WOW Signal, Stella Advert and Derren Brown

Over the last eight years the greenYgrey site has been documenting everything greenygrey. The publishing of XaW Files: Beyond Humanity was the end of an era: the third epoch of greenYgrey. A magnum opus containing writing and planning beyond my wildest dreams at the start of the greenYgrey.

POP Art 1 and 2

One of Andy Warhol’s famous quotes was that if you understood his pop art you’d never look at America the same.

The same is true for the greenYgrey and Blighty. From day to day we notice small things that change, but often don’t notice the big picture, or wider patterns.

While Warhol’s pop art focused most on advertising, marketing and consumer society, the greenYgrey has concentrated on the natural world.

I noticed that Britain is usually cloudy because I like the sun, and wanted sunny days all the time, and especially in the warm months. I was disappointed more often than not. Acknowledging that cloudy days are the norm helps you prepare for gloom, and hourly weather forecasts can help you identify when the sunniest times are likely.

greenYgrey POP Age

The greenYgrey is now in the POP age, a post-greenYgrey time to reflect back on times of greenYgrey. There are numerous examples of greenYgrey in previous blog posts, and were (sic) still posting some new ones on Google plus and Facebook.

Having done the analysing and creating, it’s now time to absorb and listen.

This is similar to how humanity analysed space before sending its message-laden crafts out, and now listens for signals with its radio telescopes and computers.

WOW Signal

There has mostly just been background noise received from space, but there was one much higher frequency message received in 1977. It was so unusual that the analyst wrote WOW on the side of the graph, and it has since been known as the WOW message.

The Wow! signal was detected by a radio telescope in Ohio in 1977 as a 72 second-long burst of powerful radio waves during a project searching for signals from intelligent extraterrestrial life. It earned its name after astronomer Dr Jerry Ehman circled the data relating to the signal and wrote' Wow!' in the margin (pictured)

It is mentioned in XaW Files, and this week a Daily Mail article reported they thought they might have found a rational explanation for the extra activity: a couple of comets that weren’t found until 2006 were orbiting our sun at that time.

They will have a chance to find out if it was the comets next January, as the comets are due to orbit again then.

WOW Stella Advert 

During the second era of greenYgrey I highlighted lots of greenYgrey television shows and adverts. I could continue, as there seem more than ever, but from now on intend just posting those with the WXY Factor.

That’s W for WOW, X for XaW and Y for the third age of greenYgrey. There is no Z, as it is not the end of the road yet.

Stella is one of the stars of the XaW Files, wordplaying Stella McCartney and Stella Artois, with appreciation for both. So I was delighted to see a Stella Artois advert that seems to get the greenYgrey, with lots of green and grey, and a little yellow supplied by the tennis balls:

WOW Derren Brown Pushed to the Edge

Derren Brown and Katherine Mills are cited in XaW Files as helping their audience learn about their own minds and society. I set out to do the same in university, and my thesis investigated the messages sent out by elite powers, and how they were relayed through the media.

Everything seemed to be going fine until I started also criticising the liberal elite – counterculture behaviour and propaganda. Moreover, if I tried to discuss research and findings common in the humanities and social sciences with people not in those fields, they thought it was all in my twisted mind!

I was not surprised to see that three of the four ordinary respectable people on Derren Brown’s Pushed to the Edge were persuaded to push a man off a building by their peers. Therefore, they thought they’d committed murder, which is the most serious crime in society.

Moreover, there was lots of great greenYgrey activity right from the start:


The programme title seemed to look more yellow on the television. I think it is Derren Brown satirising the idea of an all powerful Illuminati, but it could also be a salute to the greenYgrey3. It certainly created a WOW message when received in the greenYgrey world!

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