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"5 foot 8.....what do they want a basketball team?"
"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword never encountered automatic weapons".
General Douglas MacArthur
i just rely on the military channel and documentaries posted to youtube for my history fix. history channel does nothing to help me with that
Woody and Archie.................................. Alex being Alex, ....................................and Woody at Dennison
Not addicted to the History channel, but I am addicted to THIS channel.
Same here, used to love it, now it a lot of pseudo reality stuff with a smidgen of history thrown in.
And I shall rejoice in victory for another 365 days over That School Up North.
History Channel = my favorite channel.
The Father, The Son... well, it's the
The Holy Trinity... as I see it.
The only thing that bothers me is that my wife found out that American Pickers(one of my favorite shows) is all staged, and that kind of took the air out of the show for me, however I still like it. TV crews and show people visit these sites days ahead of time, set up their cameras, and pre-pick the items to be selected by the guys on the show. Didn't you ever wonder how the camera was always in that tight spot when Mike picked up an item? They tried to come to Westerville Ohio and do a show, and the home owner found all ot that out...he did not want his house and stuff to be shown for fear of robbery later.Hey I still like the show..and I suppose Pawn Stars and others are the same waay..to pull off the show correctly.
Pawn Stars is all about history. Seems like the museum curator with the beard shows up about every other episode, the same with they guy validating signatures of dead people and dude who specializes in antique guns. Oh, and the old toys are part of history.
I'm gonna break your heart then.
Cajun Pawn Stars
Ice Road Truckers
ALL staged in one way or another... More often than not they are deliberately inserting themselves into a situation for TV, or they plan a scenario in advance. If something presents itself, then they will stop everything to capitalize on it.
I love the History channel. But I don't watch any of their reality programs anymore. I used to watch Pawn Stars but that got old quick. I watched one season of American Restoration, but got bored because all they ever did was sand blast and re-paint everything. All I watch are the historical programs.
Ultimate Guide to the Presidents
Men who Built America
Mankind, The Story of Us
Civil War Journal
And their series they would come out with. I enjoyed the Hatfields and McCoys. The Vikings and The Bible both look awesome.
The reality stuff sucks. Don't get sucked in.
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
I don;t mind the "staging", playmea...if you think about it, it almost always would have to be staged.....otherwise the shows would not have the mistique and content that they do.....now I am a history buff,,,but enjoy Pawn Stars for the characters....Chumley, The old man, Rick and Hoss...they have made those characters interesting and it makes a good show..plus a person can learn a lot...we always laugh when a guy with a wiget is interviewed supposodly before and says "I will take $5000 for it and not a penny less", and then he accepts $1000 cash! Tells us alot about our selves!Also I can see most of thsoe people wiht a fist full of $100 bills, beating it out of the shop and heading down to the casinos..ha ha..
When you think about it, the very reason they walked into a pawn shop to sell was likely fueled by some desperation. So the price can ALWAYS go lower. If the seller could do better, they would have gone elsewhere.
The characters is what they try to build on for sustainability. Occasionally something fascinating comes in the shop. But not as much as time went on.
Of course it has to be staged. Otherwise they would have a years worth of film to edit into 500 minutes of footage for every season. But because of it, the luster leaves.
I miss the show Histories Mysteries...
wish they would bring that back.
All in all I like the list that playmea posted...but the reality stuff has go to go...
Pawn Stars is definitely staged. I sit there and watch and start talking at the TV saying "why in the world would you even think about selling that? It is way to cool for a thousand bucks." And then I would say, "why a pawn shop?".
I still learn interesting things and laugh along the way. It could be D-Day pre battle plans or an original Les Paul guitar. And Chumley does spit out some funny one liners (staged I'm sure).
This post was edited by AtlantaBuck 15 months ago
The History Channel, "where they create history."
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