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07-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Fuck You "History"!
It's no secret - The "History" channel has gotten significantly worse over the past decade. This has been the cry of a dozen TTA History enthusiasts. They have lost all credibility, airing shows that (I'm assuming) give higher ratings at the expense of education - and actually serve quite well to distribute disinformation, something I loathe.

Flipping through the channels today, somehow I wound up on History, and what did I see? A session all about the Hollow Earth "Theory". Yup, they called it a "theory". Then the bastards brought on all these 'credible' soundingish people to talk about this alleged 'theory'. They started with something that sounded somewhat possible to an ignorant person, and wound up with advanced cultures who were 'protectors' of the earth living inside earth and using tractor beams and warning us not to use nukes. You've got to be fucking kidding me. This has been thoroughly discredited by science - not last year, last decade, or last century. It was known HUNDREDS of years ago that this was not realistically possible. Here we are, two-thousand and fourteen in the year of our Lord Angel and we have these pseudo scientific morons blasting bullshit across outer-fucking-space and into our living rooms.

Fuck you "History"!

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07-03-2014, 10:41 AM
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I feel you, man. Hug

I didn't have cable TV for many many years, and when my wife finally convinced me to get it again, I was actually a little excited to watch documentaries and educational stuff on History, TLC, etc. Little did I know how far they had fallen.

It's impossible to learn anything from TLC now because they actively seek to lower their viewers IQs and History has absolutely nothing to do with history anymore.

Exhibit A:

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Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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07-03-2014, 10:47 AM
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I feel your pain. I am starting to feel that way about the Science Channel these days, as more and more of its show are injecting god, religion and non-science crap. I just posted something similar to this about Through The Wormhole this week on here.

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07-03-2014, 11:54 AM
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(07-03-2014 10:36 AM)Dark Light Wrote:  It's no secret - The "History" channel has gotten significantly worse over the past decade. This has been the cry of a dozen TTA History enthusiasts. They have lost all credibility, airing shows that (I'm assuming) give higher ratings at the expense of education - and actually serve quite well to distribute disinformation, something I loathe.

Flipping through the channels today, somehow I wound up on History, and what did I see? A session all about the Hollow Earth "Theory". Yup, they called it a "theory". Then the bastards brought on all these 'credible' soundingish people to talk about this alleged 'theory'. They started with something that sounded somewhat possible to an ignorant person, and wound up with advanced cultures who were 'protectors' of the earth living inside earth and using tractor beams and warning us not to use nukes. You've got to be fucking kidding me. This has been thoroughly discredited by science - not last year, last decade, or last century. It was known HUNDREDS of years ago that this was not realistically possible. Here we are, two-thousand and fourteen in the year of our Lord Angel and we have these pseudo scientific morons blasting bullshit across outer-fucking-space and into our living rooms.

Fuck you "History"!

I think this speaks more about our national intelligence than it does actually speak about disingenuous networks. People want crap TV. They don't want to learn they want to be entertained -- with mindless crap.

History channel has sucked ass for a long time. I refuse to watch it anymore. It used to be really good -- but when they started running Pawn Stars and ratings went up (seriously) it began to be less about "history" and more about bullshitting the public.

I won't even watch ancient aliens on netflix even for shits and giggles.

There's no answers for this. The public is simply too stupid to care.


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07-03-2014, 12:12 PM
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The least they could do is make a "History Classic" channel or something. It wouldn't cost a damn penny as far as production goes. Whatever the case, the only reason my wife and I ever got 'cable' is because I liked History, Discovery, Science, and a few other shows for entertainment. Now she still likes the sappy girly shows and I got a few entertainment shows and we pay waste way too much money on something I don't even want, but can't convince the wife to get rid of. Blech! She'd be cool with Amazon Prime, or Netflix or something, but in the boonies, no good internet.

Note to self: Buy a house.

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07-03-2014, 12:14 PM
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Don't worry Mom. They have just dumbed-down the SAT tests to help our young, dumb, juvenile-delinquents along.

http://guardianlv.com/2014/03/sat-to-be-...ntellects/

Quote:he SAT test, long a hallmark of “scholastic aptitude” will be dumbed down in 2016 to meet the intellects of today’s students. While, of course, that’s not how the SAT overhaul is being described by the company who makes the test or by educators, that’s what’s happening in reality. Firstly, the test will do away with the mandatory essay section and make it “optional” presumably because today’s students are incapable of writing, and/or today’s trendsetters think being able to write well is “optional” in life in general. Secondly, the maximum score will be downgraded from 2,400 to a mere 1,600; a stunning 800 point decline. Thirdly, “obscure” (aka high-level) vocabulary words will be dropped from the test entirely, and replaced with words that “students use routinely.”

I'm glad I'm old and won't have to witness the continued decline of the US because its population is too fucking lazy to learn anything.

If you get a chance to check out a movie called "Idiocracy" do so.

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

Quote:Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, and Terry Crews. The film tells the story of two ordinary people from the present who take part in a top-secret military hibernation experiment, only to awaken 500 years in the future in a dystopian society full of extremely stupid people. Advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism have run rampant and dysgenic pressure has resulted in a uniformly unthinking society devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights.

Despite its lack of a major theatrical release, the film has achieved a cult following.[2]
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07-03-2014, 06:39 PM
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(07-03-2014 12:12 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  The least they could do is make a "History Classic" channel or something. It wouldn't cost a damn penny as far as production goes. Whatever the case, the only reason my wife and I ever got 'cable' is because I liked History, Discovery, Science, and a few other shows for entertainment. Now she still likes the sappy girly shows and I got a few entertainment shows and we pay waste way too much money on something I don't even want, but can't convince the wife to get rid of. Blech! She'd be cool with Amazon Prime, or Netflix or something, but in the boonies, no good internet.

Note to self: Buy a house.

In a way they did that. A decade ago people complained the History channel was the Hitler channel and only had WWII programs. Then they made the military history channel that mainly does old war stuff.

But I deeply miss History International. That was a much better channel that kept good programs running, but it got canned for additional reality programming. I wish they would bring that stuff back.

The science channel has been good but weakening, the growing showing of oddities and mythbusters I could bypass.

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07-03-2014, 06:45 PM
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I agree, I avoid TLC and the history channel if I'm looking to learn something. I've even seen some questionable "woo" things served up as scientific fact on the science channel for christ's sake!

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07-03-2014, 07:00 PM
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(07-03-2014 06:39 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  
(07-03-2014 12:12 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  The least they could do is make a "History Classic" channel or something. It wouldn't cost a damn penny as far as production goes. Whatever the case, the only reason my wife and I ever got 'cable' is because I liked History, Discovery, Science, and a few other shows for entertainment. Now she still likes the sappy girly shows and I got a few entertainment shows and we pay waste way too much money on something I don't even want, but can't convince the wife to get rid of. Blech! She'd be cool with Amazon Prime, or Netflix or something, but in the boonies, no good internet.

Note to self: Buy a house.

In a way they did that. A decade ago people complained the History channel was the Hitler channel and only had WWII programs. Then they made the military history channel that mainly does old war stuff.

But I deeply miss History International. That was a much better channel that kept good programs running, but it got canned for additional reality programming. I wish they would bring that stuff back.

The science channel has been good but weakening, the growing showing of oddities and mythbusters I could bypass.

The Science Channel was my last bastion of purely educational TV, but just the other day I saw on it, NASA's Unexplained Files, & Close Encounters....
I didn't check them out, fearing it would look or sound like Ancient Aliens from the History Channel...
I'm scarred! Confused

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07-03-2014, 07:01 PM
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(07-03-2014 07:00 PM)TheGulegon Wrote:  
(07-03-2014 06:39 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  In a way they did that. A decade ago people complained the History channel was the Hitler channel and only had WWII programs. Then they made the military history channel that mainly does old war stuff.

But I deeply miss History International. That was a much better channel that kept good programs running, but it got canned for additional reality programming. I wish they would bring that stuff back.

The science channel has been good but weakening, the growing showing of oddities and mythbusters I could bypass.

The Science Channel was my last bastion of purely educational TV, but just the other day I saw on it, NASA's Unexplained Files, & Close Encounters....
I didn't check them out, fearing it would look or sound like Ancient Aliens from the History Channel...
I'm scarred! Confused

Be afraid.... Be very afraid!!! Hug

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