Am I allowed to be annoyed that I just saw an ad for a HISTORY channel Reality TV show program called “Biker Battle Phoenix” or has the shipped already sailed on words having meanings?
Keep in mind this looked like a show where bikers just build custom bikes. There is nothing wrong with that but it is certainly not history.
History is things like the Roman Republic, The French Revolution, the English Civil War, The Industrial Revolution. You can also have social and cultural history like The History of Chocolate, Sex, Beer, Drugs, Rock Music, Blues. Whatever. There are millions of things that can be fodder for the History Channel.
Is this the road to Idiocracy or not? Not the existence of the show itself but the fact that it can be produced and aired on the History channel with no one vetoing the show by saying “Neat concept but this is not history. We will pass.”