Started by zeebo, November 18, 2014, 11:59:10 PM
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Quote from: The General on December 17, 2015, 03:34:01 PMI'm fascinated by the legend.The Holy Grail is probably down there. With this guy guarding it...
Quote from: Brody on December 17, 2015, 12:00:31 PM... The brothers split on the results of why nothing was seen and we moved on.
Quote from: the_peeve on December 17, 2015, 07:03:43 PMhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3364818/Did-ROMANS-discover-America-Sword-Oak-Island-suggests-ancient-mariners-set-foot-New-World-Columbus-according-radical-theory.htmlThey found a Roman sword near the coastline of the Island this week. It is supposedly part of a Roman boat that authorities know lays off the island. The problem is Nova Scotia has a rule about exploration of such things. It would just take time for new authority to be written. If true, and the swords seems legit so far, it rewrites history of who really landed first in North America.Big win for the show.
Quote from: Brody on December 17, 2015, 12:00:31 PMThe most recent guy watched a robot cam in 10x which showed a pole, which then vanished. The cam did not go to the floor level, where the trunk and body are supposedly, so with zero evidence of treasure he said he wouldn't suggest sending himself down there at the price he would charge. The brothers split on the results of why nothing was seen and we moved on. Meanwhile, off the air a big find seems to have come out. http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/roman-sword-discovered-oak-island-radically-suggests-ancient-mariners-020663
Quote from: Centurion40 on December 18, 2015, 08:44:48 AMIt's interesting that you've posted this. I was thinking, whilst watching a promo for the current season, that if something significant was actually found, it would have made the news over the summer and scooped any dramatic 'reveal' that would have been on the show.
Quote from: the_peeve on December 19, 2015, 12:05:11 PMhttp://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/local/startling-new-report-on-oak-island-could-rewrite-history-of-the-americas-1-7118097"...Praising the TV show, Pulitzer said Curse of Oak Island had â€˜captured peopleâ€™s imaginationsâ€™ by offering viewers the exciting opportunity to see history unfold on their television sets. However, he criticized the showâ€™s producers for showing little interest in alternative theories outside those of the Knights Templar, as he says â€˜that is what they think audiences are hoping to seeâ€™.â€œGoogle will tell you that most of the searches for â€˜Oak Islandâ€™ also include a reference to the Knights Templar,â€ said Pulitzer. â€œTelevision uses this information to appeal to the fans of those types of theories. But Iâ€™m a historian and forensic researcher. My job is to not believe any particular theory, but let the evidence tell me where to go.â€"On the show Pultizer told the Lagina brothers he believed the area of Oak Island was visited in the past by Templars - but that they were â€˜looking for somethingâ€™ - the same as teams are today."That's my main criticism of the show. All this Knights Templar bullshit. Here you have something standing in your face that dares to show that Romans were the first to discover the Americas, and would wipe Columbus out of the history books, but the show wants to centre on Knights Templar, because of some fucking movie made it a popular notion.You got a fucking Roman boat sunken offshore, but lets centre on these Knights Templars.
Quote from: albrecht on December 19, 2015, 12:13:31 PMWeren't the Templars "Roman," at least by charter and support? And pretty sure the vikings have already wiped the Columbus "first" claim and is verified though not as celebrated. Having said that I never watched this tv show but enjoyed reading about the legend of Oak Island as a kid.
Quote from: The General on December 11, 2015, 11:23:34 AMMakes me sad how the History channel just does weird vaguely historical reality shows now. I remember 20 years ago it was really cool educational TV, a refreshing blast of informative documentaries 24 hours a day. At least that's how I remember it. It had a big WW2 documentary bias, it seems. It was great. You're lucky to get any history at all on there now. Fucking "Swamp People", are you kidding me?
Quote from: WOTR on December 19, 2015, 02:03:16 PM... I still am dumb enough when I see A+E to think that it will have on "arts and entertainment" or that the history channel will be showing the documentaries that I recall. Both were excellent channels with great programming way back when.
Quoteâ€œThe shipwreck is still there and has not been worked,â€ said Pulitzer. â€œWe have scanned it, we know exactly where it lays, but it will be a touchy thing for the Nova Scotia government to allow an archaeological team to survey it. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is Roman.
Quote from: Juan Cena on December 24, 2015, 11:24:47 PMI remember when conservatives would point to networks like Discovery, TLC, A&E, etc. As reasons why we didn't need to fund PBS. I wonder if any of them could point to an episode of "Honey Boo Boo" and say that now with a straight face.
Quote from: ItsOver on November 30, 2015, 08:43:42 PMIt really sucks with what's happened to the History Channel, much like what's happened to the Weather Channel. Complete garbage. Man, I miss those cool shows about Nazis and WWII.
Quote from: Belles on December 26, 2015, 10:09:55 AMSo I'm not the only unhappy with the Weather Channel.
Quote from: zeebo on December 26, 2015, 05:00:27 PMI can't even go there for the actual weather anymore - what with all those grainy, shaky tornado vids.
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Quote from: zeebo on January 07, 2015, 12:57:51 AMJust realized this is a great show to get drunk to.
Quote from: zeebo on December 19, 2015, 03:16:31 PMHeh I remember when Bravo actually had cool indie movies, and now it's wall-to-wall social-climbing, gender-bending, fashion-obsessed fake-reality shows. Times have changed.
Quote from: Juan on January 10, 2016, 01:05:19 PMPBS and NPR aren't pure, either. They get grants from big foundations to do shows on particular topics. The only difference is what their funding is called.
Quote from: Roswells, Art on December 28, 2015, 05:46:28 PMCan confirm.