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    Posted: 14 Mar 2017 at 11:36pm
The History Network is responsible for some good programmes, (Pawn Stars, American Pickers, etc.), but this Swamp People thing is just bloody awful.
The main person is a chap with a difficult speech impediment named Troy Landry. This show features a bunch of Cajun people in Louisiana who enjoys killing alligators for sport.
I would rather see the gators win the battle.
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When you have a job position you've done for 40 plus years, one of the tricks to watch for is how this person reacts to sudden dangerous situations both in the white collar world as well as in the swamp stained blue collar world ....  Fifty years of croc hunting (this is not for sport by the way, this is the way they make a living) hasn't taken away the apparant fear and dread factor from the lead character who seems at every croc haul in to maniaclly begin yelling " SHOOT !  SHOOT ! ... as if he was pulling in baby Godzilla ....  I certainly can picture me screaming out like a little girl, but not after 40 years at this same job .....

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The History channel used to have some good programming, I don't even have cable anymore.
 
All of this reality crap got old 10 years ago, I'm sorry Jimmy, I just can't handle that jerk Rick from Pawn Stars.  About Swamp People, this type of sh*t should not even make the airwaves. Like Duck Dynasty!
 
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I cannot imagine anything more boring than watching people buying and selling junk or hand fishing for giant catfish or whatever it was they did on dick dy-nasty.

I'd rather watch my toenails grow.

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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

The History channel used to have some good programming, I don't even have cable anymore.
 
All of this reality crap got old 10 years ago, I'm sorry Jimmy, I just can't handle that jerk Rick from Pawn Stars.  About Swamp People, this type of sh*t should not even make the airwaves. Like Duck Dynasty!
 

Rick doesn't bother me until he laughs, and I love it when he busts Chumlee's balls.
Rick is pretty knowledgable about history, and I love history.
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I cannot imagine anything more boring than watching people buying and selling junk or hand fishing for giant catfish or whatever it was they did on dick dy-nasty.

I'd rather watch my toenails grow.

American Pickers & Pawn Stars often show old toys on their programmes. I don't collect old toys, but I love seeing them, and finding out how much money people are willing to spend for them. As a child, I had a huge collection of Matchbox Cars, and toy soldiers.I wish I still had them!
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No man with the intelligence that Rick appears to posess would ever put up with the moronic, childish, cheap street trash mentality of 'Chumlee' .... What's supposed to be the deal here ? "Let's get Chumlee a $16000 Harley build  for his birthday !" ....  "Let's not fire Chumlee when he quits his job because he thinks he has won $10000 "  .... (which he called being rich) .... 

Chumlee is not funny, he needs to be serving a prison term for one of the many things I'm sure he's gotten away with ....  After that he needs to get a job with some group like the lumberjack people who would put his lazy behind to some real work .....
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I pretty much avoid all reality shows be it restoring cars, swamp people, duck dynasty, survivor, kiddie pagents, Braxton family values, real housewives, marriage boot camps, Alaskan loggers etc. Etc.
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This is what happens when there are too many channels.  They have airtime to fill, and crap programming fills it as good as quality programming (and crap is cheaper to make, so that's what you'll get.  LOL )  Never had cable, so never missed it much... LOL
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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

This is what happens when there are too many channels.  They have airtime to fill, and crap programming fills it as good as quality programming (and crap is cheaper to make, so that's what you'll get.  LOL )  Never had cable, so never missed it much... LOL


I gave up on cable 10 years ago, and I don't miss it at all. Pfizer, you actually did me a favor when you pushed one of your pills during a children's show.  After getting Angry PCensoredd off Angry I made my decision to obtain my entertainment and informational means via other means, and the results far exceeded my expectations.  Hakuna Matada! Big smile
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Originally posted by Jimmy Jimmy wrote:

American Pickers & Pawn Stars often show old toys on their programmes. I don't collect old toys, but I love seeing them, and finding out how much money people are willing to spend for them. As a child, I had a huge collection of Matchbox Cars, and toy soldiers.I wish I still had them!


Yeah, there's actual history discussed about a lot of the stuff featured on those shows. Sure you won't learn as much about say, some antique pistol from the show as you would from I dunno, buying and reading "The Exhaustive History of Firearms" book, it's still an interesting watch sometimes.

It's also fun when I know more about the items being sold than Rick and company do. Someone brings in a sword or something, and he's like "I've never seen one like that, let me call in an expert" while I'm looking at the screen going "it's an African executioner's sword typically used by the tribes in the area of Lake Chad..."
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Originally posted by Jimmy Jimmy wrote:

American Pickers & Pawn Stars often show old toys on their programmes. I don't collect old toys, but I love seeing them, and finding out how much money people are willing to spend for them. As a child, I had a huge collection of Matchbox Cars, and toy soldiers.I wish I still had them!


Same here, but I prefer to see it on Antiques Roadshow where an expert explains the history of the item then simply appraises the value.

I don't like watching people negotiating business transactions for entertainment purposes.

That's too much like being at work or something.

I never could understand why anyone would want to watch people on TV shows like Shark Tank or The Apprentice or any other show about trying to make deals for profit, doing basically the same thing they slave their own lives away at for 50 - 60 hours a week in order to earn a living.

I watch TV to ESCAPE reality, not watch some contrived version of it.

Different tastes, I guess.
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I sometimes watch parts of Shark Tank, but it would be nice if they got pranked once in a while (even though some of the pitches already seem that way...)
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

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Same here, but I prefer to see it on Antiques Roadshow where an expert explains the history of the item then simply appraises the value.



Admittedly, I don't claim to be an expert on Antique Road Show, but based on what I've seen, there's a LOT less interesting things and less variety on that show than I see on Pawn Stars or American Pickers.

But yeah, f**k Shark Tank and The Apprentice.
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