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They couldn’t drag me away… (PV #36)

Original YT playout date: 26 June 2010
Duration: 12:29

The scariest thing I’ve done this year was get in the chair lift in Prague Zoo. It doesn’t stop for anyone. I wasn’t sitting very square in it and the drop was quite a long way to the wire net below.

When they saw me get on it, the lift operators started calling on the name of the second person of the Trinity and His earthly mother, which didn’t bode well.  Anyway, I filmed the whole thing. I supposed the ski lift could drag me away despite their fears that it might not hold, but the wild horses to be found at the top of it couldn’t drag me out of Prague Zoo before closing time, even though the battery was only good for the six small films you have here. I could certainly do another six at least with what’s left to show, but I’ll save that for another time.
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The Big Cat House of Prague Zoo (PV#35)

Original YT playout date: 25 June 2010
Duration: 20:36

Some big cats and some surprises too, Prague Zoo style.
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Foothills of the Himalayas (PV#34)

Original YT playout date: 20 June 2010
Duration: 15:17

Prague’s Foothills of the Himalayas plus Giant Tortoises and Flying Foxes in the fourth part of the Prague Zoo series which is the thirty fourth part of my Prague Vlog series.
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It’s Never Too Late to Coypulate (PV#33)

 

Original YT playout date: 9 June 2010
Duration: 17:21

We continue this HD visit to Prague zoo, the definitive Prague Zoo experience on Youtube.
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Emerald Eyes (PV#32)

Original YT playout date: 7 June 2010
Duration: 15:01

Here we have the second part of the Prague zoo expedition. Some of this is quite pretty so I have reduced the film lengths and gone for HD coding.
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The Unexpected Marathon (PV#31)

Original YT playout date: 6 June 2010
Duration: 37:15

There’s me going to the zoo forgetting entirely the fact that it’s marathon time, as it was never my original intent to be in Prague at a weekend.
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Zoo tomorrow (PV#30)

Original YT playout date: 5 June 2010
Duration: 17:23

Zoos are like jam.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E9 – Whipsnade Zoo part 2 of 2

Original YT playout date: 13 August 2008
Duration: 42:03

In this part of my document on Whipsnade Zoo (part of Uncle Davey’s Herts Content second series) we take a closer look at individual animals, having done one lap of the zoo in the first part by car…
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Copenhagen giraffe gaffe and how the Daily Topheegrill’s mods are in a world of their own.

Greetings from a nice warm spot by the window with a blizzard going on outside, here in Moscow.

I had a comment squelched by the Daily Telegrumph Moderator today, but that’s fine. I saved it, and can reproduce it here, where there is freedom of speech.

It was all about the fate of the Danish giraffe, Marius, who got ethnically cleansed for not being good enough for the ScandinAryan giraffe gene pool and fed to lions in Copenhagen Zoo as shown below (photo taken from Tumblywhump as compensation for wasting my time – that’s after all what it amounts to when a moderator squelches one of my finely-crafted commentaaages).

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This was sad because a billionaire in America had offered to take Marius to a retirement home for giraffes in Beverley Hills and given a load of money even for him to Copenhagen zoo, but the director of the zoo was adamant that Marius was for the chop. So unceremoniously they killed him and carved him up and fed him to lions in front of the parents an children visiting the zoo.

That’s the background.

My comment was as follows:

  • Where are the so-called “Islamic fundamentalists” when you need them? When the Danes draw some funny pictures of a bloke in a turban, they come out and make a terrific fuss, but now, when they really is something rotten in the state of Denmark, as in rotting giraffes being fed to lions, they keep as quiet as a mouse and have nothing to say? Haven’t they read the verse where it says “انت سوف لا اذبح خاصتك الثيران الأسير، بقرات، وغيرها من البهائم الطاهرة وتتغذى منه إلى الأسود، لم يكن أي من خاصتك حمار وحشي والزرافات والإبل والحمير وإلاند. ولا رئيس ولا ذيل ولا قدم ولا الأسلحة ولا أرجل ولا أجنحة ولا الجسم منهم انت سوف يسبب إلى أن تستهلك من قبل قط كبير “, “Thou shalt not slay thy captive oxen, kyne, and other clean beasts and feed thereof to lions, neither of thy zebras, camelopards, okapis, quaggas and elends. Neither the head nor the tail nor the feet nor the arms nor legs nor wings nor body of them shalt thou cause to be consumed by a large cat” (Sura 345.6)

Evidently there is little freedom of speech in the UK these days as I noted that this gem of mine was quickly removed even though the readers of the Tellygrump had managed to vote it up quite strongly in a short time and retweet it around the internet a bit. None of their readers disagreed or wanted to take issue with it, or vote it down, only to support it or vote it up. So how come their moderators are so out of synch with the tastes and opinions of their readership?

Junkalists are the first ones to weep and wail and gnash their smelly teeth when anyone curtails their freedom of the press (which they rarely take proper advantage of anyway) but they will happily curtail that of their own stakeholders the readership with never a care. Thankfully I have my own blog and can have my say anyhow without the by-your-leave of some wannabe Fleet Street hack who got confined to the backroom moderating the online version of the Tuffygroll.

Moscow Zoo Aquarium


This was my first ever of what I’ll call my “gallery” videos. Basically that’s a slideshow, like the old “gallery” in Vision On with Tony Hart. Here the music is Moscow Nights. Here on HTV there should also be a categorising of background music used in these films. I’ll be trying to include that here too.

All these photos were taken by me in the Moscow Zoo aquarium with the stills function of my mini DV cam. I haven’t been able to transfer the video footage as yet from that, but I’ll no doubt get to it one day…

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