Is Wally a Tightwad?

Well my friend in Warsaw has been spending a lot of time visiting my blog of late, and while I do appreciate his interest he needs to learn what the term  “tongue in cheek” means. You see his “one size fits all” view of us often backfires, as indicated  HERE.

Definition: tongue-in-cheek (tngn-chk) adj. – Meant or expressed ironically or facetiously.

Aside from this I am also waiting for Wally’s contribution to the MacIntyre effort. Certainly he’s seen it and I would think that being an archaeologist he would want to help out an American counterpart.  Maybe now that we have listed the detector prizes he will dig deep and send a few Zlotys?  I have a feeling he is lusting after that “Uncle Si” model….you think?



Fight cancer and get a chance at a great prize! A fund raiser has been set in motion by the metal detecting hobby community for Ken MacIntyre, son of Jacksonville archaeologist Lisa MacIntyre.  Lisa is one of only a few professional archaeologists who understands and respects what detecting hobbyists can contribute to her profession, and several anonymous entities have come together to raise funds to help in his treatment (the insurance is already maxed out). In order to facilitate this effort, American Digger’s Relic Roundup ( show has been asked to announce that a drawing will be held, with all proceeds going to Ken’s treatment. For each donation of $5, the contributor will receive a ticket for a chance at several outstanding prizes. Although prizes are still being donated, so far we have:

  • White’s V3X Metal Detector, with wireless headphones, 4×6 DD coil and carry bag (total Retail Value $1,700, compliments of  White’s Electronics)
  • Fisher F75 LTD, Black Edition Metal Detector (Retail Value $1,449, compliments of Fisher Research Labs)
  • Minelab Exterra 705 Duak Pak (Retail Value $1,153, compliments of Minelab)
  • Treasure Commander TCI, Uncle Si Signature Series, Metal Detector (Retail Value 279.00, compliments of Kellyco)

We also have three one-year subscriptions to American Digger Magazine, three one-year subscriptions to Lost Treasure magazine, three one-year subscriptions to  Western Eastern Treasures, plus books by Dick Stout, Greybird Publishers and others.  Likewise prizes are continuing to come in.  You can donate as much as you like;  the more you donate the more tickets you’ll receive (every $5 gets you one ticket). The drawing is planned for October 21, 2013, and the winners will be announced on the Relic Roundup show. You do NOT have to be present to win. To purchase tickets, please call 770-362-8671 or Email



Allyson Cohen, the Detecting Diva is on the cover of the September issue of the Searcher magazine. She also shares another article “Detecting & Camouflage” in the magazine. Congratulations Diva!!




Okay it’s ole Stouty’s picayune time (again)! Yesterday I tried to share the MacIntyre effort with a few clubs and found it difficult. First I admit I need to go through my club list and make corrections and deletions. I will do that today….however, at least half of the sites that did open lacked any method of contact. Come on folks!  Put up a “contact us” link with an email address and/or phone.

A couple of the websites blasted me with music, one or two jumped out at me like the designer was determined to use every color crayon in the box, some were just plain confusing and a few hadn’t been updated in months.

I am also at a loss to explain why a club today does not have a website.  There are free programs out there, and they are not that difficult to use or learn. One example is WordPress, the program I use for my blog.  I pay absolutely nothing, and while it’s considered a blogging program, there’s no reason you couldn’t use it for a club website. A good example is the Wheat State Treasure Hunters.

Forgive me for being so picky but nothing promotes your club or organization better today than a decent looking website. Hopefully you will take my criticism for what  it’s worth (about a buck, fifty).



Thanks to   Regton Ltd., for the following articles…. 

Halls of the Dead Unearthed in England

Roman Skeletons Discovered in Gloucester



Filed under Metal Detecting

2 responses to “Is Wally a Tightwad?

  1. Y’know Ricardo…sometimes Life is good, especially when a plan comes together. Nothing beats sitting back with a large Lagavulin, feet up, to guffaw at the stupidity of those who THINK they are academics. If only these wannabee’s were trout or bass!

    Nas drovya! (As they say in Poland). Ha, ha, ha, ha,!

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