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Old 01-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Yay. The History Channel is actually playing a show that deals with history.

I hardly get to watch TV anymore. I've seen a couple episodes of "How the States Got Their Shapes" before and enjoyed it. On now.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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The states got their shapes because of aliens. This will be revealed to you in the last episode.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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The states got their shapes because of aliens. This will be revealed to you in the last episode.
Aw ffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu----!
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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Yesterday I watched The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth on The History Channel, I've seen it a couple of times now. But it was nice to watch some actual and interesting history.
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The states got their shapes because of aliens. This will be revealed to you in the last episode.
Are you sure it has nothing to do with the location of self-storage auctions and pawn shops?
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:31 AM   #6
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the history channel is whats wrong with cable networks. if that channel was online only, and you just paid like $1 a month to have it, i would bet they have millions of subscribers. and thats millions of dollars a month without paying any distribution fees to 3rd parties.
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Yesterday I watched The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth on The History Channel, I've seen it a couple of times now. But it was nice to watch some actual and interesting history.
Yea the "Swamp people" re-runs were getting kinda old, "SHOOT HIM, SHOOT HIM NOW!!!" over and over, we get it these folks hunt gators for a living, course that has nothing to do with history whatsoever, at least in "Rick's restorations" they restore really cool old stuff..
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Yea the "Swamp people" re-runs were getting kinda old, "SHOOT HIM, SHOOT HIM NOW!!!" over and over, we get it these folks hunt gators for a living, course that has nothing to do with history whatsoever, at least in "Rick's restorations" they restore really cool old stuff..
I think you meant to say " choot 'em, choot that gatah!"
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I think you meant to say " choot 'em, choot that gatah!"
Lol.

That show is so boring. And the fact that they show reruns...
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #10
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I don't hear about Hitler so often anymore on the Hitler Channel.
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You mean the angry mustache channel.
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The states got their shapes because of aliens. This will be revealed to you in the last episode.
Which was canceled. Probably to make more Alien-themed shows from start to finish.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:35 PM   #13
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Im enjoying History 2. Its sort of like what MTV2 was when i came out a long ass time ago. Its more the root of what the channel used to be. ie they only really play history related shows and not the reality crap.

Sad you have to make another channel to play all the shows that used to be what made up the main channel
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #14
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History 2 is good but I feel that all they talk about is WW2.
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H2 is standard-def for me

Science Channel also.
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History 2 is good but I feel that all they talk about is WW2.
it was all about the dark ages last night. It seems like they go in waves. Be a ton of modern marvels then a ton of ww2 then a ton of dark ages, ect.

I still enjoy it though
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I love that show. So many things I never knew.
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it was all about the dark ages last night. It seems like they go in waves. Be a ton of modern marvels then a ton of ww2 then a ton of dark ages, ect.

I still enjoy it though
Damn it, I love medieval history and missed the shows last night.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #19
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Ancients behaving badly on h2 is pretty crazy. People moan about humanity sinking to new lows, many don't realize what used to get passed off as entertainment. Cities of the underworld is good too.
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Every once in a while they show something with history in it. Around christmas they had a few shows describing where a lot of holiday traditions started, and that was cool. They also had The Men Who Built America mini-series that wasn't bad, though a lot of it seemed like overdramatic BS for entertainment but it was still interesting.
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I thought "Man who build America" and "Story of man kind" were both excellent.

Off to watch State show now....
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loved "Men Who Built America"! I highly recommend it. It was maybe overly dramatic but it was well done and kept my interest (which almost nothing does lately, besides video games)
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I agree on the American Restoration comment. That show is great. So many neat things restored to proper glory. I watch it whenever I see that it is on usually.
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