Hi, it’s Greenygrey. As Kate and William decide whether to call the new royal baby boy Prince Greenygrey Aethelwulf Thunderylightning I or something else, we thought it would be a great time to post the first episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps this week.
We think this book is the perfect souvenir to remember this momentous royal family week.
This episode starts with the classic Italian Job line set up in the last episode, before taking a trip through the 1970s with a Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin street map. The Grunginator’s encounter with poison dart frog barman Croker unfortunately only seems to increase its powers, after its percolator origins are used for comedic effect.
Chapter 88. Surviving the 1970s with the Help of Jimi and Janis
Charlie Croker bellow-croaked: ‘You were only supposed to blow the Beatles Doors off, I’m quite fond of the Stones!’
Then he started shooting poison darts at the Grunginator like PDF files printed from a high-range printer. But the Grunginator simply opened its lid and percolated them.
Dizzy shouted to us, ‘We’d better getta bloomin’ move on, it’s time for a bit of self-preservation.’ We legged it out the back.
Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin Help Us Escape the 1970s
We had trouble making our way across the Crosstown Traffic until a Wild Thing shouted Hey Joe, and then showed us the way to Freedom, All Along the Watchtower. He was heading to the Valley of Neptune, and wished us luck.
We walked a couple of blocks, and were getting lost again, until A Woman Left Lonely by Bobby McGee picked us up in a Mercedes-Benz.
After telling us her story she asked where we wanted to go. Dizzy asked to be dropped off on the corner of the 1970s and 1980s. We thanked her before she drove off into Summer.
Grunginator is Alive and Well
I was just starting to relax again when I heard a flurry of gunfire. We ducked down while looking around, and saw the Grunginator hopping down the street a couple of blocks away. We looked at each other, and shared a not again! expression.
We started running in the other direction. Dizzy informed us that the Grunginator was programmed to incorporate any new skills it encountered. I had a primary example of that a minute later, when a poison dart whizzed past my left lug.
Dizzy said we’d better skedaddle back to the 1980s pronto, so we did. It was a relief to be back in the eighties, even though our futures were still hanging by a grungy doc marten lace.
Italian Job quote (You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!) and song (Get a Bloomin’ Move On [The Self Preservation Society]).
Jimi Hendrix songs and album: Crosstown Traffic, Wild Thing, Hey Joe, Freedom, All Along the Watchtower, Valley of Neptune.
Janis Joplin songs: A Woman Left Lonely, Bobby McGee, Mercedes-Benz, Summer.
Hanging by a thread is a common idiom describing: chances running out.
Doc marten boots were a part of the grunge fashion that grew out of the music; although the fashion was not usually endorsed by the original grunge musicians.