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I don’t know what it is or how it happened but if I turn the TV on the first channel I go to is the one with the big ol H on it. Whether it’s American Pickers, Counting Cars, or American Restoration it doesn’t matter because the people on those shows are fun and their jobs look more fun. I am in no way talented in away at restoring stuff or knowing how to make money buying and selling cars. But that’s not all the channel offers. Take Pawn Stars for instance. Regardless of the show being more and more scripted it still offers an unique look into the history of our Country and others. The show was sponsored by Subway when they were all losing weight but now that they are considerably less heavy they are now sponsored by Sonic. They went from a very healthy option of food to perhaps one of the worst places to eat in calorie terms. It’s weird. If it was any other show I would be more perturbed but the one thing that the people of the pawn shop will tell you is, Money talks.

There a couple new shows this year that have peaked my interest: Search for the Lost Giants and Curse of Oak Island. I realize Curse of Oak Island is in it’s sophomore year but it’s new to me. Who doesn’t want to spend time looking for buried treasure or for a real life Goliath? I want to. I live in California but when I watched Down East Dickering for the first time, I wanted to move to Maine and hang out with Tony, Codfish and Duke. Or at least talk like them. Every show I watch I learn something new. I learn more about things I wouldn’t normally care about. I find myself looking up something I’ve seen on one of the shows and learning as much as I can about it. Thank you, Al Gore for the internet.

So if you have nothing to do and your DVR is empty, perhaps flip to the History channel and have a good time learning something cool. I do and it’s super fun. Thanks for reading what seems like an incoherent ramble. Because it is.

B. McGee

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