I’m taking a bit of comfort that the American Diggers program that Spike TV decided air is so awful that people are likely just turning it off, minimizing its harm to our hobby. Not only is Rick Savage annoying as hell, the production quality of the show is lower than I expected. I’m watching it because I feel the need to know what people might say to me about it when I’m asking permissions, etc.
And the values they claim for the antiques are absurd. In the last episode, Rick Savage carries in a few hundred bucks worth of artifacts and the antique dealer says “$5,000, my final offer.” Pa-leeze.