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Muse Meteor Message? Did Space Rock Open Earth to Univeral Mind?

After declaring my last poem written and posted on this site a fortnight ago a bit of a muse-inspired stream of consciousness moment of inspired clarity, including the lines:

brain freeflowing
open to cosmos
like puddle to cloud
ocean and rain

and writing about UFOs/space a lot lately, I thought it was a coincidence when I saw a news story about a meteor streaking across the USA before landing in Vinales, Cuba – cover star location for the second of the greenYgrey trilogy: Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Meteor Day Before

Although I’m pretty sure I saw the meteor story after writing the poem, it happened the day before.

Thankfully, nobody was killed, or I wouldn’t bother writing about it, as I know some people will blame me, with a ‘kill the messenger’ philosophy – pagan (environmental) ones anyway!

Open to Space

While I don’t think there’s any connection really, my ‘romantic’ side thinks the meteor could have broken a hole in the Earth’s protective atmosphere the day before, opening the world up to space, and the universal mind – muse, with some of it landing in my brain, inspiring the poem?

It’s a possibility, although my rational side says it’s just a coincidence.

Fashion World Royalty Follows greenYgrey Rebranding

The fashion world loves the new greenYgrey rebranding so much that yellow is THE colour of the 2014 spring in the northern hemisphere. So much so, that the Duchess of Cambridge (Princess Kate / Catherine) is still wearing it Down Under in Oz, where Grey made its epic ramble, and where the season is now Australiumn.

Spring Fashion Report

Hi, it’s Stella Lagerwolf-Bruno, satirical comedy fashion correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Bruno and wolves. Yes, as MSN Lifestyle reported, ‘Yellow is the shade of the season, as worn by the Duchess of Cambridge and other high-profile women… Lupita Nyong’o (AKA fashion’s girl of the moment) and the Hollywood star Kate Hudson.’

fashion yellow

If you’d like to get fashionable following the dust sandy path of the royal Oz tour, we recommend Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps:

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Werewolf of Oz Major Stories and Singles

I hope you have now recovered from Australia Day and the final thrilling episode of the serialisation of undoubtedly the best ever werewolf virtually travels Australia to a Wizard of Oz theme satirical comedy travel quest.

Werewolf of Oz Chapter Themes 

Wizard of Oz
Wizard of Oz (Photo credit: cjzurcher)

If you followed the book closely on the blog, or have read the book in its complete form, you might have noticed that it consists of some single chapter stories and some told over several chapters.

Here’s a breakdown of the chapters. You have been reading the original idea thrilling story first virtual Oz expedition told in amazing detail as it happened in real fantasy time in the  Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Werewolf of Oz stories

1-4 singles

5-7 Bunbury

8-12 Latham

13-14 singles

15-16 Cervantes/Rock-It

17-18 singles – met Bonzo in 17

19-20 Meekatharra

21-30 singles – met Elle in 27

30-31 Great Gig in the Sky

32-33 Hugh

34-38 Rainbow Valley

39-40 singles

41-45 Adelaide timequake

46-53 Kangaroo Island – met Angry in 48

54-57 Sailing to Tasmania

58-59 Tazzy

60-63 Singles

64-69 Battle of Bass Strait

70-71 Port Fairy – met Cathy in 70

72-75 Singles

76-77 Holly Valance

78-80 Singles

81-93 Kerang-Kerrang 

94-95 Perishers

96-99 Smiggin Holes

100-111 singles

112-113 Swan Lake

114-122 singles

123-125 Boomerang Beach

126-128 Singles

129-136 Battle of Bri’s Bane

137-140 Emerald

141-142 Tasman Sea

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Werewolf of Oz Last Episode Ends Australia Day

As the sun sets on Australia Day
in Africa, Europe and the U.K.,
but is still shining bright
in Latin America, Canada and the U.S.A.
it’s time for the last episode in the serialisation of the satirical comedy classic travel quest epic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Werewolf of Oz Thrilling Conclusion 

tazzy
tazzy (Photo credit: :/)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Yes, that means you get to find out what the commotion out at sea that only Grey could see…
really was; as well as reading a couple more little literary nonsense poems and one more example of classic comedy wordplay.

I’m sure you can’t wait, so I’ll let you get on with your virtual rambling. Thanks for following the epic journey, and the book is still available from the links below it, with no plans to discount its price this year.

English: Wedgetail eagles - found in Central Q...
English: Wedgetail eagles – found in Central Queensland, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chapter 142.  The End: of the Werewolf of Oz Era

It was Tazzy! I squawked with joy before flying down to meet him; whereupon I changed back into a more recognisable werewolf form. We greeted before I asked him what he was doing here.

Tazzy said he often swam up this way; after all, it is the Tasman Sea.

I laughed, before exclaiming, ‘Of course!’ The last riddle of the ramble had been solved… as far as I was concerned. What about you?
I now felt free to return to the Greenygrey world.

Pret Dolphin-Friendly Tuna
Pret Dolphin-Friendly Tuna (Photo credit: Nico Macdonald)

Tazzy was continuing north, so I shapeshifted into a dolphin-friendly tuna and swam with him.

We swam side by side
until he dived beneath
to turn around
at top of Barrier Reef;
my original Oz
landmark brief;
we happily said goodbye
finality’s welcome relief.

I jumped out of the water and shapeshifted into a wedge-tailed eagle for the long flight back to a long awaited reunion with Green in the Greenygrey world.

Two years in the writing
sometimes flying, mostly hiking
Werewolf of Oz kept moving
experiencing, shapeshifting, grooving.

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Happy Australia Day from Greenygrey

It’s Australia Day in most of Australia now, with Perth and the west coast, where Grey’s werewolf Ozyssey all setoffee, set to join the rest of Oz in less than halfling a hobbit (half an hour in human time).

English: Madonna during The Virgin Tour of 1985.
English: Madonna during The Virgin Tour of 1985. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grey’s Australia Day Tribute Song

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We thought we’d get the Australia Day greenygrey festivities off to a musical start with Grey’s Oz version of Madonna’s Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, with lyrics adapted from the AZ Lyrics.com site.

Madonna has supported the Greenygrey in the past, as shown in the accompanying photo, which resident archaeological comedian Tony Loboinson has unearthed. He thinks it’s one of the earliest examples of the greenygreying fashion craze in pop culture.

Here’s Grey’s song for Australia:

Don’t Cry For Me Australia

So I chose freedom
Rambling around, trying everything new
And heaps impressed me
I never expected it to

Don’t cry for me Australia
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don’t keep your distance

And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world they were all I desired

They are illusions
They are not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

Don’t cry for me Australia

Have I said too much?
I know you’d rather be watching the bush telly
But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is bonzer.

Grey.

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Countdown to Australia Day Werewolf of Oz Finale

As many Australian place names seemed to fit well into the Wizard of Oz Werewolf of Oz theme, such as there being an Emerald at the end of the travel quest in Queensland, I just found out this morning that this year’s Australia Day is at the end of the week where we say goodbye to the WoO serialisation.

Australia Day Sunday 26th January 

Mist at Yellow Water billabong - Kakadu
Mist at Yellow Water billabong – Kakadu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Yes, I was alerted to the fact that it is Australia Day this Sunday, January 26th, by a Shooters sports bar advert.

I had already been thinking of dragging out Goodbye to WoO week as long as possible, and this gives me the perfect excuse.

So now you know, the final part of the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps serialisation will be this Sunday.

Werewolf of Oz Real Places 

The Dame Edna Treatment
The Dame Edna Treatment (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the style of Dame Edna, we like to think we’ve done our bit to put Australia on the map, but did your Aussie abode make it into the WoO.

The easiest way to check is by looking through these geographically divided place names that Grey visited on its epic Ozyssey. Here you go:

Western Australia

Mount Barker, Denmark, Green’s Pool, Walpole, Margaret Rivers, Bunbury, Rose Hotel, Koombanna Bay, Collie, Wellington National Park, Latham, Coorow, Coorow Road, Perth, Green Head Road, Grey Road, Grey, Cervantes, Brand Highway, Badginarra National Park, Cataby, Orange Springs, Moore River National Park, Beermullah, Banksia Grove, Joondalup, Swan River, Rottnest Island, Lancelin, Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Grey, Meekatharra, Newman, Karijini, Tom Price, Broome, Beagle Bay, Fitzroy Crossing, Kimberley.

Northern Territories

Nitmiluk, Kakadu, Kakadu National Park, Wildman River, Alligator River, Darwin, Humpty Doo, Alice Springs, Jabiru, Katherine, Manbulloo, Alice Springs, Uluru/Ayer’s Rock, Hugh, Rainbow Valley.

South Australia

Simpson Desert, Birdsville, Lake Eyre, Mount Dare, Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, Quorn, Whyalla, Adelaide, The Old Gum Tree, Kangaroo Island, Kingscote, Little Sahara, Flinders Chase National Park, Vivonne Bay, Robe.

Tasmania and Islands

King Island, Pearshape, Egg Lagoon, Currie, Sea Elephant, Surprise Bay, Bungaree, Disappointment Bay, Lavinia, Cowper Point, The Blowhole, Marrawah, Port Latta, Penguin, Cradle Mountain, Hobart, Tasman Bridge, Mount Wellington, Melton Mowbray, Great Lake, Arthur Lake, Central Plateau, Meander, Mole Creek, Sassafras, Beauty Point, Green Beach, Cape Barren Island, Bass Strait, Tin Kettle Island, Little Dog Island, Great Dog Island, Flinders Island, Sister Islands, Sister Islands Conservation Area.

Victoria

Port Fairy, Kirkstall, Hawkesdale, Simpson, Torquay, Geelong, Melbourne, Hamlyn Heights, Corio Bay, Geelong, Avalon, M1, Cocoroc, Hoppers Crossing, Niddrie, Sunbury, Riddells Creek, Castlemaine, Railway Hotel, Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk, California Gully, Terrick Terrick, Pyramid Hill, Kow Swamp, Wee Wee Rup, Kerang.

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory 

Perisher Valley, Snowy Mountains, Smiggin Holes, Berridale, Canberra, Cooma, Dairymans Plains, Badja State Forest, Dampier, Nerrigundah, Eurobodalla, Bodalla, Tasman Sea, South Coast Cheese, Potato Point, Bingie, Sydney, Mollymook, Ulladulla, Bendalong, Cudmirrah, Swan Lake, Jervis Bay, Vincentia, Huskisson, Moona Moona Creek, Wollongong, Shell Cove, Warilla, Warrawong, Wollongong, Battery Park, Wombarra, Scarborough, Cronulla, Coogee, Bronte, Bondi, Paddington, Bondi Beach, Spit Reserve, Spit Road, Harbour Bridge, Little Sirius Cove, Opera House, Mosman, Sydney Harbour Bridge National Park, Greycliffe House, Watsons Bay, Barangaroo, Goat Island, Darling Harbour, Sydney Aquarium, Curl Curl, Bongin Bongin Bay, Dee Why, Mona Vale, Dolphin Bay, Cheero Point, Little Wobby, Tuggerah Lake, Norah Head, Wommara Avenue, Kalaroo Road, Corrie Island Nature Reserve, Mungo Brush, Wind Woppa Reserve, Boomerang Beach, Elizabeth Beach, The Lakes Way, Green Point, Booti Booti National Park, Yahoo Island, Wallingat National Park, Tuncurry, Forster, Ocean Dreaming Rainforest Resort, Red Head, Crowdy Head, Port Macquarie, Hat Head, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Pacific Highway, Korora, Moonee Beach, Emerald Beach.

Queensland 

Chinchilla, The Gap, Mount Coot-Tha forest, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Woolloongabba, Cannon Hill, Emerald, Oakey, Dalby, Roma, Orion, Springsure, Deception Bay, Bramble Bay.

 

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Australia Neknominate and Boomerangit Crazes

While there is no doubt that the satirical comedy epic travel quest Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps has put Australia on the map for the outside world, is there any evidence of it leaving a lasting cultural impact on the land down under.

Australia Still Winning Cricket and Boomeranging

Insignia on the baggy green.
Insignia on the baggy green. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams with a satirical comedy sort of sports report. It seems that as long as the Australia cricket team are winning, the boomerang will continue, and having just won the one-day series, it looks as if the boomerang will continue for a little while more.

In fact, there is now a boomeranging kangaroo on the insignia of the baggy green, personified by Brian in the Werewolf of Oz.

It is surviving in Australia parallel with the more dangerous and unruly neknominate.

Boomeranging Rides Wave of Neknominating

Unfortunately, it is neknominate; which revolves around beer-drinking;  that is grabbing the headlines, such as in the Metro last Wednesday.

Fortunately, a surfer combined a beer-necking with the golden oldie craze greenygreying and a new development in boomeranging.

This meant that the first documented photo of a double one-armed twisting boomerang made it into the British media. Moreover, the surfer showed great skill to vary the boomeranging arms between the closed-armed boomerang seen above, and the open-armed boomerang below.

A new social media craze in which people are encouraged to film themselves skolling alcoholic drinks, including whole bottles of spirits  taken from www.facebook.com/neknominatevideos

(Picture: Metro via Facebook)

He is obviously an experienced boomeranger, so please don’t attempt this pose in your nearest sea.

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