I find it amusing how my friend in Warsaw trolls the various metal detecting sites, and cherry picks those things that he can use to put the metal detecting fraternity in a bad light. In one of his recent posts he chose one particular story (A Tale from the Crypt) that John shared in his Malamute Saloon, but declined to comment on the one titled “Sound of Silence”, a story about Marino Massimo De Caro, who was accused of stealing rare and precious books and manuscripts. Apparently that sort of thing just doesn’t do his blog justice
Instead he likes the story John tells about a practical joke on an arkie, and more important he takes to task the photo showing John’s friend Ron Searce, saying…
“The “funny story” is published on a blog accompanied by a vintage-looking photo of an old man in a run-down conservatory with a grin on his face and a spade in his hand, and in front of him on the table a scatter of metal-detected items. Where did they come from and where are these objects now?”
He could have used the term man or gentleman, or “just” conservatory, but that wouldn’t have been ugly enough, nor suited his need to degrade another individual. And of course he had to mention the “scatter of metal detected items” as though they are rare and valuable artifacts, removed under the darkness of night (“where did they come from and where are these items now?”), but that was of course his purpose.
Paul Barford, it’s none of your business what Mr. Searce’s finds are, nor where they came from, and frankly, who the hell are you to even ask the question? It’s just another episode in your attempt to be the archaeological “knight in shining armor”, when in fact, no one in our pastime, and for that matter, no one in the recognized archaeological community, really gives a crap. You are an “uppity” figment of your own imagination….
I appreciate your four and five daily visits to my site, but keep in mind I can also cherry pick and choose what I write, and what photos I post….. My patience is wearing thin.
TREASURES IN THE UK
Check out these articles Barford…. I am sure you can find something evil in them, and they just might give you something to do today….
Amazing what these “gentlemen” using metal detectors are able to bring forth and share with the world……