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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #13 – Cold Turkey


Original playout date: 8 March 2008
Duration: 12:21

Huliganov cannot stand the heat and needs to get out of the hotel room. We include a hotel room review for this Ankara hotel, and then we go outside.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #7 “Tring Museum”


Original playout date: 2 March 2008
Duration: 8:28

A nice visit to Tring Museum with family. Sophie and cousins.
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Charlie Wilson’s War – Huliganov Rant for March


Original playout date: 2 March 2008
Duration: 25:34

This is actually the Eighth Hulirant. I haven’t been counting them over to this blog but you can see the earlier ones by looking at the side bar with the detailed navigation – and find “Hulirants”. They are all being collected there.
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Vienna – this means nothing to me (thanks to audioswapping)


Original playout date: 1 March 2008
Duration: 11:15

Another film which might have been quite nice but which got hit by the audio swap thing. Not only is my old soundtrack all gone, but I cannot even monetised, as the goalposts got changed. So now I have changed that track to a really short track to see if that gets the old soundtrack back.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #6 “Berkhamsted”


Original playout date: 1 March 2008
Duration: 8:26

One of my nicest galleries from a time I was doing my best to do as much walking as possible and used the camera to encourage that, even though it tended to slow progress right down. Read the rest of this entry

5 days game


Original playout date: 28 February 2008
Duration: 3:15

This is an example of the kind of games we used to play in the early YT community before Google took it back off us and sold it to corporate interests with little thanks for being the ones to really get it going.
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St David’ Day Greetings from Russia!


Original playout date: 27 February 2008
Duration: 10:12

It’s that time again, St David’s Day is on March the first, and so Huliganov celebrates the Welsh people’s national day with a song in Welsh, just like last year, when he sand “Myfanwy” to a capacity crowd of his webcam.

Suo Gan is a fine Welsh lullaby, and one of the most broadly heard snatches of the Welsh language in the world, thanks to its appearance in Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun”.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #5 “On fish and watercress”


Original playout date: 26 February 2008
Duration: 11:22

“On this spot, 40 years ago, I got clawed by a tiger. Happy memories!

This is a walk along the Grand Union Canal and a discussion of how species get their names and some of the things that we can see along the canal.”
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True Pedantry


Original playout date: 26 February 2008
Duration: 22:12

A Huliganov Rant (done now but ostensibly for October 2007, as I missed that month).

What’s this all about? Well, right now, in the UK there are a few books and broadcasts going on about the so-called walking diet or the 10,000 steps diet, all of which revolves around the use of a pedometer, which is like a mechanism clipped onto the belt that clicks a counter forward every time it moves up and down. However, there is a problem with this whole concept, as I show in the rant.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #12 – Arrival in Ankara


Original playout date: 24 February 2008
Duration: 18:48

Here’s my taxi ride into Ankara. Once again I only get the chance to film in the night, which is not so good from the photographic viewpoint, but at least you get an idea of what it’s like to take a taxi into Ankara from Esenboga airport, some 35 km to the North East of Ankara. This film contains about half of that ride.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #4 “The Last Highwayman”


Original playout date: 23 February 2008
Duration: 11:48

This visit to Boxmoor features reminiscences of Hemel Hempstead School, a rant-on-the-hoof about trends in education in Britain today, and a look at the story of the death of James Snook or Robert Snooks, as he called himself, the last highwayman to be sentenced to death in England just over 200 years ago in this place, for the theft of 500 pounds from His Majesty’s mails.

If they did that to modern-day spammers and phishers and identity fraudsters that would soon put the fear of God into them, but standards appear to have slipped irretrievably since good old Snooks’es day.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #3 “Grand Union Canal”


Original playout date: 23 February 2008
Duration: 9:17

Here is a mainly gallery piece following my recent walk from home to Kings Langley along the towpath of the historic Grand Union Canal, which has linked London and Birmingham since the days of the Industrial Revolution.

New developments seen on most of this, such as the Apsley marina, are all new and in my youth much of this part of the canal was derelict. Not everything in the UK has gone downhill – most of what I’ve photographed in this film is actually evidence of renewal and improvement, and we see how the prestigious canalside homes in some less known Hertfordshire places like Belswains Lane have lifestyles akin to such places as Grantchester or Henley, with prices to match, no doubt.
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