I like the History Channel. Have for a long time.
The Wife doesn't understand how I can go to sleep watching TV, much less, watching the History Channel.
One of her common complaints was "waking up at 2 o'clock in the morning and -- BOOM! -- explosions going off. Sure enough, it's you gone to sleep with the Hitler Channel on."
That was her pet name for the History Channel: the Hitler Channel.
Because of all the World War II shows they'd show. Yeah, I'm sure you had already figured that out.
But that's the old History Channel.
Now, when I turn on the History Channel, I'm finding things like the prophecies of Nostradamus. Or some show about Bigfoot. Or a bunch of UFO hunters.
At noon today, for example, there was an episode of the series Decoding The Past. That sounds all well and good. Except the name of the episode was Doomsday 2012: The End of Days.
But 2012 isn't history. It's the future.
And now this TV show is telling me all about stuff that will happen in the future.
In other words, crap.
Like the shows about UFOs.
Some people believe all that stuff.
Me? I am aware that The X-Files was a TV show and not a documentary.
So why does the History Channel show things like Bigfoot, UFOs, and 2012?
Because people will watch those shows. And lots of folks believe that stuff.
And here's the scary part: those folks can vote.
Anyway, I think they need to start up another channel: The Suckers Who'll Believe Anything Channel.
And give me back my Battle of Britain.