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Author Archives: David J. James

Royal Botanical Gardens, Madrid (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #9/11)


Original YT playout date: 21 June 2008
Duration: 18:17

This is pretty much what it says on the tin. If you like plants, you’ll love this. The only problem is, not may people watch botanical videos unless Alan Titchmarsh or Charlie Dimmock are doing them. Still, in the end, I always remember what my chief in the old TV station said; “you don’t make television for yourself” – thankfully, this ain’t television, this is youtube, and my rule is simple: if I like something, I do it anyway!

So watch out, Alan and Charlie! Victor Huliganov may not be on the war path, but he’s certainly going up the garden path, and while his puns are pathological, at least they’re not pathetic. Mostly.
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Huliganov’s Venice Experience #4/5 – Day in Venice


Original YT playout date: 20 June 2008
Duration: 25:47

This was our full day in Venice, featuring quite a bit of time on canals and in the lagoon, as well as tremendous looks at the unique architecture and atmosphere of this classic location.

Fans of the Three Tenors are in for a big treat in the gallery section…
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James Whale Radio Show on Play Radio UK (17th June 2008 – with Nigel Farage)


Not every channel on YouTube has a unique bit of the legendary Nigel Farage, already many years before the Referendum. Here he is on the James Whale radio show, which I have been privileged enough to be allowed to carry on my channel.

Original YT playout date: 20 June 2008
Duration: 3:13:52

The James Whale Radio Show on PlayTwoUK (part of playradioUK) from Tuesday evening, 17th June 2008. Once again we have slight issues with the camming jamming, but we’ll get there eventually!
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You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry


Original YT playout date: 17 June 2008
Duration: 4:55

This is set up as a gameshow play-off between two of the best meltdown videos on ten years back, with a fictional TV audience voting who was doing the best meltdown.
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“O Balalayka” with Van Gogh


Original YT playout date: 15 June 2008
Duration: 8:03

OK, this video is weird. On the one hand I have subscribers asking the perfectly reasonable question of how can they hear the full version of the song at the beginning of the Russian lessons (reminder to those who haven’t been hanging on every word in the comments to those – I don’t even know the artist here. You are welcome to add to comments if you know, and I’ll annotate and edit). On the other hand, I have a perfectly good bit of by-product video I made for the picture-in-picture effect on “”Huliganov’s Starry Night”” showcasing a bunch of lovely paintings from the Van Gogh museum which you don’t really see in all their fullness, only hints of them, in the above video.

On the third hand, for those of you with three hands, the Van Gogh was quite a bit longer than the Balalayka song, so I added Dmitry Hvorostovsky singing “”Nochenka”” which keeps a bit more to the starry night theme and maybe the mood of the paintings more than Balalayka.

The outcome is slightly weird and surrealist, but enjoy anyway!
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Did Jacinda Ardern react appropriately? (Thursday poll)


 

Jacinda Ardern, making two “khamsah” signs with her hands, one turned to the crowd, the other pressed to her chest.

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, found herself in the limelight in the wake of the murder of 50 Muslims in two Christchurch mosques two weeks ago.

Among her reactions were:

– a refusal to stay the name of the lone-wolf psychopath white supremacist Tarrant who committed these acts and filmed himself doing it. In doing so she went against the advice of Dumbledore to Harry Potter not to be afriad to name Voldemort, as failing to be willing to say the name of evil gives it more power. “Fear of the name increases fear of the thing itself” is the relevant quote, which will enable anyone wishing to to research this farther to Google for more info.

– an insistence on calling him a “terrorist”. This graces a criminal psycho with being “another man’s freedom fighter”.  The man was simply a nutjob whackjob. Don’t make a martyr out of him.

–  Curtailing civil liberties to buy guns. It would have been sufficient to enable NZ citizens who had local driving licences and a background check to buy them, to avert this happening. The slow reaction time of the police shows that a larger amount of gun carrying by the NZ community rather than less availibility might have saved lives. Villains will always get guns. Rogue state operatives, and operatives of rogue states will always get guns.

– Asking women to wear the symbol of submission, whereby in Islam they admit that they are less than men and are only worth half of what a man is worth, as their scripture says. In doing so, Arden also played to the crowd and made significant hand signs in her hijab, namely the Khamsah sign, or “Hand of Fatima” associated with Fatima the mother of Mohammed, Mary the Mother of Jesus, Diana, Isis and Tanit, all the way back to Ishtar in Sumeria, hence it is also known as “the hand of the Goddess” and it was banned in the Holy Roman Empire by Emperor Charles IV.  Not content to make it with one hand, Jacinda (named for one of the breastplate materials in Revelation 9:17, of the horses that issued fire, smoke and brimstone from their mouths), makes it with both, and places one towards the crowd and the other on her OWN  CHEST as if to say I am your Goddess, I am your Protector.

She has successfully managed to make the murder of 50 Muslims all about her in twhat must be the most disgusting hijacking of a tragedy by a left-wing politician to occur this century so far.

She failed, however, to wear clogs in solidarity with the victims of the Utrecht shooting by a muslim some days later, or to say anything about it. When one of the Mosque Leaders in Christchurch in the last two weeks was recorded in public blaming the Jewish business owners and the Mossad for Tarrant, she had nothing to say about it and nobody came to that imam’s house investigating him for hate speech.

Now I made it fairly clear what I think about her. What about you, the gentle reader. Will you be more charitable towards this rictus bearing harbinger of cultural suicide?

As ever, comments are encouraged below.  Please also vote in our other polls, which are all in the “polls” section of the navigation in the right hand panel.

Poetry Recital on Madrid Street (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #8/11)


Original YT playout date: 14 June 2008
Duration: 21:11

A poetry recital in the street and a lot more in the eighth of the series on Madrid. Those of you who asked to hear more of the Julio Iglesias piece “Corazon, corazon” will be pleased here. If you want to buy your own copy you’ll find it on my astore. That’d only make me a couple of cents, and the only reason I mention it is that the piece is not easy to find, and quite a few of you have commented in earlier parts of this series that you want to get hold of the product.
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Historical NTTBS (#8 – 24th February 2008)


Original YT playout date: 14 June 2008
Duration: 3:00:31

This was a show without Scottish Joe (I say that so that Joe McCafferty fans who only watch for her, and I know there are some, can save their time) and where they audition alternative sports reporters to Alan. Spot the hilarious conversation just after the first hour where Alan “coaches” Scott on how to do a proper sports report!
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The cat who clawed me (or Pushkin the Cat Retriever)


Original YT playout date: 14 June 2008
Duration: 3:54

This video contains two pieces of feline fun, one is the audio track, a reworded version of the famous Bond song in honour of Pushkin and his uniqueness among cats, and the other is the video of him retrieving his ball, more like a dog than a cat! Not many cats do this, but among bengals it is more common.
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What is Macron trying to do? (Thursday poll)


Whatever is he up to now?

Emmanuel Macron, who has about as much to do with the real Emmanuel as I do with a … well actually it defies comparison, has been the hard man against the UK coming out as the leader (cough) least in favour of granting any A50 extensions to the UK, although finally the group after four hours of closed discussion from which May and the media were all excluded did grant an extension but a lot shorter than we asked for, at the same time telling us they want to help us if they know what we want.

Why is Macron trying to push us into an impasse cordiale at this point?

Please tick all the reasons you think apply to motivate Macron’s behaviour.

As ever, comments are encouraged below.  Please also vote in our other polls, which are all in the “polls” section of the navigation in the right hand panel.

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