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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #12 “Sophie Having Fun”


Original playout date: 2 April 2008
Duration: 10:42

It’s Sophie’s choice … and her choice was, to go to the Jarman’s Park ice skating rink in Hemel Hempstead. Yes, it’s number twelve in the Uncle Davey’s Herts Content series
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Jet Aim – blow job reworking


Original playout date: 1 April 2008
Duration: 3:36

Right, anyone who has ever left somewhere on a jet plane, and not known when he or she would be back again, has had an aim in mind, a destination where they intend the plane to land in, as opposed to simply staying up there for the rest of their lives. After all, the Denver song is “Leaving” not “Living” on a jet plane…

This is certainly what one hit wonders Jane Birkin and Serge “boy in blue” Gainsborough, both alledgedly KGB spies working in French cafe society under the guise of being non-Russians (English in the case of Jane and not Russian any more in the case of Ginzburg).

Their mission was to corrupt western society by composing a pop song so filthy that it was sure to cause the downfall of capitalism, instead of which, their “jet aim” song, full of explicit lyrics about sex devoid of emotion, along with heavy breathing reached number 2 in the UK charts, thereby contributing to the success of the system it had been intended to overthrow. The Vatican then denounced it in a public statement, and most Catholic countries banned it and even the Fontana record label that released it, remembering they too had a name which meant something in Italian, withdrew it from sale.

Since I was in a Jet recently in Zurich airport and was indeed aiming to get back to Poland, I used my footage which had a lack-lustre original commentary which I had done better since then on another plane ride, decided to do my own version of the Jet Aim song. In order to respect Catholic sensibilities (ok Zurich is more involved with Zwingli, possibly, but he had little to do with the zwingling zixties, mark my words)I decided to do a whistle-blowing job on it, instead of quoting the filthy words, which I will leave the viewers to fill in in their own minds, if they wish to.

Also, I was going to replace the heavy breathing parts byu Birkin with my own snoring, but decided not to in the end, because, these days, dis russky boy ain’t got no time to sleep.”
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #17 – Returning from Kutahya


Original playout date: 31 March 2008
Duration: 4:29

Enjoy the scenery as we return overland to Ankara from Kutahya
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Huli and Moggy deconstructing Rod Stewart


Original playout date: 30 March 2008
Duration: 29:10

Moggy (channel name was “lordmoggy” but he got banned) finally made it to Poland. Those of you who have been following the saga of his preparations on his channel might be wondering if he ever made it or not, but he did.

So here is an off-the-cuff Huliganov and Moggy collaboration made spontaneously on the back of today’s news that Rod Stewart is turning his back on the UK for LA.

Joe Becker also gets an honorable mention (that’s “Polish Joe” or “”Johio”” for the listeners of playradiouk.com)
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Tczew part 2/2 – Have a Tczew on this!


Original playout date: 30 March 2008
Duration: 13:20

The second part of the Tczew video, containing a nice gallery section too, and the visit to a fine new gallery that wasn’t even really open yet, but the owners let me film and photograph.
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Just a little point for travellers


Original playout date: 30 March 2008
Duration: 4:04

A mobile Hulirant encouraging people to repect the CITES convention and not buy rare species or things made from them while travelling. You can see the items confiscated in Warsaw airport, in a special “gablotta” as the term of art is, dedicated to making travellers wise up and stop taking elephants’ feet.
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Huliganov’s Barcelona Experience #2 – “Arrival in Barcelona”


Original playout date: 30 March 2008
Duration: 16:26

Flying over the Mediterranean to Barcelona airport. Unsually, the arrival video in this Barcelona series is the second not the first as I made an initial one, largely about smoking being for morons, in the first part of the travel there. It is interesting how travel to Barcelona from Warsaw took practically all day as there was no direct flight at that time.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #11 “Around Water End”


Original playout date: 29 March 2008
Duration: 9:22

Some nice colour on this video again. We look at trout farms, watercress, beautifully composed village scenery and sheep in pasture. What’s not to love?

Don’t miss the images of Hertfordshire pudding stone (which is a real mineral by the way, not just a pleasantry) and the the English pub food in Gaddesden.

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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #16 – Eating in Kutahya


Original playout date: 29 March 2008
Duration: 5:33

Scenes from two fine meals, incorporating perfect Turkish hospitality, fine food, fine ceramic and football with Fenerbahce.

Black carrot juice with spices – a fine drink they should sell over here too. It sounds like I am saying “blackcurrant juice” but it is actually black carrots. Checking this out, I note that what this is is not a separate species, just the purple form which is actually the way they looked as they came into Europe in the tenth Century AD, along the silk road, while the orange version we know and love was only emerging in Afghanistan at around that time, and arrived some time later.

Carrots are one vegetable with quite interesting comparative etymologies, having clumps of similar words for them in similar languages, but these don’t really resemble one another. I hope to enlarge on that one day in a series of etymological articles.

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Tczew (1 of 2)


Original playout date: 29 March 2008
Duration: 14:59

I like Tczew, it’s the old German city of Dirschau, mention in Gunter Grass’s Tin Drum. I have spent quite a few nice times there.

I wasn’t sure if people would like my portrayal style as in Grudziadz another Northern Polish town with a German background, I got a lot of flack, but actualy the likes are 30 on this with only 2 dislikes.

The GPS machine seems to be taking me on a right wild goose chase, into someone’s yard instead of the centre of the town. Those were not exactly the days of google maps and the precision we now have, and that’s bad enough at times.
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Easter Sunday weigh in


Original playout date: 26 March 2008
Duration: 2:20

Although this video is essentially ephemeral in nature, my weight on a particular day, it does mark two important new things going on in my life in March 2008. It was my first serious weight-loss drive for years and the beginning of a drive for health with which I aimed to take part in the Warsaw Marathon six months down the line from now. You’ll see in due course what happened with that.

At the start of my health drive, which was back in the previous July, I had been 138.6 kgs, just short of 140, and by this time I had already got down to 126.3 at the start of the weightloss challenge on Playradio, and six weeks later I made it down to 124 kg. By September I was at 116 kg and then it started to go back up again, and of course one day I saw I was back only at 140 kg, the one inmportant difference being that I was a lot more physically active, so more of that weight was, proportionately, muscle than it had been in Summer 2007, probably my unhealthiest position ever.

The other thing here is Playradio UK, which was a great hobby while it lasted for me and many other members of the listening community with a number of whom we made good friendships. This weighloss challenge was among those in the community who wanted to lose a few kilos and it was won by Jason’s character with his “guween dwinks”, but who of course has faked the whole thing. But it was a great laugh. Soon you will see the shows all appearing on my channel.
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Huliganov’s Barcelona Experience #1 – Smoking is for morons


Original playout date: 23 March 2008
Duration: 16:48

Here we start a new “Huliganov’s Experience” series, this time in Barcelona, Spain. This is just the outward travel leg, you don’t see Spain at all in this first chapter.
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