Category Archives: Work related

Huliganov’s Philadelphia, part 1 – Trouble Crossing


Original YT playout date: 8 November 2009
Duration: 18:03

Welcome to the third series of Huliganov’s North America. This deals with the difficulties of getting across the Atlantic when the first plane to Frankfurt takes off two hours late and the connecting flight has to delay so you can get on. The luggage came two days later. When we arrived in Philadelphia, it was raining the way it rains all the time in America whenever I go there but never seems to on your Hollywood films unless they’ve got George Clooney in, in which case it’s studio hands chucking it from the sides in buckets, and it’s really perfumed rosewater. Here’s where to come to see the real America. And we go to America’s first capital, to where American citizenship all began, to where a bunch of English people abroad decided that they wanted to be something else, and wanting to was, in the end, really all they needed. Now they really are something else, as you will see, as the series unfolds…
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Prague Vlog #12 – Entropa!


Original YT playout date: 6 October 2009
Duration: 50:17

An Evening in the presence of 370 members of Four separate Chambers of commerce. This was Prague’s business event of the Autumn, in the presence of one of Europe’s most talked about pieces of Modern Art, Entropa.

Produced for the Czech Presidency of the EU, it managed to spark off diplomatic rows between the humorless of different countries around the Union, leading to its censorship. It was also removed from Brussels prematurely by the artist as a protest against the way his own nation’s politicians behaved during the czech presidency.

Stereotypes both widely acknowledged and some more recondite are trundled out, but the most personalised satire is reserved for Klaus, the czech president, whose Euroskepticism and Eco-skepticism are quote-mined in the Czech section of Entropa, although I found myself in broad agreement with his sentiments.

The sections with the red cross showing contain background music by myself. Some was adlibbed, some was composed earlier. The song whistled at the end is my latest composition, but it doesn’t have any words or a title yet.

By the way, if you want to book the venue for functions from just a dozen people up to 2,000, I took the card of the curator of the Dox museum, and can put you in contact. They are underfunded, and need whatever help from the business community they can get.”
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Wasteland Aborted


 

Original YT playout date: 26 September 2009
Duration: 34:03

An aborted attempt by Uncle Davey to read without preparation the Waste Land by TS Eliot, while Moggy struggles with deep questions of political philosophy. If you are on the right wavelength this should have you falling off your chair. It’s a serious discourse, with no humour or laughing.
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A flying visit to Bratislava


Original YT playout date: 29 August 2009
Duration: 12:48

I try to make a few memories of a very rushed trip to the capital city of Slovakia. This is demonetised because of the taxi driver’s music we can barely hear. Bots are better are hearing small sounds than we are.
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France – home of good manors



Original YT playout date: 13 August 2009
Duration: 18:27

A look at le Manoir de Gressy and the Charles de Gaulle airport.
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Chillout at Chillon


Original YT playout date: 3 August 2009
Duration: 40:14

An evening at Chateau Chillon, an imposing castle with much history at the east end of Lake Geneva
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Trip to Brno, see Spielberg and Jovovich


Original YT playout date: 8 July 2009
Duration: 37:22

Went to Brno, the “Austrian Manchester’. It is of course now not in Austria any more. It is generally regarded as the second city of the Czech Republic, and the capital of the region of Moravia.

Every youtuber aspires to be a budding Spielberg – but where does that name come from geographically? Possibly a number of places, but the most famous is this Habsburg political prison.

Not only Spielberg features in this film, but I also bumped into Milla Jovovich, as you will see, who kindly agreed to appear for my viewers.
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Dresden


Original YT playout date: 24 May 2009
Duration: 43:02

This film is the first in a new era, after joining Baker Tilly and setting up in the Czech Republic. We are going to the Czech Republic, also Dresden to meet the team, as well as meet the German Baker Tillians who have lots of work for the Czech firm. Or so they claimed. This Dresden film went up before any of my 100+ Prague Vlogs, to follow.

 

I think it’s quite appropriate that I am moving into showing this new era, the second third, if you like, of my YouTube content, in this new decade. Some people call it the new decade from last year, when 2019 becomes 2020, others say that there was no year zero therefore year 1 to year 10 was the first decade. OK, when it’s 2019 I like to maximise my motivation then, and when it’s the end of 2020 I like to maximise my emotion now. I have more reasons, which I will not rehearse here, to say that I like the 2020 end and 2021 start decade theory. It all goes back to what I was doing at midnight on 31st December 2000, and a decision I made then which I am very happy I made. I didn’t cross the Elba that night, but I did cross three important rivers – the Vistula, the Odra and the personal Rubicon.
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Office Aquarium


Original YT playout date: 16 April 2009
Duration: 6:08

A little look at my fishes, the collection as per 2009, that is. None of these are with me now in 2020, although I do have some that are 7 years old or so. The offspring of the Ancistrus might be still in the tank, but I took Ancistrus at different times so it is hard to say on that one. You’ll recognise some if not all of them from earlier videos.
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Only a Winter’s Tail


Original YT playout date: 15 April 2009
Duration: 10:06

The title will set all the music robots springing into action to see if I’ve “stolen” the David Essex song, but I assure you it’s not in there. This is in fact the tail end of a Warsaw winter. With me musing in the falling snow about a couple of subjects and in that way utilising a short walk to keep in company with you!
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Leaving Ukraine (Ukraine series #10/10)


Original YT playout date: 5 April 2009
Duration: 19:43

We had pleasant weather for most of our Ukraine visit, but the drive back was a bit tougher, with snow, which is what you should expect in January in this part of the world.
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Eurohotel, Lvov and the “Ancient Village” Restaurant (Ukraine series #9/10)


Original YT playout date: 4 April 2009
Duration: 21:20

Last night in the Ukraine, at least in this series. The “ancient village” was a real treat.
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