Christmas 2009 – the grand unwrappening of giftes

Original YT playout date: 31 January 2010
Duration: 44:30

It’s that time of year, so we get around the tree and get opening the presents. But of course we remember the greatest gift of all. That usurper Santa Claus has no place in our household, we know that we are giving each other presents to celebrate that God Himself came into the world in human flesh to save us.
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Love and Grumpiness, or, the Pre-Christmas Spirit – with fine poem wot I wrote.

Original YT playout date: 30 January 2010
Duration: 25:22

“Twas the week before Christmas, and all round the town
Uncle Davey found things that were making him frown
The carp were all stuffed in a tank full of piss
Thinking “even the frying pan’s better than this”
With soap suds and fungus – a piteous sight!
(But I show the way to keep catfish aright)
With incomplete sets and confusing intentions
The products for children’s gifts needed a mention
Just one dwarf per set, while the picture showed seven
May these toy makers get their reward in heaven!
No Happy, No Sneezy, Ach, Donner und Blitzen
Das ganze Ding war nur ein Krock von Schitzen
Thought up by some in-Doc-trinated numpty
To catch out the Dopey, but make the rest Grumpy!
Just boxes of cons were the toys on store shelves
While the queues for a tire change were tiring themselves
With temperatures minus fourteen, and the rest
You wouldn’t want to be out improperly dressed.
Fine folk of goodwill bearing Dortmund plates
Parked up for a while in the invalid space
No badge they did show, and the mother jumped out
Like a sprite, disability strongly in doubt
So they got named and shamed and blamed and inflamed
But let us just pray that they do not get lamed.
For the real needy not one ounce of consideration
But no balls to get out and make confrontation!
But I heard her exclaim as I strolled out of sight
“You can’t film me, man, for I know my rights.”
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Huliganov and Friends Christmas Variety Show

Original YT playout date: 24 December 2009
Duration: 19:50

“The show that is so dire that I would not dare to show it at any other time of year, although this is actually being reblogged on HTV in the middle of Summer.

You may be wondering where the Christmas Linguistic Quiz is, but owing to the fact that I had a strike earlier, which meant I went on strike, I didn’t do the preparation for that one early enough, which means we’ll roll over the prize money accruing on http://www.oioioio,com for next time. There’s very little there so far anyway. So I decided just to chuck together a few things that haven’t been played out yet some of which I recorded in the first half of 2008 and wasn’t sure whether to play out at all!

Maybe some people will find something to amuse them in there somewhere…”
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Family Christmas 2008 (Polish and English traditions fused)

Original YT playout date: 4 January 2009
Duration: 18:24

“Better get this one off before the end of the 12 days. It shows our family Christmas, which has Polish and Russian traditions on Christmas Eve, and then the English Christmas dinner on Christmas Day.

Don’t miss the “”poor man’s stop-motion”” played out in one of the Christmas presents in the second half of the film!”
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Huliganov’s 2008 (reset for 2015) Christmas Language Identification Quiz

Original YT playout date: 6 December 2008
Duration: 9:10

The earlier comments have been removed in order to give this quiz a new life on Facebook Polyglots group in 2015. Most of the people there won’t have seen this video. Sorry if your comment is gone, it was there 7 years. Fkriuk won the original quiz.

It’s 10 thirty second long clips featuring mystery languages with as many visual clues removed as I could.

If you wish to take part in the quiz it will be open until the first person gets 100% or until the New Year, if earlier.

Answers must be added in Polyglots Group on Facebook or on Huliganov.TV as I have deleted the comments below, not sent by mail for just my attention, as part of the game is to see what marks other contestants got, and use also some numerical deduction to work your way to the right answer.

There will be clues over the course of the quiz, how many depends on how much the participants seem to need.

I’m only going to answer one (probably the first one) of each contestants sets of answers per day. This is to give everyone a fair chance. Come back and try again the next day and you’ll get another mark.

1 point for each correct answer.
A right answer imprecisely defined or misspelt gets 0.5 points, and it’s 0.2 points for getting the right language but in the wrong place.

Enjoy!

I couldn’t actually give credit for the YouTube materials taken to make this quiz as it would have given the game away, but if you see your piece used in here, please accept my gratitude, and please feel free to make yourself known in the comments after New Year. There are now annotations with these acknowledgements but please do not click on tchem while doing the quiz.

The store I refer to at which you can purchase any Amazon book and I will receive a small commission is http://astore.amazon.com/wwwusenetposc-20 the offer to use this commission on prizes is no longer current.

but as that is quite long to remember I’ve set up a new domain forwarding which is http://www.OIOIOIO.com, which you will easily remeber as it one of only a handful of web domains which reads the same upside down and back to front. It’s a wonder nobody else had booked it already, really. Just have to remember it’s the seven letter not the five letter one – that one belongs to someone else.

I also have http://www.OIOIOIO.eu which will be to the Amazon store for people in the EU, as they will find the P&P cheaper as well as not being troubled with customs duty and the wrong coding on DVDs.

Each of these stores has some recommended products but via these links you can buy any book, music, film or piece of equipment Amazon has to offer. If you can buy cheaper elsewhere do, if you were buying on Amazon anyway try and remember to use these domains to enter and you’ll be funding future competition prizes, which will be Amazon gift tokens, once I get enough commissions to fund them, which isn’t happening this time as, like I say, only one commission has been earned there so far, which is a tiny sum.

Enjoy the quiz, and enjoy your festive season!
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