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….
I still wish the show were an hour long. Thirty minutes just doesn’t allow the viewer to really undersetand the nuances of what it is we do, and when you add in the commercials, the “tired” pawn shop evaluations, the “ha ha gotcha” funnies, it’s over. I do like the map use and the brief history given about the site they are searching, but more emphasis needs to be on the “private property” theme. It was obvious to all us tekkies (thank you Wally) but the non-participant probably didn’t pick up on it.
Dig Wars is not a bad show, and at least goes through the motions of doing what is right. I also understand the need for the drama (damn look at this…cue commercial break), and the funny (or corny if you prefer) moments. I am on board with the show, and will continue to watch. Hopefully somewhere down the road it will find a way to please those of us who just like to bitch about everything (my personna according to my wife).
For those of you who may have missed the first show….
100TH FOLLOWER COME FORWARD…
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UH OH, WE RATTLED HIS CAGE!
Well apparently John and I have rattled Warsaw Wally’s cage and he is pissed….nothing new of course. I have not known him to ever be in a good mood about anything. Love the following comment in his response…..
“Ah, so that’s it. The beer. According to the tekkies’ limited world-view, it is not the fact that hoiking archaeological evidence out of the ground is damaging a precious non-renewable resource, they are having none of that. They think we are just spoil-sports like the ones that no doubt victimised them at school and obviously they feel this is continuing into their adult lives, the perpetual victims that they see themselves as. This is followed by a revenge-fantasy about the demise of proper archaeology”…
This is of course in response to my post of June 17th, “Just What is their Objective”, where I said….
“You see, the archaeological community resents the fact that we don’t need grant money to enjoy the outdoors, the fresh air, the joy of the search, the treasure we might come home with, the beer or two we might have afterward, and the fun we always have no matter how our day turns out. Yep, we’re a threat to our historical heritage…”
Note that he targeted the word the “beer”. A subtle reference that indeed we are all drunks, sods, wino’s, hard drinkers and not fit to be part of the human race, or at least his very small world. We even hoik (to lift something up wildly) archaeological evidence out of the ground and drool. How vile we are? The alternative of course is that we could just let it stay buried in the ground until hell freezes over….
Wally, do yourself a favor. Go out and buy some beer. Relax, chill out, listen to some soothing music and tie one on. There are millions of people out there who have fun once in a while and some even use metal detectors.