• You Won’t Believe How Horrible This Is!

    by  • March 19, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    Before you play this video, I want to caution you about judging it too harshly. It first showed up on Youtube about five months ago, and is taken from a Soviet television show in 1966. And everyone knows, American television at the time was not much (or any) better.

    The gentleman lip-synching in this video is Edward Anatolevich Hill, a well known singer in the Soviet Union in the 60s and 70s. He was named “Honored Artist of the USSR” in 1968 and “People’s Artist of the USSR” in 1974. Hill actually did sing the recording he’s singing along with.

    The song is titled “Indeed, I am very glad that I’m finally back home.” Catchy title for a catchy song.

    You’ll discover that there are a number of fantastically funny remixes of the video on YouTube.


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.