Prof. Giorgio's class is already full

The History Channel’s sinister plot to force the American educational system to acknowledge aliens as “history” has just entered its second phase as A&E Networks announces the “first TV network-branded online course for college credit.” The course is being offered through the History Channel website and taught by University of Oklahoma professor Steve Gillon, the “Scholar-in-Residence at History,” which is kind of like being the chef-in-residence at Taco Bell.

The course goes by the nondescript title of United States 1865 To The Present, a time period that includes the Roswell Incident, the Nazis, and nearly 150 years’ worth of pawn-shop commerce. The course costs $500 for prospective students hoping (but not guaranteed) to parlay it into three university credits, or $250 for those simply trying to figure out how watching men with beards do their blue-collar jobs is considered “history.” If this trend continues, TLC will presumably offer an online course in how not to run a reality series beginning next fall.