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.

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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Viktor Huliganov’s 2008 New Year message


Original playout date: 31 December 2007
Duration: 26:22

The flagship persona of Usenetposts channel does the honours in thanking the subscribers and viewers for their loyalty and kindness in 2007, awarding subscriber of the year accolade to one of the subscribers of this channel, and also talking about where we are at the end of 2007 and what the targets were and plans for 2008, on this Channel.
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Holiday in Alsace #6 – Schwarzwald – The Black Forest


Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 14:18

One advantage of holidaying in Alsace is that you don’t only have the Vosges mountains of France to visit, but also just across the river Rhein is Germany and the Black Forest, so we took a day trip there.

Black Forest gateau, did we manage to find it? Watch to find out…
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Alsace Holiday #5 – At a Courtepaille with Family and Friends


Original playout date: 2 September 2007
Duration: 9:03

The Courtepaille near Colmar airport is the location for the fifth part of our holiday in Alsace series.

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Schoenster Herr Jesu!


Original playout date: 26 August 2007
Duration: 3:57

It’s very fortuitous that I should be uploading this right now. It happens to fall on a Sunday in my programming and was also originally made on a Sunday and is just the right thing for a Sunday, but all this would be but a minor coincidence. A far greater coincidence is that I had found my old Evangelisches Kirchengesangbuch which was given to me by Detlef and Margot Loehde from the Selbstaendig Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Hannover who I also knew during the six months I spent in Germany as a brand new Christian 35 years ago in 1983
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Holiday in Alsace #2 – Kaysersberg


Original playout date: 12 August 2007
Duration: 9:58

We’re in Kaysersberg in the foothills of the Voges,
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Another YouTube Tubby goes on a YouTube diet…


Original playout date: 11 July 2007
Duration: 1:38

Weighing in at the start of a diet, coinciding with he start of the second half year of 2007.
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Two Birthdays


Original playout date: 11 July 2007
Duration: 9:52

Once again a nice memory of my late parents, and I am glad that there are these few snatches of them that live on. As indeed do the charming scenes of all three little ones so cute and tiny, and Elena walking around on her own. These were the days we thought would never end, and thanks to video, my friend, in a sense they don’t.
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Poznaj Poznań part 2


Playout date: 7 May 2007
Duration: 7:32

An early case of covert filming, looking at the restaurant on Poznan’s old Square with the goats (symbol of the city) called “Pod Koziolkami”. A bit of a dingy dungeon downstairs but quite atmospheric.
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Gardenvid #1 in the deep mid April


Playout date: 6 May 2007
Duration: 10:00

This was going to be a series of gardening videos and in fact it didn’t turn into a series in the sense that I normally do it. I might still do a gardening series one day, if only I could get the hang of gardening…
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Wandering Star


 

Playout date: 9 December 2006
Duration: 4:26
Views at the time added to HTV: 3,530
Likes at the time added to HTV: 18
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 27
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 40.0%
Comments at time added: 12
Total interactions at time added: 57
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Office at Jazdow
Other people featured: None
Genre: Song only
Music used: Lee Marvin’s “Wandrin Star” from Paint Your Wagon, karaoke version
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Fishtank in background with Ameca splendens
Other remarks:

This was quite well-received at first, but over time voted down, either because I had a time when opponents in debate would come and do it, or because peoples standards grew from what they were in the earlier days of YT when the community tended to encourage each other.

Either way, doesn’t matter. I know where the faults are in the rendition, these days I sing it better, and also I don’t make video to please the masses, first and foremost I make video to please myself. Pleasing or displeasing others is a by-product. On balance I get pleasure from people who like what I do, but if they don’t then I expect that anyway so I lose nothing.

RSA 7/10 – Cheetah!


Playout date: 22 November 2006
Duration: 2:55
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Moyo, Stellenbosch area of South Africa
Other people featured: CHI colleagues
Genre: Environmental
Music used: “This could be heaven” by Queen
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Cheetah (Acinonyx j. jubatus)
Other remarks:

This lovely animal was walked around us before the food was served and we were asked to keep calm. He remained with his handlers at the top stage during117777 the meal, and was continually stroked and petted by these handlers. In addition to seeing the cat, another attraction of the evening was having local tribal markings plainted on our faces using something that looked a bit like Tippex. The scenery from the mountains we saw on the way when visiting the Stellenbosch wine region was also unlike anything I had seen before. South Africa is a wonderful country.

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