RL 102-20 Basic Russian Grammar lesson 20 – Prepositions governing the Dative


Original YT playout date: 10 August 2009
Duration: 27:29

The 20th lesson in this series, the 30th Huliganov lesson in the Russian course, and we’re not even half way to what I have in mind. Sorry that this one is a bit disjointed, but there were interruptions and I had very little preparation time. Just wanted to go a step forward as there has been nothing for 3 months. Thanks for your patience.
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Prague Vlog #6 – Sixt Humour


Original YT playout date: 9 August 2009
Duration: 12:55

Analysing some rather dubious advertising humour in the Prague airport. Female passengers collecting their luggage are subjected to demeaning sexist allusions by the car-hire company with the full complicity of the airport authorities, but it’s supposed to be humour, so it’s OK. After that a few insights on my walk to work one bright morning.
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Classical Music and Food


Original YT playout date: 6 August 2009
Duration: 15:08

Highlights from the last of Richard Berkeley’s Tasty Classic events of 2008-2009 season. If you want to attend one of these events for the creme de la creme brulee of Warsaw’s cultural elite, then let me know and I’ll try to swing you an invite…
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Prague Vlog #5 – Mainly in Germany


Original YT playout date: 5 August 2009
Duration: 15:28

On this occasion I was half in Prague and half in Germany. The highlights of this film include waiting in vain for the astronomical clock to perform with my aunt and uncle, someone who went to sleep in the underground, Frankfurt am Main airport’s railway station and Mannheim station.
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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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A look at the Kępiński in Geneva


Original YT playout date: 28 July 2009
Duration: 6:38

This is a fine example of what to expect if you book a room in the Geneva Hotel Kępiński. Please note correct, un-westernised spelling.
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Marine Aquarium at Warsaw Airport


Original YT playout date: 16 July 2009
Duration: 2:32

Just another little fishkeeper video. This is in the Business Shark lounge airside in the new terminal.
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Gruyeres


Original YT playout date: 12 July 2009
Duration: 52:12

This visit to Gruyeres starts with the “international” area of Geneva, the place where a number of the UN’s arms and other in my opinion rather questionable organisations all get together, spend our money and decide for us what is to become of us.

After that we see the Head Office of Nestle, the organisation controlling many of the most famous food brands and other sources in the world. From there we go to the medieval town of Gruyeres, to see the beautiful and richly historic castle, along with taking part in such Helvetic activities as alpine horn blowing, wooden cow milking, the hideous and brutal Giger Museum, a Tibetan museum (I didn’t go as I already had taken a big enough risk of being infected with unwholesomeness at the Giger Museum and I didn’t need the old Shangri-La idea as well), local Gruyere cheese and wine tasting and a great fondue meal to round it all off.

There is a gallery section showing photos I took around the castle, but I set it to Russian film music, as I didn’t have any Swiss castle music, and it seems to go with it as well as anything. I know my Russian learner viewers will enjoy that.
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Huliganov sings Susan Boyle


Original YT playout date: 11 July 2009
Duration: 7:13

The bandy-wagon jump that somehow had to happen. Huliganov’s got big eyebrows too, he also sings songs and rolls his ‘r’s – why can’t Huliganov go viral too?

Please do whatever you can to help this go viral, even if it means sneezing on the computer screen.

Thanks.
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Not the Alan Titchmarsh Show – with Bot Shots


Original YT playout date: 11 July 2009
Duration: 10:21

A rather interrupted look at my garden. I lost some of the stills I took for the end bit so I made them up with other bot (anical) shots I made earlier. The song is “Vecher na reyde”.
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Prague Vlog #4 – Alphabet Man Golem


Original YT playout date: 11 July 2009
Duration: 1:08:53

“The result of walking in the wrong direction to where I thought I was going. This film contains some mistaken information, for which I blame imprecision in the guide book I bought: the Golem is not supposed to be resting in the place claimed in this film, but actually about 500m closer to the centre.

I encoded this at a higher level than I usually encode hour long films, and I hope it isn’t too slow coming through. If you do get what people in the industry call “”boofering””, then just press the paws button with one of your pause and go get an indeclinable coffee, or some tea with a soft semi-vowel stem, and it should be all right when you get back.

Featured in this film is the alphabet man sculpture outside the Rudolftherednosinum. If you should see on the current google satellite map the location of this, namely

geo:lat=50.08910985946328
geo:lon=14.415116608142852
(or, to make MsLoreley77 happy, that’s http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=50.089082,14.41505&spn=0.001583,0.004726&t=h&z=18 )

then you’ll probably just see a poor attempt at making a yin and yang sign from assorted greenery. This is because the scuplture is new – for the Czech presidency of the EU. How long it will remain after I do not know, but hopefully it will stand the test of time. After all, the Eye-full tower in Paris was only supposed to be up a while, and they still haven’t taken that down.

I’m not an expert on the Czech Republic as it is my new country, and so I’m grateful for any local people who would like to comment on the films. Any Prague based youtubers wishing to appear in one of my Prague films are also welcome to declare themselves.” Read the rest of this entry

The Happy Swingers play on Lake Geneva


Original YT playout date: 9 July 2009
Duration: 7:55

You can see Damien Faure and his group who so obliged us with this fine performance out on the Lac also on their website which is http://happyswingers.com. You can book these artistes for your venue or event and please let them know you got them from here. They are a great act.
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