Jennifer Zelazny

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Tag: History-Channel

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My New Obsession: Ancient Aliens

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I have one of my TiVos set to record “TiVo Suggestions” (TiVo tracks what I like/do not like and then records other similar shows it thinks matches my interests). Awhile back I decided to go through the suggestions and to watch something new. TiVo happened to record an episode of Ancient Aliens on the History Channel. (I watch a lot of space/Universe documentaries). After watching the first episode – I instantly added it as a season pass. I have been absolutely fascinated by this show which tries to explain things (and make you think about it) like Stone Henge, the... Read More » Read more

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Media Mondays: The Universe

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I am not sure why I did not pay more attention in my college Astronomy class (perhaps it was too much math ;)), but lately I have been throughly enjoying the History Channel’s The Universe show. You can check out video clips and some full episodes online if you are interested. This show does an amazing job at explaining everything using breath taking visuals, interviews with well known scientists, and real world examples (to help you understand scale). If you have any interest in our universe – give one episode a try! Read more

Quotes

Choices

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A few nights ago, while watching a show on the History Channel I heard the following quote: It is not the choice you want, but it’s the choice you have. As soon as I heard it I decided it was a quote worthy of writing down. The context for the quote on the show: black slaves in the US deciding whether to stay enslaved and alive, or to attempt running away and fighting for the British (Revolutionary War) and getting freedom while also risking death if they were caught running away. Obviously both choices are hard, but one must be... Read More » Read more

Life Music TV

Random Points of Interest

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I have been completely swamped with work for the last week, but I wanted to share some random points of interest that I have stumbled upon over the last few days. I sat down to relax after a long day of coding to watch a great show on the History Channel called: Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way Opium, Morphine, and Heroin. This was filled with awesome tidbits of information like: The Chinese first got hooked on smoking tobacco, then they added some opium to the tobacco…then they got hooked on smoking opium. Before this, eating little... Read More » Read more