Monthly Archives: June 2013

“Dig Wars” Reviews….How Picayune Can we Get?

Detectorists are alive and well on the forums, chiming in with their nitpicking, fault finding, green with envy, critiques of the new “Dig Wars” TV show.  Thought I would share a few. (unedited)…. Continue reading

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Gettysburg…150 Years Later

To show you how out of touch I am with things,  I just learned a few days ago that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the battle of  Gettysburg.  In fact the actual anniversary dates of July 1 thru July 3rd are almost upon us.  Continue reading

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Dig Wars…the Continuing Saga

I watched the fourth episode of Dig Wars last night,   and have a few comments and suggestions (so what else is new huh?)….

First, the editing on this particular show really really baffled me. Why was Ron the only one getting rained on (was not a sprinkle either)?    Maybe I missed something but it was just an obvious “night & day”, or in this case, “wet & dry” goof. Continue reading

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The FMDAC Convention & a Chance to Come Together…

fmdacReceived an email from Mark Schuessler, president of the FMDAC, and in it he mentioned that he has sent out inviations  to all the metal detector manufacturers, magazine publishers, as well as the Task Force, and WWATS groups. Continue reading

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John Howland talks AT Pro and the Harry & Wally Shows…

If you are an AT Pro user and want to know more about it’s performance on the beach, be sure to read John’s latest Malamute Saloon post.  He lives minutes from the Bournemouth coast and is a regular there (usually to eyeball the young nubile gals, have a chug at the Goat & Tricycle and sometimes to detect). Continue reading

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Now It’s Our Junk They Want!

I almost skipped over the most recent update from Warsaw, but then  noticed the highlighted paragraphs at the end.  This man, without a doubt, is paranoid, obsessed and in need of treatment.  He’s what I call, excuse my language, “bat shit crazy”…. Continue reading

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Dig Wars…3rd Episode

Well, I watched the latest episode of Dig Wars last night, and thought it was “okay”.  Not all that exciting, but at the same not all that bad either. They were hunting an area near the Antietam battlefield (on private property) and on a very cold and somewhat snowy day.  Apparently that’s what happens when you need to put together a show quickly without the luxury of waiting for decent  weather. That just my guess however…. Continue reading

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Espionage & Treasure Hunting, circa 1980

spyI received an update from John Howland today, and hope you will take the time to read it in its entirety.  I met John back in the early 80’s when he was an officer of the National Council for Metal Detecting, and instrumental in it’s formation and national acceptance.  I remember vague references to the story he shares here, and his recanting helps bring it back into focus. Continue reading

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What Is Their Objective?

The more I keep the blog and website going the more I tune in to Beavis & Butthead, a.k.a, Warsaw Wally and Heritage Harry.  I do so because I need to keep  up with their scheme (a.k.a. BS), and more importantly, I am at the point in my life where I need a lot of laughs.  Continue reading

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Detecting Shows, circa 1975…What If?

I was amazed at the number of hits I received when I posted my impressions of “Dig Wars”….best day for the blog ever.  Don’t know why, but I  am guessing it has to do with the interest and/or popularity of the show, and many of those checking in wanted to see how my views compared to theirs.  Continue reading

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