Aug 19, 2010

Hardcore Pawn

Thanks to a reader of the blog who tipped me off to the TruTV show, Hardcore Pawn. It stars none other than Ashley Gold who's known in some circles as Ashley Gold-Broad. As in Jordan Broad--as in his wife. Maybe Jordan will have a cameo on the show sometime. We can only hope.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

popmachineguys.com

Anonymous said...

Preying on human weakness. How admirable. Wonder if that's where my spare tire, jack, and car battery ended up. All I can do is hope that she gave the crackhead who stole them enough money to buy a couple rocks.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to post again, but this line from the American Chronicle article - "(Les, Ashley's dad) helped rewrite the state's pawn shop regulations in 1997" - immediately reminded me of how giddy Gabe K. was when he let us know at staff call how the government of Puerto Rico had let him write the sweepstakes laws or whatever of their province/territory/whatever the hell they are. How do this foxes keep getting in the henhouse? When do I get to rewrite shit?

Anonymous said...

The show really feeds into every negative stereotype about the Jewsih culture. Sleazy business owners making money of the misfortune of minorities, always trying to aqueeze the last penny out of a deal. Makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

Who was the "guiltiest leader" posting on the PMG wiki the most?

Anonymous said...

ZOMG TPMGs! Remember when Walter took that page down?

Anonymous said...

I just found out it is true that Mike White (owner of this blog) got fired from Organic. I guess all that negativity sticks with you wherever you go. Gee, why wouldn't Organic want to keep employing a bitter, fat bastard with a the-world-is-out-to-get-me attitude? You gonna start an I hate Organic blog, Mike, or do beating off to kiddie porn in your basement and this blog fill the emptiness in your life in a way that all those pizzas never could? I guess it makes sense that an ugly, bald, fat fuck like yourself continues to pour so much negative energy into this blog. And I guess if I saw the same thing you did every time I stepped out of the shower and looked in the mirror I'd be pretty bitter too. Funny how these blogs are never started by normal people. Happy job hunting you slovenly, disgusting, shit-stained-underwear wearing, pin-dick, back-zitted, hairy-ass, 10-year-old-boy-loving, five-fat-roll-belly bouncing, kiddie-porn-watching, miserable, fuck.

Anonymous said...

I just found out you are as bitter as Mike White

Anonymous said...

bahahahaah "has anyone seen the kettle? it is sooo black! it disgusts me" - pot

also, the pmgs site is so typically eprize... take someone else's idea years after it's relevant and very poorly try to pass it off as your own without an ounce of creativity or innovation. it's a shame that some of eprize's "best engineers" came up with such a lame site

Mike White said...

Mom, how many times do I need to tell you to not leave comments on my blog.

Your son,
Mike

Anonymous said...

I don't know where you get your information from, Anonymous, but Mike White isn't behind this blog and he's back to work at Organic after a summer layoff where I'm sure he watched lots of kiddie porn (WTF?) and ate pizza.

Anonymous said...

As the person who 'created' the pmgs site, I just have to deconstruct that last comment.

"take someone else's idea years after it's relevant and very poorly try to pass it off as your own without an ounce of creativity or innovation"

First of all, while one person started it, it was a wiki -- it was owned by everyone who contributed to it.

How exactly am I passing it off as my own? It seems strikingly obvious that the only people who will read the site are ones that are already familiar with the idea.

No creativity or innovation? I'm not selling anything here pal. I did it because I felt it was something funny that should be preserved, with the hope of making people smile and maybe even laugh. I know it may be an outlandish idea, but not everyone that comes to this site is motivated by negative energy. Cheer up people, god damn.

Nick Gonzalez said...

I haven't seen the show yet, but I'll watch it just to check it out. If she's got a show and it does well, great! Good for her.

I'm surprised about the big Mike White bashing. What I can say about Mike from experience was that he was a great guy, super fast and very skilled, and looked out for his people. If you worked extra hours, he'd make sure you were taken care of somehow. He was honest and took an interest in his team, which is a helluva lot more than most people.

Dean Ditto said...

I'll echo Nicks comments; Mike was OK. He drank a little too much of the Kool-Aid at one point, but he did his job well and eventually saw through the sugary haze. I find it funny that the person who Mike bashes wishes to stay Anonymous. Man up ya'll.

On a sige note, who is the Pop Machine Guy? Wish I was on the inside of that joke, seems pretty funny!

Anonymous said...

At least Ashley is easy on the eyes, not like that OTHER pawn show with that old troll and his fat-ass decendants.

Anonymous said...

It was two guys, Sean and Marcus. I seem to remember that they came from some Jewish community center but I could be wrong about that. In any case, they were absolutely off in one way or another. They would walk around the place and entertain/alienate the employees with their antics and occasionally refill the machines.

Marcus could most often be found talking to himself and swearing, singing in the bathroom, yelling at bill collectors and physically assaulting the pinball machine.

And Sean mostly read novels under the staircase.

It was quite a spectacle.

Anonymous said...

Remember when sean cut all his hair off in the bathroom?

Anonymous said...

I gotta find out more about these dudes. They sound weirder than Chet Lewis. :)

Anonymous said...

While ePrize does pride itself on riding the trough behind the wave of innovation, how can you seriously claim that the TPMG site is a rip-off of anything? It's a bunch of quotes and memories. If another site had that format first (and probably a thousand did), that site was a rip-off of the Little & Brown Book of Anecdotes from the 1800s. This blog is a rip-off of a bathroom stall wall. Simpson's did it.

Anonymous said...

Someone should make an FMyLife site for ePrizers. I'm thinking that would do really well.

Peter Menner said...

Mike was a great team lead. I echo Nick - When we put in ridiculous hours, he always made sure we were compensated. He really cared about his team's welfare.
And Mike's always been one to speak his mind. Like it or not, he told you what he thought right to your face. Given that, I'd be real surprised if its him behind an anonymous blog.

Anonymous said...

I guess this means she is the bread-winner, making JB the stay-at-home.

Hope she's makin more than $1k an ep man, style how u like is pricey.

Anonymous said...

I see the bragging bugles are out again;

http://www.metromodemedia.com/innovationnews/eprizepleasantridge0181.aspx

Anonymous said...

I can't believe no one has pointed this out yet, but Josh Linkner no long works at ePrize at all.

How funny is that?

Anonymous said...

You know, I don't work there anymore, but I have to think they would update http://eprize.com/company/key-people if that were true.

Anonymous said...

It is true. He's still the Chairman, but he left to start a venture capital company with Dan Gilbert and Brian Hermelin. It is called Detroit Venture Partners and he'll be investing in startup technology companies.

Anonymous said...

Didn't those two guys just take a bath on the last tech startup Linkner was involved with?

Anonymous said...

So basically all the people they let go and fucked over were "just a blip". Nice.

Blipsby said...

@anonymous#11/12/2010-10:21-----

in the big picture, yeah. sad but true.

Andrew said...

I don’t think this show is meant to be taken so seriously, now I don’t know for sure but I get the impression this is a type of ‘staged reality show’ meant for entertainment only and for that the producers need more drama than we’d really see in a pawn shop. I mean really who wants to watch what really goes on in a pawn shop every week? I think we’d all get bored very quickly. When taken this way I think Hardcore Pawn is an entertaining show and I rather enjoy it. It is the kind of programming though that I wouldn’t feel good about were I still paying the outrageous rates my cable company used to bill me for every month. Fortunately though I switched to DISH Network (recently I became employed with them as well) and I can tell you that DISH has way lower rates and a promotion called HD free for life which saves me additional money every month. I’ve never looked back.

Anonymous said...

ashley gold is a fat pig...lucky shes a jew otherwise she would be a cannibal

theresa said...

Ashley is a very annoying person. She is attractive in her own way. Do you think her & Seth dislike each other as portrayed on tv?

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