Well, some of the shows on History International are beyond boring, even the ones about huge fucking monster battles. It will bore you to tears listening to some guy with a thick English accent drone on and on and on about Field Marshall so and so, Lord Fuckface and some other Prince something or another. I mean, how lame can it get.
Now then, some shows are really dumbed down but arw quite good. "How the Earth was made", is on about a 4th grade level, but is very well produced. I enjoy it.
Posted 2/12/2010 4:32 am
The only exciting history I've seen on this shit is the cgi recreations of WWI aerial battles. One was on Werner Voss and his last battle with the aces of 56 Squadron. History is so interesting and yet these fuckers can put me to sleep with the lousy way they present it.
Me too. A girlfriend I had at the time lived in a big house outside the city, they had one of those huge satellite dishes. We'd watch TLC, History, Discovery, MTV.. Back then TLC and Discovery were actually decent channels.
The battles on History International that the cover are from the Prussian War or some fucking gay war in Europe. Not WW1 or WW2. Most of the shows date from the early 80s and have horrible production.
A few of the WW2 ones are stupid. There is a show about the commandos that used fucking kayaks or canoes. They spend the whole show talking about their training and everything. In the last 30 seconds of the show, they say that the kayaks tumped over and everyone drown. Worthless. No point to all that training if the idea was flawed from the start.
The did have a rather cool one on recently, with the guy who invented the dambuster bombs and armor piercing 10,000 pound bombs for submarine pens. That was cool as shit.
Posted 2/12/2010 4:39 am
I may have seen that one. I remember the CGI of the first dambuster mission, with the bomb skipping across the water and whether they had no idea if it would actually work or not.
Posted 2/12/2010 12:51 pm
I think that part of the reason is that Pavlov was not too popular with the powers that be afetr the war, he become a religious minister and while this was now tolerated after 1943 it still wasn't a politically correct occupation.
Zaitsev's mythology had strong elements of class struggle so it was of use.
I have assaulted and defended that house several times in the forgotten hope mod for battlefield 1942. The russians spawn in the cellar, if you get into there with a geballte ladnung you could bag an entire spawn wave with 1 throw.
My best kill ever in that mod/game was on the stalingrad level where I got a steamboat full of russians with a rifle grenade fired at really long range. 7 kills in 1 shot. Its a little bit better than the time I helped sink the Yamato by ramming it with my liberty ship so it rolled over so much that its guns could not bear on the Prince of Wales.
Shit, I have done so much retarded things and seen so many retarded things in that game. I recall once when I and two other tards spawned on that vanilla map with the two bridges and the windmill, 1 second after we have spawned we are run over by a guy in a jeep coming from behind. It was an "uh" moment for eternity.
Or the awesome retardness displayed by my team when we assaulted Makin - the LST was buggy and you have to trick-drive your M3 tank over the landing ramp or it would blow up. The tankers obviously didnt understand this because the first tank blew up immediately. The 2nd guy saw this and thought it was japanese AT fire. He slowly nosed his way out on the ramp and started to fire at something. Meanwhile the first tank respawned and the tard that took this tank found himself boxed in on the LST by the tard in the 2nd tank who was still firing from his place on the ramp. So the third tard tries to push the second off the ramp with his tank. In doing this he triggers that bug so that the second tank blows up taking the third tank with it. This all happened in 30 seconds and I was laughing so bad my eyes watered. T