Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend, and think that if there’s one thing the dog-end of a good weekend needs, it’s a Werewolf of Oz episode.
In this thrilling episode, Grey and Bonzo; who you might have noticed are travelling, not only like Dorothy and Toto from the Wizard of Oz, but also like Gilgamesh and Enkidu, and Kerouac and Cassady, if you read our recent blog and Marc Latham’s latest post on fmpoetry; eat up the Oz google map miles by visiting Nitmiluk, having crossed the state border from Western Australia to the Northern Territories.
We love a bargain at the Greenygrey, so the BOGOF (buy one get one free) offers have a special place in our minds… but have since been downgraded after the arrival of ‘buy one get two free’ and ‘better than half price’ offers.
So without further ado, here’s the first story of what is really Chapter Two:
24. BOGOL IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
Kimberley showed us the way through her land, and took us to the edge of the Northern Territory. We thanked her and bade her farewell, before going farther into the outback.
Kermy’s Kermits Copy Herman’s Hermits
We grabbed a few hours sleep in the late morning, before running with the road trains in the early afternoon. We reached Nitmiluk at tea-time. There were rollicking rhapsodies emitting from a tavern in the middle of town called The One More Before I Croak, so we thought we’d enter for a drink or three.
It turned out to be a wise decision, because a frog fivesome Herman’s Hermits copy band called Kermy’s Kermits were belting out classic croak n’ roll tunes on stage.
Knit Me Luck in Nitmiluk
It started to get chilly in the evening, so we went shopping for extra clothing. It didn’t take long to find a cheap sheep shop. Moreover, it had a buy one knitted jumper and get one knitted for luck offer. It sounded like an interesting variation on the BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) theme: more BOGOL. It seemed ideal for me and Bonzo to get one each.
So we did indeed partake in the offer, and Bonzo had a jumper knitted for luck by a serenely sleepy sheep called Siddharta.
Kermit the Frog (Muppets character).
Herman’s Hermits (1960s band).
Siddharta (the original Buddha).