Category Archives: North America

North America related travel and places

Huliganov’s American Experience #8 “My Kind of Town”

Original playout date: 11 August 2007
Duration: 8:44

After visiting Amish country, Huli and colleague Kasia make it back to Chicago where it all began at the O’ Hairy airport and stay in a lovely apartment with friends on Lakeshore Drive.
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Huliganov’s American Experience #7 “On Mt Baldy”

Original playout date: 4 August 2007
Duration: 10:28

“On top of Mount Baldy
All covered in sand
I held up my camera
With trembling hand”

This next instalment of Huliganov’s American Experience takes place on the shore of Lake Michigan – but Huliganov isn’t the only Stranger on the Shore – there’s someone stranger still out there.

We see Nature’s beauty in the south-eastern tip of the state of Michigan and in the Indiana Dunes State Park”
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Huliganov’s American Experience #6 “Amish Hunting”

Original playout date: 29 July 2007
Duration: 12:41

Huliganov among the “Dutchmen” as they call themselves, the Indiana Amish, and visiting the Blue Gate Restaurant.
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Huliganov’s American Experience #5 “into Tornado country”

Original playout date: 30 June 2007
Duration: 11:33

No visit to the US of A would be complete without a Twister chase, and we end up doing just that. This was posted six weeks later, but the actual action took place on 15th May 2007, the day Notre Dame University had a tornado touch down on it. We’re following through very heavy rain in the direction of the centre of this storm, South Bend itself.
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Huliganov’s American Experience #4 – on the Shores of Lake Erie

Original playout date: 13 June 2007
Duration: 15:33

The journey with the interpid Kasia continues. We are now in Pennsylvania watching out for vampires and come to an Erie Lake. Don’t miss the part where huli gets upset at a wrong order from one of America’s drive thru (sic) restaurants.
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Huliganov’s American Experience #3 “The Seventh Wonder”

Playout date: 29 May 2007
Duration: 16:45

This film received a strike as I used some Fleetwood Mac, Seventh Wonder, referring of course to Niagara Falls, and the piece of music I replaced it with which was at the time supposed to be agreed by YT also got a copyright strike later. These problems with the secondary area of music in what is, at the end of the day, a video, are well-known to most channel owners on YT.
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Huliganov’s American Experience #2 – “Road Trip on the Ohio Turnpike”

Playout date: 26 May 2007
Duration: 9:17

Indiana is not re-named “Native Americania”, and here we are going from Indiana into Ohio paying money at the turnpikes.
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Huliganov American Experience #1 “In at the Deep End”

Playout date: 24 May 2007
Duration: 14:09

This was the first of my longer series based on travel for work. There was a South Africa series that was 10 clips long, with a special intro as well as the usual outro.
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Endorsement of Gold Listing from the banks of the Hudson River

One YouTube user who came across my Gold List method for the long term memorisation of vocabulary was kind enough to go for provide his feedback in a video on YT today.

The prophet Joel states “I’m taking a greyhound on the Hudson River line” – and this YT colleague takes his dog Frodo Baggins, which is not exactly a greyhound, but looks like a find companion anyway, out onto the banks of the beautiful Hudson river about 35 miles north of NYC. Let’s hope this beautiful and informative video about the Gold List method puts you too into a “New Work State of Mind” – or gives you a readiness to try out this new way of working with your language learning!

My heartfelt thanks to Syzygycc for giving feedback. All feedback is welcome, but such positive feedback is especially pleasurable. Negative feedback usually means that the person trying hasn’t been able to get their head around the counter-intuitive nature of gold-listing, but Syzygycc explains how he decided to give it an open-minded attempt even though he found what I was saying counter-intuitive, and was surprised at the result. This reaction occurs quite commonly. There’s also a film on my channel showing how the Australian user Lord Moggy was astounded by the results of applying the method.

There is not 100% success – because some people understand what I say in an opposite way to what I mean because a little filter in their head says – “he can’t possibly be saying that I don’t need to put effort into learning these words, just write them out the once and then don’t look for two weeks – and just treat the whole thing as a pleasurable activity in itself”? Well, I am. You don’t drill, you don’t try to learn. Ebbinghaus, the father of memory, discovered 85 years ago that you will learn 30% anyway, and then you can go ahead and learn the next 30% by doing it again. That’s what I found, that’s what this YT friend Syzygycc has now found, and that’s what hundreds more who have written comments on videos, written to me privately, or been to see me, have also said.

And, like this man says, it doesn’t cost you anything. I’m not even asking for voluntary donations – you can’t give me money even if you want to! (If you want to give something to for example an autism or a MS charity in Huliganov’s name, or to some disaster relief like Haiti, I can’t stop you, in my name, I can’t stop you there either, but that’s the only way you can pay for it.) I don’t have a paypal button up anywhere and I don’t have a price tag on it, and nobody else is allowed to either – so there’s nothing to stop you using it. All the relevant films are on the Gold List section of this blog, and you can click through on them to YouTube and get an extra portion of information from the comments written by other people.

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