Here’s the Scoop!

Been a slow few days though my bug is back from the shop and so far so good. Being bug free was not fun. I also decided I needed to work harder to increase my readership. Five is just not a lot…..

20 Reasons to Like Stout Standards

  1. Everything here is made from scratch.
  2. Stout Standards plain white T-shirts are available all over the world.
  3. Stout Standards is camo free. My military tour ended in 1966.
  4. No self promoting videos or photos…just a lot of honest, heartwarming bullshit.
  5. Every post is a crapshoot. You never know what you’re going to get.
  6. Stout Standards is equally liked and hated by over 1,000 detectorists.
  7. Unfair and unbalanced news for every tekkie.
  8. All detector brands can be mentioned, praised and trashed without retribution.
  9. Stout Standards is archaeologist proof.
  10. You’ll never get invitations to meet me and get my autograph. Ain’t going nowhere.
  11. I have cleavage too.
  12. There’s no “Stout Boys” group.
  13. I won’t ask you to like my twitter account to win a “Dallas Dick” pin.
  14. I don’t get paid to promote a brand of detector.
  15. You will never see detector reviews here…the manufacturers hate me.
  16. I’m more handsome than John Winter.
  17. You get to hear from John Howland (yeah well….).
  18. You always get hard-hitting, valuable, important, lessons straight from the heart, the field, the bar and the john.
  19. I’m an equal opportunity insulter.
  20. You’ll be part of a select few who understand that Stout Standards is an acquired taste!!



A Q&A session with Neil (from West Jersey) Schwartz




Filed under Metal Detecting

17 responses to “Here’s the Scoop!

  1. Roy Rutledge

    I do like the prospect of honest BS.

  2. John Winter

    Number 4 says ‘no self-promoting photos’ when your fizzog appears in nearly every post in some form or other. Number 16 is also debatable … I have more hair than you and a twinkle in my eye. And that’s not only the place, you decrepit old man. Also, I am older than you and more venerable. Mr Barford speaks highly of me. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! 🙂

  3. Glad to know I’m 20% of your readership, Dick. That’s a higher percentage than I ever obtained in my marriage.

  4. francis blazi sr.

    Proud to be one of five.Always look forward to every installment of Stout Standards.Dick ,you have forgot more about metal detecting and our hobby than I ever hope to know.

  5. John Howland

    21. I always pay monies loaned to me for drinks in AC.

  6. Packrat

    The Rat checking in. Oh no that makes 6 Guess your more popular than you thought. I love that someone out there still cares about the history of the hobby. Von Mueller would be proud

    • Hah, thanks Larry. I am very thankful for all the subscribers. Many don’t bother to comment but I know they’re out there and I know they read my outbursts. Hope all is well with you and the rest of my friends in the great Northwest. Email me when you have time and fill me in on things.

  7. Paul Sampson

    There are Dallas Dick pins? Sweet! I want an autographed one.

  8. Paul Southerland

    Cleavage ??????? Gravity sucks dosen’t it. Puts the older finds out of reach.

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