It’s with a very heavy heart that I mention the passing of Joe Cook, former president of the FMDAC, and most important a very dear friend. Joe died at home this morning, the way he wanted it to be. I will pass along more information as I receive it. I will also share more of my association with him soon. Right now it’s hard to even type this…. Rest in peace my friend.
THE “GREAT ONE” FROM THE UK SPEAKS
John, the magnificent, Howland has spoken, and this time on a broad scale. His latest Malamute Saloon entry is a good one, with a good article on “Old British Coppers” and more on the Garrett AT Gold detector, and yes even the “Warsaw Shroud”. A few photos grace this update as well. Give it a look by clicking on the Malamute Saloon above….And oh yeah, more funnies.
REALITY TV AND WHERE IT’S HEADED
Just recently read an article about the reality show, “House Hunters”, and guess what? It’s a set-up, a phony…..a lie. What a surprise? (See story here.)
I bring this up because of the shows, “American Digger”, and “The Diggers”, which most of know are fakes as well. It appears that Diggers (National Geographic) will be on the air again this year with a new series. I, personally have not viewed an episode of this show, but from what I hear it is somewhat better then American Digger, but that isn’t saying much.
I also heard from a close friend that National Geographic was seeking help from a couple of archaeological/historical groups to improve the show’s accuracy and legitimacy, but after they looked at the website of the show’s featured participants they backed out.
I am very disappointed in the National Geographic Channel (especially after the “Lucky Muckers”), and hope they find a way to show our pastime in a more realistic light this time around. If not, I think it’s time for all of us to react with emails, letters, and perhaps even a boycott of the show’s sponsors. Time will tell…
THE DA VINCI CODE AND THE HOLY GRAIL
If you have read Dan Brown’s, The Da Vinci Code (and cannot imagine you haven’t), you will love John Winter’s lastest blog Masonic Detecting Finds. Great writing, and part two is still to come….
Thanks John for continually posting informative, and useful information….
IRON AGE HOARD FOUND IN JERSEY
Thanks to Regton, Ltd. for the following news item…..