News Briefs 12-07-2017

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The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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6 April 2010
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“Jo Buckberry Ok, so I’ve not seen the to programme. But I gather the editing was, erm, done with artistic licence. These skeletons are from East Yorkshire, not Stonehenge. There is a single burial from Stonehenge of the same date, with very similar injuries. These skeletons were from the 7-10th Century (later Anglo-Saxon), and had evidence of decapitation, but no other injuries. The location and mode of burial, long period of use for the site and evidence of decapitation is suggestive of judicial execution. No idea where they got sacrifices or murders from. How do I know? I analysed and have written 4 papers about them. I was filmed (that’s me in the photo). I talked about a photograph of the Stonehenge skeleton, on a laptop. I’ve never seen the skeleton from Stonehenge…”

What is wrong with TV? People are fascinated by Stonehenge. There are extraordinary stories to tell. Why make up such idiocies, insulting your specialists to boot?

And the Science Channel’s slogan?

“Question Everything”

...and now you know why so many networks are loosing good talking heads. They refused to talk BS or they were tired of their words getting turned into cole slaw. Remember when these channels were supposed to be educational? Not all Alaskans hunting bears and demonizing sharks? Pepperidge Farm remembers :P

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................