Hi, it’s Greenygrey. After yesterday’s heavy duty blog I think it’s time to escape to Oz, although today’s episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps sees the virtual travellers in terrible trouble within a mirky Smiggin Holes Lord of the Rings theme; although there is of course some comedy and wordplay to keep you happy; and a trip down memory lane as the Perishers warning re-enters the story.
Angry Anderson Mindful of Issues
In line with working-class week at the Greenygrey, it is Angry’s mind that stars in this episode; although remembering women’s week, Elle again uses her body well.
Angry is based on Angry Anderson, a mixed-race Australian who grew up in a poor dysfunctional family; became a musical legend fronting Rose Tattoo, and went on to become an actor, youth advocate, politician and charity fundraiser.
He would be classed as a chav in Britain. Not saying Australia is classless though, and Oz and their Kiwi New Zealand neighbours have their own chav term: bogan. So Angry’s not done too bad for a bogan!
His charity fundraising includes working for little penguins; which of course starred in the Kangaroo Island storyline within Werewolf of Oz, with Bonzo teaching them the AusRuIcket game they play for the ARIshes.
Angry Anderson Politics
Angry Anderson has found himself in a difficult greenygrey position in Australia similar to Marc Latham in the U.K., finding himself trying to do the best for his social demographic while also taking into consideration the national and world situation.
Over the other side of the world to the U.K. it is some parts of the Muslim culture that Angry Anderson thinks is causing problems for Australia and its growing multiculturalism; although he doesn’t want it to affect good Muslims, such as those fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Not that it’s only Muslims causing problems, or that there weren’t problems in Britain and Australia before mass immigration.
It’s just that in both countries, and many other parts of the world, it is mainly Islamist immigrants who try and impose their religion and culture on the countries and continents to which they emigrate.
And with most of the world’s wars including Islam against each other or other religions there are more Islamic refugees; I don’t know why they are so keen to continue a religious culture that obviously isn’t working!
Britain and Europe are evolving out of 1500 years of one Middle-Eastern monotheism, Christianity; which involved lots of good things, but also lots of bad ones, such as torture, execution, censorship, dictatorship, child abuse, unquestionable privilege, persecution of the poor, land grabs etc; so although most Muslims think they are doing us a favour trying to force Christianity’s younger twin on us, I for one don’t want to go back 1500 years and start the whole process again!
I feel sorry for the innocent Muslims suffering on the fringes of the Islamic world and in the Middle-East, but the common thread to the world’s wars is lslam.
I applaud Barack Obama for his isolationist policy, as the ‘West’ only gets blamed if it gets involved in what are essentially Islamic and Monotheistic Middle-Eastern civil wars.
The Greenygrey of Immigration and Multiculturalism
As a vegetarian animal welfare and environment supporter I would welcome more Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism into British culture. I wish Hindus were trying to save British cows, which are sacred to them, but I never hear any such thing. I wish Buddhists were more vocal in trying to save all living creatures and the environment, but I never hear such a thing.
Similarly, Angry Anderson doesn’t believe in an omnipotent god, but attends Bahá’í services for their spirituality; the spiritual unity of all humankind
I don’t know if it’s the British media coverage, but nearly all I seem to hear about is the Islamic halal, which seems a backward step for animal welfare. Although halal and the Jewish kosher are good news for pigs, as they don’t consider them clean, they also ban the stunning of animals; although it is not a major concern to me considering the poor conditions generally suffered by animals under intensive farming.
The Greenygrey of Angry Anderson
Likewise, Angry Anderson has worked for wildlife but opposes a carbon tax, which he sees as a benefit to big business and a tax on the poor.
Whether we agree with all his political views or not doesn’t really matter. He’s using his mind within Australian political democracy, and as a single parent father of four, is providing a role model and hope for all those living in poverty who relate to him.
Here’s Angry singing in his band, Buster Brown, with Phil Rudd of AC/DC (Bon Scott/Bonzo Scottie’s band!). It was Angry’s first band, so he was probably full of dreams, and sounding a bit Rod Stewartish, already with Something to Say!:
Anyway, enough serious matter, and on with the Werewolf of Oz show:
Chapter 97. Smiggin Holes, Holiculturist
I asked Smiggin for my hat back. It started handing it to me, and we both had a hold of it; but then it tried to grab it back, saying, ‘no, no, it’s mines, mines, it’s Smiggin’s hat.’
Magic of the Emerald Cork Hat
I tugged at the hat, but couldn’t break it free from Smiggin’s grip. While we grappled, heaps of other green objects fell from its person; I don’t know where they all came from.
I lost concentration, and Smiggin must have seen its chance, because it pulled at the hat with much more strength than anything previously. It freed the hat from my grip, and I fell back, landing in a grave-size hole that had just appeared behind me.
Angry helped me out of the hole. Elle was still holding Smiggin, using her body fantastically well.
I looked at Smiggin, it smirked back.
The Case of Smiggin Holes is Solved
I asked Smiggin if it had anything to do with the hole. It continued smirking.
Angry approached me, and suggested that the ability to create holes would explain the second half of Maisie’s Smiggin Holes warning.
It all made sense now. I congratulated Angry on an impressive use of his mind.