Last Saturday on The Erwin Pawn Tradio Show we settled a debate that has been raging since 1879; should the toilet paper roll over or under? And we managed to bring many buyers and sellers together. I sold some stuff too.

The items are always interesting and you never know what might be phoned in.  This week we had a hospital bed, a 'Double T' Texas Tech neon sign, a Penncrest console stereo and more.  I bet somebody really needed that hospital bed, Tradio works great in that regard.  We've had lots of Texas Tech stuff lately, I presume its former fans of their depressing basketball team.  And that Penncrest console was hard for me to pass up.  My grandma had one and my dad has it now.  I'm hoping to keep it in the family.  A very nice piece of conversational furniture.

Last week I found a bunch of CD's in my office and I'm selling them when the calls get slow.  Sold a Barbara Streisand CD for $3.  I've got a ton of Christie Lane CD's so tune in and get yours!


The Big Question was truly a big one this week.  We had to know which way the toilet paper should roll, over or under.  This debate has been raging since 1879 when Scott Paper started putting toilet paper on rolls.  The Wikipedia page devoted to this subject is two times longer than the article on the Iraq War!  I prefer mine to roll over and that was the overwhelming opinion of our callers, 40-6.


For Erwin Pawn Tradio Show neophytes we always go over the rules of the program at the beginning of each hour.  I also present you with a special Rule #6 that changes every week.  Inspiration for this week's rule hit while I was at Walgreens.  I was standing in line and a rather breathy gentleman was behind me breathing rather loudly.  He didn't seem to be sick, I got the distinct impression this is how the poor man respires.  I thought to myself 'he must be a Sleestak', which is a pretty funny joke if you are a fan of 'Land of the Lost'.

I immediately felt bad for making fun of the poor chap.  Then it dawned on me I had said nothing aloud and therefore had done nothing wrong.  You can't help what you think and you can't help but amuse yourself.  But verbalizing it does cross a line.

Rule #6:  Making fun of people is OK until you say it out loud.

Kind of a reach I know.  I guess you just had to be there.  In my head.

See you next Saturday for another Erwin Pawn Tradio Show!