Author Archives: David J. James

Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience #12 – Gonna Take My problems to the United Nations


Original playout date: 25 January 2008
Duration: 13:04

In the company of a charismatic tour guide with an Eddie Murphy soundalike voice, we see some highlights of New York. We had to leave early for the flight, but we saw quite a bit in the meantime.
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Unforgettable Gdansk


Original playout date: 25 January 2008
Duration: 12:22

Dedicated go my radio mate Joe Becker, who will start to feature shortly on this channel when the radio parts get going, here is a visit to Gdansk, where he lived while in Poland.
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Bengali wrestles wife, wife tries to get kit off on camera!


Original playout date: 24 January 2008
Duration: 6:46

I suppose the provocative title is the main reason for the 20 thousand views, but then again it is quite an amusing, if blurry, battle of wills between my wife and our Bengal kitten (then kitten, now 11 year old cat) Pushkin. As well as a chance to hear some Russian.
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Huliganov’s Finninsh Experience #6 – Kerimaki


Original playout date: 14 January 2008
Duration: 6:23

This Finnish series has some of the most beautiful but also some of the saddest moments I had managed to reproduce in film to this point. The last one was one of the most beautiful and this is now one of the saddest. To see churches which in the past were thriving in the state they now are is heartbreaking really.

I went to Finland once … it was shut. At least, the biggest wooden church in the world, kerimaki, was closed, and not only was it not open right now but also there were no indications when the services might be.
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Sophie’s “Think of Me”


Original playout date: 13 January 2008
Duration: 8:36

“Think of Me” and before that part of “That’s All I Ask Of You” from Lord Scruffy’s Phantom are performed by Sophie in her Pirate costume, which we got for her school carnival party.
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Answers to Linguistic Quiz


Original playout date: 13 January 2008
Duration: 27:56

The promised answers to the Linguistic Quiz I put up a little earlier.
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Morphrac – New Morphing Fractal Channel Icon


Original playout date: 13 January 2008
Duration: 3:40

This was one of those experimental films, based on some morphing of fractal images I found. Not very good really but at least it is evidence of how I tried a bit of everything.
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Bengal Funny Mood


Original playout date: 12 January 2008
Duration: 12:16

A strange and funny mood prevails one Saturday afternoon, in our house, featuring George avoiding the camera, Tatyana hogging it and Pushkin the Bengal Cat not reacting much to all the things he normally enjoys.
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Huliganov’s Finnish Experience #5 – Bleak Midwinter


Original playout date: 12 January 2008
Duration: 14:08

This is one of my personal favorites among the videos I have made. It contains two very beautiful pieces of music and on top of that the photographs I made with my new camera from America land. You can see the song with the unpronounceable name in the table below.
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Huliganov’s 2nd North American Experience #11 – In Angelo’s Electronics Shop


Original playout date: 10 January 2008
Duration: 5:54

A look at New York by night and also on 55th street which seems a bit like London’s Tottenham Court Road in that you can buy various electronics goods. I bought a camera, and it turned out to be less good than I expected, you’ve already heard the crackly audio. In the end I didn’t use it for long.
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Huliganov’s Finnish Experience #4 – From Puumala to Savvonlinna


Original playout date: 6 January 2008
Duration: Savvonlinna is an old Finnish term, meaning “soap on a rope”.

Here we go across from Puumala to Savonlinna, a fine castle, but not so easy to find, especially with so little light each day!
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RL 102 -13 Basic Russian grammar lesson 13


Original playout date: 6 January 2008
Duration: 21:03

This time we look at the highly irregular conjugation of “khotet'”, to want, and introduce the instrumental case of personal pronouns.
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