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Rats, cats, ghosts and … a Kardashian: That’s TV!

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on April 25, 2013 at 7:59 am | No Comments »
April 25, 2013 10:38 am
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Yesterday’s column on Spanaway’s House of Rats – where a reality television camera crew followed a hoarder while showing just how badly she’d trashed her home – bothered me.

Fortunately, the News Tribune employs a wise counsel, C.R. Roberts, who doubles as a business writer. If C.R. can’t resolve an issue, at least he can make you smile about it.

When we began talking about the House of Rats, he went into ‘what if’ mode.

“What if,” C.R. said, “one of these hoarders lived next door to one of those people with 27 cats?”

Well, not only might that keep the rats in check, it would certainly become a more entertaining reality show. My wife, Marie, has been out of town this month, visiting her 92-year-old mother, Ruth. Marie has been known to take in a reality show now and then.

Told of C.R.’s idea, she added to it.

“And what if the house on the other side of the hoarder’s was haunted?” she asked. “All you’d need then would be a Kardashian at the end of the block!”

If you know of a block like that, let us know, we’ll cut you in as a producer. I can smell the money – or maybe that’s just the cats.

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