Huliganov’s Philadelphia, part 4 – Philadelphia Ballet


Original YT playout date: 26 December 2009
Duration: 8:53

They took us for a special performance. This is just a taster of this. If you want a special ballet performance for your conference, wedding or bar-mitzvah, get in contact with the Phildelphia ballet.
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Relaxing on the Terrace


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2009
Duration: 18:59

A bit more footage from the terrace, from back in September 2009. It looks very different now. Most of the plants here didn’t go forward, the peonies were effectively annuals. The lilac is still alive, but even the dogwood went in the end, though I did last a good few years. The yuccas are still with us, the tamarisk not, or the roses. I think the junipers mainly lasted, but not even all of them.
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A Game of Chess


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2009
Duration: 14:50

Merry Christmas! Many young people around the world will open their presents this morning and find their very first chess set among the contents of their stockings, sleeping bags, or aerodrome windsocks that they leave out for their presents the night before. Eagerly, these kids search YouTube for some help in getting started with the Royal Game – and alight on this newly posted video. Here, they hope, they might find some help getting started with the game, get some tips for beginners, get something to sharpen there play. Well they might. But then again, which is far more likely, they might not. But a good time was had by all, anyway…

If you want to play turn based chess on line then the place I recommend is http://www.itsyourturn.com I’ve been a member there for about seven and a half years. My user name is Uncle Davey, so find me and give me a game there! You get to play a certain number of moves a day even without paying a cent, while the unlimited moves and ad-free environment is a very reasonable sub.
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Huliganov and Friends Christmas Variety Show


Original YT playout date: 24 December 2009
Duration: 19:50

“The show that is so dire that I would not dare to show it at any other time of year, although this is actually being reblogged on HTV in the middle of Summer.

You may be wondering where the Christmas Linguistic Quiz is, but owing to the fact that I had a strike earlier, which meant I went on strike, I didn’t do the preparation for that one early enough, which means we’ll roll over the prize money accruing on http://www.oioioio,com for next time. There’s very little there so far anyway. So I decided just to chuck together a few things that haven’t been played out yet some of which I recorded in the first half of 2008 and wasn’t sure whether to play out at all!

Maybe some people will find something to amuse them in there somewhere…”
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Russian humour – Stairwells and Sleeper Carriages…


Original YT playout date: 24 December 2009
Duration: 1:45

These two short sketches from a Russian production company have been shown quite a bit in YouTube but never yet have they been adequately subtitled for a wider audience. As part of my quest to help people gain an understanding of the Russia psyche and Russian humour, here is a version subtitled by me, for your viewing pleasure.

To see much more of this sort of thing, go to this chap’s channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/bahitkilibaev. As far as I know he owns the stuff, but I just wanted to give it a more adequate translation and thus broaden the audience for a couple of sketches. He has several hundred sketches, so Russian learners looking for things a bit more ribald (and I have had numerous requests for this) will find plenty of material on his channel.
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Viktor on the Radio with Oscar from Surbiton and Tommy Boyd


Original YT playout date: 20 December 2009
Duration: 34:33

We’re discussing the whole area of racism and nationalism – is it possible for a person ever to be completely free of a trace of racism and nationalism? Isn’t it a trait too deeply ingrained in our tribal characters? Is it always necessarily bad to have preconceptions about other races and nations? What about racial or nationalist jokes – can they ever be acceptable?

Radio from Playradio UK last spring featuring Oscar and Viktor on the Tommy Boyd Show. Please join the discussion either here or on Tommy Boyd’s new wordpress site, http://mrtommyboyd.wordpress.com
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Huliganov’s Philadelphia, part 3 – Birth of a Nation


Original YT playout date: 20 December 2009
Duration: 43:53

We get the chance to look at the place where part of the British Empire was carved out and given to the people who lived in it, or at least the well-connected ones among them, on condition that they called themselves a different name. In the end all it was was the wrangling of one sort of elite against another sort, as we can see now, but at the time it seemed to people as though at last the ordinary man was able to assert his share of meaning. The sad thing is that to this day many ordinary British and American people don’t realise that essentially they are exactly the same nation, along with every other people that speaks the same language.

Race don’t enter into it, and I say that with an awarness that this is getting posted to huliganov.tv about the first anniversary of the death of that martyr to the excesses of white supremacy in the police force, George Floyd. Politics and structures don’t enter into it. Language is what defines our thought, and language is what makes us what we are. The people who speak one language are in essence all one nation.

English speaking people should never allow the world to classify us by whichever box the masons and royalists of history have made for us. We are the English, whether born in England and speaking with the accent I have, whether born in the US and never having been in England or had any ancestry from there, also those from Canada who are not from the French speaking part. They are the French, which is OK, there’s nothing wrong with that. You can live with them, you can play families with them, but you’ve got the French and the English there sharing a givernment structure and pretending to be a Nation, but it’s only artiificial.

Nations are a neologism anyway. In the past there were city states as well as Nations – nations won out and forced everyine to have a nationality, but it was just a way to put people in boxes and control them. We need to get back to language groups, and the way to be a citizen of the world is to learn a series of languages well enough to function well in other groups and effectively be part of them too.

There is no reason why we need to wait for some official to grant us a passport. We join the Russian nation by learning Russian well enough, even though very few people are awarded a Russian passport on that score. You have to be, like, Kim Philby or something.

So it’s time that we rejected Nation, and opened ourselves to the idea of Languation, Lation, Spation or whatever you wanna call it. That’s actually where we came from, and we may have been happier then.
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Prague Vlog #15 Don’t give up on your taxis


Original YT playout date: 20 December 2009
Duration: 15:14

Taxi ride and some own-brand music in the second part.
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Covid-19 is a Trial Run. Take Advantage of It.


So nice to see something that echoes my own thinking so exactly.

the coming tribulation

It has become clear to anyone, with half an eye open, that the Covid-19 pandemic is a trial run for something more oppressive. Many Christians believe the progressive oppression by power-grabbing politicians is a prelude to the subjugation and persecution by the Antichrist and his beast-kingdom. At the very least, it is clear that corrupt politicians are testing how far they can go, and how much they can get away with. We should, in every way possible, use these milder acts of tyranny as our own test run.

In the end-times persecution by the Antichrist, people will be restricted and controlled in how they are allowed to buy food. People will not be allowed to buy food unless they proclaim allegiance to the Antichrist, and receive the mark of the beast. Dictators, in most tyrannical grasps for power and control, also use the availability of food (as well as…

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Takes Two and Three of Trailer for “World War Two Revisited with Alan Heath”


Original YT playout date: 19 December 2009
Duration: 3:54

Another crack at the trailer for Alan’s new series on prime time TV, on selected parts of Seaham Harbour, Chester-Le-Street, Hebburn and Washington New Town. Not to mention the fly-awah in Gatesheed.
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Huliganov’s Core ‘Ngrato


Original YT playout date: 17 December 2009
Duration: 5:02

Recorded some time back, only played out now, an extraordinary rendition of an old Italian number. But right now it seems to have gathered much more topicality. The ungrateful heart. He gave them umpteen channels of popular television, populist government, newspapers, a prime minister playboy with charm and charisma, not above teasing the German social democrats for being like concentration camp guards, and what does he get in return? From the ungrateful heart of the Italian nation, a disloyal lover, he gets a metal mock-up of the Milanese duomo smashed in his face. E nun c’e piense ‘cchiu.
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Hailing and the Taxi – My Prague Vlog #14


Original YT playout date: 17 December 2009
Duration: 10:54

After not uploading anything with me in it for a while, in protest at my account having received a strike, I can now happily inform that the strike was removed this morning and therefore my strike on producing output is also over. I have a backlog of footage to put up now, this is Prague footage from about two months back, including taxi driver with appropriate name Milan Demeter and a sudden hailstorm, as well as the woman who tried to trap my colleague in her revolving door man trap.., Enjoy.
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