November 15, 2007

Long, long winded

1) Dr. Fidel Castro

Title: 'The denouncement of imperialism and colonialism'
Length: 4 hours 29 minutes

2) John Trevor Walker

Title: TBA
Length: 26 hours

3) Jacob Solomon

Title: TBA
Length: 26 hours 9 minutes

4) Masanam Venu

Title: Fundamentals of chemistry
Length: 51 hours 30 minutes

5) Dustin Buehler

Title: The history and evolution of the American presidency
Length: 51 hours 44 minutes

6) Maturu Phalguna Rao Gupta

Title: The fundamentals of computers
Length: 60 hours

7) Errol E T Muzawazi

Title: Democracy
Length: 62 hours 30 minutes

8) Narayanam Siva Sankar

Title: Fundamentals of Hindi grammar
Length: 72 hours 9 minutes

9) Errol E T Muzawazi

Title: Democracy
Length: 88 hours 4 seconds

10) Professor Annaiah Ramesh

Title:Molecular Logic of Life
Length: 98 hours

11) Errol E. T Muzawazi

Title:(i) Democracy; (ii) Desirability and Inevitability of African Federalism (iii) The young people: not the future but the present
Length: 102 hours

12) Jayasimba Ravirala

Title:Personality Development Concepts
Length: 120 hours

The longest lecture ...

20 comments:

  1. Notice how Errol E T Muzawazi won't stop talking about democracy?

    Notice how Errol E T Muzawazi keeps upping the ante?

    Notice how Errol E T Muzawazi seems to have an abiding desire to make it into the Guinness Book of Records?

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  2. Anonymous9:14 PM

    Are they allowed time off to toilet, and if so do they keep on talking?

    Bloody hell! there's a word verification thingo about 27 hours long.

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  3. Errol is cheating a bit on number 11)

    That's three topics!

    However, I can understand how some of them went on so long, given their topics - e.g., 'Molecular Logic of Life' would have to be a barnburner of a topic.

    But I don't understand how Dr Castro only spoke for 4'30" denouncing imperialism and colonialism. Sure, he's getting on, indeed is about to drop dead any second, but to truncate a topic he owns is just very slack indeed.

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  4. Castro's speech was given 47 years ago.

    He has been relatively silent since.

    Astonishing.

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  5. Anonymous9:51 PM

    So what my ex wife taked absolute crap for fifteeen years straight.

    Thes guys are yet to meet the master ..er ..mistress.

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  6. I'll always regret missing 72 hours and 9 minutes on the Fundamentals of Hindi grammar.

    But hey, what can you do?

    I was probably doing something less important, like giving birth.

    (Ah, no, couldn't have been that: labor took around 92 hours. Maybe I was having a perm.)

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  7. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh hehe heh.....

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  8. Anonymous10:01 PM

    I'm incognito tonight Caz!
    If it's good enough for JO
    It's good enough for KO
    KF just doesn't sound right.
    It don't rhyme man!

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  9. JO.

    KO.

    Only one letter removed from BO.

    Have either of your lovelies considered that?

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  10. Anonymous10:06 PM

    What about FK and OJ..OK?

    mmmmmm

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  11. Anonymous10:12 PM

    What about FU and PO??
    Hmmmmmm...

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  12. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Candy is dandy.
    But liquor is quicker!

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  13. Now that you mention it:

    Dandy?

    Candy?

    Seem like fine, fine, pseudonyms to me.

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  14. Anonymous10:28 PM

    Naaaaaaa... Think I'll stick with plain old Kath, Caz.
    F*** Me, it's certainly much simpler.
    I'll PO now, Ok?

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  15. Anonymous10:31 PM

    Dandy and Candy went up the hill;
    each had a dollar and a quarter.
    Candy came down with two and a half;
    Think they went up for water?

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  16. If I listened to every one of these lectures beginning to end, wouldn't that be Guinness-worthy in itself?

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  17. Yes, yes it would.

    You appear to be aiming for a hypothetical mention in the Guinness Book of Records.

    The "if" qualifier gave you away.

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  18. I can't speak for the others, but
    that's a short speech for the garrulous gasbag from Havana.

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  19. Anonymous5:01 PM

    (12) Jayasimba Ravirala
    Title:Personality Development Concepts
    Length: 120 hours (The longest lecture ...)


    120 hours seems a little short. Maybe Jayasimba left some important details out? One would hope that a speaker on such an important topic as 'Personality Development' would display much more exactitude and thoroughness...

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  20. Cube - yes, I would have sworn that Castro has given much longer speeches than his one and only mention in this list.

    Tim - it does beg the question of whether the speaker has, himself, a less than fulsomely developed personality. It would explain the brevity of his presentation.

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