Category Archives: Greenygrey identity

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Parody Comedy Worked For Me!

Goop products have worked for me, Dr. Marc Latham. My hair was balding and greying until using Goop, and now look at me:

Self-Parody Hilarity

No, the above is an example of my brilliant self-parody comedy, that went over the heads of most people most of my life, making me seem boastful or deluded, rather than a comedy genius along the lines of Peter Sellers or Tommy Cooper.

Sorry if I built your hopes up about Goop, and that is really Gwyneth Paltrow in the photo.

Critical Writer of PhD Standard

This is also an example of greenYgreyism at its most intricate, and admittedly confusing to the average person, who believes in supporting who they like without criticism, and doing the opposite with those they don’t.

While I like Gwyneth Paltrow’s look and healthy living attitude, and generally think she’s doing good, the article I saw this morning that inspired this blog is a negative one, after Goop was criticised for making misleading advertising claims.

I think the main lesson this teaches is the danger of companies becoming too big and profit driven, with targets etc taking over from the original good intentions.

Great greenYgrey

That’s one reason why I kept the greenYgrey to me only: so I could control it to its original intentions, and not let it be turned into something it wasn’t.

It doesn’t seem to have done me much good though, and those who were unethical, like Russell Brand, were rewarded by mainstream society and the ‘counter-culture’ that’s supposed to be rebelling against it!

Hopefully some of the greenYgrey messages got through in the end, but I don’t know if it was the greenYgrey or just other factors. That era, started by New Labour, is over now, and some of those problems have been made better… but others have surfaced… like the human ‘fault lines’ reminiscent of geological ones I wrote a poem about on this site over six years ago.

Political Opportunity Missed

I think if New Labour had kept immigration under control and turned Blighty into a nice green environmental country reminiscent of Scandinavian ones most of the problems we’ve been struggling against this century wouldn’t have happened.

Yet our leaders continue to think we must have some mission, and make life difficult for everyone; that when things seem nice and quiet we need another challenge, either challenging the ‘bad guys’ abroad or letting in millions to the country.

Do they not realise that they are allied to ‘bad guys’, such as Saudi Arabia, and that there are a lot of ‘bad guys’ coming into the country… including our elite schools and universities, where many of the world’s dictators have studied… and looked down at people like me!

On the other side we have the far left wanting to change everything, which will mean another five or ten years of upheaval and discord; just to take the country back to the previous century! I don’t want fascism, but they don’t make democracy look good!

Countdown Letters and Numbers Expert Guests

Hi, it’s Wachel Wiley-Coyote, foxy WereWolf letters and numbers expert on Countdown to the Full Moon. My esteemed colleague, Susie Dentinfang, has asked me to guest for her today, as she is still recovering from Laurelgate, and would prefer to remain in the background researching.

Acmecious
Acmecious (Photo credit: Chicago Man)

Advantages of Analysing Yourself

Today, we’re analysing the Greenygrey; which we’re pretty sure we know, and will be the first to do; therefore avoiding any double meanings, and bypassing the need for a peer review.

On Countdown to the Full Moon I’m the Queen of numbers and letters, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to take a close look at the construction of the Greenygrey.

Groundbreaking Greenygrey Research Shock Finding

With all the references to GG on Greenygrey blogs my hypothesis before beginning my research was that G would be the most common letter in the Greenygrey.

G
G (Photo credit: chrisinplymouth)

I was therefore shocked and thrilled at the end of my quantitative research to find that E is in fact the most common letter in Greenygrey.

E occurs three times in the Greenygrey, while there are only two Gs; although they are of course prominently placed. There are also two Rs and Ys. One N completes the Greenygrey.

Consonants and Vowels 

With E being the most common letter in the Greenygrey you might think that there are more vowels (a,e,i, o, u) than consonants (the other 21 letters).

However, E is in fact the only vowel. That means there are only three vowels, and seven consonants.

The Tree of Vowels Sculpture, Tuileries Garden...
The Tree of Vowels Sculpture, Tuileries Gardens – Paris. (Photo credit: Jim Linwood)

Letter Prominence Number Values

E is the most common letter in the Greenygrey, and is also the highest scoring if the letters are awarded values according to their placing in the word: i.e. if the first letter (G) is awarded 10 points, and the last letter (Y) 1.

With 55 points to play for, E gets 17 points for a third place (8), fourth (7) and ninth (2).

G gets 14 points for a first place (10) and seventh (4).

R gets 12 for a second (9) and eighth (3).

Y gets 6 points for sixth (5) and tenth (1); the same as N for its fifth place (6).

So, the only surprise in these prominence results after the quantitative research is that N equals Y despite having only one inclusion in the Greenygrey; whereas Y has two.

E3 2012
E3 2012 (Photo credit: Chase N.)

Conclusion: Time for Greenygrey Rebranding?

My main finding was that E seems a more important letter to the Greenygrey than G. That leads me to question whether GG, or G2, should be rebranded as EEE or E3?

That decision is thankfully outside my area of expertise, and my mission will finish when I deliver my results to the Greenygrey and You.

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Greenygrey back as One after Werewolf of Oz Published

 

Hi, it’s the Greenygrey. Yes, that’s right, we’re back together. And for spring too, after we enjoyed a sunny equinox yesterday.

Y?

Y, you may ask. Well, we thought that Grey publishing its epic Werewolf of Oz ozyssey on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com yesterday concluded its quest to survive Oz and return home to other half Green, and the time was right for us to join together as one big werewolf again.

Talking of Y. You might have seen that at the front of the book (there is a free web preview on Amazon.com) our conjoining y has been declared:

the 3-D tree of growth, thought and knowledge at the heart of the
greenYgrey

It is a massive promotion for our y, as when it first joined us it was a bit of a joke, with ‘greeny’ slang for a bogey or snot (stuff up your nose); so the y was the tail-end of snot basically.

But now it has grown into a great tree at the heart of us, symbolising the three-dimensional: thought and questioning to acquire knowledge. And that is hopefully the type of journey we are on at the Greenygrey, and what Grey experienced on its epic ozyssey as the Werewolf of Oz.

P.S. There are some free Word docx files from the book to download on the Greenygrey website home (rock music time-travel tale) and biography (two poems) pages.

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Madonna of Werewolves: Four Years as a Famous Werewolf

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol. You know, I was famous a long time ago, and still am, so I like to think the Greenygrey learnt something from me. But I was watching a recent Madonna interview, and I think there are similarities with her too; in the way the Greenygrey has been able to reinvent itself when needed. I suppose their chameleonising talent comes in handy there.

English: icon of Madonna, source picture taken...
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Being Human for our Birthday

That Being Human werewolf got quite famous, but it was only two-dimensional, and couldn’t escape being typecast after a couple of series. It was a good actor, but not as good looking in its wolf form as the Greenygrey.

George in his werewolf form
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Why, it’s been four years now since the Greenygrey website launched GG into the human world. Since before the Beijing Olympics and Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. This year it’ll be the London Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.

Yes, time flies when you’re a bird, as the Greenygrey often was thanks to its shapeshifting skill. It’s been quite a journey, and thanks to all those  who’ve made it worthwhile.

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Colour of the Moon is Greenygrey?

Hi, it’s Wolfgang.  I looked up the colour of the moon after reading Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror nature poem about how moonlight sails the ocean night on a goldshine silverline.

Goldshine, Silverline, the Moon is Greenygrey

I was surprised that the first image I found showed the moon to be as much greenygrey as anything:

Copied from: http://www.mikeoates.org/mas/projects/mooncolour/intro.htm

All these years of howling at the moon and I never noticed!

Maybe Neil Young will now follow up Harvest Moon with Greenygrey Moon?

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Existential Questions of Greenygreyness?

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol, deep thinking artistic visionary at the Greenygrey.  You know, sometimes when I’m wondering about the meaning of everything my mind becomes so boggled that I wonder if my colleagues and I at the Greenygrey are even real.

How Real is the Greenygrey?  Like Night and Day?

Although we have been around for many centuries, there is only a few years evidence in the human world.  But then, night and day were around for a long time before being observed and named by humanity, so you could say we are as old as night and day.

How Real is the Greenygrey?  Like Virgin, Red Bull, Apple and City?

It’s hard to imagine a world without Virgin, Apple and Red Bull now, with the companies expanding and evolving from one market to many different ones. Red Bull has motor racing and football teams, and has become almost statelike.

Towns and cities of course usually grow out of small settlements; they have emerged and disappeared just like the liquid in a can of Red Bull, although of course over a longer time period and slower pace.

How Real is the Greenygrey?  Living in the Cloud.

We are hearing more and more about the cloud where the computer information of the future will be stored.  As human civilisation becomes more virtual, will we feel more real; I feel pretty real already though!

Feeling So Real
Image via Wikipedia

 

 

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Hummingbird to Bomber: the Greenygrey comes in All Sizes

Hi, it’s Wolfgang.  Sorry I haven’t been around much lately, but I’ve been researching the Greenygrey legacy for posterity.  But the last post with the image of a greenygrey stadium and reddish running track got me thinking.

You know, one thing I’ve found out during my research is that the greenygrey comes in all shapes and sizes.  And another is that it can look very nice with extra colours complementing it.  I can recall wolf-whistling at many a fair greenygrey lady wearing stylish lipstick and rouge in my younger days, and have since noticed that this combination comes in all shapes and sizes.

Why, just look at these two examples.  First, you have the itty bitty hummingbird, which is one of the smallest birds in the world.

And then you have the big bulky Lancaster bomber, which is one of the biggest planes around; well, back in the good old days anyway!