WTF Discovery? You used to be one of the few stations worth watching.

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WTF Discovery? You used to be one of the few stations worth watching.

http://www.snopes.com/critters/malice/megalodon.asp

The quote at the end sums up my view perfectly.

Christie Wilcox wrote:

Here’s what I don’t get, Discovery: Megalodons were real, incredible, fascinating sharks. There’s a ton of actual science about them that is well worth a two hour special. We’ve discovered their nursery grounds off the coast of Panama, for example. Their bite is thought to be the strongest of all time—strong enough to smash an automobile—beating out even the most monstrous dinosaurs. The real science of these animals should have been more than enough to inspire Discovery Channel viewers. But it’s as if you don’t care anymore about presenting the truth or reality. You chose, instead, to mislead your viewers with 120 minutes of bullshit. And the sad part is, you are so well trusted by your audience that you actually convinced them: according to your poll, upwards of 70% of your viewing public fell for the ruse and now believes that Megalodon isn’t extinct.


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 Yeah, remember the "good

 Yeah, remember the "good old days" when educational channels were educational? Now they all make shit up. I even heard about Animal Planet doing a whole series pushing cryptozoology as if there were evidence. The last time I was in a hotel I thought I would check out the History channel only to discover them talking about Nostradamus- okay that is cool, important historical figure right? No, they were talking about how his prophecies were true and saying there was a ton of evidence supporting them. Fuck me, off with the tv, where is the laptop. 

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That's really sad.

That's really sad.

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I found out, along with

I found out, along with several other "channels" on cable, that they don't make their own shows any more. They purchase the productions from independent production companies if they think they can make a profit off it.

There was a production about (either or) the ten commandments or noah's ark, which turned me off with Discovery. I won't watch them any more. The idiot director wasn't even at the right mountain. Apparently it was too dangerous to be in the area because of rebels so he filmed another mountain range expecting no one would notice. However people who knew spoke out and upon investigating the rest of his claims, none of them were true. He had just thrown all these film clips together and sold the trash to some dimwitted exec at Discovery.

The last thing I remember hearing was the "Mermaid" bullshit which came out two years ago. They made it all real looking and they polled people who actually thought that mer-people were really living in the ocean. No accounting for the stupidity of the public.

 

 


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There's a guy I play MTG

There's a guy I play MTG Duels of the Planeswalkers with who bought into that shit and brought it up during a 4 player game. He still gets teased about it.
Weirdest part is he's not a dumb guy. I haven't played against many people who are as good as him, and you can't get good at MTG if you're an idiot.

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some of my fondest memories

some of my fondest memories are of watching the history channel with my grandfather in the late '90s. hours and hours of glorious WWII documentaries consisting of nothing but battle footage and learned narration.

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Vastet wrote:MTG Duels of

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MTG Duels of the Planeswalkers... you can't get good at MTG if you're an idiot

Well.. #1 you are playing MTG... #2 You must be an idiot to play it. Sticking out tongue

Just kidding.

I used to collect MTG back from beta through to Ice Ages. I sold my cards off because I was tired of it and saw that they would never quit sending out expansions. I wish now that I kept the cards. Some of my cards from the old collection are selling for over $5000. I bought a $300 pack of Legends and now they unopened box is selling for around $7000. I had a Black Lotus, beta, which I sold off for a lot less than it was worth. Now it is selling for around $1500.

<facepalm>

 


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iwbiek wrote:some of my

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some of my fondest memories are of watching the history channel with my grandfather in the late '90s. hours and hours of glorious WWII documentaries consisting of nothing but battle footage and learned narration.

Those days are gone.


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 This is mind rot media.

 This is mind rot media. "Reality Tv" WWE. I can remember when A&E was actually arts and entertainment. But even Animal Planet has a show called "Finding Bigfoot".

The "History Channel" has had shows dipicting Christians saving Europe from the Dark Ages. I guess if you beat the shit out of everyone and hand them a sandwich that makes you a hero.

Media needs more Cosmos and less Jerry Springer.

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Brian37 wrote:  This is

Brian37 wrote:

 This is mind rot media. "Reality Tv" WWE. I can remember when A&E was actually arts and entertainment. But even Animal Planet has a show called "Finding Bigfoot".

The "History Channel" has had shows dipicting Christians saving Europe from the Dark Ages. I guess if you beat the shit out of everyone and hand them a sandwich that makes you a hero.

Media needs more Cosmos and less Jerry Springer.

I agree. I really enjoy Cosmos but have you seen earlier shows with Neil Tyson deGrasse? He was like listening to paint dry. It was unbearable. I think he took speaking lessons.


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I sympathize with you all.

my observation is the same. If it sells---sell it. Money corrupteth all things. Why sell truth when false is worth more.

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digitalbeachbum wrote:Vastet

digitalbeachbum wrote:

Vastet wrote:
MTG Duels of the Planeswalkers... you can't get good at MTG if you're an idiot

Well.. #1 you are playing MTG... #2 You must be an idiot to play it. Sticking out tongue

Just kidding.

I used to collect MTG back from beta through to Ice Ages. I sold my cards off because I was tired of it and saw that they would never quit sending out expansions. I wish now that I kept the cards. Some of my cards from the old collection are selling for over $5000. I bought a $300 pack of Legends and now they unopened box is selling for around $7000. I had a Black Lotus, beta, which I sold off for a lot less than it was worth. Now it is selling for around $1500.

<facepalm>

 

Duels of the Planeswalkers isn't full magic. Until 2015 the had preconstructed decks that you could edit to one degree or another. It's supposed to be entry level magic but WotC doesn't know how to do it right. Still, it's cheap and on consoles for easy get togethers.

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Brian37 wrote: This is mind

Brian37 wrote:

 This is mind rot media. "Reality Tv" WWE. I can remember when A&E was actually arts and entertainment. But even Animal Planet has a show called "Finding Bigfoot".

The "History Channel" has had shows dipicting Christians saving Europe from the Dark Ages. I guess if you beat the shit out of everyone and hand them a sandwich that makes you a hero.

Media needs more Cosmos and less Jerry Springer.

At least WWE does amazing real life stunts and doesn't pretend to be real life (Do not try this at home). This is just bullshit fiction masquerading as an educational show.

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