Birds of a Feather Fifty Shades of Grey

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, satirical comedy television correspondent in the style of erstwhile Harry Hill.

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Greenygrey decided to avoid the 50 Shades of Grey furore a couple of years ago, although Grey was in the middle of its epic Australian Ozyssey when it was published in June 2011 (as seen on the australiatraveller website), as we consider ourselves a family (of werewolves) site.

However, when the returned British sitcom Birds of a Feather‘s first series episode turned Fifty Shades of Grey to Sixty Shades of Green, written by a rebranded Foxywe thought we had to mention it.

60 shades of green

I only watched the first episode for old time’s sake, having quite enjoyed the original series. I haven’t watched any other episodes since.

I thought the comedy was okay, but not as original as that found in Grey’s Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps… but I am biased of course!

Fifty-Five Shades of Greenygrey?

Putting 50 Shades of Grey and 60 Shades of Green together would make 110 Shades of Greenygrey, although a better title would probably be made from going to the middle of 50 and 60 to create Fifty-Five Shades of Greenygrey.

English: Birds of a feather etc Not sure what ...

English: Birds of a feather etc  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The double 5 if using numbers, or F if using letters, would also be in line with the double G of greenygrey; and F is of course only one letter before G.

Not that there’s any relevance to anything, if you’d forgotten the satirical introduction!

We have no plans to write such a book though.

Birds of  a Feather is available on the ITV website, but just in the U.K. I think. The first episode is available for just over a day from now.

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Wolf News from Sweden and British Television

Wolves starred in the first episode of my human parallel Chris Packham‘s Inside the Animal Mind. This made for a great greenygrey wolf and human cover photo to advertise the nature documentary.

Image for You Are What You Sense

Wolf and Dog Differences

The documentary showed that although wolves and dogs are essentially the same, they have evolved very different sensory styles because wolves remained wild while dogs were domesticated by humanity.

Wolves rely very heavily on smelling, which is very acute, while dogs use more of their other senses, such as sight for responding to human directions.

Sweden Cancels Wolf Hunt

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, with a round-up of the greenygrey-related animal news in the human  world. 

First of all, I’d like to thank the Swedish and Norwegian governments and people for preserving their wild wolf packs.

The Swedish government stopped a wolf cull this month.

Animal Worlds

In another new nature documentary, Hidden Kingdoms reminded me of Marc Latham’s ant theory, with small animals shown living just as eventful lives as bigger mammals in the world humans and wolves see and smell. 

The grasshopper mouse featured in the first episode was like a little wolf, even howling to communicate and mark its territory.

The mouse also shares the wolf’s tenacity, fighting species much bigger than it, helped by evolving immunity from scorpion and snake venom.

Nepal Mastiff Dog Mountain Photos

There was also some great greenygrey scenery on Marc Latham’s travel25years blog, with a mastiff dog and other animals enjoying a sleepy existence high up in the Himalayas.

Nepal 038

There’s also a lot of hard work going on around there though, and it’s a tough place to live, as shown in other photos on the t25y site.

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Werewolf of Oz Major Stories and Singles

I hope you have now recovered from Australia Day and the final thrilling episode of the serialisation of undoubtedly the best ever werewolf virtually travels Australia to a Wizard of Oz theme satirical comedy travel quest.

Werewolf of Oz Chapter Themes 

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz (Photo credit: cjzurcher)

If you followed the book closely on the blog, or have read the book in its complete form, you might have noticed that it consists of some single chapter stories and some told over several chapters.

Here’s a breakdown of the chapters. You have been reading the original idea thrilling story first virtual Oz expedition told in amazing detail as it happened in real fantasy time in the  Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Werewolf of Oz stories

1-4 singles

5-7 Bunbury

8-12 Latham

13-14 singles

15-16 Cervantes/Rock-It

17-18 singles – met Bonzo in 17

19-20 Meekatharra

21-30 singles – met Elle in 27

30-31 Great Gig in the Sky

32-33 Hugh

34-38 Rainbow Valley

39-40 singles

41-45 Adelaide timequake

46-53 Kangaroo Island – met Angry in 48

54-57 Sailing to Tasmania

58-59 Tazzy

60-63 Singles

64-69 Battle of Bass Strait

70-71 Port Fairy – met Cathy in 70

72-75 Singles

76-77 Holly Valance

78-80 Singles

81-93 Kerang-Kerrang 

94-95 Perishers

96-99 Smiggin Holes

100-111 singles

112-113 Swan Lake

114-122 singles

123-125 Boomerang Beach

126-128 Singles

129-136 Battle of Bri’s Bane

137-140 Emerald

141-142 Tasman Sea

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Werewolf of Oz Last Episode Ends Australia Day

As the sun sets on Australia Day
in Africa, Europe and the U.K.,
but is still shining bright
in Latin America, Canada and the U.S.A.
it’s time for the last episode in the serialisation of the satirical comedy classic travel quest epic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Werewolf of Oz Thrilling Conclusion 

tazzy

tazzy (Photo credit: :/)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Yes, that means you get to find out what the commotion out at sea that only Grey could see…
really was; as well as reading a couple more little literary nonsense poems and one more example of classic comedy wordplay.

I’m sure you can’t wait, so I’ll let you get on with your virtual rambling. Thanks for following the epic journey, and the book is still available from the links below it, with no plans to discount its price this year.

English: Wedgetail eagles - found in Central Q...

English: Wedgetail eagles – found in Central Queensland, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chapter 142.  The End: of the Werewolf of Oz Era

It was Tazzy! I squawked with joy before flying down to meet him; whereupon I changed back into a more recognisable werewolf form. We greeted before I asked him what he was doing here.

Tazzy said he often swam up this way; after all, it is the Tasman Sea.

I laughed, before exclaiming, ‘Of course!’ The last riddle of the ramble had been solved… as far as I was concerned. What about you?
I now felt free to return to the Greenygrey world.

Pret Dolphin-Friendly Tuna

Pret Dolphin-Friendly Tuna (Photo credit: Nico Macdonald)

Tazzy was continuing north, so I shapeshifted into a dolphin-friendly tuna and swam with him.

We swam side by side
until he dived beneath
to turn around
at top of Barrier Reef;
my original Oz
landmark brief;
we happily said goodbye
finality’s welcome relief.

I jumped out of the water and shapeshifted into a wedge-tailed eagle for the long flight back to a long awaited reunion with Green in the Greenygrey world.

Two years in the writing
sometimes flying, mostly hiking
Werewolf of Oz kept moving
experiencing, shapeshifting, grooving.

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Happy Australia Day from Greenygrey

It’s Australia Day in most of Australia now, with Perth and the west coast, where Grey’s werewolf Ozyssey all setoffee, set to join the rest of Oz in less than halfling a hobbit (half an hour in human time).

English: Madonna during The Virgin Tour of 1985.

English: Madonna during The Virgin Tour of 1985. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grey’s Australia Day Tribute Song

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We thought we’d get the Australia Day greenygrey festivities off to a musical start with Grey’s Oz version of Madonna’s Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, with lyrics adapted from the AZ Lyrics.com site.

Madonna has supported the Greenygrey in the past, as shown in the accompanying photo, which resident archaeological comedian Tony Loboinson has unearthed. He thinks it’s one of the earliest examples of the greenygreying fashion craze in pop culture.

Here’s Grey’s song for Australia:

Don’t Cry For Me Australia

So I chose freedom
Rambling around, trying everything new
And heaps impressed me
I never expected it to

Don’t cry for me Australia
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don’t keep your distance

And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world they were all I desired

They are illusions
They are not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

Don’t cry for me Australia

Have I said too much?
I know you’d rather be watching the bush telly
But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is bonzer.

Grey.

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Werewolf of Oz Real People, Animals and Creations

Epic may have been an overused word in the 1950s, when big budget Hollywood epics were rolled out like there was no tomorrow. Epics are not so common now, but with a cast of lots, we think the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps can quite comfortably fit into the Epic category.

Werewolf of Oz Real People, Things and Creations 

Cover of "Let There Be Rock (Dlx)"

Cover of Let There Be Rock (Dlx)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. As the Werewell to WoO rebranding takes over from Goodbye to WoO for the second half of the final Werewolf of Oz week, here’s the cast of 100s that Grey met on its epic Ozyssey to all regions of what you know as Australia.

Recollecting our huge Hugh, Northern Territories wordplay I think it reads like a Who’s Hugh WoO of Oz Rules!

Western Australia

Wizard of Oz, Ursula Andress, Dr. No, Joan Rivers, Wil. E Coyote, Les Miserables, Grey’s Anatomy, Collie Coalfields Museum, Babe, Fly, I’m a Celebrity…Get me out of Here, Oranges and Sunshine, The Eagles, and albums Hotel California and Long Road out of Eden, Lassie, Grey’s Anatomy, Blighty, Animals and song We Just Gotta Get Out of this Place,  Pink Floyd and song Pigs on the Wing, Prince and song When Doves Cry, Sancho Panza and Don Quixote, Jo Brand, Russell Brand, Midnight Oil, Men at Work, Banksy, Rock-It Festival, Tracer, Airbourne, Rose Tattoo, Brian Johnson, Bon Scott, AC/DC and songs Bad Boy Boogie, Highway to Hell, Downpayment Blues, Soul Stripper, Hell Ain’t a Bad Place To Be, Ride On, Girl’s Got Rhythm, TNT, Beating Around the Bush, Cold Hearted Man, If You Want Blood You Got It, High Voltage, Shoot to Thrill, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Yoko Ono, Orlovs, Cool Hand Luke, Moby and songs Feeling so Real, Everything is Wrong, Sky Has Broken and Go, Dame Edna Everage, blues music, Paul Newman and films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler and Cool Hand Luke, the genie, quokkas, emerald cork hat, Robin Hood and Little John.

Northern Territories

Kermit the Frog, Herman’s Hermits, Siddharta, Scooby Doo, Humpty Dumpty, Baloo, AC/DC and songs It Ain’t No Fun Waiting Around to be a Millionaire, Dog Eat Dog, Up to my Neck in You, Have a Drink On Me, Let There Be Rock, It’s a Long Way to the Top and Gimme a Bullet to Bite On, Alice in Wonderland, Elle McPherson, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Bat Out of Hell, The Ghan (a train), Waltzing Matilda, Warren Zevon, Werewolves of London, Sade, Great Gig in the Sky, Skippy, butcher’s dog, Ramones, Atomic Rooster and song Head in the Sky, Rush and song Fly by Night, Joey Tribiani, Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Jo Guest, Joe Pesci, Injured Wildlife (road sign), Heath Ledger, Crocodile Dundee, Hugh Jackman, Knowing Me Knowing You, Abba, Blackfoot and album/songs Marauder, Good Morning, Searchin’, Dry County, Dream On Fly Away, Highway Song, red kangaroos, red foxes, red-necked wallabies, red-back spiders, Halloween, Meditations in Green, Animals, Shropshire Lad, Alfred Edward Housman, walkabout, Ajna and Chakra VI (Ajna is the sixth chakra), End of the Rainbow, Purple Rain, Jimi Hendrix and song Purple Haze and the Australian aborigine dreamtime.

South Australia

Homer and Marge Simpson, Rainbow and album/song Rising, Santa’s Little Helper, Jane Eyre, Russell Crowe, Sheryl Crow, Bob Crow, Ted Hughes, Crow, Jim Crow, Charlie Crow, Brandon Lee Crow, Blackport, Nipper Lawrence, Crow Nation, AC/DC song She’s Got Balls, Neighbours (Harold, Charlene and Scott),  Motley Crue, Angry Anderson, Rose Tattoo and songs Rock n’ Roll Outlaw, Butcher and Fast Eddy, One of the Boys, Nice Boys, Bad Boy for Love, Remedy, Tramp, Assault and Battery, Out of this Place, All the Lesson, Let it Go, Scarred for Life, Gonna Work Itself Out, Who’s Got the Cash and We Can’t be Beaten.

Tasmania and Islands

Rose Tattoo songs Blood Brothers, Slipping Away, City Blues, Once in a Lifetime, Nothing to Lose, On The Road, Tazzy , Hotel Tazmania, Bushwhacker Bob, Hugh, Jean, Jake, Molly, Constance Koala, Dog the Turtle, Didgeri Dingo, Willie Wombat, Wendell T. Wolf, AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock, Basil Fawlty, Sybil, Fawlty Towers, Manuel, Polly, Bart Simpson, Tasmanian Tigers, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Belinda Emmett’s Rebecca Fisher, Pirates of the Caribbean, Treasure Island, Lacoste, Captain Ahab, Moby Dick, Davy Jones’s Locker, Vera Lynn song We’ll Meet Again.

Victoria

Ian Thorpe (Thorpedo), Cathy Freeman, The Shire, Waldorf Salad, VB, Queen Bess, Duck and Drake, Guns N’ Roses and Sweet Child O’ Mine, Gillian Taylforth, Pink Floyd’s Pied Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Beavis and Butthead’s Cornholio, Lara Croft, Mists of Avalon, Holly Valance, Easy Riders, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Mel Gibson, William Lamb – 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Railroad Song, Castlemaine 4X, The Code, Terrence Malick, Kerrang, spaghetti westerns, Ronald ‘Bon’ Scott, Angus Young, AC/DC songs (Back in Black, Hell’s Bells, Have a Drink On Me, Given the Dog a Bone, Shake a Leg, You Shook Me All Night Long, Shoot to Thrill), Faster Pussycat and House of Pain song, Dizzy Reed, The Terminator, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Saxon, Iron Maiden, Reading Rocks, Monsters of Rock, Waterloo, Uriah Heep, Kurt Cobain, Seasick Steve, Frankenstein, Pearl Jam and album and songs: Ten, Alive, Even Flow, Jeremy, Love/Hate and songs Blackout in the Red Room and Wasted in America), Ratt, Out of the Cellar, Round and Round, The Cult, Little Angels, Wildhearts, Thunder, Dogs D’ Armour, The Doors and songs/connections: Strange Days, My Eyes Have Seen You and The Changeling, Moonlight Drive, Roadhouse Blues, Venice Beach, Italian Job, Beatles and songs: Help, I’ll Get You, From Me To You, Italian Job, Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones and album/songs: Exile on Main Street, 19th Nervous Breakdown, Emotional Rescue, Gimme Shelter, Let it Bleed, Rip This Joint, Mamas and Papas and California Dreamin’, Jimi Hendrix and songs: Crosstown Traffic, Wild Thing, Hey Joe, Freedom, All Along the Watchtower, Valley of Neptune, Janis Joplin and songs A Woman Left Lonely, Bobby McGee, Mercedes-Benz and Summer, The Italian Job and song Getta Bloomin’ Move On (Self-Preservation Society), Andrew Wood and Mother Love Bone songs: Temple of the Dog, This is Shangri-La, Stardog Champion, Man of Golden Words, Captain Hi-Top, Heartshine, Thru Fade Away, Gentle Groove, Blade Runner (Replicant Roy Batty soliloquy: ‘I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe: Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion; I’ve watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.’), Axl Rose, Seasick Steve, Alice in Chains and songs Down in a Hole , Sea of Sorrow and Man In The Box, Def Leppard’s Rock of Ages, Nirvana, trash metal, Ozzy Osbourne/Blizzard of Ozz songs Bark at the Moon, Steal Away the Night, Crazy Train, Goodbye to Romance and No More Tears, Prog Rock, Wemba-Wemba, Pink Floyd albums The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon and Animals, ELP and records Black Moon, Love Beach, In the Hot Seat, Yes records Close to the Edge, Union, Fly From Here.

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Perishers cartoon creations Crunge, Wellington, Maisie, Marlon, Baby Grumpling, Boot, genius contraptions (Marlon catchphrase), Grizzly Bear Adams and Ben, bush telly (Aussie slang for fire), Lord of the Rings, Smeagal/Gollum, snakes and ladders, The Partridge Family, Deliverance, Swan Lake, Paddington Bear, Spit the Dog, Tiswas, Mothman, Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Norah Jones, Sirens, Guiness toucan, Monty Python and Life of Brian, Eric Idle and song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Halfling , Question of Sport, the Baggy Green hat and Golden Wonder crisps.

Queensland

Winston Churchill, Pancho Villa, Francisco Goya, Abba and song Waterloo, Wolfsbane, The Elysian Fields, Harpy, Barry Humphries and creations Sir Les Patterson, Dame Edna Everage and giga-star.

 

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Rebranding Werewolf of Oz Final Week

Werewolf of Oz final week is going on so long that we’ve got time for a satirical comedy rebranding, parodying our own work along with lots of other things in modern society.

Scooby Doo Werewolf Rebranding 

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We think Goodbye to WoO has lost its appeal and impact, so once more inspired by Scooby Doo and in line with our werewolfism, we’re rebranding it to Werewell to WoO Week for the second half of the epic farewell.

One of my oldest and biggest inspirations Scooby Doo pronounced its Ss as Rs, which was a lovable characteristic, as explained on scoobydoo.wikia

Grey was of course lucky enough to meet the Humpty Doo in Humpty Doo, Northern Territories.

Darwin the whistler duck from Darwin, Northern Territories, hypothesised on the origins of species that the Humpty Doo was descended from Scooby Doo and Humpty Dumpty. It certainly looked like them.

Grey’s ghost writer, Marc Latham, thought it was a classic episode when he was editing Grey’s rambling rambles.

Rebranding WoO

Our rebranding Farewell (to WoO) to Werewell (to WoO) combines our Scooby Doo inspiration along with the W that has become an important letter in the Greenygrey world: second only to the G.

This is of course in line with the WWW inspiration that brought the Greenygrey into the human world, although picky buggers might argue it’s a WWWW, or at least WwWW.

 

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