Literary Nonsense Poems Inspired by Aussie Places

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s that end of the week time of the week, so I think it’s about time for the second episode of your fave werewolf travel quests Australia to a comedy Wizard of Oz parody theme, Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Mollymook Ulladaulla Literary Nonsense Inspiration

You might be thinking that I missed the ‘classic’ ‘epic’ out of the book description, but I have in fact saved it for this episode, because it is a literary nonsense poetry treat that those two words say they are delighted to describe.

Anyway, on with the story… There’s a place in Ulladulla called Mollymook…

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Chapter 109.  Molly Mook’s Rowdy Rook in Ulladulla

We made good progress through the clear morning, and it didn’t seem long before Ulladulla came into view.

Barry beaked my attention
toward an approaching bird,
we slowed down as it neared.
When the bird arrived overhead,
it stretched out its wings and said:

‘Ahoy, sailors and swimmers,
you look in need of dinners.
I am Molly Mook,
landlady of the Rowdy Rook,
and I invite you to our snug nook.’

I said we were doing well,
but the offer sounded as swell
as the wave just approaching,
so how faraway is the Rook
as the crow flies, Molly Mook.

Live (The Black Crowes album)
Live (The Black Crowes album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Molly laughed, before saying, ‘It is nine nautical miles as the crow flies, and I should know, for I am one; not a rook, I am a crow, and I fly as the crow flies.’

It didn’t sound a vast detour, and Molly seemed a chirpy character, so with the consent of the others I agreed:

‘We’d like to visit the Rowdy Rook,
so without a second look,
please lead us there chuck.’

The Rowdy Rook has a Familiar Look 

English: Warden Head Lighthouse at Ulladulla, ...
English: Warden Head Lighthouse at Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia. View from clifftop walking track. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Molly said the harbour would be busy, so she led us to the beach above. From there, we walked down Ocean Street to the Rowdy Rook; I’d shapeshifted out of dolphin by then of course!

The Rowdy Rook was as welcoming as Molly had suggested. It was full of corvids of all types, and played some vids that made you think cor! The Black Crowes, Byrds and Them Crooked Vultures were particularly amazing.

We were ravenous by the time our mag pies arrived, and they fitted the bill; stylishly served in plates shaped like a spoonbill bill. That was some cook at the Rook.

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Notes

Ocean Street and Mollymook are in Ulladulla.
Corvids are groups of birds of the corvidae biological family; such as crows, ravens, jays and magpies.
Black Crowes, Byrds and Them Crooked Vultures are all real bands.

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Stockholm Photos Par Excellence, Poem of Literary Nonsense

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho of Greenygrey Creation in the absence of the legendary Andy Wolfhol. There’s been lots of Sweden talk on this here blog lately, so I thought I’d bring you some greenygrey Stockholm photos, not anything like those featured on our ol’ pal Marc Latham’s travel25years.wordpress.com blog (but there are some other greenygrey ones there too!).

Here we go,
Stockholm without snow,
looking greengrey,
on a clear day,
Sweden’s flag is yellowyblue,
and the sunnysky is too.

Stockholm Photos Par Excellence

Scandinavia 428

Scandinavia 429

Scandinavia 432

Scandinavia 435

Scandinavia 433

Scandinavia 444

Scandinavia 474

Marc Latham has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

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Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus Speaking Rational Humanism

Hi, it’s Grey Greyvara, social conscience at the Greenygrey. When Marc Latham was studying for his PhD from 2000-2005 he was considered a Jew in a derogatory Islamo-fascist-liberal way for daring to say the Middle-East was a cycle of violence; mostly influenced by the work of media analyst with a cool surname Gadi Wolfsfeld.

Islamo-fascism continued in the area Marc lived, and that persecution of anything criticising Islam probably helped inspire some of those involved in the 7/7 bombings of 2005.

British Left-Wing Support of Islamism 

Nazi Wandering Jew propaganda at Yad Vashem
Nazi Wandering Jew propaganda at Yad Vashem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marc was still quite a radical socialist during that time, so was critical of Islam for its social inequality and human rights abuses. But criticism of Islam at university was decoded and demonised as being pro-West, pro-Israeli and right-wing.

Marc understands this is the way the world is divided between east and west; highlighted in the Syrian conflict recently. Marc doesn’t like the U.S. blockade of Cuba, but also doesn’t like Cuba’s alliance with countries such as Syria and Iran; although the West’s ally in the Middle-East Saudi Arabia also has a terrible human rights record.

While that might sound Islamophobic, Marc enjoyed his time in Islamic countries when travelling through them in the 1980s. It’s not Islamic people on the whole that Marc criticises, it is their rulers and ideologies.

BEWARE GEORGE GALLOWAY IS THE NEXT HITLER
BEWARE GEORGE GALLOWAY IS THE NEXT HITLER (Photo credit: pixelhut)

Unfortunately, Islamism has risen since the 1980s, inspiring more people to become extremists. This has had a knock-on effect in other countries and religions, with more Christian and Jewish extremists, as well as more radical atheists.

As a focus on Islamism took over the left in the U.K.; originally through New Labour, and now epitomised by George Galloway; and 7/7 happened; Marc moved to the political centre, and out of academic life, leading to Greenygrey theory on this here websitey.

From Marxism to Scandinavian Democracy 

Green field & green person
Green field & green person (Photo credit: Let Ideas Compete)

Marc moved from being a bit of a British Marxist, common in 1980s Britain, to a Scandinavian style democratic socialist; although Scandinavia has also changed politically since the Utopian post-World War II era, and many parts have become more capitalist.

However, it still scores highly in most standard-of-living and democratic ideals ratings: equality, press freedom, freedom of speech, environmental innovation etc.

Abba‘s Bjorn Ulvaeus on religion 

Björn Ulvaeus
Cover of Björn Ulvaeus

So I was interested to hear Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus express similar views to Marc on religion recently, published on the British Rationalist Association website; and in particular on the negativity and threat of Islamism.

Moreover, our ol’ pal Marc Latham replied on September 18th, before the latest explosion of Islamism in Kenya (and Pakistan, where dozens of Christians were killed in a Taliban suicide bombing attack):

‘Israel has some responsibility in the Middle-East, because of its expansionism, but it is only Islam that is still spreading religious war around the region, and out into the rest of the world.

And even then, Judaism was around for about 1000 years before Islam, and Christianity for about 500 years before Islam, and they are both trying desperately to hold on to some land/a foothold in their Middle-East homes.’

Marc hopes that Iran’s election of the more moderate Rouhani and his recent peaceful overtones to the ‘West’ can bring a new era of hope to the Middle-East.

Bjorn Ulvaeus Swedish Humanist 

I didn’t know that Bjorn Ulvaeus was a Swedish humanist until I read that interview, or that he’d had a similar religious journey to Marc Latham until watching the following interview.

Bjorn Ulvaeus was also a secular freedom of speech advocate who didn’t take much interest in religion until the rise of Islamism and 9/11:

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Mirror Poem Compares Gaia Earth and Venus Plant

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem was inspired by a news report of alien organisms being found on space rock, and scientists stating that it could have been how life started on Earth. The research is still in an early stage, so it’s by no means proven.

Here’s the poem:

Gaia’s Gravity, Alien Attraction

Venus fly trap
sucks living insects
betwitching luscious leaves
crunching nutritional value

in our planet’s bogs, swampy world needed life

comets provided particles
bubbling thermal vents
sprinkled space organisms
Earth hot stew

Artist concept of Gravity Probe B orbiting the...
Artist concept of Gravity Probe B orbiting the Earth to measure space-time, a four-dimensional description of the universe including height, width, length, and time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Bottlenose Dolphin Sea Journey follows Bingie Trilogy

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. With all the bad news in the human world this week it seems like an ideal time to escape with the satirical comedy travel quest classic epic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps. Especially as this episode sees the WoOs set off up the east coast on a  literary nonsense poetry bottlenose dolphin bonanza.

Trilogy Tower
Trilogy Tower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

However, first of all there’s even more bee wordplay. Maybe Werewolf of Oz analysts will one day argue over whether the Bingie Bee Bungee was really a trilogy, or whether this episode made it a quartet. Maybe you will too?

Chapter 108.  Bye-Bye Bingie, we’re off on a Bottlenose Fantasy

I slept well, and the others all seemed ready to leave when I first looked up. They were chatting jollily, and there seemed to be another new spirit amongst them.

Buzzing Off from the Bees of Bingie

The bees provided a beeautiful brekkie of honey beescuits. I felt a new surge of energy flow through my body afterwards.

After brekkying
on beescuits
we packed away
and made our way
out to sea
for parley
with Barry
and family.

Be Safe said the Bees All at Sea 

A bottlenose dolphin jumping at Notojima Aquar...
A bottlenose dolphin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The bees flew out as far as the first horizon, which was the limit of their safe flight range; but some bungeed a little farther. They all sang goodbyee. It was a beeautiful sight from the early morning ocean, lit up aquamarine by the new day’s sun.

The harness and raft worked well. Barry and I swam in the front, with Barry’s wife and three calves in two rows behind us.

It felt dynamite to be a dolphin again yessiree,
freely swimming in the wild open sea,
bounding as a bottlenose with great company,
although it was a shame to leave the bees of Bingie.

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Islamists Deserve Nazi Comparison: But Which Ones?

The Al-Shabab attack on Nairobi, Kenya‘s Westgate shopping centre is a reminder about who Western leaders are helping in Syria. While the Syrian conflict is terrible for innocent civilians, the ‘West’ should not provide any help to rebels containing al-Quaeda elements. Their ‘help’ would soon filter down to groups like Al-Shabab, and other groups trying to Islamise Africa.

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, intrepid satirical comedy newshound at the Greenygrey with an unfortunately very serious news report.

Framing Syria in History

English: A volcano called Syria
English: A volcano called Syria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While Western leaders were trying to build support for action against Assad in Syria they framed the conflict with WWII historical references.

Top British and American leaders compared their decision on Syria to that which the Allies faced with the Nazis in 1938: warning of the dangers of appeasement, and Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons to the Nazis’ gassing of nearly 6 million people during World War II.

Al-Shabab Kenya Attack Shows Syria Complexity 

However, even if Assad did use chemical weapons there is no good side in Syria to support, with the rebels infiltrated by Islamic Fundamentalists like the Al-Shabab who attacked Nairobi, Kenya‘s Westgate shopping centre this weekend. 

Their singling out of non-Muslims (the inferior kafir non-believers, white and non-white to Islamists) for execution is reminiscent of the Nazis’ persecution of undesirables, and should awaken those thinking of helping them in Syria up to the reality of who they would be supporting.

Al-Quaeda are the Nazis to be Isolated

Assad’s Syrian government might have similarities to the Nazis, but the al-Quaeda inspired rebels have more; and more hatred of non-Muslim kafirs.

We should remember that we (non-Muslims) are all considered inferior to them, and they want to martyr themselves because they believe they are going somewhere better; somewhere very similar to the Christian heaven written in the bible about 500 years before their heaven became known.

The ‘West’ should view all al-Quaeda groups like the Nazis before World War II, and not provide any appeasement or support to them. That means staying out of Syria.

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Werewolf of Oz Leaves Bingie with Barry

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. One good thing about leaving the first episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps until late in the week is that there isn’t such a long wait until the second episode. An adult female bottlenose dolphin with her yo...

And here it is, bringing the brief Bingie bee bungee trilogy to a close with lots of a bee see wordplay, before starting off up the east coast with an old friend from Kalbarri; maybe you remember Grey getting an urge to call Barry when it reached Kalbarri?

Chapter 107.  Bingie Bungee Bees and Kalbarri Barry 

English: Barbeque corn on the beach, Bali Baha...
English: Barbeque corn on the beach, Bali Bahasa Indonesia: Jagung panggang di pantai, Bali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We thanked the bees for the bungee to Bingie, and were about to leave, but then one flew over to us. She introduced herself as Beeatrice, before asking us not to buzz off straightaway, as they were having a beebeecue on the beeach that night.

A beebee on Bingie beach with Beeatrice and the bungeeing bees was too much to resist, so we quickly agreed in unison. We spent the afternoon chilling in the sea, and evening soon came.

Barry Joins Bee BBQ

We’d filled our bellies and were enjoying a tinny
or two with beeautiful company
when I thought I heard a familiar click out at sea
and then realised it was Kalbarri Barry.

After calling him over, I asked what he was doing all the way over the other side of Oz. He said he was holidaying with the family. I thought it was an amazing coincidence that we were both in Bingie at the same time, but you know, these things happen on the road… and at sea.

Raft of the Medusa
Raft of the Medusa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Barry Suggests Sydney

Barry said they were setting off for Sydney the next day, and invited us along. I hadn’t shapeshifted for a while, so I suggested I shift into a bottlenose and swim with Barry and his family; pulling the others behind us on a makeshift raft. Everybody agreed to the idea, and we constructed the raft after the beerilliant bbq finished.

As the last embers of the fire lost their glow, we fitted the harness to the raft using the moonlight that silverlined across the ocean to our place on the sand.

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