Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-07-10, 08:09 PM   #1
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
Thread Starter
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Bikes: to many to list
Posts: 6,086
Earth 2100 on The History Channel

If you havn't seen it you should, it's really good no matter what you think about the future.
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-10, 09:35 PM   #2
USAZorro
Seņor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,350
You mean on the Tinfoil Hat Channel? They've even taken to recycling Von Daniken's old, discredited drivel.

I can hardly wait until 2013, so I don't have to watch all their crap about Nostradamus, Mother Shipley, and the Mayans.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-10, 09:52 PM   #3
iamlucky13
Footballus vita est
 
iamlucky13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
Posts: 2,118
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
You mean on the Tinfoil Hat Channel? They've even taken to recycling Von Daniken's old, discredited drivel.

I can hardly wait until 2013, so I don't have to watch all their crap about Nostradamus, Mother Shipley, and the Mayans.
The mysteriously free cable stopped when the local company went digital. I thought I was going to miss the History Channel, but in retrospect, they've stopped playing nearly everything interesting. Every now and then they play a new Modern Marvels, but they replay it about 20 times, and never mix it up with reruns of their classics. The Dogfight 360 show was actually very entertaining, especially since they mixed in interviews with the pilots, but one hour of new, interesting programming per week isn't much, and it's appeal is mostly the spectacle rather than information that orients the viewer to a historical context. The Universe was ok, but mostly about visuals and not very detailed. Those few interesting programs they show kept getting shoved out of prime time in favor of the Nostradamus crap.

In the end, despite being a complete history and science nerd, I ended up missing Alton Brown's Good Eats on the Food channel more than the History Channel.

I hope this program broke the trend, but did they touch on what sort of crap the History Channel will be showing in the year 2100?
__________________
"The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad
iamlucky13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-10, 11:26 PM   #4
gitarzan
Lost Again
 
gitarzan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Columbus, Oh!
Bikes: Soma Saga, 1991 Sirrus, Specialized Secteur Elite, Miele Umbria Elite.
Posts: 1,041
Speculation on the future just isn't history in my book.
gitarzan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 12:05 AM   #5
redirekib
I ain't no newbie
 
redirekib's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Goddard Institute - Area 51-Skunk Works Division - Space Age Materials Lab
Bikes:
Posts: 1,189
I love Life After People
redirekib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 12:09 AM   #6
patentcad
Peloton Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2014 Scott Addict, 2008 Cervelo P3 (TT), 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
Speculation on the future just isn't history in my book.
You'll see.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 02:43 AM   #7
iamlucky13
Footballus vita est
 
iamlucky13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: Trek 4500, Kona Dawg
Posts: 2,118
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
You'll see.
I think the proper response is "It will be."
__________________
"The internet is a place where absolutely nothing happens. You need to take advantage of that." ~ Strong Bad
iamlucky13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 09:35 AM   #8
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
Thread Starter
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Bikes: to many to list
Posts: 6,086
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
You mean on the Tinfoil Hat Channel? They've even taken to recycling Von Daniken's old, discredited drivel.

I can hardly wait until 2013, so I don't have to watch all their crap about Nostradamus, Mother Shipley, and the Mayans.
when I don't want to watch something I just change the channel. Anyways I thought it was great, (like "Life After People) I just posted it for those who were interested.
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

Last edited by ilikebikes; 01-08-10 at 09:39 AM.
ilikebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 10:22 AM   #9
USAZorro
Seņor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
when I don't want to watch something I just change the channel. Anyways I thought it was great, (like "Life After People) I just posted it for those who were interested.
I tease, because when we do watch television (which aside from sports isn't all that much), it often is THC. A good portion of it is interesting, but they've been going overboard on the 2012/Nostradamus stuff as of late. Between that and all the reruns...
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 10:26 AM   #10
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
Thread Starter
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Bikes: to many to list
Posts: 6,086
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
I tease, because when we do watch television (which aside from sports isn't all that much), it often is THC. A good portion of it is interesting, but they've been going overboard on the 2012/Nostradamus stuff as of late. Between that and all the reruns...

tis' true, but all they're doing is what everyone else dose, trying to make money (ratings) of off a popular movie of the time.
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 12:43 PM   #11
no motor?
Senior Member
 
no motor?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 4,827
Quote:
Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
I love Life After People
I only saw part of it, and it looked good. I get to wondering about things like that when I'm out riding around.
no motor? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 01:59 PM   #12
couch_incident
What is a jsharr?
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: OHIO
Bikes: Kona Dew
Posts: 142
I stopped watching the History Channel when the allowed Scientology to advertise there.

Couch
couch_incident is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 02:07 PM   #13
bigbenaugust 
derailleurs are overrated
 
bigbenaugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: KIGX
Bikes: 2009 Fantom CX, 2012 Fantom Cross Uno, Bakfiets
Posts: 1,975
Quote:
Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
I stopped watching the History Channel when the allowed Scientology to advertise there.

Couch
Couchology hates competition, it seems.
__________________
--Ben
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, and a Bakfiets
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014), 2008 Citizen Folder (2015)
Non-Bike hardware: openSUSE Leap - LinuxMint Debian Edition 2 - Mac OS 10.6 - Android 4.4 - CyanogenMod 13
bigbenaugust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-10, 02:18 PM   #14
couch_incident
What is a jsharr?
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: OHIO
Bikes: Kona Dew
Posts: 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
Couchology hates competition, it seems.
Pretty much.

Couch
couch_incident is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:06 AM.