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  • fuwalda says:

    It’s been years since I’ve watched anything on any of these channels. Can you elaborate on how far they’ve fallen?

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    Ironically, I wound up actually watching something on National Geographic last night about how humans would respond to an alien invasion.

    History Channel is probably the worst. I’ve heard people call it “redneck tv”. Here’s the schedule for the next few hours:

    Ax Men x 3 (about lumberjacks)
    Hillbilly: The Real Story
    Modern Marvels x 3 (holy shit–I didn’t even realize they even showed this anymore–it’s not really history, but it’s not about hillbillies)
    American Pickers x 2 (I think this is something about memorabilia collectors)
    Top Gear x 3 (I think this is some sort of reality show about car racing)
    American Pickers
    Top Gear x 3
    Paid Programming

    I don’t know…it’s just all reality television. It’s just not interesting to me at all. I used to watch this channel for this historical programming.

  • fuwalda says:

    So I’m looking at the History Channel’s TV schedule for today. Here are some highlights:

    “2:00 PM: Hillbilly: The Real Story

    The two-hour special, hosted by celebrity Billy Ray Cyrus, brings these mythic people to life through stories that span 300 years. Outcast immigrants, war heroes, isolated backwoodsmen, hard working miners, fast moving moon shiners, religious warriors, musicians and statesmen make up the rugged cast of characters.”

    “9:00 PM: Top Gear: Limos

    Limousines have become more about bachelorette parties than star-studded premieres, so Adam, Rutledge and Tanner decide it’s time to get some of the glamour back by building their own. To find out which is best, each of them has to transport a celebrity to the Primetime Emmy Awards.”

    “3:00 AM: Modern Marvels: Ropes & Chains

    From hauling our heaviest gear to mastering the tallest mountains, they have been around for centuries, but we constantly improve upon them. Get an inside look at factories where every kind and style of Ropes & Chains are made.”

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    Yeah, they suck. I was reading some comment on another blog about how for 4th of July last year, instead of showing anything about the American Revolution, they showed a Pawn Stars marathon.

  • fuwalda says:

    That’s hilarious.

    What channel is Pun’kin chunkin on? You ever seen that?

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    What a bizarre idea upon which to base a series…

  • fuwalda says:

    This is probably the most important program the History Channel has ever aired:

  • Justin Garrett Blum says:

    Jeff Foxworthy is adding this to his shtick: “If you’re watching the History Channel and you think, ‘This is a pretty good channel!'”…you just might be a redneck!”

  • BlackBear says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more. I’m having my cable service turned off Monday morning.

    The “nail in the coffin” was the most ridiculous program I’ve ever run across. It was called, “Mermaids: A Body Found”, and was on Discovery (although I’ve heard it has also been on History Channel, and it WAS produced by HC). Talk about dreck… Who are these effing morons that run these networks? Seriously – they’re all run by IDIOTS.

    Add to this the fact that about 70% of the time I turn on the TV, what’s on? COMMERCIALS. The sheer volume of them is an insult. Never mind that Madison Ave. is obviously now populated by the dregs of society. Such imagination. Not.

    And the news networks? LOL. They are all now nothing but State propaganda outlets. Thanks, but I’ll pass.

    I AM DONE WITH TV.
    IT IS DEAD.
    R.I.P.

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