Can’t watch Repo Games anymore… too embarassing

Posted By on November 3, 2012

I can’t bring myself to watch the Spike TV show Repo Games.  Spike has taken two legit Repomen, Josh Lewis and Tom DeTone, and have them to their job, the repossession of cars/trucks of those who have fallen behind on their payments.

The twist here is, if the RO (Registered owner) of the car can answer three out of five trivia questions, they not only keep the car but the show will pay the balance off.  Given the questions I’ve watch leveled against the Joe Six packs and Joe the Plumbers of the country… I’d almost want to go finance the nicest car I could, if I could be guaranteed Josh or Tom would show up one early morning.

Withe questions like, name the five states that start with a direction or what is the least amount of coins it would to have 76 cents?  I’m pretty sure I’d be driving a sweet wipe for nothing.  I will concede I may have some trouble on some of the entertainment questions.. not big on reading or watching those types of shows or mags.  I don’t think I could care less who in Hollywood is dating who.. or even who is getting divorced… but those questions aside.. pretty sure I’d have my car in the first three questions.

So after getting back from overseeing a couple radio shows this Saturday morning.. I channel surf while catching up on household chores and landed on Repo Games.. and I have watched several times before.

But I don’t think I can anymore.  I am embarrassed for those dim witted, clueless (and often toothless) unwashed masses.  Who more often than not seem they would have to aspire to “White Trash”.

So sorry Spike, I can’t do it anymore.  The entertainment value does not out weigh how embarrassed I am for our country and I only hope you somehow prevent this show from being seen anywhere beyond our boarders.  As Josh said on a recent episode, after hearing you answer these questions, I’m not sure you should even be operating a vehicle.  Couldn’t agree more Josh .. but this is a pretty good gig though . . . isn’t it?

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Out With Joe is the premier Dining and Entertainment Review Radio Show aired throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Northern Rhode Island and Connecticut. Out With Joe began four years ago on Flagship Station WBIX AM 1060 and now WROL am 950 is ourFlagship Station. OWJ is the audience participation review show where the listeners can also offer suggestion, critiques and reviews of their favorite finds and hidden gems. Our host, Joe Mangiacotti has been in broadcasting for 25 years and has an extensive business background, allowing him to dine on seeming endless expense accounts. Joe was first introduce to the restaurant business at a young age (13 years old) when after washing dishes at the local eatery, The Berkeley Restaurant in Wellesley Hills. The Chef/Owner Whitey (Dwight Quimby), after just a couple times as dish washer asked Joe if he wanted to learn how to cook. Joe spent the next several years at the right hand of Whitey. Joe had begun working as a Private Detective for a local agency and eventually came to work for Stop Loss Associates in Framingham where he was introduced and trained in under cover placement and retail investigations. Joe was intrigued in the restaurant and bar mystery shopping program, posing as a customer to evaluate performance and adherence to company policy while looking for shrinkage and loss. Joe and his father began their own Detective Agency and the retail investigations, specializing in restaurant and bar spotting became the corner stone of their business. Their Detective Agency was the only member of theMassachusetts Restaurant Association at that time. This quickly made them the “go to” agency for member eateries to evaluate their employees and pinpoint loss. Skewed alcohol costs most often the reason for their inquiries. Joe is a licensed Private Detective and owns his own agency today, although he no longer performs this service, Joe visits restaurants, pubs, clubs and events for the shear enjoyment and to share his experience with others while offering a forum for the average person to share theirexperiences and to learn what’s hot and what’s not on the dining and entertainment landscape. Come join us.


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