Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lost Worlds is pissing me off....

If I am home (knitting) and my DH is not, I'll watch Project Runway, John Edwards, BBC's What Not to Wear. When DH is home, he claims the remote, so I also watch a lot of Law & Order, John Wayne movies, and the History Channel. I'll live. The History Channel is starting to irritate the crap out of me, because they leave out the REALLY interesting stuff.

Last week, I HAD to stay up late and watch Lost Worlds: Hitler's Supercity. I was really excited, because I wanted to see Albert Speer's intended Berlin layout. I have stayed at Templehof Airport, which I think is the world's creepiest building. (I had NO problem imagining slick, polished officer's boots stepping out of the elevator, and I was afraid to be in the stairwell at night.) The airport was designed to form the wings of the German Eagle. The eagle holds a wreath (a traffic circle) and you can get an idea of what it was supposed to look like in this picture from Wright-Patterson AFB (home of the Air Force museum). Very 1930s, but also very cool. They used to build Messerschmidt engines in the basement of the building; it is massive. I hoped the show would tell me more. I stayed up to watch the show. Zilch. Nothing about Templehof, nothing about the layout glorifying the regime, just a bunch of prattling about stuff that DIDN'T get built and Speer's engineering tests. GRRR.

Last night, we watched Lost Worlds: Jesus' Jerusalem. They detailed the construction of Jerusalem's Temple Mount; the place was MASSIVE. It had quarried stones as big as elephants. Under construction for over 85 years, it was absolutely amazing. So what happened to this fabulous building? "The Romans destroyed it."

HOW did they DO that???? DH said that even as a little kid, he used to wonder how an army could level something like that. It was the largest building in the world, and the conquerers had no bombs, no hydraulics, just a bunch of guys milling around with horses.

"Poof! There you are folks, a bunch of rubble."

I need to smack the crap out of the show's writers.

4 comments:

Bri McStan said...

Things like that do nothing for my opinion of The History Channel. I think you need to be in sole control of the remote.

How's the new cap coming?

Trish said...

As long as we are complaining.... :o)
Don't you hate when you are watching the news, get interested in a story, and they never follow up again??? That gets my goat! Waste of my time!

junior_goddess said...

Gosh, I sound like a big whiner, don't I? It's just that I can't talk about my knitting, because it's obligatory, but secret. Bri, Mary's Hat II is on the needles, but I haven't touched it in 4 days.

Anonymous said...

What little I've watched of the History channel has left me disapointed for the very reason you've mentioned. All drama and hype, very sparse on facts and details.

We got cable at home for the first time just 2 weeks ago. Granted, I only got the smallest package (saves money to buy yarn) but I'm still amazed at the lack of watchable programming.

Good to know the secrete project is coming along.

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