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Old 01-12-06, 11:46 PM   #1
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The History Channel Is eating my soul

OK so the history channel has officially eaten my soul and it has a firm grasp on my nuts...anyone else have this problem? is there anything i can do?
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Old 01-12-06, 11:49 PM   #2
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not watching tv. that helped me. i don't have to pay for cable any more. it's fantastic.
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Old 01-12-06, 11:55 PM   #3
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i dunno, how much tolerance do you have for world war II programming? you may get bored in a bit.
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Old 01-12-06, 11:57 PM   #4
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try some rasterbation, like what some other forum members here have tried with great success.
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History and Discovery channels own me.
But I know sooooo many intereting facts.
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mythbusters is where its at.
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Old 01-13-06, 12:02 AM   #7
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oh man i wish myth busters was on all the time w/o commercials....i would be a lifeless sack....and as for the history channel's dedication to the memorial of the third richt that does get boring...right now its something about books that we're not accepted into the christian cannan
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the only thing that could make my life better would be a tv on my handle bars while doing endless track stands
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when i had cable, let alone tv (well, have it, but i've watched maybe 3 hours in six months), those things owned me, and i learned stuff, and it was cool. mythbusters is badass. there was something up here a bit ago about them and a singlespeed. what was it?
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During some experiment Tory attemted to jump a wagon on an old single speed crusier and crushed his face into the concrete.
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ha ha ha, that sounds like it'd be great to see.
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Rad. I wish I had cable
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OK so the history channel has officially eaten my soul and it has a firm grasp on my nuts...anyone else have this problem? is there anything i can do?
Somewhere on your remote control, there's a button marked "power". On mine, it's red and in the upper left corner. Press this button and release. Put on your cycling clothes. Go for a ride.

Of course, I had to give up cable because it was eating my life. After that, the above instructions became much easier.
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i agree with the very last post on that thread--i want the fixed gear uphill advantage settled once and for all.
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Old 01-13-06, 12:24 AM   #17
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do you mean the hitlery channel?
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history channel? i think you are confusing it with the wwii special features channel.

and yes, another point for mythbusters. i continue to watch that show even i have seen the episode three times before. it's like mr wizard of the 21st century. maybe they can bust the myth that riding brakeless is way more street?
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Though entertaining, Mythbusters is not quite as scientifically valid as you may have been led to believe. Just saying...
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I used to have that problem as well. When I had mono and a 102/3 fever and couldn't swallow I watched like 9 hours of the civil war battle by battle cause I couldn't leave the couch. The history channel has gone way downhill in the last few years though starting around 2000 when they started running only conservative ads. Since then the programming hasn't had the same allure. PS: that dude definitely hurt so bad the next day.
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the hitler channel rules until you've actually taken some history and realize that most of what they report is at least somewhat wrong.
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No cable = very little tv watching.
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I was pretty pumped about the History Channel when I first heard about it, then I watched it enough to realize all they show is mostly WWII crap. I wish they'd show more international stuff, from more diverse time periods, get rid of all that "Bible Code" and conspiracy theory nonsense they show, and cut it out with the obvious pandering to Right wing lunatics. I was over a friends house who had satellite TV and History International was actually pretty good, though.
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It's "Plausable"
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the hitler channel rules until you've actually taken some history and realize that most of what they report is at least somewhat wrong.
most history is. even with eyewitness reports, accounts will differ. so "a people's history of the united states" and the most conservative history you can find will probably both be equally true, even if completely opposite in most places.
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