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The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012

The History Channel last Saturday Night ran a two part, four hour documentary film about the Third Reich. While I liked to make fun of Hitlery back in the day, the documentary brought back nostalgic feelings about when the History Channel actually lived up to its name. Hitler is History; Pawn Stars and Ax Men are not.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by italianstallion on Tue May 1 18:52:39 2012, in response to The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012.

Many cable channels have strayed from their roots. How many actual movies are shown on American Movie Classics or Home Box Office? When were music videos last shown on Music Television?

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue May 1 18:53:43 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by italianstallion on Tue May 1 18:52:39 2012.

Or when the Weather Channel was weather.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue May 1 18:57:08 2012, in response to The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012.

While I liked to make fun of Hitlery back in the day

When did you make fun of Mrs. Clinton?

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by JohnL on Tue May 1 19:06:06 2012, in response to The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012.

The big advantage of the third Reich and the Second World War from any documentary maker’s point of view is that there are reels and reels of archive footage. And the events are sufficiently far in the past to be less controversial than, say, Korea or Vietnam.

There are some good documentaries about earlier conflicts, but they have to relay on photographs and diagrams, which means that the makers have to try harder to keep the viewer’s attention.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 19:06:55 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by italianstallion on Tue May 1 18:52:39 2012.

True. It's called Network Decay. At least AMC, HBO and MTV are known by initialisms that could mean anything (like CBS, NBC, ABC). I'm not really saying that it's wrong, I just regret making fun of them before because it could have been worse and is.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 19:08:00 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by JohnL on Tue May 1 19:06:06 2012.

. . .or dramatizations.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by orange blossom special on Tue May 1 19:34:41 2012, in response to The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012.

lol. So true when I was thinking about that before clicking your post.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by JohnL on Tue May 1 19:38:26 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 19:08:00 2012.

True. But they are expensive as well, in general.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Mr Mabstoa on Tue May 1 20:32:37 2012, in response to The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012.

I have a buddy thats knows all about the Hitlery channel, let me call him in and he'll tell us what its worth!

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Easy on Tue May 1 20:37:14 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Mr Mabstoa on Tue May 1 20:32:37 2012.

Wow! Welcome back!

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue May 1 20:43:03 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Mr Mabstoa on Tue May 1 20:32:37 2012.

Hope you're still hanging on despite this past winter ... good to see you again! :)

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by cortelyounext on Tue May 1 20:58:57 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue May 1 20:43:03 2012.

He has a dog named Sarge. The dog is 9 1/2 years old I think.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue May 1 21:04:03 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by cortelyounext on Tue May 1 20:58:57 2012.

Dunno how old puppy is, but that's one happy looking dog in the pic I've seen.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by cortelyounext on Tue May 1 21:05:59 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue May 1 21:04:03 2012.

Here

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue May 1 21:16:27 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by cortelyounext on Tue May 1 21:05:59 2012.

Happy puppy indeed. Looks like he just finished somebody's leg like a good EU doggy. :)

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Tue May 1 21:25:33 2012, in response to The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012.

I agree wholeheartedly. I stopped watching the H.C. when they stopped showing history.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Tue May 1 22:09:02 2012, in response to The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012.

The Military Channel is the new Hitler Channel. There's also H2, but with shit like Ancient Aliens it too is a bit of a joke.



However, I do like American Restoration. It's the only History Channel reality show I watch regularly.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Dave on Tue May 1 22:37:09 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by LuchAAA on Tue May 1 18:53:43 2012.

It is, most of the time.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue May 1 23:16:30 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Dave on Tue May 1 22:37:09 2012.

Too many movies and documentaries when I turn on the television.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by grand concourse on Wed May 2 00:52:51 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Mr Mabstoa on Tue May 1 20:32:37 2012.

Lol! And Welcome back!

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by grand concourse on Wed May 2 00:55:31 2012, in response to The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012.

The only non reality show worth watching is the Modern Marvels episodes, but after over several hundred episodes, the topic material is just not as interesting anymore.

Nat Geo is the same. How many 'locked up abroad' and fishing shows can they have?

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 2 01:07:56 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by grand concourse on Wed May 2 00:55:31 2012.

They haven't made any new Modern Marvels in a long time.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 2 01:51:21 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 2 01:07:56 2012.

I just looked it up and apparently they've been airing on H2 so I just missed a whole bunch. :-( I don't get H2 HD either.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Mitch45 on Wed May 2 10:32:49 2012, in response to The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue May 1 18:34:34 2012.

History channels love the Third Reich and World War II. I think only the Civil War rivals it in the amount of analysis it has received over the years.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Mr Mabstoa on Wed May 2 11:16:35 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by grand concourse on Wed May 2 00:52:51 2012.

Thanks Concourse.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Mr Mabstoa on Wed May 2 11:17:22 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Easy on Tue May 1 20:37:14 2012.

How you doing Easy?

Thanks.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Mr Mabstoa on Wed May 2 11:18:12 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue May 1 20:43:03 2012.

Yeah the holidays were pretty rough, but I keep busy at work to keep my mind more positive.
Thanks.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Mr Mabstoa on Wed May 2 11:20:01 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by cortelyounext on Tue May 1 20:58:57 2012.

He'll be nine this August and he's a very young nine. Jumps up and down like a puppy when I get home from work.
He's really the last connection I have wife my wife who really was the one that wanted him, but I ended up loving him more than she did.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by grand concourse on Wed May 2 13:14:37 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 2 01:51:21 2012.

I saw some and they were hit or miss. But way below the topic quality of previous seasons.

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 2 15:25:44 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Mitch45 on Wed May 2 10:32:49 2012.

No, they LOVED them. Pay attention!

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 2 15:50:46 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Mitch45 on Wed May 2 10:32:49 2012.

Well, it is the most cataclysmic event in human history. It's also well documented by film. These two things make it an ideal subject for a television show. WWII is also an uncomplicated subject (unlike WWI). There was clearly a good and evil side. There was a clearcut victor and a clearcut loser. In fact, had someone wrote a book in the 1920's explaining the future exactly as it eventually panned out, every publisher would have rejected it as too unbelievable and too "Hollywood".

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Re: The Hitlery Channel

Posted by Mitch45 on Wed May 2 16:41:13 2012, in response to Re: The Hitlery Channel, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed May 2 15:50:46 2012.

I read somewhere that the Nazis kept meticulous records of The Final Solution because Hitler wanted to eventually open a museum dedicated to the study of a "vanished race", meaning the Jews. In every country captured by the Nazis, some Jewish religious artifacts were looted by German soldiers for museum purposes and the rest were burned.



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