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history channel vs setanta

 
 
Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 01:16 pm
not unlike setanta, I find the history channel to be bunk. today I see and ad for the history channel hyping an upcoming episode "proving" aliens nuked the planet earth during our pre-history. I'm setting my calendar so I won't miss this opportunity for enlightenment.
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 01:49 pm
@dyslexia,
I love history and history based documentaries but don't take much of the populist Jerry Springer ratings bonanza based flotsam that comes out of the History Channel too seriously.

I'm more of a PBS level type of documentary watcher.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 01:51 pm
@dyslexia,
i love that story, it gets trotted out about once a month on Coast to Coast AM
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:03 pm
@dyslexia,
Well, of course aliens nuked Sodom and Gomorrah, dys. That's why Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back.

http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/images/bible/lotswife.jpg

Now that's Biblical
husker
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:04 pm
@dyslexia,
I used to respect that channel, seems it's going over the deep end in some subject matter areas. Turns one channel down to the travel channel, ok now Andrew Zimmer on Bizarre Foods!!
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husker
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:05 pm
@dyslexia,
oops I forgot to mention I love Pawn Stars
plainoldme
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:10 pm
Some of the stuff on the History Channel would make a die hard X-Files fan blush.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:16 pm
@Letty,
Letty wrote:
Well, of course aliens nuked Sodom and Gomorrah, dys.
That's why Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back.

http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/images/bible/lotswife.jpg

Now that's Biblical
R u sure thay were not citizens ?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:20 pm
Inspired by this thread:
My latest Urban Dictionary submission:

Quote:
docuflotsam
Docuflotsam {dok-yuh-flot-suhm}
-noun
A documentary film, radio, television, or internet program, etc that's overflowing with delusional and conspiratorial theories based not on founded and proven fact and/or peer reviewed research but on hallucinatory and schizophrenic rants from paranoid self-proclaimed intellectuals, who just need medicine, medical attention from psychiatrists, and perhaps time in a mental asylum.

Example:
A friend recommended a history-based documentary about how aliens shaped human history including designing and building the pyramids on the History Channel.

Why did I end up watching that schizodelusional claptrap?! After two hours, I realized I wasted my time watching a full-length work of docuflotsam.

by tsarprofessor on May 15, 2010

I hope it gets approved!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 02:25 pm
History is more or less bunk. - Henry Ford

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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 04:04 pm
I never watch that Setanta bullshit any longer . . . i think he makes it up as he goes along, and the ads are damned annoying, too . . .
Diane
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 09:47 pm
@tsarstepan,
Tsarstepan, "docuflotsam" is destined to become a classic on Urban Dictionary.

I'll be looking for it.
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Diane
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 09:51 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta, you overbearing docuflotsomist, your shows are outrageously popuar in tea party circles.

I hear Sarah Palin will be hosting one of your most ditzilicious shows in July.
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Letty
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 04:50 am
@OmSigDAVID,
David, did you ever read Chariots of the Gods? I WANTED to believe that stuff. It was fun!
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 08:15 am
@Letty,
Letty wrote:
David, did you ever read Chariots of the Gods? I WANTED to believe that stuff. It was fun!
I DID! I agree.
In the 1960s, we had a talk show host on WOR Radio,
called Long John Nebel, who filled his 5 hour nightly show
with those concerns.

He was a very entraining raconteur whose many guests
were presented material of that nature qua outter space
(we had not yet been to the Moon), time travel
and other interesting topics.
I believe that Erich von Däniken was among his guests.
Lee Harvey Oswald also applied, but was not accepted.





David
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 10:21 am
@husker,
Are they like prawn stars?
husker
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 07:13 pm
@plainoldme,
nay I wouldnt wanna eat any of those fella
plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 07:14 pm
@husker,
Do they eat you back?

(Maybe I should keep my hands off the keyboard.)
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