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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

Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.

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)

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Mirror Poem Reflection on Personal and Cultural Introspection

Since 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections was published Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has travelled Scandinavia for a Channel 4 documentary series. In the Denmark episode he interviewed Soren Malling, star of The Killing and Borgen, and asked him about the contrasting image of Denmark as the happiest country in the world and the dark side shown in Nordic Noir fiction. The episode is on YouTube: 

Romantic Poet to Shock Rocker 

Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013 August 1890
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013 (Photo credit: tango-)

The impression given by Malling and Fearnley-Whittingstall was that they thought it was healthy for a society to investigate and discuss the negative sides of their collective cultural psyche, and that it was probably their free press and open thought tradition that made Denmark one of the most free and progressive countries in the world.

Poetry also does this of course, including my human parallel, legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth. Yes, regular readers will probably have guessed that it’s the greenYgrey poetry correspondent, William Wolfsworth.

This search for truth and meaning is often done in music too, and one of the most innovative and legendary proponents of self-analysis and exposition is Alice Cooper.

Mirror Poem Reflection

Alice Does Alice album cover

So, after Marc Latham’s first poetry collection had bipolarity in the title, Alice Cooper’s greenYgrey Alice Does Alice album cover showing his two sides reflecting each other seemed a good topic for a Halloween Folding Mirror poem in October 2010.

It was first published on fmpoetry.wordpress.com, and then in 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections along with…

Reflection 14:

The mirror image of personality and humanity has been a regular theme in Folding Mirror poetry. Vincent Furnier‘s Alice Cooper alter-ego allows him to investigate and release his internal demons; demons that once sent him into alcoholism and a sanatorium.

Societies that have the freedom to analyse and criticise themselves, with a free press and human rights, should be healthier in the same way as Furnier is now, while societies that do not have the same reflection and release will probably grow more demonic.

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Women’s European Championships Round-Up: Germany v Norway Final

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, comedy satire sports correspondent at the Greenygrey with a not so funny round-up from the women’s European Championships (not reflecting a lack of humour in women). Congratulations to the Norway women, who qualified for Sunday’s European Championships final last night with a penalty-kicks win over the plucky Danes.

World War Two memorial.
Eidfjord war memorial

Eidfjord Norway Photos 

It is now left to the Norwegians to provide resistance to German domination of the competition.

Maybe they can take inspiration from the World War Two Norwegian resistance, who are remembered in one of Marc Latham’s Eidfjord photos from the t25y.wordpress.com website.

Not that the German women are like the World War Two German men who invaded Scandinavia. And a lot of them were just normal people really; just caught up in the whirlwind that had gripped their political system.

German Confidence Helps them Win 

Heidi Klum modeling at The Heart Truth Fashion...
Heidi Klum modeling at The Heart Truth Fashion Show 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Although the German women have dominated the competition by winning the last five championships, and seven of the last eight, with only a Norway victory interrupting the sequence, the Germans were under strength in this competition, with several players out injured.

So the Germans did well to defeat the Swedish hosts 1-0 in the other semi-final, with the occasion seeming to get to the Swedish players; along with a dubious refereeing decision disallowing their goal when they did get the ball in the German net.

To try and avoid a John Inverdalism, in the perilous territory of men reporting women’s sports, we have used a photo of German model Heidi Klum above, rather than any of the German women’s football team; that’s not to say there aren’t any ‘lookers’ on the German team, it’s just to avoid allegations of ‘sexism’ or ‘favouritism’.

We Love Scandinavian Women  

English: Map showing two of the common definit...
English: Map showing two of the common definitions of “Scandinavia”; a cultural, historical and ethno-linguistic region in northern Europe: the most common usage: the three monarchies; Denmark, Norway and Sweden an extended usage: including Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sweden has provided an excellent championships, with the crowd support reflecting their position as one of the top gender equality countries in the world.

Norway is just ahead of Sweden in the 2012 rankings (third and fourth), while Germany is surprisingly down in thirteenth. Iceland and Finland are the top two. Ireland and New Zealand are fifth and sixth, before the other Scandinavia country, Denmark.

The U.K. is down in 18th, surprisingly one place above Cuba, which I thought would be higher with their socialist system. Another surprise to me is that the U.S.A. is down in 22nd.

 

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Euro 2012: Germany set up Greenygrey Goalie Quarter-Final

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, sports correspondent @ Greenygrey News. The greenygrey news sure is coming in fast this week. Not long had the dust settled after Greece’s greenygrey goalie had helped them create a massive shock with a win over Russia that took them through to the quarter-final, than Germany‘s goalie Neuer ensured that Germany would meet them there, in what could be an all-greenygrey goalie final: if they stick with the greenygrey kits.

Germany beat Denmark to reach Euro 2012 Quarter-Final

While Germany were favourites against Denmark, and the Danes scored once in a 2-1 scoreline, the German goalie Neuer nevertheless did the greenygrey goalie kit proud.

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