Today is a departure for me. First of all, today’s thing is currently going viral, and I hate to conform to what everyone else is posting. Second, after doing a little research on this guy, I have concluded that while he makes some terrific jokes, way too many of them involve crotches and intellectual property piracy for my liking. That said, this group of images made me laugh. Really laugh. So I decided just this once, I needed to jump on the bandwagon.
I have long been a fan of Antiques Roadshow. In case you aren’t familiar with the show, they trot antiques appraisers around the country and people bring in their old junk which is always worth either $15 or $100K. Very little happens in between. The most satisfying parts of the show are 1. when the ponce who is convinced that the butter churn he inherited from Mummy is worth zillions and it turns out to be some 1980s knockoff sold in the gift shop at Colonial Williamsburg, and 2. when some totally deserving, humble sort, usually with a limp or other visible disability, hands over, without much hope, the glass eyeball their weird aunt with all the cats left them, only to discover it belonged to Jesus’s hair dresser and is worth a mint.
Beloved and I have also been known to use the show as a drinking game, taking a sip every time someone said the word “veneer,” a brilliant idea stolen from the TV show Frasier.
So anyway, Tumblr user Keaton Patti started taking screenshots from the show and adding the captions to them, and the results are undeniably hysterical.
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