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    how to stretch 15 minutes into an hour...Oak Island

    So, first you have to repeat everything several times after each commercial. it is bad enough that the commercials take so long as it is. Then you flash back numerous times to previous shows before giving a very short new tidbit. then time killed with talk, again. now back to repeating things again but you are given tantalizing bits that may or may not amount to anything. kind of reminds me of that restaurant that has lousy food and service and yet people still come back to it. I can understand people being attracted to something like this but heck, it is like someone telling a three minute story with forty minutes of fill added. just venting
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Heck. They've stretched 45 minutes into a sixth season. Rather than talking to archeologists, geologists and local well drillers they talk to crack-pot theorists.

    But they're selling the "History Channel" airtime and advertising. Laughing all the way to the bank.

    I miss the earlier days when there really was historical programing on the History Channel. Pity.
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    I don't watch it. It's kind of like watching your dog chase its tail in a circle.

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    This program is really an insult to anybody who was raised with common sense - you have a massive treasure , and you some how make a decision to dig down 200 feet or more to bury it , at a time when digging is entirely by hand ! Please ? Six feet would have sufficed ! Has there been a single episode where the words Knights Templar have not been spoken ? Pathetic !

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    What ever happened to the Snake Island show ?? At least we got some eye candy with the diver lady ( I know , very incorrect )

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    Did they find more wood? This has to be the last season, right? A Bobby Dazzler and a lead cross, buttons, KG’s? They will drag it on til someone from the production crew gets killed in one of the crazy haphazard drillings, then the curse will finally be broken and they will find IT. Probably more wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Heck. They've stretched 45 minutes into a sixth season. Rather than talking to archeologists, geologists and local well drillers they talk to crack-pot theorists.

    But they're selling the "History Channel" airtime and advertising. Laughing all the way to the bank.

    I miss the earlier days when there really was historical programing on the History Channel. Pity.
    Do you mean to say that you don't think "Swamp People" is about HISTORY? Seriously though, I too can remember when the HISTORY channel was about history and very interesting. Those days are over. Now when I want to watch some good history shows I go to YouTube and type in "American Experience" and I can watch a lot of REALLY interesting history shows.

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    You can't deny that the major "Money Pit" associated with Oak Island to this point has been the program and corresponding sale of advertising space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    What ever happened to the Snake Island show ?? At least we got some eye candy with the diver lady ( I know , very incorrect )
    Not incorrect at all. I stopped watching all History Channel shows. All new content each episode could be written on the head of a pin. The show itself is just filler for the commercials, the true purpose of the program. I love the way, in the last 10 minutes of every production, you get 5 minutes of commercials, a brief 30 seconds of the show, 3 and a half more minutes of commercials, then the last minute of the program. They lost one viewer here.


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    You can see the toll it is taking on them in there faces can you imagine all that money going out and no return I just hope they find something before Dan Blakenship passes away.
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    Yeah I have noticed that on a lot of TV shows they reiterate everything after the commercial. Maddening if you are actually interested in it. It can make a show from little content, but I also have to wonder if they are catering to peoples attention spans. Is that format better for people who like to flip through 250 tv channels? They want to catch the viewers. I'm like a moth to a flame with that show. I love it but there is rarely anything new to see on it. It would be great to see the show condensed and leave out the repetition. I'd be curious to know how much they've spent vs. how much money the show makes. They have truly spun gold from flax with this one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    .... crack-pot theorists.....
    There is a world of wealth in that quote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    This program is really an insult to anybody who was raised with common sense - you have a massive treasure , and you some how make a decision to dig down 200 feet or more to bury it , at a time when digging is entirely by hand ! Please ? Six feet would have sufficed ! Has there been a single episode where the words Knights Templar have not been spoken ? Pathetic !
    Argentium : Excellent post ! Why this common sense has escaped a bunch of people, is beyond me. You're right: An object is equally hidden (no matter if 6 ft, or 600 ft ) as long as the surface is restored to natural-look-state. It doesn't become "more hidden", when someone puts it deeper.

    We used to dig pits on a certain cove beach near me, to reach bedrock, where old silver coins would be. Some parts of this beach, that bedrock was only 3 ft.. Other parts 4 or 5 ft. And some places: 6 ft. deep. And I distinctly recall that in the zones where we were going to dig 6 ft. deep, that it would take hours of manual labor. Because the surface of the hole has to be exponentially wider and wider, as you go down. To alleviate cave in, allow for elbow room of digging, etc.... Such that .... to have 3 or 4 square foot of bottom space in our hole, required 5x that diameter at the top of the hole ! (like a cone-shaped hole). I can not IMAGINE the work to dig a 10 ft. or 20 ft. hole, in the same fashion.

    Now I realize that the "faithful" will push-back with explanations of buckets/pulleys, side shoring to reinforce the sides (so you don't need an "ice-cream cone" shape hole), etc...

    But again I ask: WHY ?? In fact, the deeper someone goes, the more mess they have to clean up on the top, when they are done. But gee, wasn't the purpose to "hide" it ? Then why risk the mess on top, the time prone to visibility to others, etc... ? Just makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    This program is really an insult to anybody who was raised with common sense - you have a massive treasure , and you some how make a decision to dig down 200 feet or more to bury it , at a time when digging is entirely by hand ! Please ? Six feet would have sufficed ! Has there been a single episode where the words Knights Templar have not been spoken ? Pathetic !
    No one would have ever buried anything that deep that they wanted back - and if they didn't want it there was 3,000 feet of Atlantic they could have sunk it in a LOT easier. I think what has been found so far can all be attributed to glaciation, prior searchers junk, and natural causes - and a few surface finds. Been a lot of folks on that island over the years.

    THE ADMIRAL (my wife) forbids me from watching "Ancient Aliens" because I get too mad at the content. How insulting to the people who did build ancient structures and civilizations. Just because the host majored in Sports Communication at Ithaca College ('s true) and doesn't understand a lick about anthropology or archeology "it must be aliens". What a joke.
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