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Category Archives: Dramatis Personae

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

Huliganov’s Black Raven


Original YT playout date: 28 August 2008
Duration: 15:51

Viktor Huliganov, requested by BabaLeanne, aka Leanna Delehanty, authress of children’s books, sings the song “chorny voron”
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RL 102-17 Russian Basic Grammar #17/2


Original YT playout date: 18 August 2008
Duration: There is, in the time-honoured fashioned fashion, a funny hat and a drink and a joke and a song.

The second part of the lesson showing how to break the back of Russian prepositions.
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RL 102-17 Russian Basic Grammar #17/1


Original YT playout date: 16 August 2008
Duration: 22:52

This is what you’ve told me you wanted. At long last Huliganov responds to the demands, requests, threats and indecent proposals and produces the 17th lesson. It’s in 2 parts. The second part is very nearly ready, but just to keep the play out pattern going it’ll be three videos down the list. Ie, probably tomorrow, for those listening the first day this is up!

I introduce a whole new way of tackling the tricky area of prepositions in Russian. You’re gonna love this…

OK. The image promised is up on the facebook group. Please join the following:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6549175221
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Beijing, Georgia and Reading…


 

Original YT playout date: 12 August 2008
Duration: 38:15

This is the Huliganov Rant for August. It gave rise to some comments so evidently some foound it controversial. Read the rest of this entry

Alexander Solzhenitsyn – Huliganov’s belated rant for July


Original YT playout date: 5 August 2008
Duration: 22:12

Huli’s late with the rant again, but was inspired to speak about Solzhenitsyn on reading this morning the sad news of his demise.
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Huliganov’s “Bad To Me”


Original YT playout date: 18 July 2008
Duration: 9:28

1st July 2007 – 138.6 kilos
1st July 2008 – 120.6 kilos
Weight loss in 12 months – 18 kilos
Or, about 40 lbs.
And falling…

Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas originally recorded this hit, but now it’s been digitally remangled by the resident Russky songster.”
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“Volver” Last of the Madrid footage (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #11/11)


Original YT playout date: 14 July 2008
Duration: 8:06

This is the 11th and final part of the Madrid series, showing a bit of the nightlife that goes on on the streets of Madrid, Plaza de Santa Ana.
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Still in Madrid Royal Gardens (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #10/11)


Original YT playout date: 26 June 2008
Duration: 14:48

A continuation of the last film, this is part ten of eleven in this series of Madrid films. Here we have some plants that only grow in Spain and also some fine roses.
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Huliganov’s Venice Experience #5/5 – In St Marco’s Square


Original YT playout date: 22 June 2008
Duration: 18:30

This vies with one or two others for the title of personal favorite of my travel videos. You’ll see why.
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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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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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