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Drive, Drove, driven, drivel – or “Road trip meets linguistic meandering”


Original YT playout date: 2 April 2010
Duration: 29:10

Driving from the Amber Hotel through Olesnice towards Namyslow I start to talk about why Polish language has more exotic elements in it, more aspects usually more associated with oriental languages, than Russian has. This is really developing a thesis of mine that Poland has an oriental culture.

Learners of Slavic languages will love this one, as will those of you who use my videos to go to sleep, as some have told me…
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Dangerous Parking


Original YT playout date: 27 March 2010
Duration: 2:07

How sensible is it to plonk your van down and leave it just where the traffic is coming off the level crossing? The whole situation could easily get gridlocked if two of these idiots decided to do the same thiing on either side of the crossing – and the result could be that vehicles get trapped on the tracks when the next train somes. How can someone not see that? Anyway, thankfully the drivers on the other side of the road showed more foresight, and let us pass, therefore avoiding the risk of such a gridlock on the railway track. It just goes to show the sort of people we’re sharing planet earth with.
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Prague Vlog #21 – Walk and Posters


Original YT playout date: 20 March 2010
Duration: 15:14

We have a walk at night and look at some posters in the morning.

A bit of my own music in the sound track, Shades of “in the Shade of the White Plum Tree”
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Drunk Moyon at Cash Machine


Original YT playout date: 6 March 2010
Duration: 1:44

I knew he was going to say something ridiculous to me because he has been accosting people around and about, so I got my camera into stealth mode and filmed the idiot.

Some people say I shouldn’t make films that take the peace out of alcoholics, saying that it is an insult, but I say to that that nobody forced them to start drinking more alcohol than they could handle. no-one poured it down their neck. And besides, at least if we get some entertainment out of them, at least there is some use in them.
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Bratislava – part 3/3


Original YT playout date: 5 March 2010
Duration: 16:55

An evening stroll at minus seven degrees in a headwind through the city centre of Bratislava.
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Train from Prague to Warsaw – Part 3


Original YT playout date: 16 February 2010
Duration: 14:42

We get as far as Olomouc and then the low light makes it not worthwhile. So we cut to a bit of the return journey – this time the plane was not cancelled, and I even got given an upgrade!

So, in the main, we’re good buddies, Czech Airlines and me. Which is more than I can say for SAS, British Airways and, recently, Lot.
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Train from Prague to Warsaw – Part 2


 

Original YT playout date: 15 February 2010
Duration: 11:48

This bit takes us from Katowice onwards, through some very pleasant territory in the snow.
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Train from Prague to Warsaw – Part 1


Original YT playout date: 14 February 2010
Duration: 15:43

“This was going to be a Prague Vlog – the first one on the HD cam, but all I really ended up filming was the journey, as when I got there all I did was stay in the office! And as the HD cam is very “”bytey””, I can’t make just the one film of this, so I’ll do it in three parts. You get some lovely real Polish winter landscape from the train after heavy snow – snow that caused the cancellation of the aircraft I was meant to be going there on!

I was determined to go, as I had three meetings that week of people coming into Prague to see me. In the end all three cancelled, but at least my conscience was clear. I made it.”
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Cold Train


Original YT playout date: 8 February 2010
Duration: 7:22

The train from Gdansk to Warsaw crosses the floodplain of the Vistula between Tczew and Malbork.
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From Raciborz to Katowice by train


Original YT playout date: 30 January 2010
Duration: 6:12

This shows Silesia from the window of a local train. The train in question was quite clean and comfortable for one of its genre. I had better add that in case people get the idea that they can explore all Poland’s backwaters in minor trains and still always get a reasonable pleasant ride. Your railage may vary.
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Huliganov’s England – 4/4 “Germy Claxon werry bed men!”


Original YT playout date: 21 January 2010
Duration: 10:24

Huliganov negotiates the underground railway on London, but comes face to face with none other that “Germy Claxon” himself! Or at least a poster thereof, advertising his latest bilious att-hacks. Huliganov is putting up with none of the nonsense this atrocious human being writes, and shows that even from his face you can tell that he is a no-good style character.
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Huliganov’s “Flight of Screams”


Monday, July 12, 2021

Original YT playout date: 14 January 2010
Duration: 1:53

It’s Orchestral Babies in the Dark, as in flight, everyone hears you scream.
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