OKAY, ONCE MORE WITH FEELING…
I am still getting emails (a couple quite nasty) about my not posting future update links on FB pages, so here goes one last time….
I have been adding links to Facebook pages now for almost two years and without great results. Oh every once in a while I will get a “like” or a brief comment but more often than not I receive no response at all.
That could mean a couple of things…(1) No one likes the blog and/or (2), no one understands it nor wants to take the time to try. I have no problem with either one of these two scenarios but at the same time I will not continue to go through the motions. My blog is what it is and I am proud of it. I will not force feed it to anyone.
I also feel that those folks who do enjoy reading what John and I have to say will have no problem adding their email addresses in the left column. Many have already done so and I thank you. If you have doubts about following along ask yourself this…… “where else can I find
crap, information like this”?
BEWARE, HUNTING SEASON IS COMING…
With the advent of fall, hunting season can’t far behind and I want to remind you all to be very careful if and when you are out detecting rural areas. Most definitely don’t dress in camo (save it for Sundays and church). I came close to getting shot a couple of times and in each instance it was my fault. No I wasn’t wearing camo but I wasn’t very colorful either (tans, greens, etc.) It didn’t take me long to decide those old homesites and picnic groves were going to have to wait until all those folks sitting in tree stands got their thrill for the year.
OKAY IT’S BUBBA TIME
Sharing John’s latest here and hope you enjoy. As usual he takes a shot or two at the Warsaw Warbler but honestly it’s really hard not to. He should do standup comedy but then again that would necessitate him showing his face and that’s not going to happen.
Anyway here’s Johnny…..
RODNEY TROTTER* LIVES!
Talking of po-faced organisations, the Daily Express’ Adrian Lee, writing about the new BBC sit-com, Detectorists, a gentle comedy ‘ revolving around the bizarre world of metal detecting,’ quotes the National Council for Metal Detecting’s General Secretary Trevor Austin, on the self-important and near-impotent NCMD’s decision to wash its hands of any involvement in the making of the new detectorist sit-com because, “We didn’t think it was something we wanted to be involved in. It does worry me that they are taking the mickey out of metal detecting. It is a serious hobby.”
Really Trev! And to borrow a line from another famous sit-com, Only Fools and Horses, “What a 24-carat plonker you really are!”
*Rodney Trotter a main character in the UK television sit-com series, Only Fools and Horses.
Is a treasure hunter an archaeologist who’s been mugged by reality?
WHAT’S MISSING FROM THE BOVINE SCATOLOGY LIST?
A ‘hoiker’ hater writes:-
“[…]…archaeology per se does not fight world poverty, ebola, capitalism, globalism, industrial pollution, global warming, terrorism, the progressive extinction of the world’s wildlife, child abuse, drink-driving, drive-by shootings, police brutality, or anything else.”
Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted that his list is the recognizable face of academia’s self-righteous, smug, and detector-hating political Left Wing; though this particular ‘hoiker’-hater, maintains his woeful standards by tritely avoiding revelations that some archaeologists have thrown their lot in with brutal regimes where the violent crushing of political dissidents, and State-sponsored murder was commonplace. Pre-democracy Poland is a perfect example. Bizarrely, he expects the world to take him seriously. Ha, ha, ho, ho! Oh, dearie me, not on this form!
Small wonder his anti-collecting, anti-detecting blog, is a burlesque of absurdity.
“LUSTRATION”…someone, somewhere, reading this edition of the Malamute Saloon, knows precisely what the word means, and knows too, that I know what it means.
The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy….Corrie Ten Boom
I’ll see you all in the bar….