Pawn Stars Wedding

I gotta wish my favorite pawn broker Rick Harrison* a happy wedding to Deanna Burditt:

Rick Harrison and his fiancee, Deanna Burditt
Rick Harrison and his fiancee, Deanna Burditt

Well, in all fairness, Jimmie “Big Daddy” DeRamus is also quite a ham. (The whole Silver Dollar Pawn team of Cajun Pawn Stars: Tammie DeRamus-Credeur, Johnnie DeRamus, Peggy DeRamus, Tina Journet, Fred “Yankee” Howell, Walt Piper and Robby Friend are all quite talented.)

Guess Who Is in Town?

Quick question, guess the gentleman in the below picture? Hint, it’s not Hamlet:

Pawn Stars’ Big Hoss, Corey Harrison

If you guessed Corey Harrison, Big Hoss from History Channel’s Pawn Stars, you would be correct. Apparently, the folks from the program go on the road to appraise items from the public. And yesterday, the team was at a local San Diego resort:

Some walked away with a stack of $100 bills, others with nothing but the relics they tried to sell.

But everybody who stopped by Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula on Saturday to see the stars of the History Channel’s popular reality television show “Pawn Stars” walked away a little starstruck.

Rick “The Spotter” Harrison, his son, Corey “Bigg Hoss” Harrison, and Austin “Chumlee” Russell —- all stars of the popular weekly series —- purchased more than $30,000 worth of coins, gold items, watches and other valuables Saturday from some of the many people who waited in line to meet and haggle with the trio face to face, an employee with the show said.

I like Pawn Stars. Last month in Vegas, I drove past the storefront of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, but did not go inside. It looked remarkably smaller than the television portrays.

Rick Harrison, Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, and Chumlee from Pawn Stars at Pechanga Resort

Only the three main characters showed up at the resort. None of the experts accompanied them. Nor did the “Old Man” (Richard Harrison), Danielle “Peaches” Rainey, or the shop’s enormous bodyguard, Antwaun.

Rick is also the author of the book: License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver, published earlier this year. That could be a good read. . .