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Old 11-07-2014, 04:16 AM
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The television version of The National Enquirer:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/...e-by-anaconda/

I used to watch Discovery all the time...now I surf on past it now.
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And Fox news is not? LOL!
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Yup I used to love the Discovery channel. About the only thing I still watch on that channel is Deadliest Catch and that is starting to lose my interest.

Every one of those "reality' shows is nothing but scripted drama. No matter what it is, it's always some major disaster if they don't accomplish the task by the deadline.
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It's funny how these cable channels morph into something other than what they started out as. I used to like Discovery, TLC, etc. They used to be interesting and fact based. Now they run crap about mermaids, megasharks, and now this...

Catering to the lowest denominator. What ever pays the bills I guess.
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Waaaaaaaaa!
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Same thing with the Weather Channel and the History Channel. Thank God for On Demand.
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So...did the snake crap him out yet ?
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Simple answer
Netflix
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Waaaaaaaaa!

Says the snake when he passes the guy...
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Originally Posted by mitchell master View Post
So...did the snake crap him out yet ?
Live on next week's show.
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It's funny how these cable channels morph into something other than what they started out as. I used to like Discovery, TLC, etc. They used to be interesting and fact based. Now they run crap about mermaids, megasharks, and now this...

Catering to the lowest denominator. What ever pays the bills I guess.
They morph into what the largest number of viewers want to see, which apparently is mermaids, megasharks and other similar stuff.
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
It's funny how these cable channels morph into something other than what they started out as. I used to like Discovery, TLC, etc. They used to be interesting and fact based. Now they run crap about mermaids, megasharks, and now this...Catering to the lowest denominator. What ever pays the bills I guess.
My feelings exactly for some time now....it may be old and trite but "follow the money" and you'll find Oprah Winfrey. (it seems all you need in this country to control television content is money...) It's no accident that these once interesting and informative channels "morphed" as you say into the lowest common denominator dung you see today....it's all targeted to "The Oprah Winfrey Show's" audience...her people...

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Originally Posted by Snoozin View Post
And Fox news is not? LOL!


Didn't you mean to say...

And.........

ABC
CBS
MSNBC
NBC
CNBC

is not.....
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Still a few good programs on discovery.

Frozen Planet
Life- about different types of animals like the Snow Monkey's
and other Nature shows

Most of the crap on Discover is not produced by Discovery just shown there.LOL
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
The television version of The National Enquirer:
These damn kids today ... too doggone young to realize they're actually referring to the Weekly World News.
























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I'm pretty sure a snake large enough to eat a human would first asphxiate before swallowing. Not to mention the mechanics of how a constricting snake actually eats their prey. They have double rows of inward facing teeth that act like a conveyor belt. They sink their barb like teeth into their prey and then shimmy their teeth in an alternating motion moving they prey into the digestive track. With large prey the process can take hours. Anacondas eat their prey head first. However, if you have on a snake proof suit and an air supply I guess anything is possible.

What an odd thing to want to do.
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Same thing with the Weather Channel

HNah, NBC is what happened to Weather ...
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http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...ntcmp=features

Epic fail...
Maybe they need to change the name to something more appropriate...like "The Ridiculous Channel".
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I was flipping channels the other day and there was some lame survival show on Discovery. Two dudes supposedly had to 'survive' in some woods and before you knew it they managed to 'find' a tarp, then they 'found' a rifle and then they 'found' ammo.

Really??

Pathetic
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...ntcmp=features

Epic fail...
Maybe they need to change the name to something more appropriate...like "The Ridiculous Channel".
I've seen all the previews and just refused to watch it. It reminded me of Geraldo Rivera and the Al Capone's Vault flop.
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