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Storage Wars: Texas: Walt’s Wisdom

Walt Cade

Auctioneer Walt Cade from Storage Wars: Texas has plenty to say on Twitter.

Riddles or Words of Wisdom - You tell us.

Ham'r Up auctioneer mixes his knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight into - #waltizm. That is his new hashtag for humor, wisdom, and ham'r up fun!

Walt Wade Wisdom

  1. Somewhere in our house there is a 'Gremlin Nest' full of phone charger cables.
  2.  Whadda ya mean the Storage Unit I sold you was bigger than you thought?
  3.  Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
  4.  When we cut locks, you never know what we will find.
  5.  I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it.
  6.  My fake plants died. Maybe I should have pretended to water them?
  7.  The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
  8.  An escalator can never break — it can only become stairs.
  9.  Could it be fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
  10.  Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep
  11.  Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
  12. Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
  13.  If quitters never win, and winners never quit, then who is the fool who said, "Quit while you're ahead?"
  14.  It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.
  15.  Considering all the lint you get in your dryer, if you kept drying your clothes would they eventually just disappear?
  16.  I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.
  17.  Why is a man who invests all your money called a broker?
  18.  Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!
  19.  We cannot change the direction of the wind... but we can adjust our sails.
  20.  Why is it that when someone tells you that there are over a billion stars in the universe, you believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint somewhere, you have to touch it to make sure?
  21.  Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
  22. Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do...write to these men? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen could look for them while they delivered the mail?
  23. Why does mineral water that 'has trickled through mountains for centuries have a 'use by' date?
  24. Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
  25. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
  26. If Wiley E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?
  27. What if there were no hypothetical questions?
  28. Where are the other three quarters of a Quarter Horse?
  29. Why do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
  30.  Since bread is square, why is sandwich meat round?

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Jerry Simpson Bio

Jerry Simpson Storage Wars Texas

One half of the popular Storage Wars: Texas duo, Jerry Simpson works with Lesa Lewis at her thrift store Again and Again Resale. Jerry and Lesa were popular fan favorites due to their bickering and work chemistry, and many people were sad to see them go when A&E did not renew their contracts for the third season.

Compared to his often larger-than-life boss, Jerry tends to take a more backseat role, and less is known about him than many other members of the Storage Wars cast. A few news stories have surfaced to reveal a criminal background, with a charge in 1992 for ownership of a controlled substance and 2007 for assault. His record has been clean since he began working for Lesa in 2008.

According to Reality Weekly, Jerry began working with Lesa during a down period in his life when he was having rough luck and a hard time finding a job. He's been her assistant ever since, generally doing the hard manual labor and other physical work, but he's working toward a more sales-oriented position with the company. Rumors have circulated that the duo may be getting their own spin-off show now that their time with Storage Wars: Texas has ended, but it's not clear how much truth these rumors contain.

Bubba Smith Bio

Bubba Smith Storage Wars Texas

Ricky Smith's nephew, Bubba is every bit the Texas gentleman of his uncle. He didn't grow up around the auction industry, but decided to pursue the lifestyle after spending a few unsatisfying years behind a desk. He's been in the auction industry since 1991 and has learned everything he knows about the trade from Ricky.

Bubba's worth a half-million on his own due in part to his role in Storage Wars: Texas and the work he does with his uncle in maintaining their distribution warehouse. Unlike other auction hunters, Bubba and Ricky don't run a consignment store; instead, they sell items to a wide network of private buyers.

Bubba helps his uncle with the technological aspects of the job, and he's quite proficient with computers. He's also an appreciator of fine art, and he hopes to maintain his own private collection or gallery some day. He does, however, get uncomfortable in tight spaces like storage units due to his extreme claustrophobia. Nevertheless, there's plenty of other work to do, and he and Ricky make a formidable tag-team opponent during auctions.

Victor Rjesnjansky Bio

Victor Rjesnjansky

A Long Island native, Victor Rjesnjansky moved to Texas five years ago in search of cheaper living and a new adventure. He's a member of the Storage Wars: Texas cast, and his celebrity net worth is about $1 million thanks to his involvement on the show and his successful business ventures. He owns a revolving estate sale and a consignment store which he keeps stocked with items bought at auction.

Known as “the Outsider” or “Slick Vick,” Victor has a hard time fitting in with the Dallas locals, which he refers to as “rednecks.” He's a fast-talker and prefers a leisurely and decadent lifestyle. While he'll bid on anything that might turn a profit, Victor specializes in vehicles from motorcycles to boats and golf carts. These he collects in his yard and garage until he can find a place to resell them.

Before moving to Texas, Victor was already a frequent auction hunter in New York. He started searching through auctions in 1990, and he's gained a lot of experience and techniques since then that are put to good use on the show. He appreciates healthy profits from many of his purchases, and the website for his consignment shop, 31 House, helps draw more business as curious fans of the show look him up online.

Dr. Morris “Moe” Prigoff Bio

Dr Morris Moe Prigoff

As a practicing podiatrist and owner of two businesses, Dr. Morris Prigoff certainly stays busy. Morris, or as he's more commonly called, “Moe,” has been a member of the Storage Wars Texas team since the first episode in December of 2011. Since then, he's made quite an impression thanks to his naturally charming and flamboyant personality; he's the fan favorite of many and helps bring a new personality to the team.

Dr. Morris graduated from Syracuse University and left to study medicine in Cleveland. He's been a practicing podiatrist, or foot doctor, for the past 40 years. Among his many patients have been professional athletes from the Dallas hockey and basketball teams. Somehow, amid the time he spends performing surgeries, running his antiques business and hunting storage auctions, he still has enough time to be an active lecturer and publish several podiatric papers.

The doctor has an eye for fashion and collects antiques and art to stock both a gallery and his boutique shop, “River Regency Modern.” He's been collecting antiques for more than 30 years and has developed an impeccable eye for good taste and valuables. He's been in the resale business for about 10 years. His non-valuable finds get piled in his backyard, much to the annoyance of his wife.

Unlike other auction hunters, Moe isn't interested in quantity so much as he is quality. The items he sells in his boutique shop are extremely valuable, and he doesn't bother with smaller items. The strategy has paid off. His participation on Storage Wars Texas combined with the profits of his businesses has made him worth an impressive $4 million, a figure bound to rise.

Moe is also responsible for bringing new cast member Mary Padian on board the show. Moe is a regular shopper at her store, Mary's Finds, and encouraged her to come out auction hunting in season one; she's now a full-time member of the auction team and part of the duo that replaced Jerry Simpson and Lesa Lewis this season.

Storage Wars Texas: Unexpected Meet with Bubba


Let me start out by apologizing for the photo. I had to take it quickly while Bubba was sleeping. I'm just kidding. He was awake, but this is what you get when you try to take a photo in a hurry with your camera phone. I guess it's better than no picture at all, right?

All kidding aside, I was at a small auction in Killeen, TX on September 21, 2011 and there were only a handful of people there. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the city of Killeen; it is a medium sized town located next to Fort Hood, which is about 250 miles southwest of Dallas.

Right before the auction, I was in the managers office when I overheard someone claiming they were going to be on Storage Wars Texas. Even though he was wearing sunglasses and a ball cap, I realized that it was Bubba Smith, one of the guys on the show, Storage Wars Unlocked.

"If you can't beat them, you might as well join them."
I talked to him and he is a pretty nice guy. Bubba was very humble and down to earth. I sort of got the feeling that he was worried that others felt that he was selling out. He kept saying, "If you can't beat them, you might as well join them."

As though he was trying to justify his participation in the show.  I'm sure he has received some criticism from the regulars in the Dallas area. Bubba, if you're reading this, nobody blames you for what happened to the storage auction business. The damage was done way before you came along.

Bubba did mention that Storage Wars Texas will premiere in December. When I asked how much they were being compensated per episode, he had no comment.

There were only two units at the auction and the same lady paid retail for both of them. Bubba then left by himself in a 10-12 year old, burgundy Ford F-150. I'm sure he'll be driving a Corvette soon!

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