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(TV By the Numbers)   Mike Rowe to host three-part series "How Booze Built America," will do for American history what he's done for dirty jobs   (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com) divider line 40
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2012-09-12 08:23:13 PM
It's not just our country, it's the entire civilized world. Show should be awesome though.
Think I'll go get a drink.
 
2012-09-13 12:16:50 AM

dudemanbro: It's not just our country, it's the entire civilized world. Show should be awesome though.
Think I'll go get a drink.


Grab me one too
 
2012-09-13 12:18:08 AM
I dig mike rowe but his latest bit in the Outback is total junk. it's like they showed up with cameras and had no plan on what to do so they just drive around and try to find gigs for him to put on the show. It's a complete mess.

/likes booze
//has way to much of it.
///Ken Burns documentary on prohibition was good
 
2012-09-13 12:42:12 AM
Mike Rowe is going to make me appreciate the fact that other people have to do the horrible job of teaching American history?
 
2012-09-13 12:43:45 AM
TFH: "will do for American history what he's done for dirty jobs"

Make a show on it that my wife actually wants, nay, demands to watch?

/Seriously, she would watch that man read the phonebook
//Whatever, it is history, I'll watch it.
 
2012-09-13 12:51:45 AM

dudemanbro: It's not just our country, it's the entire civilized world.


Yup. When you live in a large city the water tends to get contaminated with sewage. Gotta have *something* to drink that won't kill you. Right away, at least.

It also explains why many American Indians can't tolerate alcohol well.


Uisce Beatha: /Seriously, she would watch that man read the phonebook


Not surprising: the man's a professionally trained opera singer.
 
2012-09-13 01:21:34 AM
First Beer Saved the World, now it only follows that it built America.
 
2012-09-13 01:33:48 AM
bier ist gut
 
2012-09-13 01:39:42 AM

fusillade762: Uisce Beatha: /Seriously, she would watch that man read the phonebook

Not surprising: the man's a professionally trained opera singer.


Fascinating - I did not know that.

/However, I think his voice in not the primary reason she watches
 
2012-09-13 01:54:38 AM

M0nkeyp0x: dudemanbro: It's not just our country, it's the entire civilized world. Show should be awesome though.
Think I'll go get a drink.

Grab me one too


You can have my share for a few days. I'm on happy fun pills for a bit
 
2012-09-13 02:00:28 AM
Didn't Brian Unger already do this?
 
2012-09-13 02:21:05 AM

Smeggy Smurf: M0nkeyp0x: dudemanbro: It's not just our country, it's the entire civilized world. Show should be awesome though.
Think I'll go get a drink.

Grab me one too

You can have my share for a few days. I'm on happy fun pills for a bit


Those make awesome mixers.
 
2012-09-13 07:28:07 AM

Omahawg: bier ist gut


Ja.
 
2012-09-13 07:39:28 AM
cigarbrief.com

Some of my Founding Fathers ... if you know what I mean.
 
2012-09-13 08:07:04 AM
I would watch a 3 part series on watching paint dry with Mike Rowe.

If he was narrating it, it would be good too.
 
2012-09-13 08:33:49 AM
Mike Rowe started a foundation called mikeroweWORKS

Watch his testimony before Congress (8:25)
 
2012-09-13 08:49:30 AM
I suggest a drinking game for this show.
Every time you see a whiskey still or other piece of equipment with a "Vendome Copper& Brass Works" name plate on it drink a shot. I doubt you'll be able to make it through the first 30 minutes.
 
2012-09-13 09:13:06 AM

Dutch Pilsner: Didn't Brian Unger already do this?


Didn't he serve under Oveur in the Air Force?
 
2012-09-13 09:22:22 AM
This sounds pretty good. Most of the shows about the history of booze are. The History Channel did a show about it," Rum runners, Bootleggers, and Moonshiners", back when they actually cared about "history", that was really well done. Sometimes it pops up on their rotation (I'm guessing some programming director left over from the old days, who probably gets reprimanded for not showing an episode of Iceloggingpawnswamp picking, occasionally manages to slip the occasional "history" show in"), and I get sucked in every time.
 
2012-09-13 09:32:52 AM
There's a really interesting and entertaining book out there called, 'A History of the World in Six Glasses.' It's basic thesis is that each era of human advancement and exploration was defined, and sometimes enabled, by a specific beverage - beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Check it out if you can.
 
2012-09-13 09:34:46 AM
Sounds pretty interesting. Might watch it. I still cannot understand the fascination w/ Paul Revere. He didn't even make it to Concord before he was captured by the Brits. Israel Bissell is the guy that people should pay more attention to and I bet he hit up a few taverns going from Watertown to Philly.
 
2012-09-13 09:42:59 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: Mike Rowe started a foundation called mikeroweWORKS

Watch his testimony before Congress (8:25)


I have immense respect for this man because of those two things.
 
2012-09-13 09:43:07 AM
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com
Built a nation while pant-sh*ttingly drunk.

Three cheers beers for functional alcoholism!
 
2012-09-13 09:44:00 AM

fusillade762: dudemanbro: It's not just our country, it's the entire civilized world.

Yup. When you live in a large city the water tends to get contaminated with sewage. Gotta have *something* to drink that won't kill you. Right away, at least.

It also explains why many American Indians can't tolerate alcohol well.


on the topic of water. I have read that the romans had the best system for clean water and hygiene until the late 19th century.

/ too bad they thought lead was a good idea.
// interesting though, how every roman city had very strict guidelines and were absolutely dedicated to a constant supply of running water
 
2012-09-13 09:54:29 AM

pute kisses like a man: fusillade762: dudemanbro: It's not just our country, it's the entire civilized world.

Yup. When you live in a large city the water tends to get contaminated with sewage. Gotta have *something* to drink that won't kill you. Right away, at least.

It also explains why many American Indians can't tolerate alcohol well.

on the topic of water. I have read that the romans had the best system for clean water and hygiene until the late 19th century.

/ too bad they thought lead was a good idea.
// interesting though, how every roman city had very strict guidelines and were absolutely dedicated to a constant supply of running water


The believed in protecting their precious bodily fluids.
 
2012-09-13 10:09:24 AM
The one thing Mike Rowe is most accomplished at is making my panties uncomfortably damp.
 
2012-09-13 10:16:09 AM
I love Mike Rowe...even if my wife wants to run off with him. (once emailed MR to see if he would lend his voice to convert my wife's TOM TOM...."You look breathtaking this morning...turn right at the next corner"
 
2012-09-13 10:19:46 AM
Even more reason to write Mike Rowe in on this years Presidential ballot. Get enough push behind it and we can fix this country... probably by crawling through the nasty spots below the White House.
 
2012-09-13 10:47:20 AM

Click Click D'oh: Even more reason to write Mike Rowe in on this years Presidential ballot


The question is who is Vice President, I'll write in Barsky.
 
2012-09-13 11:49:01 AM

oldfarthenry: [www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com image 255x326]
Built a nation while pant-sh*ttingly drunk.

Three cheers beers for functional alcoholism!


Awseome. I remember watching a movie in either grade 10 or 11 social studies about John A MacDonald, and the only scene I remember is right before he is about to make a big speech in the house of commons, he goes up to his page and tells him to fill his personal water pitcher with gin, and refill his glass everytime it got empty.
 
2012-09-13 11:49:31 AM
Whiskey at one point in Missouri accepted for tax payments. Local and state taxes that is.
 
2012-09-13 12:12:23 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Mike Rowe is going to make me appreciate the fact that other people have to do the horrible job of teaching American history?


"Ok, who wrote the US Constitution?"
"Uh... The Pilgrims?"
"... Sure. Why not? The Pilgrims. On Plymouth Rock. Good, go with that."

*scootching sound of the bottom drawer opening*
*the 'poink' of a cork being removed*
 
2012-09-13 01:34:29 PM
How DARE Discovery air something educational and interesting!

OH THE OUTRAGE!
 
2012-09-13 01:40:07 PM
I'd like to row his mike...if y'know what I mean.

www.fierysource.com

/amidoingitright
 
2012-09-13 02:07:04 PM
I'll watch him read the phone book, or brush his teeth (naked would be fine, though I'll accept shirtless), or just tell me about his day. To listen to him talk about beer may cause fainting spells.
His Congressional testimony made me want to throw away my 15-year librarian career and become a plumber (it's just a different sort of "tubes" right?). Dirty Jobs was some of the best "reality" TV ever, but it would have gone nowhere without Mike.
 
2012-09-13 02:51:43 PM

dilettantegrrl: I'll watch him read the phone book, or brush his teeth (naked would be fine, though I'll accept shirtless), or just tell me about his day. To listen to him talk about beer may cause fainting spells.
His Congressional testimony made me want to throw away my 15-year librarian career and become a plumber (it's just a different sort of "tubes" right?). Dirty Jobs was some of the best "reality" TV ever, but it would have gone nowhere without Mike.


I vaguely recall pics of an NYC fark party with him in attendance. Circa 07 maybe?

/like to think he is on here with us...
 
2012-09-13 04:02:05 PM
I'm so looking forward to this. I hardly ever watch Discover anymore because it's all reality programming with a bunch of angry blue collar old guys yelling at each other, because they still don't understand what made "Deadliest Catch" such a compelling show. (Hint: Good editing.)

Naturally, just before this comes out Comcast decided to change something where I have an annoying scrolling banner telling me I have to buy some equipment from them.
 
2012-09-13 07:46:19 PM

formerfloozy: The one thing Mike Rowe is most accomplished at is making my panties uncomfortably damp.


SPLOOSH!

www.gq.com

"I swear to god you could drown a toddler in my panties right now."
 
2012-09-14 12:29:54 AM
I saw another documentary on this

4.bp.blogspot.com

It was Awesome.
 
2012-09-14 01:20:18 AM
Can't wait.
 
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