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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby SandRider » 04 May 2010 16:33

re: History Channel dumb-down

all the good stuff is on History International, a premium channel ...

what used to be on the regular History, leaving us with Pawn Pickers & Ancient Sexy Aliens ...
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

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SandRider wrote:re: History Channel dumb-down

all the good stuff is on History International, a premium channel ...

what used to be on the regular History, leaving us with Pawn Pickers & Ancient Sexy Aliens ...


Fortunately, HI is part of our "basic" cable package. :D
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

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Freakzilla wrote:
SandRider wrote:re: History Channel dumb-down

all the good stuff is on History International, a premium channel ...

what used to be on the regular History, leaving us with Pawn Pickers & Ancient Sexy Aliens ...


Fortunately, HI is part of our "basic" cable package. :D

I wish it was here. I was hopeful after The Universe started and it looked like they were moving away from all Hitler and Jesus all the time, and then they got into a bunch of UFO hunter shit. They've got limitless topics for which to do shows, but they focus on the whack-jobs who see conspiracy everywhere. I'd rather see a TV version of HEREafter.
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby Serkanner » 04 May 2010 18:53

Nekhrun wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
SandRider wrote:re: History Channel dumb-down

all the good stuff is on History International, a premium channel ...

what used to be on the regular History, leaving us with Pawn Pickers & Ancient Sexy Aliens ...


Fortunately, HI is part of our "basic" cable package. :D

I wish it was here. I was hopeful after The Universe started and it looked like they were moving away from all Hitler and Jesus all the time, and then they got into a bunch of UFO hunter shit. They've got limitless topics for which to do shows, but they focus on the whack-jobs who see conspiracy everywhere. I'd rather see a TV version of HEREafter.


You mean to say that you prefer watching UFO hunter shit stuff ... which of course is all true, all the way ... to perhaps thought provoking historic items about at least one historic person?

PS: My provider doesn't have this HI channel in its package.
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby Nekhrun » 04 May 2010 19:59

Serkanner wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
SandRider wrote:re: History Channel dumb-down

all the good stuff is on History International, a premium channel ...

what used to be on the regular History, leaving us with Pawn Pickers & Ancient Sexy Aliens ...


Fortunately, HI is part of our "basic" cable package. :D

I wish it was here. I was hopeful after The Universe started and it looked like they were moving away from all Hitler and Jesus all the time, and then they got into a bunch of UFO hunter shit. They've got limitless topics for which to do shows, but they focus on the whack-jobs who see conspiracy everywhere. I'd rather see a TV version of HEREafter.


You mean to say that you prefer watching UFO hunter shit stuff ... which of course is all true, all the way ... to perhaps thought provoking historic items about at least one historic person?

PS: My provider doesn't have this HI channel in its package.

I mean to say that aside from The Universe, History Channel is shit and rarely has anything to do with history. I wish I had HI to see what it's all about.
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby SandChigger » 04 May 2010 21:45

They're spinning the Nostradamus/2012 connection bullshit on History over here now. (Evidently I don't get History International, either. Go figure!) :roll:

I've mentioned this before, but I really got a kick out of "UFO Hunters". Now we're back to "Monster Quest" reruns. The Brazilian pterodactyls (pterosaurs, they called them) episode last week was pretty funny. (Bint was really looking forward to the episode on killer kurage Japanese jellyfish, but it turned out to be extremely uninspiring. More fun watching Morimoto skewer squid on "Iron Chef Amerika". :P )

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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby TheDukester » 04 May 2010 22:12

I miss the glory days of the History Channel, back when it was "All Germans, All The Time!" They used to show so much WWII stuff that my wife eventually began walking by and saying, "Are the Nazis winning yet?"

Really, for a while there, it was either Modern Marvels, History's Mysteries, or Germans fighting in the snow. Those were your three choices. :dance:
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby Omphalos » 04 May 2010 22:14

TheDukester wrote:I miss the glory days of the History Channel, back when it was "All Germans, All The Time!" They used to show so much WWII stuff that my wife eventually began walking by and saying, "Are the Nazis winning yet?"

Really, for a while there, it was either Modern Marvels, History's Mysteries, or Germans fighting in the snow. Those were your three choices. :dance:


Rag and I used to call it the Hitler Channel. "See that little "H?" we'd ask. "That stands for Hitler."

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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby SandRider » 04 May 2010 22:39

HEREafter has already been made into several movies,
of different types and lengths ...

download them for free, forward to all your friends:
www.scientology.com
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby Nekhrun » 04 May 2010 22:50

SandRider wrote:HEREafter has already been made into several movies,
of different types and lengths ...

download them for free, forward to all your friends:
http://www.scientology.com

This is one case where there is no way possible that the film version can be worse than the book.
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby Freakzilla » 04 May 2010 23:15

Watching "How the Earth Was Made" now, love it. This episode is about Iceland.
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby Serkanner » 05 May 2010 06:38

Nekhrun wrote:
Serkanner wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
SandRider wrote:re: History Channel dumb-down

all the good stuff is on History International, a premium channel ...

what used to be on the regular History, leaving us with Pawn Pickers & Ancient Sexy Aliens ...


Fortunately, HI is part of our "basic" cable package. :D

I wish it was here. I was hopeful after The Universe started and it looked like they were moving away from all Hitler and Jesus all the time, and then they got into a bunch of UFO hunter shit. They've got limitless topics for which to do shows, but they focus on the whack-jobs who see conspiracy everywhere. I'd rather see a TV version of HEREafter.


You mean to say that you prefer watching UFO hunter shit stuff ... which of course is all true, all the way ... to perhaps thought provoking historic items about at least one historic person?

PS: My provider doesn't have this HI channel in its package.

I mean to say that aside from The Universe, History Channel is shit and rarely has anything to do with history. I wish I had HI to see what it's all about.


I see. I don't have History International Channel either. I have to stick to the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby SandChigger » 05 May 2010 08:41

Of course, even "The Universe" has its moments...

Like episode #41 ... "Sex in Space". :doh:

It's on right now as I type this, and the segment with Vanna Bonta & her hubby trying out "docking maneuvers" in her snazzy "Two-Suit" on one of those zero-gravity plane flights. (You know, the plane climbs and dives in a parabolic path, temporary simulating a zero-gravity environment during the free-fall dive parts.)

:shock:

It's kinda hard to take even Michio Kaku seriously after that. :lol:

Edit: came back in to correct a typo (yeah, I'm anal retentive like that); they were just discussing the "viagra effect" of being in low-gee. :dance:

Now they're on to the effects of zero or low gravity on fetus development during gestation. Highly Dune-relevant with respect to Guild Navigators! :)

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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby Mandy » 05 May 2010 12:37

SandChigger wrote:Treme? Isn't that some sort of ancient Greek slave ship? :P


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Postby trang » 13 Dec 2011 18:19

Mandy wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Treme? Isn't that some sort of ancient Greek slave ship? :P




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trireme

http://www.mediteatro.com/
think that is one for their logo in lower left corner, if not is probably a viking ship.
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reruns of most everything, but in season,
NFL, prophets of science fiction, fringe, and TBBT
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby Mandy » 13 Dec 2011 19:25

There's not much I like on TV this time of year, and my favorite show got put on hiatus till Spring :x (Community).

Right now I watch:

The Good Wife
Once Upon a Time (yeah, chick show)
Sanctuary
The Layover (Anthony Bourdain's new travel/food show)
Castle
Grimm (too many fairytale shows)

I'll stop and watch almost any Ancient Alien rerun, I love that shit. The guy with the big hair and the orange face cracks me up. As the show got popular, his hair got bigger and his face more orange. I'll also watch The Universe reruns (or new ones when they're on), and various other science shows. There's a new show called Civilization Lost that seems to use some of the same people as "experts" from Ancient Aliens, but they don't mention aliens, saw part of that and it was pretty interesting.
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Re: Your Favorite TV shows

Postby Freakzilla » 13 Dec 2011 19:29

I love that show too.

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Postby Mandy » 13 Dec 2011 19:40

That's the guy! He's on Twitter and he gets pissed about all kinds of goofy shit. He is hilarious. If you can get him mad about something, he'll use twitlonger and post lengthy rants.
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Postby Mandy » 13 Dec 2011 19:58

Here's one where he gets pissed about women wearing their hair up. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/d5r623
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Postby Omphalos » 13 Dec 2011 20:14

Mandy wrote:That's the guy! He's on Twitter and he gets pissed about all kinds of goofy shit. He is hilarious. If you can get him mad about something, he'll use twitlonger and post lengthy rants.


My kid watches a show called Ancient Aliens that he is on frequently. He makes us giggle.

What accent is that he has?

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Postby Freakzilla » 13 Dec 2011 20:21

He's Swiss-born Greek, according to Wiki.
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Postby Mandy » 13 Dec 2011 20:22

Well, Wikipedia says he's a Swiss born Greek, so maybe he has a mixed accent. Ancient Aliens wouldn't be worth watching without him! :D

Freak beat me to it, lol.
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