…when I started my “website” Stout Standards. It was a new venture for me in that I had no prior experience putting one together. I had taken an adult ed class is HTML basics and decided what better way to show off my newly learned, primitive and unsophisticated talents. It was frustrating in the beginning but it was also a lot of fun (doesn’t take much to make an old guy happy). My first coup was getting John Howland to join me and without pay (which is no small feat let me tell you). I am pretty certain it was because he felt guilty about the $20 HE owes me but nonetheless he agreed to contribute and the Malamute Saloon came into being.
John is an old friend (real old) from the early 80’s and we have both “been around the block” a few times. We’ve hunted together, shared meals and drinks together, got in trouble together and most important, always had a helluva good time. We pride ourselves on telling it like it is and as a result we’ve made a few enemies, especially those within the archaeological communities. We are also often inclined to fly off the handle and use words that embarrass our spouses, family and close friends (as I’ve said before, be thankful you never spent time in our company).
Anyway, John’s latest post to the Saloon is his 150th and I want to share it here on the main page. I, as well as Warsaw Wally, Heritage Harry and all the other arkies out there, cannot thank him enough….
If you have enemies it means that you’ve stood up for something, sometime, in your life….
I’ll see y’all in the bar