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Discussion in 'WWII' started by Blackjack, Dec 21, 2015.
Now it's always Alien week on the History Channel.
I'm guessing it's a matter of Branding with a limited vision of the future. You call yourself Datsun because you are afraid you can't sell Nissan in the USA or Range Rover because you never expect to sell any other model and it just gets you in trouble later. Hopefully those are good examples.
It seems to me, not knowing the inside scoop, that the History Channel started a certain way but the amount of "history" they had to sell started running dry and looking dull after awhile. They wanted to expand into more intriguing stuff but their "mandate" History limited them as did the amount of money they have to spend. Breathless, pseudo documentaries work for others so ...
I think that they have also found a waning interest in material set too far in the past. The need for conflict to drive stories along with avoiding politics leads them to the icon of evil ... Nazis. I just wish they'd attack their subjects, even the really far out ones with better scholarship and honesty.
All cable channels, given long enough, will devolve to the lowest possible common denominator. Remember the "Arts & Entertainment Network?"
Hitler in disguise: A Primer
At least three of those guys came to our matinee today. And every one of them demanded a senior ticket, even though I explained it's only one price for a matinee. The guy with the beard was especially insistent.
Rare photo of Hitler with his iPhone
taking a selfie.
If he had looked like the guy in the bottom left photo, he might well have taken over the world!
They found Hitler, they found Hitler! Oh, never mind, have to tune in to next season to find him!
I think it would be fun if they combined "Finding Bigfoot" with "Hunting Hitler".
Synopsis: Where better for a deposed dictator to hide than the vast impenetrable forests of the Pacific Northwest? How better to hide oneself than with a group of creatures who are experts in concealment? Join our intrepid team as they search for clues to confirm that Der Fuhrer has been living with a family of sasquatch. Is that his scat on the trail? Are those his high pitched yelps in the night? How many acres of habitat would it require to sustain a Nazi leader on the run? Next week: the prospector who swears he saw Alois Brenner near Tacoma.
Photo of a very distraught Hitler at a matinee somewhere in Maine.
Super rare image of Adolf approving a post on a forum.
He was reading Houston Stewart Chamberlain before it was cool.
Hitler realizing he may lose the war.
A plethora of Pluviophiles on parade.
Wow what an effect. I would prefer the Swedish Bikini Team to Adolf standing in the shimmering water though.
Like how MTV used to play music and now they make people like Snooki world famous.........
At first I was annoyed by the inanity of this series but it has spawned a fun thread here so there's some net benefit to it.
Still sorry to think more than a few unread viewers may think there's anything to it. Sad. Sad also for the reputations of any of the on-screen folks connected with it. It took years for Geraldo to overcome Al Capone's vault.
Saw this and automatically remembered this thread.
According to The Sun, the CIA had some informants in South America in the 1950s who said Hitler was alive and well. The CIA handlers thought enough of the reports to forward the file to Washington DC.
It is all baloney, but anything that takes my mind off the current madness is a good thing.