Category Archives: Interesting TV

X Files Returns: Writer Mind Revealed

The X Files returns on Fox for its tenth series tonight, and it’s looking greenYgreyer than ever. Thanks to Fox for creating an intelligent series that makes its audience think, and question the world around them.

XaW Files: Mystery of the Writer Mind

While X Files only provided a framework for XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, the book does try to investigate my own mind, providing an insight into the difficult process of writing a whole book telling an original story, featuring multiple diverse characters who travel over the vast distances of the whole of Eurasia and beyond.

The book kept to the format of the first nine X Files series, as shown on Wikipedia:

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings
First aired Last aired Average viewers
(millions)
Rank
1 24 September 10, 1993 May 13, 1994 N/A 111[19]
2 25 September 16, 1994 May 19, 1995 14.50[20] 63[20]
3 24 September 22, 1995 May 17, 1996 15.40[21] 55[22]
4 24 October 4, 1996 May 18, 1997 19.20[23] 20[24]
5 20 November 2, 1997 May 17, 1998 19.80[23] 11[25]
The X-Files June 19, 1998 N/A
6 22 November 8, 1998 May 16, 1999 17.20[23] 12[26]
7 22 November 7, 1999 May 21, 2000 14.20[27] 29[28]
8 21 November 5, 2000 May 20, 2001 13.93[27] 31[29]
9 20

 

November 11, 2001 May 19, 2002 9.10[30] 63[31]

XaW Files TABLE OF CONTENTS

The format of this book follows the nine series and 202 episodes television series history of the X Files. The number of episodes in each chapter also mirror the number of episodes in each series.

Introduction   –   pages 1 – 8.

Chapter 1: Russia – 24 episodes, pages 9 – 58.

Chapter 2: Baltic – 25 episodes, pages 59 – 113.
Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania.

Chapter 3: Central East – 24 episodes, pages 114 – 167.
Belorussia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Chapter 4: South East – 24 episodes, pages 168 – 221.
Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Greece.

Chapter 5: Balkans – 20 episodes, pages 222 – 265.
Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia.

Chapter 6: Alps Western Med – 22 episodes, pages 266 – 316.
Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Chapter 7: Western Europe – 22 episodes, pages 317 – 370.
France, Switzerland, San Marino, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium.

Chapter 8: Scandinavia – 21 episodes, pages 371 – 422.
Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Chapter 9: North West – 20 episodes, pages 423 – 475.

Appendix   –  pages  476 – 488.

It’s available to buy, or rent for Prime members, on Amazon; and various other outlets too I think.

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World Cup 2014 Football Themed Adverts

Brazil World Cup 2014 fever is gripping the human planet, as well as the television adverts universe… and the greenYgrey world.

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlonhill, with a satirical comedy round-up of television adverts inspired by Harry Hill.

Carlsberg Eternal Optimist

We’re not big fans of Carlsberg beer, although we like its home country of Denmark, and its adverts… especially when they’ve got lots of greenYgrey.

I can’t remember yellow playing a prominent part in Carlsberg adverts before the greenYgrey rebranding, but that might be because I wasn’t looking for it!?

Moreover, the ‘eternal optimist’ slogan is in line with the greenYgrey rebranding’s sunnier image.

Ian Wright even seems to be wearing green and grey with yellow stripes on the jacket, which is about the right proportions for the greenYgrey.

Nike Last Game

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There is a goal feast of greenYgrey in the Nike Last Game advert, and a game to match the AusRuIcket time-travel classic Grey and its fellow Werewolf of Ozzers played in Down Under in Oz on their epic ramble across all regions of Australia. It was of course immortalised in Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Starting with Rio greenYgrey scenery, streets and stadium.

Descending into old-fashioned gloomy greenygrey, the presentation is in a greenygrey room and the clone team’s kit is greenygrey… as well as the stadium they play in.

There’s a lot more of the above examples in the search for the originals, including David Luis in a lovely greenygrey outfit I just know our fashionista suprema Stella Lagerwolf-Bruno would love. Tim Howard also plays in a great greenygrey goalie kit.

Samsung Galaxy 11 Training

A lot of the same stars and a similar theme appear in the Samsung Galaxy 11 advert that ties in with the World Cup. There’s also a lot of greenygrey, although some is debateable. Are the lights blue or green, and is the ball orange or yellow. These are the kinds of decisions that decide games.

There is no doubt that there’s a lot of grey around, and the field is certainly green.

Samsung have pulled out all the stops with an extended advert divided into different parts over several minutes. Here’s the Training and First Half adverts:

Training

The Match Part 1 (first half)

World Cup and Big Brother News For You

World Cup 2014 in Brazil is dominating the television screens in Blighty, but it’s not only Brazilian greenYgrey on offer, as British television studios, politicians and sets continue the British greenYgreying craze.

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, satirical comedy television correspondent inspired by Harry Hill. First of all, what a game that was last night between Netherlands and Spain. It was a truly classic game. Congratulations to the Dutch, and commiserations to the Spanish; the latter have enjoyed loads of success over the last decade, and may bounce back like they did from opening game defeat four years ago.

World Cup Match of the Day

The BBC’s Match of the Day studio has got into the Brazil World Cup spirit with a great greenYgrey studio layout.

Screenshot (16)Match of the Day studio

Rumour has it in the greenYgrey world that the BBC‘s current affairs comedy quiz show Have I Got News For You is looking for an eventual replacement for greenYgrey favourite Paul Merton in the greenYgrey world… although we like and respect Ian Hislop too. Perhaps that’s why they had an old-fashioned greenygreying politician photo on…

Screenshot (15)Have I Got News For You

Celebrity Big Brother

Greenygrey/greenYgrey historians, like Tony Loboinson, know the World Cup is not the only human event taking place now with an important place in Greenygrey/greenYgrey history.

Yes, avid greenYgreyliens and readers of the greenYgrey world biography will have guessed that it’s Celebrity Big Brother, after Greenygrey won Celebrity Big Brother Alpha Werewolf many moons ago.

Celebrity Big Brother is taking place in the Channel 5 world now, after moving from Channel 4, and has a great greenygrey set this year.

Moon Documentary Facts and Images

Do We Really Need the Moon? might seem like a silly question for a werewolf, but not so much for humans. The traditional werewolf and a wolf did feature in a documentary presented by Maggie Aderin-Pocock, along with lots of magnificent moon facts and greenygrey images. It’s available on the BBC iplayer (just in the U.K. I think) until Tuesday, and may be elsewhere on the internet?

Moon Documentary Facts and Images

Hi, it’s Stephen Werewolfing, satirical science correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. I was limited to ten greenygrey images and moon facts in my assignment, but could have got much more, as the moon documentary was that interesting and greenygrey. The first three greenygrey images were within the first 42 seconds.

I think ten greenygrey images is too much to load onto you in one go, so here’s the first five, with another five in the second instalment of this howlingly Hawkingish high-five x2:

Moon Facts and Images

1. The moon is 14,000 miles away from earth. We only see one side of the moon because it takes exactly as long to rotate once on its axis as it does to circle the Earth. The Dark Side of the Moon made famous by Pink Floyd has more craters, meaning it has stopped a lot of asteroids hitting Earth, helping to preserve life on the planet.

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2. The moon was created after an impact between another planet and a planet that is now our planet Earth. The debris dislodged in the collision coalesced into a ball. The moon was initially much closer to Earth, and must have looked like a gigantic orange disc in the sky from our planet.

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3. Moon tides might have started life on Earth. Darwin thought life started in warm little ponds, and many scientists now think he was right. In a simple chemistry experiment in the documentary they replicated tidal power, sunshine and a process of mixing and drying to create Ribonucleic acid (RNA), one of the main building blocks of life.

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4. While there is no evidence that the full moon has any direct effect on animals or humans, it is brighter than the moon at other times, so nocturnal animals can be more active when there’s a full moon. It can also provide a time cue, and coral mainly spawns on or around the full moon.

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5. By sending laser light photons to the moon, and measuring those returning, they can tell how far the moon is travelling away from the Earth now. They have found a clear pattern showing the moon still travelling away from Earth at 3.78 centimetres a year, about the same speed as finger nails grow.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the first trip to the moon, and are looking forward to the second…

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Suffragette Graphic Novel and Weightlifting While Pregnant

There is some great greenYgrey artwork by Kate Charlesworth and Brian Talbot in the new graphic novel by the latter’s wife Mary M. Talbot. I was alerted to Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Larushka Ivan-Zadeh in the Metro. In this thrilling blog post, there’s also some great greenygreying by Meghan Umphres Leatherman… unbelievably while weightlifting heavy weights at nine months pregnant.

Suffragette Graphic Novel 

Writing in the 18th century, Mary Wollstonecra...
Writing in the 18th century, Mary Wollstonecraft is often hailed as the founder of liberal feminism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s Mary Werewolfstonecraft, established satirical comedy philosophy correspondent at the Greenygrey. For humans reading this, my closest parallel in the human world is Mary Wollstonecraft, who is described in Philip Stokes’s Philosophy: 100 Essential Thinkers as the original feminist.

Yes, I did enjoy the great greenYgrey artwork in Mary M. Talbot’s Sally Heathcote: Suffragette. A good example of this is on the cover:

There’s also more examples via a Google Images search:

Woman Weightlifts While Pregnant

They say women are better at multitasking, but Meghan Umphres Leatherman seems to have taken this to gargantuan lengths. Leatherman not only weightlifted while nine months pregnant, but also got in some great old-fashioned Greenygreying in this Barcroft TV video reported on Yahoowith her coach also joining in a phenomenal human-construction GGing example:

https://uk.screen.yahoo.com/video/playlist/barcroft-media-videos/pregnant-weightlifter-still-pumping-iron-103000858.html?format=embed&player_autoplay=false

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Karcher Advert Inspires Literary Nonsense Poem and Explanation

I’d never heard of Karcher
until sitting in an armchair
of my mind
oh what a find
its new advert is full
of green and grey so cool
and even has a yellow middling
like the greenYgrey rebranding:

This blog post was created by a combined team effort pooling the resources of the television team helped by Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill and poetry personnel wiling away with William Wolfsworth.

Posh Trotty Pushes Psycho Guy to Limits

The headline refers to the first episode of Speed with Guy MartinThe four-part series has featured the motorcycle rider trying to break speed records on land, water and in the air.

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, television correspondent at the Greenygrey in the erstwhile style of Harry Hill. I think the documentaries featured in this blog are just available in the U.K.

Some have age restrictions too, and parental guidance is probably advisable for some of the information relayed in this blog.

Sport and Recreation Balance

At the Greenygrey we try and balance our postings, and be responsible. We don’t want to lecture you, or give you the idea we’re trying to restrict you, but at the same time we don’t want to push you into behaviour that might get you into trouble.

English: Guy Martin - Pre-TT Classic
English: Guy Martin – Pre-TT Classic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Writing about rock and The Pretty Reckless might be criticised in some circles, but there is plenty of reckless living within mainstream society and sports, but it is deemed acceptable because it is ‘official’.

Moreover, in the year to March 2013 a government report stated there were 1,680 road deaths in the U.K., 10% down from 1,870 the year before, which averages out at nearly 5 a day.

This blog features some daredevil adrenalin sports featured on mainstream U.K. television, to balance the alternative culture featured in the previous Valentine’s Day blog, charismatically presented by Love, the mixed-up vole.

At the Greenygrey we don’t want anybody to be pushed over the edge by anything we write and post, although knowing human nature we think some of you might feel like doing something silly just to rebel against that! 

We also try and keep the humour within the best possible taste, as Kenny Everett once used to say, with his risque comedy.

We hope that ‘Posh Trotty’ doesn’t push us over the edge!

Speed with Guy Martin

In the first episode of Speed with Guy Martin Olympic athlete Laura Trott gave fitness advice to Guy Martin. Martin was surprised that Trott pushed herself to exhaustion in training every day.

English: Guy Martin preparing for a race at th...
English: Guy Martin preparing for a race at the Isle of Man TT (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just before the series was announced I’d seen Guy Martin for the first time in a documentary about the Isle of Man TT race, and liked his personality of psychopathic recklessness and independent rebelliousness.

It seemed to bear the hallmarks of good psychopathy traits described in a Channel Four Psychopathy Night, with many top sports people scoring high on the psychopathy scale; along with lots of other celebrities, politicians, businesspeople and bankers.

There are also many negative traits of course. But the good traits are generally that they will take risks, and push themselves to the limit, which can be good for competing in sports and careers, but not so good for the public if they overstep the mark in business and banking.

I’ve been putting off this blog so long, there’s just the fourth episode of Speed with Guy Martin available on Channel 4oD now.

Don’t Look Down 

free climbing
free climbing (Photo credit: Simon and Katrina McPherson)

There’s only two days left to watch Don’t Look Down on 4oD too. It focused on free climber James Kingston, who scales buildings and cranes to hang off them or walk across narrow surfaces, such as girders.

He also went out to the Ukraine, and climbed with Mustang, the most prominent climber in a bigger scene there. They said many climbers had fallen to their deaths in the Ukraine and Russia, where the craze began.

While there have been vertical-face free climbers hanging off mountains with one hand and tightrope walkers balancing above certain death for years, the everyday urban scenes of the free climbs featured in the documentary made them seem all the more hair-raising.

There were lots of great greenygrey scenes in the above documentaries, available from a Google search of their names.

Greenygreying is just a joke, so please don’t try outdoing them! Nobody and nothing at the Greenygrey would!! The greenygrey in the photos might look nice, but it won’t give you a soft landing!!!

Storyville. K2: The Killer Summit 

K2 from the north
K2 from the north (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was less greenygrey in a Storyville documentary about a couple of days in 2008 when fifteen climbers and guides were killed on K2, the world’s second highest peak after Everest, as a few climbing teams got peak fever near the top and tried to reach their goal when they didn’t really have time.

When interviewed, the surviving climbers stressed they all knew that if they went down near the top it meant almost certain death, and that they didn’t expect the others to stop climbing to launch a rescue mission.

It’s available on BBC iplayer until April.

Our Blog, Relaying Info, Your Choice

Guy Martin and James Kingston wouldn’t have had all their experiences and got on television if they didn’t risk their lives. They’ve survived so far.

Debbie Harry at the premiere of SqueezeBox! at...
Debbie Harry at the premiere of SqueezeBox! at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Debbie Harry and Taylor Momsen probably wouldn’t have had their success if they hadn’t taken risks.

Debbie Harry would probably have become more of an icon if she had died young and stayed at her peak prettiness, like her heroine Marilyn Monroe, but she’s still going strong, and we’re really glad she did survive.

Some of the K2 climbers survived and some died. All knew the risks and accepted what could happen.

Marc Latham has pushed himself quite hard and had some successes.

Cabooki controls the remote
Cabooki controls the remote (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

At the Greenygrey we hope we might inspire some people to succeed in some things, but don’t want to be responsible for anybody taking risks they don’t feel comfortable with.

We admire and respect the achievements of Martin and Kingston, Harry and Momsen, but also the people and animals who live day-to-day lives, bringing up families and packs, and battling illnesses and difficulties to survive.

Mainly we’re just relaying information that’s already out there on mainstream media.

Most don’t make it to the top in music, some don’t make it to the top in climbing, and many don’t make it down, or in better shape than when they started their journey.

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