: Monster Garage's got some Competition
Jan 14th, 04, 10:26 PM
I think these guys could really give Jesse James a run for the money :eek: http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/01/14/offbeat.belgium.poachers.reut/index.html
[ 01-15-2004, 05:25 AM: Message edited by: garfield ]
Jan 15th, 04, 02:34 AM
I saw Jesse James advertising for Auto Zone on teh tube last night. Sure does not fit his "image".
Jan 15th, 04, 02:53 AM
LOL - that's pretty extreme for "Huntin' Wabbits"...
Jan 15th, 04, 04:29 AM
Randy, I saw that commercial too. I think he'd do just about anything for a buck.
Jan 15th, 04, 06:25 AM
I like Monster Garage, but I'm tired of Jesse and his holier crap. As for his AZ commcercial, AutoZone probably got him cheap. Notice, he didn't buy anything, he just ran through the store and left so fast his butt was sparking. Jesse, Anna Nicole, the bachlors, Real World, all reality suk TV. It's all a marketing game and I am tired of it. Now, Rides is cool and is informative. Have you noticed even This Old House is spending to much time on "tours" of other old houses?
Jan 15th, 04, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by Codi:
As for his AZ commcercial, AutoZone probably got him cheap. Notice, he didn't buy anything, he just ran through the store and left so fast his butt was sparking. ROFL - :D :D
Jan 15th, 04, 10:19 AM
I think that you are wrong. I love Monster Garage. You have to admit it's a lot better than most of the other $!^@ on T.V. these days. What ever happened to good family entertainment like "The Dukes of Hazard", "CHiPs", or "B.J. and the Bear"? Now, that was some good T.V. I would much rather watch those old shows then some of the things that are on now.
Jesse James is really just a big nerd if you think about it. I mean, if you look at some of the things that he does and says it really shines through sometimes. Just watch and you will see it. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be able to do some of things that he can do with a welder or any other metal working machine. He's a genius when it comes to stuff like that!
Jan 15th, 04, 11:42 AM
The first thing that came to mind when I saw the Auto Zone commercial was "sell out", but I guess that really happened a long time ago.
He is talented and all, but I'm getting tired of the "act".
Jan 15th, 04, 05:00 PM
I'm alreadry tired of his act. First he cuts up a nice vette, then he does the same thing with a camino... and laughs about it. :mad: If he does it for shock valve, I don't need it, so I stopped watching it. graemlins/sad.gif I do admit he has alot of talent when it comes to metal work and design, but he's a little to over the top even for TV. I do like Rides, so far it's been pretty good, and American chopper, real families barking at each other, just like home. ;) Myth busters is pretty funny too.
Jan 15th, 04, 11:23 PM
put yourselves in Jesses position- he got famous because the Discovery Channel did a special about him and his shop, and how it related to his home life working under the deadlines he had. on the one show, his (now ex) wife was yelling at him because THEY WERE BROKE, and he was out screwing around doing donuts in the alley behind his shop in an old Ford Hot Rod while about a dozen bikes needed to be built yesterday.. he was literally about to go bankrupt.
then, Discovery does another special about him and a bunch of his buddies building bikes to drive to Sturgis.. then, because of the HUGE ratings those shows got, Discovery throws a (probably) pretty hefty chunk of change his way to do a "reality" series about a bunch of people that make freaky vehiclesunder strict budgetary ( yeah right- FREEBIE) rules and time constraints, and the show is also HUGE...
he is just getting whatever he can out of it, because he is smart enough to know the American viewing public is a fickle bunch, and lose interest in new tv shows before too many years. so, he is just getting it while he can. if any of you were in his shoes, would you not do exactly the same thing? he's got a couple of kids and an ex wife to support, you know.
Jan 16th, 04, 02:41 AM
novaderrik. I don't disagree with making money, as long as you aren't hurting anyone. Personally, I don't think the rebel attitude goes along with the extreme commercialism, that's all.
Jan 16th, 04, 04:01 AM
I remember seeing the first shows too.
I'm sure it was alot easier letting her go after the money started flowing in. LOL :D
Jan 16th, 04, 06:27 AM
I'm not knocking Monster Garage, I like the guys and their abilities. I am just tired of Jesse showing up and scrapping others ideas and suggestions since "he is the boss". I also don't care for his my way or the highway attitude. Lets face it. The people they invite on the show have skills. That's why they are there. Some are better than Jesse, some equal, some worse. I don't dislike Jesse, I am just tired of the attitude he projects. Hell, I think the new show "The Surreal Life" is better entertainment than anything Jesse is in. In my working lifetime, I have worked for "bosses" with the my way attitude and others with a "cooperative, accept others views" attitudes. My way's seem to leave employment earlier. I am just tired of Jesse. That's all.
Jan 16th, 04, 09:12 AM
I know what you mean Codi. I know that Jesse has an attitude, but I really think that it's all just part of the show.
I think that they are really trying to play on his bad a$$ Jesse James outlaw attitude, but I really think that he is probably a pretty nice guy with tatoos and stuff all over.
You still have to admit that Monster Garage is better than most of the other $#^! on T.V. these days. I do however like to watch that C.S.I.
That's some good T.V.! graemlins/hurray.gif
Jan 16th, 04, 12:40 PM
Common opinion around these parts is that Jesse James is egocentric P%$#@ smile.gif -- I think he really believes he is "all that" :rolleyes:
Most of the people (i know of) that have had dealings with him say he is just as big of a jerk as he is on TV..
I bet you will never see him on the "great biker buildoff" because he whould be able to handle loosing..
I love "American Chopper" that show rocks :D