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Uncle Davey’s Cyprus #5/6 – Karatello


Original YT playout date: 20 May 2008
Duration: 11:24

The Karatello in Limassol. What a night we had, of great Cyprus food and live music. This is the fifth part of the Cyprus series. The Karatello restaurant is in an old carob mill near the former port and is a large eating venue capable of handling sizeable conferences competently.
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Historical NTTBS (#4 – 20th January 2008)


 

Original YT playout date: 18 May 2008
Duration: 2:59:33

The talk radio saga continues. We are short of Polish Joe in this episode, as he has other engagements, a literal one in fact, but Stu and Matt still effortlessly handle a great show.
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Little horse in the park


Original YT playout date: 18 May 2008
Duration: 14:17

Some of the playgrounds in Warsaw are called “Ogrod Jordanowski” after this guy Jordanowski who worked out that swings and roundabouts and stuff for kids rather than just have a park with plants in it.
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Walking in Madrid (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #2)


 

Original YT playout date: 18 May 2008
Duration: 25:03

Another chance to see my colleague Kasia, as we walk around in Madrid, drinking water and seeing booksales. Read the rest of this entry

We have lift off


Original YT playout date: 17 May 2008
Duration: 6:57

Taking off in a Boeing 737 on a day with reasonable visibility, I reconed there was a good chance to see my flat from the air, and so I did. Actually we were going to Madrid but I didn’t make this part of the Madrid series as it had a different focus.
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NTTBS & HHH 11th May 2008


Original YT playout date: 17 May 2008
Duration: 5:02:06

At over five hours, this is one of the longest if not the longest video on my channel. It is blocked worldwide because there are so many songs on it, as I did not edit them all out, this being too time consuming. It has been well-watched prior to that and was an excellent evening’s talk radio, including one very glamorous special guest.
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Uncle Davey’s Cyprus #4/6 – A Walk to Amathus


Original YT playout date: 17 May 2008
Duration: 13:41

This sunken ancient port near to today’s Limassol is barely visible through the waves but the walk there from the hotel reveals several natural curiosities, as this fourth video in my Cyprus series shows.
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Llegar en Madrid (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #1)


Original YT playout date: 11 May 2008
Duration: 22:24

Going to Madrid, but this is not yet part of the madriid series coming up as the focus is on seeing my place from the air here.
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Train of thought and hooligan caught


Original YT playout date: 11 May 2008
Duration: 12:48

My friends and I take a train to Krakow and enjoy the scenery going down. You’ll see a lot of apple and pear trees in blossom. Whilst looking at a palace we are selling I witness a person behaving in a hooliganistic manner. Despite his arm-flamenco, he is not as fast at hiding his face as my camera is at catching it, and so he is immortalised for his vandalistic deed forever. I didn’t manage to get his mate who pushed him over the hedge in the first place, though, unfortunately…
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Sophie sings some more


Original YT playout date: 11 May 2008
Duration: 10:47

Amazing cuteness, as Sophie sings a couple of pieces, Barby girl and Phantom of the Opera.
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Historical NTTBS 6th January 2008 – Karaoke night


Original YT playout date: 11 May 2008
Duration: 2:59:54

Everyone remembers this as one of the greatest shows. You get a glimpse of Alan Caddick (known on youtube as Dustybin321), Trancemystic (known on youtube as lordmoggy) and others (I also appear a couple of times), Fat Steve, Steve Bentley, Stu and Matt in the studio as well as Randy Lawford (with a controversial entry) showing off their vocal prowess.

This show was really the decider as to whether the Tommy Boyd show could really keep on going without it’s eponymous hero. Above all it was probably this evening that persuaded the managers of PlayRadioUK.com to keep the Not The Tommy Boyd Show as a regular Sunday night fixture.

Up for grabs for prizes were Matt’s old jumper and a pair of socks from Polish (then) Joe.

Relive the excitement, and rate it through the roof!
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Generational change


“The only two certain things” Franklin may have said, possibly referencing a line by Defoe “are death and taxes”.

However, those who are “in the know” are aware that these things are far from certain, either. The very poor are unaware of taxes, and not really experiencing them, and often not even the benefit of other people paying them. The very rich are also capable of making their tax burdens rather uncertain as to the absolute quantum, and God alone knows what percentage of any particular man or woman’s real efforts have been taken from him in one form of taxation or another and of those which percentage actually used to good effect.

Death also is not certain for the Christian, it is written that some “will not taste of death”, which is generally taken to mean that they will be raptured and changed into their resurrection states in the “twinkling of an eye” (I Cor 15:52). We are also shown in the Bible how Enoch and Elijah are taken bodily to heaven, without dying (Genesis 5:24, 2 Kings 2:11), possibly in order to be the two witnesses we read about in Revelation 11:3-12.

So is anything certain, then? Yes. The certainty is change. The only certainty is that given enough time nothing is certain. Everything must change. And nowhere more is the effect of change seen than when one generation hands over to the next generation. We have another Pharaoh in Exodus who “knew not Joseph” and so the position of the Hebrews in the Egyptian kingdom starts to deteriorate, leading eventually to the Exodus in the parted waters of the Red Sea.  But also we see throughout human history how what was decided by one generation in a dynasty is often overturned in the next.

The Nazis wanted to destroy the intellectuals of Poland, and so they executed officers, teachers, theatre directors, librarians, poets, anyone who could lead the people intellectually, along with their families. The children of ordinary farmers and factory workers, they thought, would not be in any state to replace the ones they took. But each time meiosis happens, it is the shuffling and redealing of a much bigger pack of cards than we might think, and genius which was not at all evident in the parents starts to come to the fore in the children. Now Poland is full of clever managers, inventors, thinkers whose parents drove trams or cleaned around in hospitals. I have met such people again and again, and also the opposite, which is a humbling thing, really. We all hope our children will be as clever or cleverer than we are, but this is not always the case either. Some of my readers may even be discovering this at the moment and having to come to terms with it.

A good rule to follow in business succession planning, by the way, is to consider that if you want one of your kids to take over your business from you, you’d better have four, as only 50% of them will have the intelligence needed to do it and only 50% will have the inclination and wish to do it. Both of these are needed and they are not dependent variables. Yes, I know people will turn around and say, “there you go again, GoldList Method Boy, stating things which are not science as if they were when genetics puts all of this differently and goes into detail and contradicts some of what you say”. Well, OK. Nevertheless, this actually works and is a pretty effective way of expressing how you need to prepare if you would like to have a business dynasty.

In the light of all the above, I had a meditation today on one popular story, well known to the kids of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

They say that “they all lived happily ever after”, but as far as the seven dwarfs was concerned, the next generation was were it started to go pear-shaped.  Grumpy’s kids were all sweetness and light, Sleepy’s kids were workaholics, Sneezy’s kids didn’t have any allergoes to anything and rarely caught colds, Doc’s kids on the other hand were hopelessly unhealthy and also far too thick to be candidates for the medical profession, which was headed by Dopey’s son, the Surgeon general, Happy’s kids were all chronic depressives and Bashful’s lot were never off the television screen unless they were coming sozzled out of nighclubs singing at the tops of their voices with a retinue of fans in tow. This could be the premise for a nice screenplay or telenovella, in which case I am bagging it now and anyone else who does it has to pay me copyright fees? Why? Because my parents were very nice and wouldn’t have asked for copyright fees off annyone.

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