Wolf Alphas Share and Care for Pack

In the third episode of Ingenious Animals my stars were the wolves, with the alpha wolf shown to be more sharing than dogs in scientific tests.

Have dogs picked up bad habits from human personalities?

Or is it that they have become spoilt, and more reliant?

I don’t know the reasons, and as a qualified researcher, I know that those hypotheses will have to be formed qualitatively from the quantitative evidence available.

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The Best of the Rest: Humans, Corvids and Sharks (written with humour in mind)

There are many nice, kind and sharing humans around of course, but they’re likely to diminish in numbers as resources become scarcer, and threats more common.

Corvids were my next faves, being shown to bring presents as rewards to humans who are kind to them. They reminded me of the Mollymook Rowdy Rook and Crows v Redbacks AusRuIcket time-travel stories in Werewolf of Oz.

Sharks  being shown to have individual personalities took the bronze medal.

It’s available on BBC iplayer in the U.K. for a couple more weeks.

Werewolf of Oz is probably the second best greenYgrey book ever:

British General Election Mirror Poem and Reflection

The latest Folding Mirror poem reflection to be serialised is quite topical for the U.K., with the next national General Election on May 7th, 2015. It reflected British Electorate Reunite Long Lost Political Twins, which was inspired by the first media appearance by coalition leaders David Cameron and Nick Clegg, and posted on fmpoetry.wordpress.com on May 13th 2010.

British Politics Mirror Poem Reflection

Hi, it’s William Werewolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

Looking back, the conference was very greenygrey, and even greenYgrey before our rebranding:

They also proceeded to team boomerang, before we called it that:

Both the greenYgrey rebranding and boomerang naming were inspired by the writing and serialisation of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Thinking of the famous idiom, we didn’t invent the wheel(s), or even re-invent it(them), we just named it(them), and gave it(them) an additional conceptual identity.

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British Coalition Government

British governments have five years to call the next election, so they have used nearly all their time.

The poem was inspired by Cameron and Clegg looking quite similar, and having quite similar backgrounds and lives.

The reflection played on the Red Sky at Morning/Warning, Night/Delight phrase.

I think the coalition government has done a pretty good job at saving the economy, and limiting our military activity, but there have been a lot of harsh cutbacks, and I don’t want to ignore any loss of quality in life suffered by people, and especially families with children.

Poor Relations, Political Justifications

We’re still a relatively poor world, as we always have been, but we can cope with it quite easily, whereas others are more vulnerable and less self-sufficient.

If we weren’t relatively poor, we wouldn’t feel justified to write the way we sometimes do.

In line with greenYgrey theory, sometimes we dream of living in comfort, and sometimes we think of being back On The Road.

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Red Sky at night or morning

Was the New Labour government red at night or morning?
I’ve become so disillusioned by politics I don’t know
whether I’m coming or going.

Red sky at night is supposed to be shepherd’s delight
but blue and yellow has followed the red
which surely suggests it was red sky in the morning
which is a shepherd’s warning.

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Australian greenYgreyer Steals Show from Kileylulu

Update: The greenYgrey thought there was more to the Genevieve LaCaze story than met the eye of Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams yesterday. This howling hunch proved honest as honey as our back-up team has spotted the first one-armed boomerang, and updated this post with a paragraph above the first photo.

The GlasGow 2014 Commonwealth Games ended as it started, with a great people’s show, and although there were superstars like Lulu and Kylie Minogue appearing, it was Australian steeplechase athlete Genevieve LaCaze who stole the show and headlines by jumping onstage during Kylie’s show.

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, satirical comedy sports correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by darts legend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams.

GlasGow to Gold Coast

The GlasGow to Gold Coast Commonwealth Games handover show had more Gs than a greenYgrey, and there was loads of greenYgrey on view too. This was epitomised by Genevieve LaCaze, who followed the dust sandy path onto the (BBC video) stage for a great greenYgreying performance.

Update: Not only did Genevieve achieve a great greenYgrey, but also created the first one-armed boomerang recorded on television, while waving the Oz flag with the other arm: a gYgboo Oz2:

Grey of course met Kylie along the Werewolf of Oz way in Oz, and the Gold Coast is near the thrilling virtual travel epic historic comedy’s Queensland finale. Brisbane, scene of the epic Battle of Bri’s bane, is also the home of Gina G, whose greatest hit Ooh Aah Just a Little Bit has some great greenYgreying in the video.

Scotland Says Games Goodbye

Lulu and dancers had earlier created a great synchronised team gYgboo (greenYgrey boomerang):

Dancing: Lulu kicks off proceedings at the Glasgow 2014 closing ceremony

Scotland’s organisers had emphasised the people in the opening and closing ceremonies, and the people reacted by having great fun greenYgreying, boomeranging and even taking the opportunity to combine the two gYgbooing:

Getting into it: Members of the cast prepare for the the closing ceremony for the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, at Hampden Park stadium

Tents joined in the greenYgreying:

Wide view: Some 40,000 spectators watched Lulu perform to start the closing ceremony of Glasgow 2014

End of Glasgow Sport

The end of the sport in Glasgow 2014 had been like a trip down the dusty sandy path for Team GG too, as Usain Bolt starred for Jamaica and Team GG as he did at the London 2012 Olympics: the Greenygrey Games:

At GlasGow, England finished above Australia to win the medals table for the first time in twenty-eight years, helped by the Brownlee brothers and Jodie Stimpson winning the triathlons, as reported on this blog last week; and Nicola Adams winning an historic first women’s Commonwealth Games boxing gold, after featuring in Marc Latham’s Leeds TravelThruHistory Tour de France article earlier in the year.

Commonwealth Games Tour de France Satirical Comedy Sports Report

Glasgow 2014 has now officially taken over from Edinburgh marathon 2004 in the greenYgrey world as the greatest Scottish sporting event this century. This was after Mike Shelley cancelled out Marc Latham’s Edinburgh marathon appearance by gYgbooing (greenYgrey boomerang) to victory in the Australian green and gold on a dreich morning in Glasgow that was kind to the marathon runners.

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams with a satirical comedy sports report from Glasgow, where the 2014 Commonwealth Games has been enjoying a wonderful welcome under super sunny summer skies.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

There was a more predictable Kenyan 1-2 in the women’s marathon,  with Flomena Cheyech Daniel winning ahead of Caroline Kilel.

In the women’s triathlon West Midlands’s Jodie Stimpson took gold for England, and in the men’s triathlon there was an epic 1-2 for England’s Brownlee Brothers, Alistair and Jonathan.

Tour de France Finish

The Tour de France ended in Paris on Sunday just over three weeks after a glorious start in Yorkshire. Vincenzo Nibali led when the Tour left Yorkshire after two days, as reported on this here blog.

Nibali celebrated with a gYgboo in the saddle that day, and pulled off a phenomenal standing gYgboo with the help of the Paris organisers after accepting the 2014 Tour de France trophy.

Werewolf of Oz Connection

The Shelley win and Nibali platform background reminded Grey of its epic endurance trek virtually travelling across all regions of Oz, immortalised in Werewolf of Oz: Fantasty Travel by Google Maps.

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No Need for Wizard of Oz Theories for Werewolf

YouTube has many videos offering theories for the real meaning behind the Wizard of Oz, with most considering the book to have been an allegory for the economic situation in the U.S.A. at the start of the twentieth century. This video is an example, and also has some great greenYgrey scenery… at the start, before green takes over!

Werewolf of Oz

Hi, it’s G.G. Howling, satirical comedy fiction writing correspondent inspired by J.K. Rowling.

Luckily for today’s Werewolf of Oz readers, our Grey explained the background to that book. It turned the witches of the Wizard of Oz around to criticise fundamentalist monotheist religion through the monotonous monotheists, while supporting the right to follow monotheistic religions in a personal worth rather than personal gain way through the mildly monotheistic Moby.

It also featured the WWW of the greenYgrey world, with strong independent women; a (were)wolf leading an animal welfare and environmentalism theme, and working class characters rising above discrimination.

It also tried to throw in a lot of comedy, while providing geographic, cultural and historical information about Australia. It is still on sale, and as relevant today as when it was written all those moons ago.

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Royal Tour in Australia 2014 reaches Ayer’s Rock

After the royal couple, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, last week re-enacted Green and Grey’s Oz meeting in New Zealand and Princess Catherine led the yellow fashion spring colour craze after the greenYgrey rebranding, they have landed in Ayer’s Rock / Uluru this week.

Uluru / Ayer’s Rock was of course the scene of the macropod Great Gig in the Sky in Grey’s epic travel fantasy Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

William and Kate Ayer’s Rock / Uluru Photos

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, intrepid news correspondent at GGN inspired by CNN legend Wolf Blitzer. After meeting a koala in Sydney about the same time as our koala mirror poem reflection was due for posting on this very blog, the Mirror reported today that the royal couple reached Uluru / Ayer’s Rock this week.

It was of course the setting for the first ever fact or fiction gig in the sky, as far as we know, inspired by the Pink Floyd song The Great Gig in the Sky.

And now, in a Greenygrey News exclusive, we can reveal that the royal couple fitted in some great greenygreying at a rock famed for its redness.

Moreover, Kate and William greenygreyed without even wearing green themselves. They ventured out into the red rock desert, also famed for its aridity, and still found some greenery to go with their grey clothing.

This pose and photo really gets the new greenYgrey rebranding:

Sensational greenygreying by the royals, and it probably even upstages the Great Gig in the Sky Grey enjoyed… but it’s still worth buying the Werewolf of Oz as an Oz royal visit memento:

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William and Kate Bring Back Oz Memories

This morning Stella reported that the Duchess of Cambridge was leading the yellow spring fashion charge in line with the new greenYgrey rebranding. However, I think I can trump her story with this image I brought back from New Zealand, where William and Kate visited before flying to Oz.

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Kate and William Royal Tour

After William, Kate, George and Lupo gave the Greenygrey a royal send-off as it left Blighty to fly to Russia on a daring mission to find our Andy Wolfhol, it looks as if the royal couple got into the flying Greenygrey mood while in New Zealand.

Hi, it’s Paco Wolfsang, apprentice fashionista at the Greenygrey; inspired by Paco Rabanne.

Yes, it was like the scene where Green and Grey separated again in Oz, after the epic battle with Pirate Lacoste in Bass Strait, told in a classic Werewolf of Oz blog episode:

‘At the end of the meal we, Green and I, unfortunately had to announce that we would be parting again. The others were disappointed, but the Greenygrey world needed Green, and I thought I should conclude this quest on my own.
Green shapeshifted into an albatross for the long journey back to the Greenygrey world. We climbed to the top of the mast to wave it off, singing Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll meet again.’
As Green albatross reached the horizon it looked back, did a roll, and tipped its wings; before disappearing from view into the azure.’

 

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