Category Archives: Dramatis Personae

This sorts various of the comedy sketches I’ve done into the different personas.

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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Maid in Denver (or “You fill up my Minibar”)


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2008
Duration: 3:28

I snatched a few moments back in the Grosvenor House hotel to do some of the singing I usually don’t get the privacy to do, and this turned out to be no exception! As least she didn’t start joining in, although that would have been a laugh. What she may have thought of the “let me lay down beside you” just as she was making the bed I have no idea, but I didn’t plan it!
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Wrap-up (Huliganov’s Moscow #7/7)


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2008
Duration: 17:10

This wraps up this series of Huliganov’s Moscow. We see the brand new train connection to Sheremetievo airport, as well as have a chat with the driver of the famous restaurant tram in Chistye Prudy.
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North East Garden Ring (Huliganov’s Moscow #5/7)


Original YT playout date: 18 December 2008
Duration: 13:48

Another nice walk in Moscow I could do while auditing Mazars, a firm I was later to work with.
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Winds of Change (Huliganov’s Moscow #4/7)


Original YT playout date: 9 December 2008
Duration: 18:45

The Skorpions can eat their hearts out!
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Huliganov’s 2008 (reset for 2015) Christmas Language Identification Quiz


Original YT playout date: 6 December 2008
Duration: 9:10

The earlier comments have been removed in order to give this quiz a new life on Facebook Polyglots group in 2015. Most of the people there won’t have seen this video. Sorry if your comment is gone, it was there 7 years. Fkriuk won the original quiz.

It’s 10 thirty second long clips featuring mystery languages with as many visual clues removed as I could.

If you wish to take part in the quiz it will be open until the first person gets 100% or until the New Year, if earlier.

Answers must be added in Polyglots Group on Facebook or on Huliganov.TV as I have deleted the comments below, not sent by mail for just my attention, as part of the game is to see what marks other contestants got, and use also some numerical deduction to work your way to the right answer.

There will be clues over the course of the quiz, how many depends on how much the participants seem to need.

I’m only going to answer one (probably the first one) of each contestants sets of answers per day. This is to give everyone a fair chance. Come back and try again the next day and you’ll get another mark.

1 point for each correct answer.
A right answer imprecisely defined or misspelt gets 0.5 points, and it’s 0.2 points for getting the right language but in the wrong place.

Enjoy!

I couldn’t actually give credit for the YouTube materials taken to make this quiz as it would have given the game away, but if you see your piece used in here, please accept my gratitude, and please feel free to make yourself known in the comments after New Year. There are now annotations with these acknowledgements but please do not click on tchem while doing the quiz.

The store I refer to at which you can purchase any Amazon book and I will receive a small commission is http://astore.amazon.com/wwwusenetposc-20 the offer to use this commission on prizes is no longer current.

but as that is quite long to remember I’ve set up a new domain forwarding which is http://www.OIOIOIO.com, which you will easily remeber as it one of only a handful of web domains which reads the same upside down and back to front. It’s a wonder nobody else had booked it already, really. Just have to remember it’s the seven letter not the five letter one – that one belongs to someone else.

I also have http://www.OIOIOIO.eu which will be to the Amazon store for people in the EU, as they will find the P&P cheaper as well as not being troubled with customs duty and the wrong coding on DVDs.

Each of these stores has some recommended products but via these links you can buy any book, music, film or piece of equipment Amazon has to offer. If you can buy cheaper elsewhere do, if you were buying on Amazon anyway try and remember to use these domains to enter and you’ll be funding future competition prizes, which will be Amazon gift tokens, once I get enough commissions to fund them, which isn’t happening this time as, like I say, only one commission has been earned there so far, which is a tiny sum.

Enjoy the quiz, and enjoy your festive season!
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Lenin Library (Huliganov’s Moscow #3/7)


 

Original YT playout date: 30 November 2008
Duration: 16:28

The look at Moscow by night now features the area around Lenin Library.
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Thomas P. Jamieson III reporting from Warsah, Poh-layund


Original YT playout date: 30 November 2008
Duration: 3:56

Our very own redneck reactionary Thomas P. Jamieson III finds a few things to talk about in the Ujazdowski area of Warsaw.
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RL 102-18 Locative Case prepositions – Part Two


Original YT playout date: 24 November 2008
Duration: 21:00

This is part two of two parts that the 18th lesson comes in. You may be surprised not to get much actual Russian in the first half – but more talk around the way prepositions work in Russian, but I believe it will help you if you take in what is being said here – more than that, you won’t get your head around Russian unless and until you get some of the ideas I’m talking about here. In the second half, which will be in a day or so for those following real time, we cover two locative case prepositions, a joke and a song.
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RL 102-18 Locative Case prepositions – Part One


Original YT playout date: 23 November 2008
Duration: 20:00

This is part one of two parts that the 18th lesson comes in. You may be surprised not to get much actual Russian in the first half – but more talk around the way prepositions work in Russian, but I believe it will help you if you take in what is being said here – more than that, you won’t get your head around Russian unless and until you get some of the ideas I’m talking about here. In the second half, which will be in a day or so for those following real time, we cover two locative case prepositions, a joke and a song.
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Pokrovka (Huliganov’s Moscow #2/7)


Original YT playout date: 17 November 2008
Duration: 9:21

An evening walk in Pokrovka Street and a view of the fine conditions in the rooms of the new hotel Ma Maison Pokrovka.
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Huliganov’s Moscow #1 – Arrival


Original YT playout date: 14 November 2008
Duration: 25:11

The beginning of a series of Huliganov visiting the homeland. It should give a quite nice flavour of Moscow – quite a few things have changed since this point, so this is actually a useful record of the pace of change.
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