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Date: 01/10/12 02:39 PM

53 Responses to History Lesson For The History Channel

  1. Profile photo of 314314
    314314 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    Link: History Lesson For The History Channel - The History Channel seems a bit confused these days.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    I always wondered what business pawn stars had on the history channel.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    Eh. Pawn Stars has a lot of historical info in it. I`d count it. Ax Men and Swamp People? Not so much.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    Ah yes, the pseudo-history channel.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    in their defense, every think that they show on pawn stars is old...you dont see them buying brand new watches do you? no....sure maybe a car will slip in here or there from the 90`s, but they do have a ton of old poo
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm



    Of course alien conspiracy theories don`t belong on the History channel, but I always gave Pawn Stars a pass because they handle historically significant stuff. *Shrugs*
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    History does a better job than TLC.
  8. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    I hate these shows....
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    MTV hasn`t played music for decades. Names mean nothing.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    I`ve learned some things from Pawn Stars. Ancient Aliens is too much though.
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    I wholeheartedly agree
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    What an amazing bag of broken glass.
    Let me call my buddy who`s an expert on bags of broken glass.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    BBC Canada plays Holmes on Homes... If I wanted Canadian content I would watch CTV or CBC or Global.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    its going down the same path discovery took.. remember when you could actually watch a nature show on discovery?
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm



  16. Profile photo of Tobunshi
    Tobunshi Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    Pawn Stars teaches a lot about History.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    Yeah you could do this with MTV as well.

    God, MTV was cool when I was a kid. MTV today stinks. MTV = NOT music
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    if it wasn`t for the science channel i wouldn`t watch tv. discovery is all reality shows, tlc is all reality shows, history channel is all reality shows.... it`s absolutely RETARDED
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    Devlarski Male 18-29
    79 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Kyle Broflovski = Brian Griffin = Lisa Simpson
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    jpete Male 40-49
    16 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    MTV = Moron TeleVision
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    actually I agree with Tobunshi


    Just because a show isn`t a documentary about WWII doesn`t mean it`s not history. Pawn Stars involves a lot of history, same with pickers. Ancient aliens teaches alternate theories. I mean do you only expect to hear one theory when watching the science channel? didn`t think so.
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    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    and I second jacos27. Have anyone ever tried to sit through those long-arse war documentaries? I change the channel like 20 minutes in. So, sorry for the History Channel trying to make money. Although, pickers really doesn`t seem like it has much to do with history except if you`re studying the history of advertising.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    In defense of the show `Pawn Stars`, at least they deal in historical objects and you can learn some things about them.
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    The sad part is that while this video is completely accurate, an alternate title for these screen shots could be "Factual history that won`t draw an audience because most people in America who watch TV regularly enough to be considered `The viewership upon which our advertising prices and therefore the life of our entire station are based` are dumb-asses." and "The opposite of that." Yes, it`s sad that the History channel is pandering to the masses, but the fact is that the majority of the viewing public are idiots and this sh*t sells commercial spots. Those of us that once enjoyed the factual and historical shows on this channel simply need to accept that at least there are still books on the facts out there, or as the viewership of "Ancient Aliens" would describe them "Lies sent down by the man to keep us blind from the truth...maybe?"
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm
    You know what? drat Pawn Stars. Four unlikeable non-nice individuals scamming people out of their artifacts does not a history show make.
  26. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    xiquiripat: Scamming ? Really ?, they bring in experts to value the items, in most cases, and both of them either agree to a price or don`t.

    Their customers aren`t getting scammed, in fact the Harrison`s are the one`s that`ve been `scammed` on several occasions, when they didn`t call for some expert help.

    So take your trolling elsewhere.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    You got learned!
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    The SciFi channel axed shows like SG-U and put wrestling on.
  29. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    That was funny! Even if I like most of the shows he lists as "not history"...
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    The guy is wrong..minus pawn stars (even though pawn stars does feature a lot of historical items such as classic cars, old weapons, etc)
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    First sci-fi and now the history channel. Who`s next?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    I long for more science on the Discovery Science.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    Hey pawn stars is allright
  34. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    @Crakr. They take advantage of people hard up for money and offer prices far below what their "experts" suggest. It`s a scam.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 12:08 am
    I dunno, the Nastrodamus stuff, though completely loony, is not only fairly interesting, but is based quite a bit on history. Same with Ancient Aliens (most of the time), looking at ancient "things" and discussing very enlightening, if not at least entertaining and captivating, hypothesis.

    But Pawn Stars, Ice Road Truckers, Axe Men... Things like that.. Complete garbage.
  36. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 12:23 am
    Anyone else get really irritated with the fact that Animal Planet`s slogan is now "Surprisingly Human".

    Come on. Really? You know humans can`t get enough of themselves when even the ANIMAL channel, the one channel we have devoted to animals, is trying to convey how much human-related content they have.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 3:23 am
    "Pawn Stars teaches a lot about History."

    ...and prayer makes you lose weight...
  38. Profile photo of akabane
    akabane Male 18-29
    1093 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 4:35 am
    well, the universe is a pretty interesting show. i dont know why its on the history channel.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 6:51 am
    Have anyone ever tried to sit through those long-arse war documentaries?
    hmmm guess I`m boring I wish they did more of them.

    This ones good..


    So`s this one..
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 7:01 am
    You could say the same thing about MTV.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2012 at 7:15 am
    "In defense of the show `Pawn Stars`, at least they deal in historical objects and you can learn some things about them."

    Actually Crakr, many of the item buys are set-ups for ratings. They hire actors to bring in "antiques" that are often just borrowed from nearby stores.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36196 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I don`t like Pawn Stars but my hubby does so we watch it.
    I admit, I like the cranky old man. He says the best stuff.

    "I don’t care what the little bastards say, I love the holidays. I just don’t like spending it with them."
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3283 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 7:49 am
    I remember over ten years ago the "TLC" The Leaning Chanel had educational programing. Remember over 25 years ago "MTV" music television played music.
    A lot of them are doing it. Its call "rating whoring"
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3283 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 7:51 am
    @MrPeabody
    wrestling Is fiction.
    ya it sucks but it counts
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 11:17 am
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
  46. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Well..., History C is trying to expand to have people actually watch their channel. sometimes bad decisions are made
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    jadoig Male 30-39
    434 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    Pawn Stars, like almost every other `reality show` out there, is a lie. Staged, if not scripted, interactions between actors.
    Even if it were real, I don`t think `historical items` alone makes it valid for the history channel. History channel should be as boring as History class was, because hey, some people like it that way.
  48. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36196 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    jadoig - are you saying the Kardashians aren`t real!?

    Say it ain`t so!
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    January 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    History channel is barely educational anymore
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2012 at 1:43 am
    i didnt realize pawn stars was on history. I thought it was on tlc or something.
  51. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2012 at 6:58 am
    I can haz meaningful naim?
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2012 at 7:20 am
    Bout damn time someone called them out
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    Pawn Stars deals with a lot of different items that have a historical context. Ancient Aliens offers an alternative POV on certain types of historical events and the 2012 Apocalypse material deals with what our possible (probable since we live in a cosmic shooting gallery) may be.

    This message brought to you by People Who Think The People Who Made This Video Missed Glaringly Obvious Details And Should Move On To A Different Damn Channel.

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