Collecting an Indian Takeaway from Raszyn


Original YT playout date: 14 March 2010
Duration: 7:25

Just felt like switching the thing on and talking with you while I was driving…
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Enjoy the Soup


Original YT playout date: 13 March 2010
Duration: 12:32

I go round checking what everyone’s up to. The result is this random soup, which does in fact include the consumption of soup.
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Why the negativity?


Original YT playout date: 9 March 2010
Duration: 6:31

That’s the question I ask at the end of this random performance. I have to leave to film Pushkin killing a spider, and Sophie takes over. The film of Pushkin killing the spider is already up a long time on here and can be found under “”cat eating spider””, and in the background of that film you can hear the sounds of Sophie that you can see her making on this film, and vice versa.

In theory I could try and put the two films together into one and see what comes out… But not today.
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Fear of Felines


Original YT playout date: 7 March 2010
Duration: 4:06

In answer to PerChristensen’s recent comment on a Prague blog liking the effect used, I did this whole video in it. Here we can see our piano teacher’s daughter being help over her fear of cats at the start, although Irina putting Pushkin through his attack paces may not have been totally reassuring to that little girl. That’s Russians for you, I suppose.
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Anna’s Tale


Original YT playout date: 7 March 2010
Duration: 7:21

This is the title of the tune here, by my friend Krzysztof Orlowski, whom you may remember meeting in my film of Amber Hotel in Olesnice about a year back. I also have more footage of his fine playing to play out in the near future from my visit to the same place this year.

Krzysztof gave me a fine CD of his music, which you could get on http://www.gitana.pl – though not sure that page is still going. It is very well produced. I noticed that the song “”Anna’s Tale”” went very interestingly together with this footage taken recently landing in a blizzard at Warsaw airport, so I chose this clip to showcase this evocative and mysterious piece.

If you are wondering why a lot of the start of this video appears to be a blank screen, look again, and you will see the snow whipping by as a multitude of tiny horizontal lines. And then the snow-covered land appears below through the clouds…”
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This piece would have done for a broad range of films actually. In retrospect, the dark landing barely does it any justice. I could have used it in a much better context. This guy did great music but became practically invisible, like Richard Halley.

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Music used: Anna’s Tale, by Krzysztof Orlowski, used by personal permission
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None

An ode to Scotland’s independence being controlled by Brussels


Oh flower of Scotland
When will we see its like again
It’s green and ball-shaped
Of leaves so tightly turned
Its boiled alongside
King Edwards potatoes
And left on side of plate
Tae stink again.

We’re still here, aren’t we?


 

Original YT playout date: 7 March 2010
Duration: 1:36

“We’re still here. In case you were wondering!

We haven’t perished yet, and I wouldn’t hold your breath if that was what you were expecting…”
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CPA = CIA ???


Original YT playout date: 6 March 2010
Duration: 9:42

In these days where corporate governance is taken more seriously and more responsibility devolves on the external auditor in matters of fraud, which used to be considered more the province of the internal auditor, what new powers are auditors being given to cope with the pressure on them to uncover frauds in corporations? No new powers at all, in most countries. Only the downward pressure on fees (down over the last fifteen years by about 50% on PPP) which means that we have less time to do the additional work.

There are, however, techniques available which are similar to those used by the CIA in non-confrontational interrogation, and these techniques are available taught by ex CIA trainers and operatives. The way in which the profession is going is not the way most CPAs want it to go, but as people of integrity who cannot just pay lip service and sign a statement that we have properly investigated fraud risk and sign underneath that, there seems to be no other option that for us to start to avail ourselves of advanced techniques that really have more to do with psychology and criminology than the traditional practice of accountancy.
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Drunk Moyon at Cash Machine


Original YT playout date: 6 March 2010
Duration: 1:44

I knew he was going to say something ridiculous to me because he has been accosting people around and about, so I got my camera into stealth mode and filmed the idiot.

Some people say I shouldn’t make films that take the peace out of alcoholics, saying that it is an insult, but I say to that that nobody forced them to start drinking more alcohol than they could handle. no-one poured it down their neck. And besides, at least if we get some entertainment out of them, at least there is some use in them.
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Bratislava – part 3/3


Original YT playout date: 5 March 2010
Duration: 16:55

An evening stroll at minus seven degrees in a headwind through the city centre of Bratislava.
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Bratislava – part 2/3


Original YT playout date: 2 March 2010
Duration: 10:55

In this second part of the Brat Pack, we have a quick look at what is on Dunajska street and then it’s back for more Slovak food at the hotel.
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Huliganov’s “Dyma Cariad Fel y Moroedd”


Original YT playout date: 1 March 2010
Duration: 5:57

It’s St David’s Day, March 1, again, and as every year Viktor Huliganov reaches out to the Welsh linguation with an acapulco song in Welsh, this time the famous Welsh hymn “Dyma Gariad Fel Y Moroedd” – Here is love, vast as the ocean. Bendygedig!
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