Dear Discovery Channel, I apologize for complaining about your reality show bullshit. I still love you, call me!
Rodents of Unusual Size
Dude, at least TLC started off good, I really miss that show "Archaeology" that they used to have on.
Remember when it was the non-stop Hitler channel? Now the History Channel has become nothing but Weekly World News Network.
I miss the old Weekly World News TV show...
In the 90's The History Channel was all-Hitler, all-the-time. Then, they became more general-history oriented. Then, in the last few years they've realized: "Well, fuck. We've done fifteen documentaries on Alexander the Great, seven on the Magna Carta, and FIVE on Dutch Tulipmania. What the hell do we do now?" They've solved their dilemma by make more and more documentaries aimed at paranoid schizophrenics to expand their base.
My guess is that in another decade they'll do "The History of BOOBIES" shortly before getting pulled off air by A&E.
Why not combine them all?
I swear to god they once had a "Sex and the Swastika" documentary.
MacGyver Style Bomb
There's a lot of wingnut bating as well. I know there was a special about how Iran is so evil along with plenty of apocalypse porn.
Hell, they had one show about surviving the collapse of society and at one point the douchebag host went on about how libraries are great storehouses for maps and survival information. He even said "You may not have a library card now, but after the apocalypse you will." Talk about knowing your audience.
Even National Geographic has gotten pretty bad. Maybe my beard is getting longer, I dunno. But every time I see hear mention the Shroud of Turin as if it's an unsolved mystery, I die a little inside.
National Geographic does Is It Real? which is a great show in that they do some batshit theory and show all the evidence for it for 45 minutes, then spend 15 minutes with actual experts showing that it is not real.
The irony of a supine and obese civilization addicted to technology it does not understand accusing the people who first subdued the anarchy of nature into a habitable world....holy shit!
That's a fiver!
One star for every time I've had to deal with students insisting that this crap was true.
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"This method has been described by some as simply putting a man on a large firecracker and lighting the fuse."
Keep watching this until you get to the guy talking about ancient Egypt's anti-gravity technology.
-Every good thing man has done, it was thanks to aliens
-Every bad thing that happens to man, it's the fault of the NWO
-When your favorite hockey team wins, that's god working his magic!
Man, just when you think this Erich von Daniken-esque bullshit has died down, it springs up again.
Thank god no one noticed I royally fucked up multipart. If you search out the correct part 2 and beyond, it gets to the infuriating part about how the pyramids were built: SPOILERS : Humans lazy, so aliens.
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