Category Archives: Hulirants

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

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.

Qui habet aures audiendi audiat, Audible!


It’s time for me to say publicly how unhappy I am about this policy of not allowing me to participate in some of the daily deals because I live in a different EU country to the UK. I am from the UK, I travel and work all over Europe and live in Poland, but in Europe we have a special law (ironically in this context) called the Treaty of Rome which grants us four freedoms, including freedom of the movement of people and of services and of goods.

Nothing can override these freedoms as they are lex specialis. The problem is of course, that the EU in its current form is full of good thoughts and ideas which are applied on a selective basis. When they want our votes we are told we have these rights, but afterwards there are 1001 ways in which they are limited, if only by resources but also by all the special interests which really pull the strings. How can it be that in the EU a publisher can release books in one country but not in another? I understand there can be good reasons to limit that. I understand for example “Mein Kampf” being illegal in Germany, but Mary Beard? What has she been saying that would stir shit up in Poland? Read the rest of this entry

Huliganov rants at Borat


Playout date: 26 October 2006
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Office Jazdow 8a
Other people featured: None
Genre: Hulirant
Music used: Yesterday once more” by the Carpenters – karaoke track
Languages used: English
Animals featured: Fish behind, mainly Ameca splendens

How dare this Sacha Baron Cohen person pretend to be a Kazakhstanian when he is really an English person all along? It is shocking.  Such was the basic idea of this little film, and of course my regular viewers immediately got the irony.  But spare a thought for the casual commentator, who took it all on face value and some of the resulting comments are hilarious! Click on the video box to see them back in YouTube land…

Huliganov’s first ever rant!


   
  

Production date:    30 September 2006
Playout date:    30 September 2006
Camera:    Logitech Webcam
Post Production:    Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location:    Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Hulirant
Music used:    Gremin’s Aria, Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky
Languages used:    English Russian
Animals featured:    None

 

This piece is the first ever Huliganov rant, and actually I’m a but disappointed that a lot of people who watch and say they enjoy Huli‘s lessons didn’t also look up the rants by the same persona. This remains at under a thousand views, and not much discussion or rating.

Hulliganov offers here his disappreciation of noisy neighbours and his appreciation of the Chinese people for not making themselves unnecessarily tall.

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