Monday, November 22, 2010

Ok, Seriously? That Doll is not worth 300 pounds

Any reader of this blog knows that I have an affinity for PBS programming for I have blogged about many of their programs.  But one program that I have ignored, because I find it usually seriously boring, is Antiques Roadshow.  Well an episode just came on my TV that is located in London, and I have (of course) a few observations:

1 - Seriously (and sorry, seriously seems to be the word du jour for this post - I'll make it a game for you - you can take a drink every time I use it) - the British don't let anything faze them.  Upon learning that an ugly teapot was worth about 6,000 pounds ($12000US), the woman arches an eyebrow and goes, essentially, "Huh!". If that was an American woman, she would be whooping it up with her eyes popping out of her head. I mean, have you ever seen Oprah's Favorite Things and how people react to an IPad?? Or turkey baster??

2 - How in the WORLD is the world's ugliest doll EVER worth 300 pounds ($600US)!? It's preposterous!!

3 - How in the world do these antique appraisers know all this random history about how tea was transported in the 17th century so that it makes a random Chinese pottery piece worth 8,000 pounds?

4 - The random British host annoyingly keeps interrupting the ridiculous evaluations.  Yet his British accent is very charming I almost forget my annoyance.

5 - Ok, seriously (drink!), now we are appraising random Winston Churchill political cartoons??

6 - EWWWWWWWWWW - The world's creepiest, ugliest, evilest ventriloquist clown just came on air!!! I'm going to have nightmares - it looks like something out of a Stephen King movie! AHHHHHH IT JUST WINKED! Can you imagine having that creeper live in your attic??

7 - Maybe I have missed my calling - how do I become a random appraiser to be on one of these shows? I know lots of useless facts and can assign random values and make up stories about random old stuff...

8 - Oh, ho ho! Did you know that there is a distinct difference between Continental and English furniture??

9 - Did you know that a dresser is known as a commode in the United Kingdom?

10 - Seriously (drink!) I don't believe that some of these random porcelain figures are worth as much as the appraisers say - it just can't be possible.  I mean, really - REALLY - that ugly porcelain doll is worth more than 2 pounds?? Although, I do remember my friend Kat Webster made a small killing off of those weird looking snow baby creatures, so maybe I need to start stocking my house with creepy painted porcelain doll figures?

Oh the things that PBS can teach me...

3 comments:

Kristen Gardner Photography said...

Lauren, this post made me laugh out loud! And now I'm drunk...

Tommy and Katie Webster said...

I did make a killing! I'm just praying my aunt who gave me all of those porcelain goodies doesn't read your blog!!

Love this post.

Tommy and Katie Webster said...

I did make a killing! I'm just praying my aunt who gave me all of those porcelain goodies doesn't read your blog!!

Love this post.