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 Post subject: History Channel: Swamp People
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:09 am 
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I know I am late to the party, but I love this dang show.

Just finished S1, look forward to watching S2.

Troy is definitely my favorite. But I am blown away by Junior and Willie with the way they just snag the gators out of the water with their triple hook.

I saw the Soup making fun of this show and thought it was a joke, but really it is one of my favorites now.


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 Post subject: Re: History Channel: Swamp People
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:34 pm 
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You're not alone! I love this show as well! It's just awesome to watch what these people do to earn their living. They are the definition of hard-working, unselfish people...and than you have that stupid Jersey Shore show which is the total opposite end of the spectrum.

IMO, Troy is the MAN. He just seems like a phenomenal guy and his voice cracks me up. Junior is also very good. He talks so fast, you can't understand him sometimes. runlikantlp, in season 2 they show two new guys, Glen and Mitch. These guys are hilarious. Wait until you see how they acquire their dinner on some nights.

Choot em! Choot em!


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 Post subject: Re: History Channel: Swamp People
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:19 am 
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I saw clips of Glen and Mitch catching I think squirrels or chipmunks for thier dinner. Those 2 guys are pretty crazy. I look forward to S2.


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 Post subject: Re: History Channel: Swamp People
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:59 am 
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I'm gonna be the stick in the mud here...

I loathe the show, and even more so the overall shift in programming on History Channel. Gone are all the exposés on, well, history, and in their place is a hodge-podge of gobbledygook that must make SpikeTV executives drool.

It's as though every last career my high school guidance counselor's TRS-80 spit out at me now has its own show. It's become an increasingly ridiculous cavalcade of minutiae:

Crabber. Logger. Alligator hunter. Junkyard picker. Junk restorer. My personal favorite? Pawn shop worker. I mean, really? What, did someone already own the rights to "Carpet Shampooers"? It's been an overall dumbing-down of programming across the board; just look at the 24-hour lineups and you'll see just how devoid of *gasp* history the History Channel has become.

8:00 PM - Pawn Stars
9:00 PM - Pawn Stars
10:00 PM - Pawn Stars
11:00 PM - Ancient Aliens
12:00 AM - Pawn Stars
1:00 AM - Pawn Stars
2:00 AM - Infomercial
3:00 AM - Infomercial
4:00 AM - Infomercial
5:00 AM - Infomercial
6:00 AM - Infomercial
7:00 AM - Infomercial
8:00 AM - Pawn Stars
9:00 AM - Pawn Stars
10:00 AM - Pawn Stars
11:00 AM - Pawn Stars
12:00 PM - Pawn Stars...

Somewhere in the mix will invariably be the low point of Western Civilization, the utterly banal "How The States Got Their Shapes". Yes, a show which is essentially playing a mono-syllabic game of "big puzzle" with Americans, the majority of whom couldn't find the Earth on a globe.

Please excuse my sardonic tone, and I mean no offense to those who enjoy such shows. In a time when people need more light, the dimming -- especially on what's been a beacon of educational & inspiring programming -- is maddening.

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 Post subject: Re: History Channel: Swamp People
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:00 am 
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vardo wrote:
I'm gonna be the stick in the mud here...

I loathe the show, and even more so the overall shift in programming on History Channel. Gone are all the exposés on, well, history, and in their place is a hodge-podge of gobbledygook that must make SpikeTV executives drool.

It's as though every last career my high school guidance counselor's TRS-80 spit out at me now has its own show. It's become an increasingly ridiculous cavalcade of minutiae:

Crabber. Logger. Alligator hunter. Junkyard picker. Junk restorer. My personal favorite? Pawn shop worker. I mean, really? What, did someone already own the rights to "Carpet Shampooers"? It's been an overall dumbing-down of programming across the board; just look at the 24-hour lineups and you'll see just how devoid of *gasp* history the History Channel has become.

8:00 PM - Pawn Stars
9:00 PM - Pawn Stars
10:00 PM - Pawn Stars
11:00 PM - Ancient Aliens
12:00 AM - Pawn Stars
1:00 AM - Pawn Stars
2:00 AM - Infomercial
3:00 AM - Infomercial
4:00 AM - Infomercial
5:00 AM - Infomercial
6:00 AM - Infomercial
7:00 AM - Infomercial
8:00 AM - Pawn Stars
9:00 AM - Pawn Stars
10:00 AM - Pawn Stars
11:00 AM - Pawn Stars
12:00 PM - Pawn Stars...

Somewhere in the mix will invariably be the low point of Western Civilization, the utterly banal "How The States Got Their Shapes". Yes, a show which is essentially playing a mono-syllabic game of "big puzzle" with Americans, the majority of whom couldn't find the Earth on a globe.

Please excuse my sardonic tone, and I mean no offense to those who enjoy such shows. In a time when people need more light, the dimming -- especially on what's been a beacon of educational & inspiring programming -- is maddening.


Agreed on all counts except for How the States Got Their Shapes. It's actually really interesting if you want to know about American geography. I think it's cool to know why the states have these little uneven bits, or stuff sticking out, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: History Channel: Swamp People
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:34 pm 
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I like Pawn Stars. I learn a lot watching that show. And the gator hunters use techniques that are centuries old. Both are historical and informative. I don't watch TV for my education, I use it for entertainment. I take classes when I want to learn.


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 Post subject: Re: History Channel: Swamp People
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:46 pm 
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Meh. I find Montgisard, Waterloo and Belleau Wood far more compelling. It's like the Food Network showing NASCAR racing: you can comment on the food people are eating in the stands, but it doesn't exactly fit the theme.

Some people find learning to be a constant, informal thing that isn't mean to be confined to a classroom.

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 Post subject: Re: History Channel: Swamp People
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:35 am 
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vardo wrote:
Some people find learning to be a constant, informal thing that isn't mean to be confined to a classroom.


Yeah I am able to separate the two. TV time = pure entertainment and relaxation for me. It's my wind down time after a big day at work. That's my life. I learn during work hours. I relax and have fun at night.


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 Post subject: Re: History Channel: Swamp People
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:18 pm 
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You will LOVE this:

http://animal.discovery.com/tv/hillbilly-handfishin/

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