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Sunday Paper of Comedy – Fantasy Blogs

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s been a (busy) week since the last Werewolf of Oz episode, so here’s another one. It’s quite a long episode, but there’s a punchline at the end, and lots of interesting and funny dialogue in the body of the blog.

This is a standalone episode, with little relevance for the main Werewolf of Oz plot, which reaches a totally thrilling conclusion tying together many of the threads from Grey’s epic journey. This is not one of them though.

However, this episode shows the growing relationship between Grey and Bonzo, while giving you the reader a light comedy break in this epic fantasy classic; the first solo(ish) expedition across Oz by Google maps, undertaken by our very own googler Grey. As you will see, Grey and Bonzo visit the Kakadu National Park, with the plot revolving around the city of Darwin and the town of Humpty Doo. Enjoy!

25.  HUMPTY DOO AND THE QUACK I do IN KAKADU

We departed Nitmiluk in the morning, warmly encased in our BOGOL jumpers. Bonzo said he felt limitlessly lucky, and there seemed no limits to our progress on the path, as we reached the Kakadu National Park in no time.

Sunset at the Doo
Sunset at the Doo (Photo credit: Rantz)

Nice Surprise at Alligator Wildman

Bonzo and I freshened up at the waterfall where the Wildman and Alligator rivers meet, as we didn’t fancy meeting the Wildman or Alligator on their own; our consensus theory was that they’d be too pre-occupied with each other at the waterfall to take any notice of us. 

We were just emerging from the water when an extraordinary looking creature arrived on the beach. Its head reminded me of my ol’ hero Scooby Doo, but it seemed to have an egg body like that of Humpty Dumpty.

It was accompanied by a duck that always seemed to be whistling.

Ready for the Quack I Do in Kakadu?

The duck approached us and whistled, ‘Hello, I am Dr. Darwin, a local whistler duck quack, and this is my friend, the Humpty Doo, who also lives nearby. We have ventured east to Kakadu hoping to discover new species. We thought you might be of some interest, but we have concluded that you are both old species. Although there hasn’t been a werewolf seen in these parts for many a century.’

English: A male northern brushtail possum in H...
English: A male northern brushtail possum in Humpty Doo, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I returned the greeting, and thanked them for their interest, before saying I’d never seen a Humpty Doo before. Dr. Darwin said Humpty was an interesting creature, and he wasn’t sure how he’d evolved; it was ongoing research, but his theory on the origin of species was that the Humpty Doo was descended from an English civil war rhyme and a Hollywood cartoon dog.

So maybe I was right. I was excited, and asked if it really believed this. For the first time it did not whistle its opinion; instead it did quack, ‘I do.’

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Notes

Darwin and Humpty Doo are Northern Territories towns.
Scooby Doo (cartoon dog).
Humpty Dumpty (English civil war nursery rhyme character).
Charles Darwin (19th century scientist, and his book: On The Origin of Species).

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Richard Dawkins is the Knowledge of 3-D Y

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang. Thanks to Stephen Wolfing and Greenygrey for presenting the first two parts of this 3-D Y tree trilogy. I’m glad to tell you that we have managed to acquire the knowledge for the last part of the 3-D greenYgrey equation. This puts us on the cutting edge of lexical nanotechnology, and our achievement is probably the alphabetic equivalent to splitting the atom.

The Knowledge 

After Debbie Harry was chosen as the human representative of greenYgrey 3-D Y Growth, and the Dalai Lama of Thought, we have chosen Richard Dawkins to represent Knowledge.

Richard Dawkins in this episode.
Richard Dawkins in this episode. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Darwin was another candidate, but we thought that Dawkins has acquired Darwin’s knowledge, and all the research that has been done since Darwin passed away.

Beautiful Minds Documentary 

Dawkins’s case was helped by a BBC Beautiful Minds documentary about him this week. The documentary explained that Darwin’s theory of evolution has been revised by evolutionary biologists over recent years, including  Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene.

Dawkins is of course an atheist, and the author of The God Delusion. We think that of the major religions, Buddhism seems the most in line with the knowledge we’ve acquired in our adventures in space and science, so choosing Dawkins’s knowledge alongside the Dalai Lama’s thought provides a science and spirit greenygrey balance above Debbie Harry’s growth.

A few years after Dawkins passes away, somebody else will become more knowledgeable than him, because they will have all the knowledge Dawkins had, plus whatever has been discovered since. And so it will go on…

That completes the greenYgrey 3-D Y tree of growth, thought and knowledge human representatives trilogy. We hope you have enjoyed it, and won’t ask Y?

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Meeting Darwin and Humpty Doo was a Classic Episode

Hi, it’s Grey. I’ve been editing the book again today, as usual, and it seems to be shaping up well for next week’s release. I’m not finding much I want to change any more. I was just reading about our time in the Kakadu park, and meeting whistler duck called Darwin, and the extraordinary creature known as a Humpty Doo; I told you about it before on the Werewolf of Oz. I didn’t know at the time that Darwin and Humpty Doo are both places in the Northern Territories. I thought you might like to see the finished version of that episode, which is chapter 25 in the book, so without further ado, here it is for you to view:

25.  HUMPTY DOO AND THE QUACK I DO IN KAKADU

We departed Nitmiluk in the morning, warmly encased in our BOGOL jumpers. Bonzo said he felt limitlessly lucky, and there were no limits to our progress on the path as we reached the Kakadu National Park in no time.

Nice Surprise at Alligator Wildman

Bonzo and I freshened up at the waterfall where the Wildman and Alligator rivers met, as we didn’t fancy meeting the Wildman or Alligator on their own; our consensus theory was that they’d be too pre-occupied with each other at the waterfall to take any notice of us.

We were just emerging from the water when an extraordinary looking creature arrived on the beach. Its head reminded me of my ol’ hero Scooby Doo, but it seemed to have an egg body like that of Humpty Dumpty.

It was accompanied by a duck that always seemed to be whistling.

Ready for the Quack I Do in Kakadu?

The duck approached us and whistled, ‘Hello, I am Dr. Darwin, a local whistler duck quack, and this is my friend, the Humpty Doo, who also lives nearby. We have ventured east to Kakadu hoping to discover new species. We thought you might be of some interest, but we have concluded that you are both old species. Although there hasn’t been a werewolf seen in these parts for many a century.’

I returned the greeting, and thanked them for their interest, before saying I’d never seen a Humpty Doo before. Dr. Darwin said Humpty was an interesting creature, and he wasn’t sure how he’d evolved; it was ongoing research, but his theory on the origin of species was that the Humpty Doo was descended from an English civil war rhyme and a Hollywood cartoon dog.

So maybe I was right. I was excited, and asked if it really believed this. For the first time it did not whistle its opinion; instead it did quack, ‘I do.’

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Notes

Darwin and Humpty Doo are Northern Territories towns.
Scooby Doo (cartoon dog).
Humpty Dumpty (English civil war nursery rhyme character).
Charles Darwin (19th century scientist, and his book: On The Origin of Species).
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