Saturday, October 19, 2013

Taking responsibility

A metal detectorist boasts that I have visited his dual-author blog (allegedly) nine times today. I would not know, I am not counting. I'd invite him to consider very deeply why four of those visits will be me downloading a copy of two texts containing personal attacks on myself and Nigel Swift which he published yesterday and then the link to them both into a date-stamped file. I have a whole collection of them. I suspect also I clicked on at least one of his links more than once because I simply could not believe my eyes the first time and probably was checking to see if he'd had second thoughts and removed the childishly-offensive material.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

You Know you are a slow reader when...

... Twelve years later you only get to page seven of the introduction of the first edition of a book! Only a metal detectorist, folks.  Dull as ditchwater and about as wholesome. For somebody "passhinitly intrestid in 'istry", some of them cannot seem to get their heads around the concept of historical context.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Following the Drift as Opposed to Mouthing-off

I assume that most people were able to follow my drift in a text I wrote about the difference between what a collector collects (and rejects as a collectable) and what archaeologists consider is archaeological evidence. It is here. Sadly not all metal detectorists could follow the argument. In a bad-language post terminated by a foul-mouthed comment accompanied by a picture of the detectorist indulging his alcohol habit ("Now It’s Our Junk They Want!"), one of them indicates for all to see that he has not the foggiest what the issue is.
This man, without a doubt, is paranoid, obsessed and in need of treatment.  He’s what I call [...]“bat shit crazy”…. Hmm, makes perfect sense to me? (sic) [...] Are you ready for this? Here it comes….SCRAP METAL!!  Damn, holy cow, knock me over….what a travesty!  What next?

Maybe what next is that a metal detectorist, even if only a Texan one, instead of being insulting might want to actually think about what he reads on other people's blogs before he decides to make an exhibition of his crassness and inability to grasp a (pretty simple, you must agree) point. Still, something perhaps, apart from his hatred of archaeologists, might be rotting his brain. This, slightly edited, is from the Stout-Howland "Double-Standards" blog:
Vignette: It is believed that by the epithet "Warsaw Wally", this alcohol-loving reprobate is referring to me.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Julia Halperin, 'US court rules in favour of Richard Prince in copyright appeal', The Art Newspaper : 25 April 2013
A three-judge panel finds that most of the works in the artist’s “Canal Zone” series, which include appropriated images of Jamaican Rastafarians by the photographer Patrick Cariou, are “transformative”

Sunday, March 24, 2013