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Since a lot of Czechs and Slovaks tend to enjoy classical music (myself included), I am pretty sure this YouTube video will be a hit. This 3-year-old boy (yes, a ‘regular’ American kid, nothing Czech or Slovak about him) just fell in LOVE with classical music and you just watch how that love translated into his life:

CZ: Myslim, ze se vsichni schodneme na tom, ze vetsine z nas se libi vazna hudba. Jestlize se nachazite v teto vetsinove skupince, musite se na nasledujici video kouknout. Toto 3-lete dite (je to ‘nudne’ Americke ditko, zadne CS predky nema) se TAK zamilovalo do vazne hudby, ze misto hrani si s hrackami se zabyva necim uuuuuuplne  jinym…..

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The first time I heard the song “Windows are open” by Amos Lee on the radio, my brain almost had a mini-stroke. At first it was telling me that’s the Czech singer Michal Tucny. But then, a few seconds later, the hard reality hit. “Wait, he is singing in English, that must be someone else!”. I restlessly waited for the end of the song to find out who the artist was. And that’s how I found out about Amos Lee.

The funny thing is that not only their voices are almost identical but the song has a very similar melody (especially at the beginning) when you compare it to Michal Tucny’s song called “Abych tu zil”. See for yourself and you will see! It’s amazing!!!!
CZ: Michal Tucny ma dvojnika!!!! Dokonce i ty jejich pisnicky (tedy alespon tahle) zni velmi podobne! Mrnete na vido Amose Lee a pak si poslechnete Michala Tucneho, pisnicku “Abych tu zil”. No nemam pravdu?



 

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This is one of those sentimental posts again so get your handkerchiefs ready. Here are some of those top runners who back then broke almost every girl’s heart:

CZ: Pripravte si kapesnicky, jdeme si zavzpominat na hitovky z roku 1985. Kvuli komu ze budete v pristich peti minutach ronit slzy (nebo naopak dostanete zachvat smichu)? Tady je jen par jmen k pripomenuti:

  • Pavel Hornak
  • Karel Gott
  • Michal David
  • Elan
  • and others…..

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Czech Republic is suffering with floods again this spring and it’s pretty bad. The following video is comes from Frydlant, a Czech quaint (or used to be quaint?) town in the north of the Czech Republic.

CZ: Ceska Republika opet trpi vaznymi zaplavami a to vsude. Nasledujici video pochazi z Frydlantu, malebneho mestecka na severu Czech.

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My 3-year-old daughter completely fell in love with Czech Elmo. I mean it is the same American Elmo from Sesame street but with the Czech voice-over. She likes the original, English-speaking Elmo too but for some reason, she thinks the Czech-speaking Elmo is funnier. What’s even more interesting is that the Czech Elmo sounds EXACTLY the same as the American one. I am attaching a YouTube video of both so you can judge for yourself.

By they way,if you are interested, the DVD series are called “Svet Elmo” and they are virtually not available anywhere anymore. I don’t know why :(. Fortunately one of my Facebook buddies recommended ‘ulozto.cz’ and I was able to download some of those series. These videos are great to learn the Czech language – for young or old.
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I am sure you have already seen this video but if you haven’t it is a must (video is attached below). Vaclav Klaus, the Czech president, was caught ‘stealing’ a pen during a presidential meeting in Chile. Some viewers have become really angry seeing this movie, thinking that he is stealing the pen for real, which he is not. “It was a routine pen with a logo of Chile which is given to every president when he comes to visit.”, explains Radim Ochvat, president’s spokesman. [click to continue…]

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Today I am bringing you something on the lighter note. The following video makes fun of the state of the Czech health care. It is in Czech so I apologize to those who do not understand the language. In short, the Czech health care is going through some troubling times and a comedian, Zdenek Izer, is making fun of it. The patient in the video comes to the doctor’s office but ends up basically treating herself. [click to continue…]

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This is truly  so funny the funniest thing ever! Chuck Norris is an American movie star known to the Czechs mostly from the 80′s shows like ‘The Delta Force‘ or ‘The Firewalker‘. His career in the US may have slowed down a bit but that does not mean that he is retiring. He is starting a new career in the Czech Republic! The Czech T-mobile executives tried to hire celebrities like John Travolta or Danny DeVito but since they turned down the offer the firm had to ‘settle’ for Mr. Norris. Not bad!!

I found one of those famous commercials on YouTube, which has been getting millions of hits from viewers all over the world.

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Greetings! I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and that the year 2011 (it’s going to take me months to get used to writing the correct year) is going to be the best one ever. On that note, I have a little surprise for you. I am updating the blog image, making it more fancy and getting rid of the old technical bugs that have been bothering me (and some of you) for some time.

Since it’s the first of the new year let us remind ourselves of one ultimate and absolute truth about the Czech nation: WE LIKE BEER. We like it so much that the world rated us number one beer-drinkers of all times. Don’t believe me? Click on this link (click here) and watch the video.

CZ: Doufam, ze jste si vsichni uzili vanocni svatky a ze tento rok bude vasim neuspesnejsim. Ocekavejte v nejblissi dobe male prekvapeni a to v podobe aktualizace tohoto blogu. Vzhled by mel byt podobny (lepsi) a po technicke strance bude vykonejsi – tedy takovy je  alespon muj zamer.

Jelikoz je dnes 1. ledna 2011 (!!), pojdme si pripomenout jednu z nejpravdivejsich pravd ceskeho naroda: CESI MILUJI PIVO. Miluji ho do takove miry, ze se stali temi nejvetsimi pivari na svete! Neverite mi? Podivejte se na toto video (kliknete zde).

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Hi Folks,

I hope you are enjoying Christmas season and all of you have finished your letters to Santa (or Jesus). To make these moments complete I selected a few YouTube videos of Czech Christmas carols. The last song is sang by Karel Gott (also known as the Golden Voice of Prague), probably the most famous current Czech singer whose career has spanned over four decades. He sold over 30 million records and became one of the first multimillionaires in the socialist Czechoslovakia.

CZ: Doufam, ze si vsichni uzivate predvanocni pohody a ze jste jiz dokoncili dopis Jeziskovi. Aby byla ta vanocni pohoda uplne dokonala, tak jsem si pro vas pripravila par klasickych vanocnich pisinicek. Nejdriv je to samozrejme Rybova mse, pak par koled a pak nas nezapomenutelny Gottik :0)

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