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georgeo76
12-19-2005, 07:47 PM
Typical History Channel line-up

_6am: UFO's the conspiracy?
_7am: Unlocking the shroud of Turin
_8am: Angels: good or evil?
_9am: UFO's: The conspiracy
10am: Roswell!
11am: Ghosts of Gettysburg
Noon: The Roswell of Texas
_1pm: Crop circles: history or hoax?
_2pm: Kennedy's ghost
_3pm: The Roswell of New Mexico
_4pm: The Real Davici Code
_5pm: Decrypting the shroud of Turin
_6pm: Hitler's Roswell.

berg417448
12-19-2005, 07:49 PM
Sounds like you got the Hysteria Channel instead!

Low_Flyer_MkII
12-19-2005, 07:51 PM
Makes you wonder if there's some sort of conspiracy at work don't it?

Pirschjaeger
12-19-2005, 08:00 PM
Ha ha ha, nice list. BTW, I just got done reading the news. I don't see the difference, do you?

Fritz

Goodwood_Alpha
12-19-2005, 08:04 PM
I've been saying for a while now that the so-called History Channel is really one half of the American Propaganda Network in disguise (the other half is, of course, Fox News).

I've stopped watching them since early May.

zombiewolf92553
12-19-2005, 08:12 PM
History of the 502 was on last night it was ok but was really a big commercial for X-Box 360 and the new Brothers in Arms game

blue_76
12-19-2005, 09:04 PM
i think its an alliance between the history channel and the scifi channel. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Zeus-cat
12-19-2005, 09:13 PM
A lot of the History Channel's stuff is pretty flaky, but some of it can be good. Keep in mind it is a commercial business, so expect a lot of ghost this and UFO that to bring in the viewers. Even the truly historical stuff has to be taken with a grain of salt... or a salt shaker... or a 50 pound bag...

Ooohhh... just checked their website for next weeks shows - Raaaid on Pearl Harbor - that ought to be good and accurate!

Zeus-cat

neural_dream
12-19-2005, 09:18 PM
UK history is waaaay better.

Tully__
12-19-2005, 09:18 PM
You should try History Channel (or NatGeo or Discovery) from an Australian perspective... it's even worse http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

vocatx
12-19-2005, 09:37 PM
Speaking of History Channel last night, does anyone know where they got the CGG for the "Dogfight" show. Some pretty impressive graphics there.

Avid_
12-20-2005, 12:15 AM
Now now kids, I know that ain't the History channel line up. Why you ask? Because each program is not followed by an hour long repeat of FLIPPIN MODERN MARVELS!!! If I have to see that shot of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsing in a wind storm one more time I am going to impale myself with a turkey baster!!!

Avid

Xiolablu3
12-20-2005, 12:56 AM
Good war footage on that channel tho, I enjoy watching the footage even if some of the info is a bit off.

(This is UK History channel, we dont have a Military channel yet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )

Pirschjaeger
12-20-2005, 01:03 AM
Originally posted by Avid_:
If I have to see that shot of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsing in a wind storm one more time I am going to impale myself with a turkey baster!!!

Avid

Ouch!!! Make a track and you'll give "Modern Marvels" some new content. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
12-20-2005, 01:05 AM
I do miss CBC's "The Nature of Things" with David Suzuki. That was an honest show. The only gripe I ever had with it was that 50% of the shows were about birds.

Fritz

airjunkie
12-20-2005, 02:35 AM
the story of the 502 was informative to say the least also the overhead shot the french towns; this is is something that need to be done again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

HART_dreyer
12-20-2005, 03:10 AM
I used to love History Channel, however it totally blows these days.

History Channel has become "main stream". HAH! There is no scientific fact or much history involved in HISTORY channel. Take all these UFO programs for instance, all they do is spin up a story that has already been disproved and then try to pitch the information to make the viewer believe it, followed by slight suggestions that "maybe this is just a bunch of bull****".

georgeo76
12-20-2005, 05:57 AM
You know along w/ NASA and the ASPCA, the History Channel and Fox news were behind the Kennedy assassination and the moon landing. I saw it on the uncensored episode of "UFOs and the Bible"

It's safe to watch these channels man, so long as your foil hat is shiny side out.


Originally posted by Goodwood_Alpha:
I've been saying for a while now that the so-called History Channel is really one half of the American Propaganda Network in disguise (the other half is, of course, Fox News).

jds1978
12-20-2005, 05:59 AM
I've been bashing the History Channel for years now. Ghosts, UFO's, Modern Marvels...WTF.

Every now and then they have something decent on like the Dogfights show.

I really tried to like the show about the 502nd PIR...until i realized it was a commercial for Brothers in Arms.

whenever they do get around to history it's way to jingoistic/nationalistic for my tastes

Estocade85
12-20-2005, 06:03 AM
Originally posted by berg417448:
Sounds like you got the Hysteria Channel instead!


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jds1978
12-20-2005, 06:18 AM
georgeo76
Purity Of Essence


Posted Tue December 20 2005 04:57
You know along w/ NASA and the ASPCA, the History Channel and Fox news were behind the Kennedy assassination and the moon landing. I saw it on the uncensored episode of "UFOs and the Bible"

It's safe to watch these channels man, so long as your foil hat is shiny side out.


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my sentiments exactly

Breeze147
12-20-2005, 07:42 AM
Wait a minute, without The History Channel, how could we have known that Hitler was in an advanced state of syphillis at the end of the war, that he raped his teenage niece, or that his personal physician gave him daily injections of amphetamines. Dirt like this could only be found in the National Enquirer before!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Worf101
12-20-2005, 08:52 AM
I've watched the History Channel evolve over it's existence. It kinda went like this...

1. "The Civil War Channel" - When it was first on the air, every other show was about the Civil War, "Glory" had been a surprise hit and Turners "Gettysburgh" was right on it's heels.

2. "The WWII Channel" - As the 50th anniversary of the the WWII started approaching THC became the the WWII Channel as every battle (90% of involved Americans) was covered ad nauseum. There was one brilliant show narrated by Burt Lancaster before his death that covered the Russian side quite well, not shown anymore.

3. "The Gulf War Channel" - Leading up to, during and after America's former and present middle east adventure we got Pentagon approved "rah rah" shows day and night about our new modern Army. Some of it so bad as to be just this side of a recruiting film if you ask me.

Now before you Red Stater's start shapening your knives, please be warned that unlike most of you I served in the Army. I've earned the right to call it like I see it.

4. "The Gadget Channel" - Motorcycles, bridges, heavy machinery, jets, big rigs, you name it they'll spend an hour showing you what it is.

5. "The Conspiracy Channel" - Da Vinci, Kennedy, Roswell, etc.. you name it, they'll speculate about it. This stuff if what sells. It's Supermarket tabloid history but it sells.

Well, that's how I've seen THC evolve over the last 15 or so years.

99th Worf101

Breeze147
12-20-2005, 02:09 PM
It's still better than the **** on A&E now. Dog The Bounty Hunter, Growing Up Gotti, Intervention. The First 48 is good, but they show the same ones over and over.

MLudner
12-20-2005, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by Worf101:


Now before you Red Stater's start shapening your knives, please be warned that unlike most of you I served in the Army. I've earned the right to call it like I see it.


99th Worf101


You know, I get about sick and tired of cracks like that since more red staters have served in the Army than blue staters. I am from a red county in an otherwise national socialist emporium blue state.

SURPRISE! I was in the Army for 9 years. I had 3 MOS's and 3 ASI's.

But, otherwise you have a somewhat valid point. You don't like the History Channel (Which ... GASP!!!!!!! ..... has to serve its customers and give them what they want since they pay the bills of their own choice) then watch the TV equivalent to NPR, where their funds are seized by force from people and they can put on whatever the Ministry of Propoganda wishes without worrying about whether or not anyone's watching.

Worf101
12-20-2005, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by MLudner:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Worf101:


Now before you Red Stater's start shapening your knives, please be warned that unlike most of you I served in the Army. I've earned the right to call it like I see it.


99th Worf101


You know, I get about sick and tired of cracks like that since more red staters have served in the Army than blue staters. I am from a red county in an otherwise national socialist emporium blue state.

SURPRISE! I was in the Army for 9 years. I had 3 MOS's and 3 ASI's.

But, otherwise you have a somewhat valid point. You don't like the History Channel (Which ... GASP!!!!!!! ..... has to serve its customers and give them what they want since they pay the bills of their own choice) then watch the TV equivalent to NPR, where their funds are seized by force from people and they can put on whatever the Ministry of Propoganda wishes without worrying about whether or not anyone's watching. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

As predictable as the son rising in the east... Sigh... nevermind.

99th Worf101

Worf101
12-20-2005, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by Worf101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MLudner:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Worf101:


Now before you Red Stater's start shapening your knives, please be warned that unlike most of you I served in the Army. I've earned the right to call it like I see it.


99th Worf101


You know, I get about sick and tired of cracks like that since more red staters have served in the Army than blue staters. I am from a red county in an otherwise national socialist emporium blue state.

SURPRISE! I was in the Army for 9 years. I had 3 MOS's and 3 ASI's.

But, otherwise you have a somewhat valid point. You don't like the History Channel (Which ... GASP!!!!!!! ..... has to serve its customers and give them what they want since they pay the bills of their own choice) then watch the TV equivalent to NPR, where their funds are seized by force from people and they can put on whatever the Ministry of Propoganda wishes without worrying about whether or not anyone's watching. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

As predictable as the son rising in the east... Sigh... nevermind.

99th Worf101 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh...and another typical reaction, if you'd bothered to READ my post you'd have noticed that I never said "I didn't like the History Channel" I watch it all the time. I merely detailed how I felt it's changed over the years. You however in typical jingoistic fashion have me eating tofu and listening to comrade Stalin on NPR. LOL.. kinda laughable3 if you know me. But nevermind.. I predicted some red meat eating red stater would take offense and surprise surprise... you did.

Sigh...

99th Worf101

berg417448
12-20-2005, 03:44 PM
Why do people try to divide up things into red and blue states? There were millions of people in so called red states who voted for the democrat candidate and millions of people in the so called blue states who voted for the republican candidate.
Seems the media is so simple minded that they have no room for shades of gray in their reporting and it has rubbed off onto others.

MLudner
12-20-2005, 04:03 PM
Alright, I'll give you something there. I should have separated part of that from the rest, because the first part was more at you than the rest. The rest was more at what some others had here posted, which was laced with the usual tripe mixed with some valid points.


You are also over-reacting a tad; I was trying to soften my remarks with that bit about "you have a somewhat valid point" remark. The HC does go through phases trying to appeal to their customers.

I would have taken no offense at anything you said, however, except for your choice of words in the excerpt from your first. That was what grated, not so much anything else.

georgeo76
12-20-2005, 04:09 PM
Serving in the military doesn't automatically qualify your opinion unless the topic is silent masturbation.

MLudner
12-20-2005, 04:10 PM
BTW: Actually, your comments about their shows about the Military were very valid and I share them to a large part. The US Army, Airforce, Navy and Marines are good, but there are doctrinal errors in the methods of each branch and the training they issue their personell.

LStarosta
12-20-2005, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Worf101:
Well, that's how I've seen THC evolve over the last 15 or so years.



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MLudner
12-20-2005, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by georgeo76:
Serving in the military doesn't automatically qualify your opinion unless the topic is silent masturbation.


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It does in the context he and I were on about. Why does masturbation come into so much so often out of the clear blue sky with you guys?

Tator_Totts
12-20-2005, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by MLudner:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by georgeo76:
Serving in the military doesn't automatically qualify your opinion unless the topic is silent masturbation.


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It does in the context he and I were on about. Why does masturbation come into so much so often out of the clear blue sky with you guys? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A lot of fishermen who are masters at baiting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

blakduk
12-20-2005, 06:06 PM
Worf101- 'I've watched the History Channel evolve over it's existence.'
I thought you werent allowed to mention 'evolution' anymore. Isnt everything supposed explained by 'intelligent design' now? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Besides, there hasnt been a credible documentary series come out of the USA since 'Gilligans Island'.

Tator_Totts
12-20-2005, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by blakduk:
Worf101- 'I've watched the History Channel evolve over it's existence.'
I thought you werent allowed to mention 'evolution' anymore. Isnt everything supposed explained by 'intelligent design' now? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Besides, there hasnt been a credible documentary series come out of the USA since 'Gilligans Island'.

Oyy boy more American bashing.

blakduk
12-20-2005, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Tator_Totts:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blakduk:
Worf101- 'I've watched the History Channel evolve over it's existence.'
I thought you werent allowed to mention 'evolution' anymore. Isnt everything supposed explained by 'intelligent design' now? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Besides, there hasnt been a credible documentary series come out of the USA since 'Gilligans Island'.

Oyy boy more American bashing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lighten up dude http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
It was meant in fun... the bulk of our popular media comes from the USA. Most of it is junk but the audience in Oz loves it- shame on us!
I want reruns of F-Troop, i cant be too savage on a culture that created memorable characters like the medicine-man 'Roaring Chicken' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

p-11.cAce
12-20-2005, 07:37 PM
I just miss Discovery Wings from a few years ago - they used to have some great shows and documentaries. The last great thing I saw on History Channel was "Black Sky" the documentary about SpaceShip One.

Goodwood_Alpha
12-20-2005, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by georgeo76:
Serving in the military doesn't automatically qualify your opinion unless the topic is silent masturbation.

If only 2% of all the "military types" I've had the misfortune to debate politics understood this...

Well, you get the picture.

Tator_Totts
12-20-2005, 08:00 PM
Lighten up dude
It was meant in fun... the bulk of our popular media comes from the USA. Most of it is junk but the audience in Oz loves it- shame on us!
I want reruns of F-Troop, i cant be too savage on a culture that created memorable characters like the medicine-man 'Roaring Chicken'

F-troop was a classic I remember that show. Good comedy is when all sides get poked fun off.


History Channel is not perfect by any means. Being American produced it is going to be produced thru Amrican Eyes. I pick and choose what I watch on that channel.

Love the war footage. It is not always bias I have seen different documentaries give credit where it is due. Foreign soil or American soil. Most WW2 documentaries I have seen on this channel tried to take a middle of the road.

In fact last one I watch even said the American forces underestimated What Japan was capable of doing.

Worf101
12-21-2005, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by MLudner:
Alright, I'll give you something there. I should have separated part of that from the rest, because the first part was more at you than the rest. The rest was more at what some others had here posted, which was laced with the usual tripe mixed with some valid points.


You are also over-reacting a tad; I was trying to soften my remarks with that bit about "you have a somewhat valid point" remark. The HC does go through phases trying to appeal to their customers.

I would have taken no offense at anything you said, however, except for your choice of words in the excerpt from your first. That was what grated, not so much anything else.

I'll accept your apology and apologize as well. I never discuss politics on the internet, I shouldn't have done it this time. My sincerest apologies. I was perhaps a little over sensitive myself...

99th Worf101

PS Comrade Stalin say "Hi". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

BSS_Goat
12-21-2005, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by georgeo76:
Serving in the military doesn't automatically qualify your opinion unless the topic is silent masturbation.

Now that's pretty dang funny. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BSS_Goat
12-21-2005, 09:38 AM
BTW the "new" History Channel sucks,but the Military Channel is great.

Chuck_Older
12-21-2005, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by blakduk:
Worf101- 'I've watched the History Channel evolve over it's existence.'
I thought you werent allowed to mention 'evolution' anymore. Isnt everything supposed explained by 'intelligent design' now? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Besides, there hasnt been a credible documentary series come out of the USA since 'Gilligans Island'.

The whole Evolution tempest-in-a-teacup that occurred here is understood by a surprisingly few Americans, so it's understandable that non-US citizens would misunderstand it, too.

The whole thing was done as a publicity stunt, and it got blown out of proportion. Not a joke, for-real it was a publicity stunt

MLudner
12-21-2005, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by Worf101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MLudner:
Alright, I'll give you something there. I should have separated part of that from the rest, because the first part was more at you than the rest. The rest was more at what some others had here posted, which was laced with the usual tripe mixed with some valid points.



You are also over-reacting a tad; I was trying to soften my remarks with that bit about "you have a somewhat valid point" remark. The HC does go through phases trying to appeal to their customers.

I would have taken no offense at anything you said, however, except for your choice of words in the excerpt from your first. That was what grated, not so much anything else.

I'll accept your apology and apologize as well. I never discuss politics on the internet, I shouldn't have done it this time. My sincerest apologies. I was perhaps a little over sensitive myself...

99th Worf101

PS Comrade Stalin say "Hi". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Very good, then we can all be friends again and I can go back to listening to your music.

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redfeathers1948
12-21-2005, 03:28 PM
ha ha, nice list. BTW, I just got done reading the news. I don't see the difference, do you


Yeah..the stuff 'bout UFO's is easier to believe!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Breeze147
12-21-2005, 04:43 PM
Tonight on The History Channel - The bible from a military point of view. I'm serious, I am not making this up. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

fraidycat1
12-21-2005, 05:16 PM
i havent seen the History chanel since i got the Military chanel. Does History still have Mail Call? R. Lee (Ermy?) was great!

Goodwood_Alpha
12-21-2005, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by Breeze147:
Tonight on The History Channel - The bible from a military point of view. I'm serious, I am not making this up. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

What, are they now the Religious History Network or something? Did Pat Robertson of Jerry Falwell buy them up or something while we weren't looking?!?

They're rich enough, that's for sure...