Saturday, January 16, 2010
These are my kind of men
On Monday, January 18th, at 9pm eastern time, The History Channel will debut a new show entitled, "American Pickers". The show will follow business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they search America for hidden antiques and treasures. They are experts in antiques and cultural history, who run an antiques business based in Iowa. Their company, Antique Archaeology, is all about Americana, salvage, and what some might consider junk.
Wolfe and Frank are American antiques experts who have been friends since the 8th grade. They travel the back roads of America in search of the unexpected. Their quests lead them through small towns and, in turn, they meet eccentric individuals in possession of junk, memorabilia, and historical relics. They describe themselves as, "professional pickers". Sometimes they turn a good profit and sometimes they walk away with, literally, a piece of junk.
I don't know what excites me more...
the thought of the open road being my office
the thrill of "the find"
The thought of all that rust and junk is making me break out into a sweat already. I can't wait for Monday night.