20 something year old portraying a goofy character on the pawn shop show. Now, that raised a question, is he portraying this kind of a character or is this actually how Chumlee acts in real life?
There is nothing that I can find indicating that he is acting like a goofball, it appears as though this is who he really is off camera as well. Not to be mean-spirited here at all, but some people are very laid back and just let life happen, accepting what comes along. This is how Chumlee comes across in every situation or episode that videos his behavior and antics. It would be fascinating to meet him and see just how down-to-earth he is without cameras around. Personally, I think he would be a lot of fun to just hang out with and enjoy visiting about whatever comes up at the time.
What do you think? Is he for real… or is “Chumlee”the creation of a savvy actor?
In a more thoughtful description, Chumlee has a way of keeping every aspect of his life simple and uncomplicated. Frankly, this world would be a little better off if we would not take life so seriously, let our hair down, and just enjoy the moments we have with family and friends. Why not?
So, if Chumlee happens to be “goofy” in real life, great; more power to him! Who am I to judge his character and take umbrage to his behaviors? This is his life and he has the right to choose how he lives, which includes how he behaves at any given moment. Mr. Chumlee, I support you as a person, goofy or not, and hope that the too serious people of the world can learn from the real example you set. It is not the outward expressions that matter so much; it is the lack of stress you exhibit and the ability to let the negativity slide on by. Congratulations on your success, especially since you obtained it without hurting anyone, judging anyone, or being afraid to just be you!
So again, I ask… What do you think? Is he for real… or is “Chumlee”the creation of a savvy actor?
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There is more to the whole reality Pawn Star and Cajun Pawn Stars series than meets the eye. The camera can show just so much of what the actual shop has available. Viewers may even wonder if they really sell or pawn gold, jewelry, or any of the other typical items found in pawn shops across the country. A true and incredible fact about the newest location for a hit series in Alexandria, LA is a shop that is actually called Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry Center and houses some 20,000 square feet of museum quality items. The impressive size and uniqueness of the items pawned or bought help it to reach a level few pawn shops across the country can come close to matching. Whether it is a tour bus or a group of school children taking a tour for some “educational” field trip, the place is a real site to see.
Although the program is in its infant stages, it has received a lot of attention from the cable crowd. A response that was hoping to be stupendous reached outrageous numbers of viewers. The hope was obviously that another pawn shop reality show would grab a demographic that may not have been reached with the original Pawn Stars group; indeed, this appears to be the case.
Was it a gamble? Everything is a gamble to some extent, but this seemed to be a safe bet for succeeding. The down-to-earth attitudes and somewhat comical crew seems to hit it off well with viewership. How long this will last is anyone’s guess. As in most reality television shows, the kind of characters and their appeal will go a long ways to determining success or miserable outcomes.
At any rate, the experience one can expect if you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Cajun Pawn Stars is one of surprise and amazement. Seeing a small portion of the actual pawn shop on the television screen pales in comparison to what will be up close and personal when visiting the huge shop. Be prepared to feel the rush and excitement of being part of another Pawn Star experience.
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What is it with Chumlee, Corey, and Rick of Pawn Stars? Seeing how they seemingly love each other and still show so much animosity is quite a feat. While there is plenty of the entertainment included for each episode, there is still the actual business that does not get enough of the attention for some viewers. Thankfully, the humor and sarcasm provide enough filler to keep the interest and attention on the show.
So, what is it about the whole pawn shop industry that becomes appealing just because of some reality television spin on the industry? Some have commented that a little concern is warranted about scaring off potential customers who don’t typically frequent pawn shops. On the contrary according to Emmett Murphy, Public Relations of the National Pawnbrokers Association. He has publicly stated that the reality television show, Pawn Stars, has given a boost to the pawnbroker industry. Not only has the industry seen tremendous growth in the past 12 months, but it has developed some diverse means for producing additional revenue. One of the most popular in this day and age for the Boca Raton pawn shops is the loaning element.
People of all walks of life are utilizing the opportunity to get loans on their personal items during these difficult and challenging economic times. Now, this is a true blessing to so many of those struggling. Typically, when times are much more fruitful, it is easier to feel as though discretionary spending is justified and not considered a strain on the budget. Fortunately, this decision to spend in good economic times has paid off in a big way for some when they later need cash to manage their personal affairs and augment their strained bank account.
What has become a booming business, pawning personal items for cash as a loan, breathes life into pawn brokers and availed anyone in need to get much needed cash in a very short amount of time. No matter what your opinion of pawn shops or the Pawn Stars reality television show, a tangible purpose exists that millions across the country find beneficial during tough financial times.
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By now, everyone has either enjoyed or endured the Harrison family and their popular “reality” show, Pawn Stars! So it’s really no shocker that someone took the initiative to branch out the product endorsements and have a book written for them. Will you buy it? Me… I think I’m waiting for the Pawn Store malt liquor to hit the shelves! Or maybe the Chumlee microwave HungryMan entres!
Rick, his son Big Hoss, and Rick’s dad, The Old Man have very little going for them if they ever want to have a clothing line or a fragrance for men, but they DO have the knack for the pawn business. You might say that if anyone was born to pawn, it was the Harrison’s.
So, I think this book is worth a read, if only to really understand the inside track of the pawn industry. I’m curious what tips and tricks they have to offer. Plus… I can’t wait to read the parts Chumlee helped write!
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