Category Archives: Autobiographical

This relates to things which happened to me personally in the past, that might make up something of the story of who I am.

My 1000th Video – what’s next?

Original YT playout date: 26 June 2010
Duration: 36:20

On the occasion of this making 1000 videos visible on my channel (in fact there are 25 more than that but the other 25 are taken to private on legal advice).

Drivelled and droned

I drivelled and droned on aimlessly for more than half an hour saying what’s in the first 1000 videos, how there’s more minutes of material on this channel, for whatever that might be worth, than any other channel I know (if you know different please let me know) and where it’s gonna go from here.

Basically, at this point, 1000 videos, 1 of my three targets for 2010 has been achieved just before the half year was up. Now the aims of getting 3 million views and 3,500 subbers still need to be achieved. In the meantime I am marking this point in the channel’s history with a small break. I will be in the meantime preparing new stuff to play out when the new season starts, and to find out some of the things I have in mind for that you’ll have to listen to the guff hereby visually and audially (?) appended. One thing’s for sure – it will be better and more experimental than ever. I’m always experimenting and the mix will change and develop from what has been here till now.

Two WordPress Blogs

In the meantime, please keep up with me on my two wordpress blogs. The serious one with all business and that in it is http://quoracy.com, and the one which is going to be the repository for all the non-business stuff, including all the films on this channel properly classified. As well as my old website stuff which my former host removed, with my hymns, various articles and posts from different places, the poems of Julia Stroganova and the entire canon of stuff about the goldlist, and much more, is http://huliganov.tv . See you there, and see you back here in the new season.

Needless to say, if you haven’t subscribed, you won’t know when the next season kicks off, so please sub up, watch some of the old stuff again in the meantime, and stay in touch with your ratings and comments.
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Christmas and New Year Message

Dear subscribers and also casual readers of Huliganov.TV

I pray many blessings for all of  you for a joyful Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2022.

In a studio.

I will not be saying “Happy Holidays”, as for one thing I never say it as it is simply dismissive rather than being inclusive, and for another the Chanukkah festival which does sometimes coincide with Christmas was earlier this year and I gave out my Chag Chanukkah Sameach to individuals and on Facebook at the time, and took the flack from some ignorant anti-Semites who mistakenly think they are Christians while abusing the remainder of the earthly host nation and particular people of Jesus Christ. Real Christians don’t do that, OK?

And yes, we all know it’s probably not Jesus’ real birthday and yes we all know that birthday celebrations are not commanded in scripture anyway. I find it of little relevance. It’s not like I don’t think about the Incarnation all the year round, and the Crucifixion of Jesus and His Resurrection also for that matter.

This is just a time set aside to focus on this aspect, and as far as I can see it makes sense to take advantage of that. If someone is a Christian and doesn’t want to do it, you don’t have to do it, but try not to make a long face and a bad witness for everyone when this is a time it is actually possible to witness a bit more publically for some of us.

Now I just wanted to keep you up to speed with what I plan for the channel going forward into the New Year, so that you know what to expect.

We are now about half way through putting up here all the YouTube links so that they can be classified out well, kept in collections and placed together thematically with other posts which are not necessarily video posts about similar topics.

I am aware that many of you are not that keen on just watching again quite old video, and this I know because the stats whenever I write a fresh article tend to be better than those on the re-posts of things from the channel.

So it’s clear you don’t really want an unbroken stream of non-current video.

I have got a new webcam for Christmas from Sophie, and I hope this will be a way to re-ignite fresh “talking head” style video. The webcam in the machine I have is not as good as I expected but maybe this will be a good solution. I didn’t go for the cheapest model and as far as microphones are concerned I invested during the year in a Blue Yeti, which is an upper range, maybe you could even say a professional microphone. I have a lot of new things I want to say, some of them along the same lines as what you will have heard me say, others sharpened by recent events and of course I will want to address recent events.

In addition to that, I do intend to write more. I have noted that the tend to de-platform people who disagree with the left is still continuing. I have now had various threats of de-platforming on various places where I have in the past invested time to explain things to people or answer questions. I take these threats as an insult. I gave time but at least I expect it to be respected. I did not do so for my productions to be deleted. But thankfully I do have this place, and so far nobody has threatened me here but if this recent news means what I fear it may mean, then I may find that changing.

Therefore, in the past for some years now the algorithm has been to publish these older videos on Monday to Thursday and then have Friday, Saturday and Sunday freee in case anything else comes along. I also chose an evening, after work slot in Europe for the timing.

From the beginning of January I propose to change this about a bit. Days with odd numbers will have video posted, working through the second half of the old videos available on YT. Even number days will be the transfer of written articles made elsewhere so that they are not lost forever if I get kicked out. Starting in January 2, these will be posted on alternative days in order of the upvotes they received in these other locations. I am likely to update or amend them or supplement them as need and time allow so in some cases they will be improved articles.

I hope that you will all enjoy these ones, and stick around for them. As with the video, they do take a broad brush to paint life and there is not just one topic dealt with, although you’ll find the topics I have been talking about also reflected in a lot of these articles, so the one type of content should still complement the other kind.

For both of these I will change the timing of the posting to a morning slot, so as to arrive in subscribers’ inboxes shortly after they start work in Europe and of course before they even wake up in the USA. The evening slot used before now will be for any content which is entirely new and reactive to what is currently going on.

Another thing, there are too many adverts on this blog, and all that has come of this is that without even having made it to the minimum pay-out which is $100, I have had verious adverts all over my work, so as soon as I do make it to the pay-out of what has been earned on here over the last few years, I plan to make it free of these ads. I have received more from people very kindly donating to my paypal than I had from adverts.

On the topic of donation, I would like to say that right now I am in a much better place financially than I was two years back and so those of you who did support me back then can rest assured that I’ll be fine if they spread the love to more needy cases at this given time.

I do have a very special charitable project in mind, I will say more about it when the time comes but for now the codeword is Project Tumilat. Once this is all properly set-up I will say what it is and for sure be asking for donations for its beneficiaries, both the human and the non-human ones, which is a clue but I am not dropping more than that right now. Until Project Tumilat is ready, don’t worry about sending me any money those who were kind enough to support in our time of need. The Lord has provided, and may God richly bless you.

The GoldList Method book has stood still largely because I have been working very hard on other things and that’s likely to continue, but in the above navigations you still have access to the best I have written on the topic and all free, and hopefully very soon even ad-free.

Please subscribe if you haven’t, then read, like (or dislike if you prefer, it’s better than no reaction at all!) share the content using the buttons on each of the pages, and please do comment, and I hope there will be some interaction between regular commentors as that’s my idea of a gold standard for a blog other magazine or feed-style website – when it becomes a community. People are far too obsessed with the big social media places where they can get kicked out, deleted, edited. I have never done that, I only boot for spam and anti-Semitism or other serious racism or other clear forms of psychopathy. Valid opinions can stand on their own merits whether I agree with them or not.

Incidentally, this one is showing up in my stats today as my 1,400th post, so hopefully before long there will be another 1,400 posts on this site. I think it is also time for an upgrade to the WordPress level I have so this may enable other interesting improvements going forward, such as better searching, etc. 

See you all again soon on Huliganov.TV

Best redrags,

David James

 

 

 

Bigger madhouse than Renetto’s?

Original YT playout date: 16 May 2010
Duration: 19:56

Paul’s been videoblogging again and showing us some of the madness that goes on in his home, which gave me the strength to actually publich this film of our own madhouse, taken some time ago. I’ll put it up as a response to one of his and see if he still believes in video responses like he used to be a major champion of!
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Uncle Davey gets his beard shaved off and his hair cut

Original YT playout date: 5 April 2010
Duration: 17:19

I always go to this hairdresser, Pani Ula from Hest in Warsaw. Although she’s been in a few other ones since then and now is in Akademia Perfect Hair which I won’t advertise too much or there won’t be any slots left for me – it’s hard enough to get me hair done already! She does the best job and is such a nice person too – as you can see from her agreeing to this film, and the funny way she sut off my beard in stages. I’ve been having my haircut by hair for years. Even before I moved away from Warsaw in 2000 for a while I’d had my haircut by her. I never fail to go to sleep while she’s cutting and I did it again towards the end of this one, too.
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Summing up 4 years on YouTube

Original YT playout date: 23 March 2010
Duration: 25:26

This was my summary after 4 years. It is of course 11 and a half years since that time, that I am adding it to this blog, but the thing about the vlogging hobby is that it does keep former times fresh like nothing else really can.

I wrote:

“I’ve been here 4 years – and on this night drive I talk about that and my whole YouTube agenda, about huliganov.tv, about facebook, about LinkedIn and finish off with something about road safety. Even Salma Hayek gets a mention, so there’s something for everybody in this. Recorded in HD but rendered without HD as the video is simply a dark road with not much to be worth the extra bytes, this is more of an audiocentric piece. Some people said they missed the longer talkier ones after I got my new camera, so this one is more for you if you were one of those people who said that.

http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=1090210&locale=en_US&trk=tab_pro

I think this is the way to link to me on LinkedIn, as requested in the video. The group name on LinkedIn to join is “”Linguists and Polyglots””. TIA.”

This group is still active by the way and taking members. A decent level of community discussion has never been achieved in all that time. Maybe one day that will take off.

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Video # 800 – Huliganov’s Moscow Eurovision Victory Parade Rant

Original YT playout date: 10 May 2009
Duration: 18:30

Our time, it’s our time, as the Russian song says. This was indeed my 800th video ever, so this marks one third of the task of putting all the channel up onto Huliganov.TV

Hopefully the next third will be done a bit quicker, as this on its own has taken a long time. Eleven years and one month, to be precise. That was eleven years to upload three years’ worth of video, but maybe it will take just three years to upload eleven year’s worth of video? Let’s see! Sounds like a plan, though…
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Huliganov’s New Year Address and 700th video on channel

Original YT playout date: 5 January 2009
Duration: 33:46

We’ve made it to the 700th video, and so “”President”” Huliganov takes the opportunity to make a special New Year address, setting out what happened over the last year, the plans for the new year 2009 on this channel, and thanking certain subscribers for their extraordinary contributions.

This will in due course be annotated, so if you’re watching this before I get the chance to do them, be sure to check back a few days later for the annotated version.
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HNY

Happy New Year, HNY, New Year’s address

Original YT playout date: 1 January 2009
Duration: 19:39

Happy New Year! Just as summary of where the channel was at the eve of 2009.
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Polish Christmas Office Party

Original YT playout date: 26 December 2008
Duration: 28:19

Grupa Strategia ( http://www.grupastrategia.com ) your one-stop shop for professional services in Poland for company set-up, tax advice, bookkeeping, audit, mergers and acquisitions, legal advice, software systems (JD Edwards and Galileo/Magique) as well as a fully licensed real estate brokerage for unusual properties, and China consulting, has now completed its move into the new office in Warsaw (as well as having offices in Katowice, Poznan, Gdansk and Poznan). Here we are having our first “wigilia firmowa” with the observing of Polish christmas traditions such as the sharing of the “oplatek” as well as the singing of a selection of Polish and international carols and a table with Polish christmas fare at the end. Enjoy the traditions of the Firm and the country with us, and Merry Christmas!
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Sokolniki (Huliganov’s Moscow#6/7)

Original YT playout date: 21 December 2008
Duration: 20:44

A quick look at the place I used to live in Moscow, and supper with my friend Artem from TV7.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E10, My Mother’s Garden

Original YT playout date: 20 August 2008
Duration: 13:28

This is a little cameo piece showing my mother’s garden and the facade of the house I grew up in. I consider it a privilege to have been born to sensible, loving parents and able to live in a nice environment. I only hope, with the UK going the way it is, that it stays that way for more children growing up. As it is, I see both positive and negative trends, with left-wing rule in our country threatening to reduce the glorious heritage into a drug fuelled mess observed by riot police and people in rooms with screens up the wall linked to CCTV on every corner.

On the other hand, if we are only able to assert our culture and our values, we shold be able to restore Britain to what it was, even with the people we have now in the country, and their very diverse backgrounds. If we look at the way we have re-emerged in the arena of sport, I think that we can do this in other areas also.

Sport has been able to function because there has been more by way of funding than by way of regulation.

The other reason is that in Sport the best are identifiable. Not everyone is a winner.

In a situation where 30% of A level students are presenting with A grades, and the universities have no way of telling who the genuinely deserving candidates are, our precious higher educational resources are not being allocated according to merit. Also the cutting of grants which was done under labour, not the conservatives, means that all in all a very average child with rich parents has a better chance of graduating a university in today’s Britain than an outstanding talent who happened to be born to a poorer family. This is not the way forward for our country.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E3 – Bovingdon Royal Oak and Broadfield School Fete

Original YT playout date: 18 July 2008
Duration: 12:12

“We visit the Royal Oak in Bovingdon village by Hemel Hempstead whose decor commemorates the American servicemen who helped Britain win the Second World War, and without whose help it would have been even more difficult than it was to beat Hitler’s forces.

After that we look at a typical English school fete, this time at my old junior school, Broadfield School, which hasn’t changed a bit.
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