What is Greatness? Werewolf of Oz Philosophical Debate

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It was great to have the blog filled up with interviews this week; as it has given Team GG an easy week! Not that we’ve been completely at leisure, as there’s always work to do in the Greenygrey world. For example, I found this great greenygrey image to brighten and dull your day in equal measure.

Horses Under the Aurora Borealis

Image by Greg Annandale via Flickr

Greats of Television and Writing

I’m glad I had a break, as today’s Werewolf of Oz blog is a sad one, reminding Grey of the time when he found out that Belinda Emmett had passed away at a tragically early age. Although it was her beauty that first brought her to our attention, she does also seem to have lived a particularly nice life, which touched a lot of people in Australia and around the world.

English: Iain Banks, author, at the Edinburgh ...

Iain Banks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some people might question her ‘greatness’, but it all depends how you measure ‘greatness’, which is just a subjective human concept: for example, should greatness be measured more for leading a nice good life or acquiring power and wealth?

Yesterday, Iain M. Banks, who we think justifies being called a great writer, even though we haven’t read any of his books, revealed the sad news that he is terminally ill. We thought it was particularly poignant that he hoped to see his latest book published, and appreciated his humour in asking his girlfriend to be his widow.

Anyway, on with the show, and another literary nonsense poem episode:

62.  CENTRAL TASMANIA PROVIDES PAINIER 

Too Late to Pay Tribute to a Great

Wolfram showed us north
was the sensible way forth
over lakes of Great and Arthur
and across Central Plateau after
through Meander we did stroll
in Mole Creek we saw no troll
Jumpin’ Jack Flash had a gas
with Angry Bonzo in Sassafras
from Beauty Point we did see a peach
Rebecca Fisher enjoying Green Beach
the vision swam gracefully out to sea
rising above waves until she was free.

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Notes

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Rolling Stones song).
Rebecca Fisher (character in Aussie soap opera, Home and Away. She was mostly played by Belinda Emmett, who died in 2006).

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English: Baby wombats at Mole Creek, Tasmania,...

English: Baby wombats at Mole Creek, Tasmania, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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