Original YT playout date: 5 August 2008
Huli’s late with the rant again, but was inspired to speak about Solzhenitsyn on reading this morning the sad news of his demise.
Continue reading “Alexander Solzhenitsyn – Huliganov’s belated rant for July”
Original YT playout date: 20 May 2008
I had 500 videos at this point and about half a million channel views, and Huliganov talks about that and what is in store for the channel and the Russian course, which leads into a discussion about perfectionism.
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Original YT playout date: 12 April 2008
Another rant about podcasts, and how good they are for people who want to get out and about.
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Original playout date: 7 April 2008
“This is the belated rant for December, although, despite a tiny amount of Christmas related talk at the beginning, most of this rant refers to an article in the online Telegraph dated 7 April 2008, which is when I made the rant.
Some sense-starved junkalist, hiding behind the weasel phrase “”experts have warned””, presumes today to describe our use of the available bandwidth as less valid than his own use, for newspaper articles. I contend that anyone can write – at least at the stylistic level of his article, give or take a few spelling mistakes – whereas not everyone can produce entertaining and informative online video content. Therefore I go on to challenge the author of that article to produce his own video response to my rant, if he thinks that YouTube is such a bad idea, let him tell it to us face-to-face, over the camera.
On the way I give advice to town planners about traffic management in cities, and give a few pointers, which, if only listened to by the right ears, could greatly improve the quality of life for millions living in cities whose commuting plight today is largely caused by the control-freak complexes of minor government employees, and their inability to let free-market philosophy impact on road design.”
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Original playout date: 30 March 2008
A mobile Hulirant encouraging people to repect the CITES convention and not buy rare species or things made from them while travelling. You can see the items confiscated in Warsaw airport, in a special “gablotta” as the term of art is, dedicated to making travellers wise up and stop taking elephants’ feet.
Continue reading “Just a little point for travellers”