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New York Storm Protection New Designs

New York is set to enjoy a beautiful weather weekend, but is prone to suffering from hurricanes in the summer and fall/autumn. Now, the city has innovated lots of new ideas and designs to help cope with the destructive storms, and I’m delighted to say that all twelve reported by David Nield in an MSN article had elements of the greenYgrey elements in them.

New York Storm Protection

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, intrepid satirical comedy newshound at the greenYgrey inspired by CNN legend Wolf Blitzer.

A lot of the grey in the images could of course be considered positive or negative, with the weather natural or destructive, and the concrete protective or destructive. Moreover, the yellow in the images isn’t usually in line with the yellow promotion in the greenYgrey trying to bring a bright new sunny image.

As there’s twelve images on the MSN site, I thought six of the best would be a suitable number to import into the greenYgrey world, because six is half of twelve. Here they are:

new york storm scape6 new york storm scape7 new york storm scape new york storm scape2 new york storm scape4 new york storm scape5
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Starbucks Chasing Coffee Lover Achieves Perfect gYgboo

We love a modicum of multitasking at the greenYgrey, and a story by Daniel Binns in Monday’s Metro had the greenYgrey lot.

Starbucks World Traveller

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, intrepid satirical comedy news hound at the greenYgrey inspired by CNN legend Wolf Blitzer.

The Metro article told how coffee-loving Rafael Antonio Lozano Jr had spent over £100, 000 (U.S. $150,000) visiting over 11,000 Starbucks. His original ambition was to visit all Starbucks, when they only had 1,500 branches.

While the story is amazing, and as a coffee-loving world traveller myself I admire Rafael’s ambition, it was the photo that totally intrigued me.

Coffee fanatic tries to visit every Starbucks in the world. Fails.

greenYgrey Boomeranging: the gYgboo

Yes, Rafael has been supplementing his Starbucks search with a lotta greenYgrey boomeranging on the side.

While he may never achieve his ambition to visit all Starbucks because so many are opening all the time, he has achieved the complete greenYgrey boomerang.

Rafael achieved the perfect  gYgboo by wearing a grey shirt under the green Starbucks sign in sunshine.

The computer programmer might have been showboating with that shop, because under the obvious upper level there’s another greenYgrey layer, with the outside of the shop having a green and grey look, and yellow lighting inside.

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Kamchatka Mysteria Just Gets Eerier

In yesterday’s blog we wrote how our XaW Files search for our Andy Wolfhol had reached Kamchatka a few months after Kamchatka the band released their fifth album, called The Search Goes On.

English: Kamchatka River in Kamchatka, Russia
English: Kamchatka River in Kamchatka, Russia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

X Files Style Mystery

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, intrepid investigative newshound at the satirical comedy Greenygrey News (GNN) inspired by Wolf Blitzer in the CNN world.

The X Files style mystery deepened upon further investigation into Kamchatka the Swedish rock band, as their fourth album’s cover looks as if it foresaw the greenYgrey rebranding that was recently revealed.

The album cover features three totem poles, as the greenYgrey became three colours, and the three colours of the greenYgrey are all there: green, yellow and grey.

Kamchatka- Bury Your Roots
Kamchatka- Bury Your Roots

The Greenygrey Alibi

Suspicion for the greenYgrey cover entering the human world might fall on the greenYgrey in the human world.

Link for Amazon book and kindle.
Link for Amazon book and kindle.

However, the Greenygrey world was divided in 2011, with Grey spending it all exiled Down Under in a story documented in the legendary Werewolf of Oz epic virtual ramble across all the regions of Australia. It started 2011 in the Northern Territories, and ended the year in N.S.W. Meanwhile, Green was fighting for freedom in Blighty.

In fact, I found the fingerprints of a werehippo rather than a werewolf when I followed the clues trail to Wikipedia, as the cover art layout and design of Bury Your Roots (2011) is credited to Hippograffix.

Significance of Three to the Mystery

Investigating all the Kamchatka albums I made the elementary induction that there are three members of the band, and there are three individual subjects or objects on all of their five album covers.

So the three has been a consistent symbol for Kamchatka albums, with that significance most likely explained by the band consisting of three: Roger Öjersson – lead vocals & bass, Thomas “Juneor” Andersson – lead vocals & guitar and Tobias Strandvik – drums.

Colours of the greenYgrey

Kamchatka (album)
Kamchatka (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The five Kamchatka albums have a variety of colours. The first featured three birds in an orangeyred sky; the second had three octopuses in a blueygrey sea; the third had three balloons in a yellowygrey sky and the fifth has three divers in a blueygrey sea.

Moreover, there are other colours featured on the album covers which could also claim significance.

However, as the X Files usually had a little feature still unexplained at the end of each episode, the only album to be mostly greenYgrey was the one released around the time the greenYgrey rebranding was gathering pace.

Moreover, the greenYgrey rebranding had been finalised before the fifth Kamchatka album had been released.

Scullymulder used to think the truth is out there. Kamchatka are still searching, and so is the Greenygrey… in Kamchatka.

Here’s Kamchatka in some old style Greenygrey action:

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Google UK went Greenygrey some Day

As a new Greenygrey’s ramble by Google Maps gets under way, I’m delighted to say that Google UK has a great greenYgrey logo.

I didn’t say great new greenygrey logo as I’m not sure how long it’s been there; I only know when I noticed.

Google Logo

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer with a Greenygrey News (GGN) satirical comedy newsflash, inspired by Wolf Blitzer on CNN.

Of course, I’ve always noticed Google has two Gs, like the Greenygrey, but I only just realised it has a greenygrey green l and grey UK in this logo:

 

Moreover, remembering the recent greenYgrey rebranding (as I just did!), there is also a yellow middle courtesy of the o.

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Superbrands Survey and Cartoon Commuter Art

There’s good and bad news in the Greenygrey world today. Maybe combined together, they suggest that the Greenygrey is still one of the people and wolves, and not yet a super brand.

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, GGN (Greenygrey News) comedy satire correspondent in the style of Wolf Blitzer in the CNN world.

Superbrands Survey

In the U.S., the book is called America's Grea...
In the U.S., the book is called America’s Greatest Brands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First the bad news. Paul Keogh recently reported the latest Superbrands UK survey of the most popular brands in the Metro

The Greenygrey was unfortunately not in the top 20. Looking on the bright side, we could have been number 21; we just don’t know!

Perhaps like the phrase always the bridesmaid and not the bride, our Werewolf of Oz and 242 Mirror Poems books did help Google reach number 7 and Amazon.co.uk number 13 in the Consumer Superbrands 2014.

Maybe we’ll be the bride next year, or even the Cinderella Werewolf, like the story of the boxer Ray Bradbury told in Cinderella Man!

Passing Public Transport Time 

How To Pass Time On  A Train

And now for the good news. Sharon Marris reported in the Metro last month that the artist Joe Butcher, a.k.a. October Jones, passes his time on public transport by drawing cartoon characters on paper and superimposing them on other commuters… and their seats!

The Greenygrey got in the story (photos below) thanks to some lovely seating (arm rest in the second), drawing and jacket-wearing. Moreover, our Mickey Mouse made the top photo.

Drawing Cartoon Characters

While it was great news to feature in the cartoons and story we’d have preferred to be paired with Wile E. Coyote (above), Sylvester, Tom and Jerry, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe Le Pew, Yosemite Sam, Muttley, Hong Kong Phooey, Woody Woodpecker, Top Cat, Scooby Doo or Daffy Duck.

In the first photo Mickey looks happyish to be paired with Greenygrey, but in the second The Incredible Hulk doesn’t look so happy… but green is his angry colour, so at least he’s not ripping up the carriage!

Animator turns commute into a world of cartoon fun 

 

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No More Blue-Sky Banking: Lloyds Bank Rebrands to Greenygrey

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, with a Greenygrey News (GGN) newsflash, satirical comedy in the style of Wolf Blitzer on CNN. Lloyds bank used to have a blue-sky logo and brand, but after the banking crash it seems to have rebranded to a more realistic greenygrey logo brand.

Lloyds Bank Blue Sky Logo

Until last September the old Lloyds bank logo used to feature a black horse in front of a greenyblue background, as shown in this image:

Lloyds Bank Greenygrey Logo

Perhaps in an effort to provide a more reassuring and trustworthy image after the banking crash, Lloyds bank has now gone greenygrey:

The Greenygrey was not involved in the rebranding. It was done by Rufus Leonard, RKRC/Y&R, Proximity and MEC according to the drum.com website.

Moments that Matter

The website also contained the Lloyds advert for the marketing campaign, which is also available on YouTube, and is copied below (notice the greenygrey cover and the double letter strapline, althought its MM rather than GG!):

We hope that Lloyds lives up to the greenygrey brand.

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Kate Humble By Nature, Greenygrey by Design

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer with a Greenygrey News (GGN) newsflash, in the style of Wolf Blitzer on CNN. For readers tuning in hoping for the first weekly episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps, as we reach that midweek time of the week, we had hoped to bring it to you this morning, but this great greenygreying story took precedence. We hope to bring it to you tomorrow.

Kate Humble By Nature

In front of a great greenygrey backdrop Kate Humble talked about her fascinating sounding new book Humble By Nature and doing lots of good nature and charity deeds in Britain and around the world in a great greenygrey top.

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Humble By Nature Farm

Being the intrepid newshound you all know and love, I looked for a link to Kate Humble’s book, and found the website for the Humble By Nature farm Kate runs with her even more humble husband Ludo Graham.

I think the coolly named sounding game Ludo is even more humble than Kate, as it is only Kate on the website header; but she no doubt looks more photogenic, being a nice looking female… in greenygrey:

humble-by-nature-main-image

Charlie Stayt Greenygreying

Charlie Stayt showed that greenygrey fashion is unisex, and looks good casual or formal, by mirroring Kate on the other sofa wearing a smart dark grey suit and olive green tie.

Charlie

Susanna Reid didn’t get into the greenygreying spirit this morning to provide a greenygreying hat-trick, but perhaps a double is more apt for the Greenygrey.

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