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My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« on: July 26, 2007, 05:19:06 PM »

I never paid much attention to The Discovery Channel, then my four year old son started watching it.  Now I'm hooked.

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How it's Made

The whole damned lot of them.  I'm thinking DSC may be the best channel out there, at least oustide of football season.

The previews for the "Shark Week" special about the USS Indianapolis sinking look pretty interesting as well.
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Re: My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2007, 05:33:18 PM »

We watch a lot of Mythbusters in our house and the occasional Dirty Jobs.

How It's Made looks pretty cool, might have to add that to the DVR.
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Re: My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2007, 06:02:19 PM »

Best cable channel ever. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007, 06:09:52 PM »

Best cable channel ever. Grin

'Tis very good.  Love Man v. Wild.  Looking forward to when they drop that SAS guy in the middle of Bogside on a Friday night.  Let's see him fight his way to safety now.
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Re: My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007, 06:36:39 PM »

I never paid much attention to The Discovery Channel, then my four year old son started watching it.  Now I'm hooked.

Cash Cab
Man vs Wild
Deadliest Catch
Dirty Jobs
Build it Bigger
How it's Made

The whole damned lot of them.  I'm thinking DSC may be the best channel out there, at least oustide of football season.

The previews for the "Shark Week" special about the USS Indianapolis sinking look pretty interesting as well.


It is an awesome channel.

If you're interested in the USS Indianapolis I recommend a book called "In Harm's Way" by Doug Stanton. Great read about this incredible story.
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Re: My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 06:04:02 AM »

Best cable channel ever. Grin

'Tis very good.  Love Man v. Wild.  Looking forward to when they drop that SAS guy in the middle of Bogside on a Friday night.  Let's see him fight his way to safety now.

As long a a river runs through Bogside, he'd make it out.  Easily.

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 06:50:57 AM »

Bear Grylls makes Chuck Norris look like a chump

He's as hard as woodpecker lips.
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Re: My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 04:46:34 PM »

Informal poll:

Who's the better survivalist:

Bear Grylls (Man vs Wild)

or

Les Stroud (Survivorman)

My vote goes to Bear Grylls.  He seems to do more with less provisions/tools.  He does have a camera crew with him, though.  Les Stroud is completely solo.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2007, 07:13:38 PM »

I never paid much attention to The Discovery Channel, then my four year old son started watching it.  Now I'm hooked.

Cash Cab
Man vs Wild
Deadliest Catch
Dirty Jobs
Build it Bigger
How it's Made

The whole damned lot of them.  I'm thinking DSC may be the best channel out there, at least oustide of football season.

The previews for the "Shark Week" special about the USS Indianapolis sinking look pretty interesting as well.


It is an awesome channel.

If you're interested in the USS Indianapolis I recommend a book called "In Harm's Way" by Doug Stanton. Great read about this incredible story.

No need to read that book. I was there. Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. It was comin' back, from the island of Tinian Delady, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know, you know that when you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. Well, we didn't know. `Cause our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. Huh huh. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, chief. The sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's... kinda like `ol squares in battle like a, you see on a calendar, like the battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark would go for nearest man and then he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.

Y'know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men! I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand! I don't know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday mornin' chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player, boson's mate. I thought he was asleep, reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down in the water, just like a kinda top. Up ended. Well... he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He'd a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper, anyway he saw us and come in low. And three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water, three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks ttook the rest, June the 29, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
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Re: My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 08:44:06 PM »

DHD has some great shows...
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Re: My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2007, 08:52:41 PM »

I never paid much attention to The Discovery Channel, then my four year old son started watching it.  Now I'm hooked.

Cash Cab
Man vs Wild
Deadliest Catch
Dirty Jobs
Build it Bigger
How it's Made

The whole damned lot of them.  I'm thinking DSC may be the best channel out there, at least oustide of football season.

The previews for the "Shark Week" special about the USS Indianapolis sinking look pretty interesting as well.


It is an awesome channel.

If you're interested in the USS Indianapolis I recommend a book called "In Harm's Way" by Doug Stanton. Great read about this incredible story.

No need to read that book. I was there. Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. It was comin' back, from the island of Tinian Delady, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know, you know that when you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. Well, we didn't know. `Cause our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. Huh huh. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, chief. The sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's... kinda like `ol squares in battle like a, you see on a calendar, like the battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark would go for nearest man and then he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.

Y'know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men! I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand! I don't know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday mornin' chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player, boson's mate. I thought he was asleep, reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down in the water, just like a kinda top. Up ended. Well... he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He'd a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper, anyway he saw us and come in low. And three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water, three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks ttook the rest, June the 29, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women  Cheers


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Re: My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2007, 07:19:37 AM »

I never paid much attention to The Discovery Channel, then my four year old son started watching it.  Now I'm hooked.

Cash Cab
Man vs Wild
Deadliest Catch
Dirty Jobs
Build it Bigger
How it's Made

The whole damned lot of them.  I'm thinking DSC may be the best channel out there, at least oustide of football season.

The previews for the "Shark Week" special about the USS Indianapolis sinking look pretty interesting as well.


It is an awesome channel.

If you're interested in the USS Indianapolis I recommend a book called "In Harm's Way" by Doug Stanton. Great read about this incredible story.

No need to read that book. I was there. Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. It was comin' back, from the island of Tinian Delady, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know, you know that when you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. Well, we didn't know. `Cause our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. Huh huh. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, chief. The sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's... kinda like `ol squares in battle like a, you see on a calendar, like the battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark would go for nearest man and then he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.

Y'know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men! I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand! I don't know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday mornin' chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player, boson's mate. I thought he was asleep, reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down in the water, just like a kinda top. Up ended. Well... he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He'd a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper, anyway he saw us and come in low. And three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water, three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks ttook the rest, June the 29, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women  Cheers

Irrelevant trivia:  Robert Shaw(Quint) was a fairly competent practicing alcoholic.  The production of the movie was often hampered and suffered numerous delays attributed to his drinking.  (Scotch IIRC).

He showed up to work one day, sober as a judge, and delivered an astounding performance.  Ironically, it was the one above where Quint, Hooper, and Brody are getting drunk one night, aboard The Orca.
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Re: My kid got me hooked on The Discovery Channel
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2007, 07:31:15 AM »

A friend just told me about man vs wild, did I miss an episode already?  Sad

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2007, 08:45:27 AM »

Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief.

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LOL.  No way that passage is quoted twice in a couple of weeks on a forum of 25 normal people.
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