Tanya’s Birthday Muckaround


Original playout date: 7 February 2008
Duration: 10:05

Especially for Tatyana, a special recording for her birthday.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #4 Night and Day by Bosphorus Bridge


Original playout date: 6 February 2008
Duration: 12:15

We see the meeting of Europe and Asia, Asia, Ecoutez-moi.

St Antoine Catholic Church. And we see raki turning to a milky colour. We see my colleagues enjoying a meal and more exploration of Ortakoy area.
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Lost – the luggage update


Original playout date: 6 February 2008
Duration: 8:45

I’m not myself. Tooth out, on a diet, bags missing, so you may have found my videos a bit too aggressive recently and this contains a fitting apology for that, don’t miss it, if you are someone who likes being apologised to.
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Huliganov’s Rant for February – On UK Political Correctness


Original playout date: 6 February 2008
Duration: 2:13

Once again, Huli is not up to date with the rant. First off Huli points out that this is two years into his channel, and this is at the time of uploading here to Huliganov TV already 12 and a half years which is like one eighth of a century.
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Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience #14 Empire State Building


Original playout date: 3 February 2008
Duration: 10:40

A very nice visit to the Empire State Building containing a gallery of shots from the observation area.
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Huliganov’s Finnish Experience #8/8 – Finnishing off!


Original playout date: 3 February 2008
Duration: 15:14

This is the end of the Finnish series showing what happened at the end of the weekend.
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Lost – the luggage series


Original playout date: 2 February 2008
Duration: 17:20

All my Turkish trip luggage appears to have been subverted to feed and clothe the Dharma project. Here I try and get some sense out of the system that the airlines have put in place to reunite people with their possessions. This was taken after 6 days, by today it’s been 9 days, still no news, and I still have to wait for compensation. Next week I will have to repurchase my entire luggage for the next Turkey long trip, and I still don’t qualify for compensation if the luggage is found before the end of the 30 days, as this person says. I’m not blaming him personally, but the system absolutely sticks. And SAS is much less respectful of its clients than KLM was in my case 15 months ago.

There are quite a few juicy one-liners and bits of sarcasm in this call.
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RL 102-14 Russian basic grammar #14


Original playout date: 2 February 2008
Duration: 14:13

This time we are looking at how to call and be called, and this brings us nicely into 1b verbs. For the accompaniment to the ending song I am indebted to Krzysztof Piotrowicz of Perth, whose channel here is http://www.youtube.com/kpcart
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Visiting Old Friends in Fuerstenwalde


Original playout date: 30 January 2008
Duration: 5:24

My wife had been asking for some time to be taken to see her old friend also called Lena from Belarus and I gave in in the end. In time for her to meet before the cancer which was eating her finally took her some months later, tragically.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #3 – Eat me!


Original playout date: 28 January 2008
Duration: 14:19

This evening we are in Taksim, in Beyoğlu, where the most thriving part of the city’s nightlife is, with shops open until late, and restaurants until even later. We went to one restaurant famous for the quality of its mezedes or hors d’oeuvres and were treated to some impromptu fasıl music. The title “Ye Beni” means “Eat me”, though whether it has the full range of meanings associated with that phrase in vernacular English I couldn’t begin to ask. Maybe someone here will tell me?
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The Ebbinghaus forgetting curve on “Ebbinghaus”


Just a little N-gram I did today just to see if Ebbinghaus is subject to his own phenomenon.

And so it is.

In the course of nearly 100 years since Ebbinghaus discovered the forgetting curve, society has effectively followed that curve, or something like it, with regard to his name, although you’ll see at the bottom the n-gram for “forgetting curve” itself is on a gradual modest rise.

It seems to bottom out at around a third of the crest, though, which is also very interesting.

We might suggest from this that society also has a “forgetting curve” but in order to find a GLM style working tangent to the 14 days for society you might need to take a lifetime of 70 years.

If you were to be running a trust the objects of which were to make a certain concept known by a number of people for ever, it would make sense to run publicity drives on a generational basis, ie one every 28 years.

Comments? Thoughts?

Uncle Davey Annoyed By Salesperson


Original playout date: 28 January 2008
Duration: 3:36

This is a film which got quite a reacion with quite a few people I know ironically starting to call me “Mr James” when this is obviously aimed at people you don’t know trying to call and sell you something.
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