Category Archives: Hulirants

If there’s one thing Huliganov likes it’s a good rant now and again.

Huliganov’s Free Spee..


Original playout date: 18 November 2007
Duration: 4:22

The attempt on Benazir Bhutto’s life prompts a rant from Huliganov which you could get away with in 2007 but could never get away with in 2017, in this era of political correctness and special pleading for the religion of peace. Thankfully in 2007 we have complete freedom to express opionions, but there are still some opponents better left untouched. Therefore, on legal adice, Huli’s enthusiastic endorsement of pulling lawyers’ hair has been removed.
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Huliganov Rant #4 – “Lest we Forgotten”


Original playout date: 13 November 2007
Duration: 32:03

Huliganov talking in another monthly rant, of the sort we did for a short while, this time for November, and November is of course the month for remembering, be it All Souls Day, Bonfire Night or Thanksgiving.
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Huliganov rants on keyboard hygiene and sushi bars


Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 13:21

It mentions http://www.huliganov.com but as you will know by being here, in the end I opted to develop more on Huliganov.TV as it is a bit like a TV channel with the preponderance of video that is on here.

Huli has a word or too for those concerned with the current Russian miltary build-up.
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Huliganov’s “Doom and Gloom”


Original playout date: 7 August 2007
Duration: 2:16

Huliganov begins by quoting Keats’ Ode to Autumn in a lovely Autumn scene, but there’s a twist. It’s mid summer, and the chestnut tree shows both the signs of Autumn and the signs of Spring.
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Huliganov rants on house prices and the childfree “decision”


Original playout date: 31 July 2007
Duration: 15:16

I came in for a fair degree of criticism for this. Don’t care about that. It is quite a high dislike to like ratio, which for my demographic is quite high.
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Plastic Pollution in our Oceans


Playout date: 31 May 2007
Duration: 8:50

People don’t put little pieces of plastic into the sea deliberately, but it gets their anyway, and gets mixed up with the planktons and ending up in the food chain, reducing the photosynthesis of sea algae, etc, and they never biodegrade.
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Letter of Introduction


Playout date: 9 May 2007
Duration: 9:00

This was done still in the early days with still less than 200 films and under 300 subbers, asking for more, but being utterly perplexed by a letter addressing me as “my gentleman”.
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Vlak Vlog


Playout date: 24 March 2007
Duration: 18:11

Riding back from Zabrze where my colleagues and I were consulting on the privatisation of the local football team, which used to belong to the council. Introducing the lawyer Margaret, who was my colleague for too short a time, despite being such a lovely and charming person. She refuses to sing her wonderful rendition , and then Huli starts a rant and ends up laughing and losing it on camera talking about people throwing their money on the lottery.

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Huliganov’s “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”


Playout date: 17 March 2007
Duration: 7:23
Views at the time added to HTV: 2,751
Likes at the time added to HTV: 9
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 5
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 64.3%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 17
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Intro’d song
Music used: Platters “Smoke gets in your eyes”
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Annoyed at people smoking in restaurants, while awaiting the enaction of the EU interdictioin which finally came but after this, Huliganov sings the old 1950’s protest song against smoking cigarettes “Smoke gets in your eyes”

Quote of the clip: “I’m telling you you are bastards, you cigarette people, so sue me!”

On friendship and Enmity


Playout date: 28 February 2007
Duration: 24:34
Views at the time added to HTV: 4,628
Likes at the time added to HTV: 71
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 4
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 94.7%
Comments at time added: 14
Total interactions at time added: 89
Total interactions to views 1.9%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Jazdów 8A, Warsaw
Other people featured: Blueclue52, also known as Kevin
Genre: Linguistic Meandering
Music used: “Chto za druga my imeem” (What a Friend we have in Jesus in Russian)
Languages used: English, Russian
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

In answer to the question from a viewer I was later to get to know personally, Huli talks about the various nuances of words for “friend” along with some etymogicalies.

This was the first of a series of series of Linguistic Meanderings, a kind of Hulirant but about words and language. Somehow or other we get into homes and mortgage fraud in the UK, in order to illustrate that the difference between the different “friend” words and ideas are similar to the words describe “house” and “home” – these nuances require in some languages different words, in others they don’t. What does this tell us about the priorities in different nations’ cultures?

In the end we have the description of the true Friend, and the Russian version of the hymn “What a Friend we have in Jesus”.

Quote of the clip: “It is better if your wife is your friend than your enemy”

Huliganov rants on money launderer


Playout date: 8 February 2007
Duration: 11:28
Views at the time added to HTV: 3,136
Likes at the time added to HTV: 20
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 95.2%
Comments at time added: 6
Total interactions at time added: 27
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Office at Jazdow
Other people featured: None
Genre: Hulirant
Music used: Jimmy Ruffin “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?” chipmunk style
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Clown loaches, Ameca splendens
Other remarks:

Huli blows the gaff on an attempt to involve him in a big seven million dollar money laundering venture involving Cote d’Ivoire.

After the rant comes a joke and a song, and a view out of the office window, as well as the true origin of the word “Internet” a borrowing from Russian.

Quote of the clip: “Little ranting, little singing, little joking: zat’s vot it’s all about.”

A Furby is for life, not just for Christmas


Playout date: 9 January 2007
Duration: 5:42
Views at the time added to HTV: 1,164
Likes at the time added to HTV: 17
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 11
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 60.7%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 31
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Hulirant
Music used: None
Languages used: English, Furbish
Animals/plants featured: Common Furby (Shaisus electronicus, Linnaeus 1758)
Other remarks:

Having added new batteries, Huliganov tries another joint appearance with the fluffy chum, only to be told “you’re no fun” on live TV by the children’s toy.

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