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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

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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:

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The Match Part 1 (first half)

World Cup and Big Brother News For You

World Cup 2014 in Brazil is dominating the television screens in Blighty, but it’s not only Brazilian greenYgrey on offer, as British television studios, politicians and sets continue the British greenYgreying craze.

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, satirical comedy television correspondent inspired by Harry Hill. First of all, what a game that was last night between Netherlands and Spain. It was a truly classic game. Congratulations to the Dutch, and commiserations to the Spanish; the latter have enjoyed loads of success over the last decade, and may bounce back like they did from opening game defeat four years ago.

World Cup Match of the Day

The BBC’s Match of the Day studio has got into the Brazil World Cup spirit with a great greenYgrey studio layout.

Screenshot (16)Match of the Day studio

Rumour has it in the greenYgrey world that the BBC‘s current affairs comedy quiz show Have I Got News For You is looking for an eventual replacement for greenYgrey favourite Paul Merton in the greenYgrey world… although we like and respect Ian Hislop too. Perhaps that’s why they had an old-fashioned greenygreying politician photo on…

Screenshot (15)Have I Got News For You

Celebrity Big Brother

Greenygrey/greenYgrey historians, like Tony Loboinson, know the World Cup is not the only human event taking place now with an important place in Greenygrey/greenYgrey history.

Yes, avid greenYgreyliens and readers of the greenYgrey world biography will have guessed that it’s Celebrity Big Brother, after Greenygrey won Celebrity Big Brother Alpha Werewolf many moons ago.

Celebrity Big Brother is taking place in the Channel 5 world now, after moving from Channel 4, and has a great greenygrey set this year.

Satirical Comedy Blog: New Television Adverts

Warm weather in Blighty is increasing thirst, so Strongbow’s great greenYgrey advert must be hitting the target now. It includes all the best qualities of the new greenYgrey rebranding, with green and yellow nature in one half, and green and grey in the other.

New Adverts

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, satirical comedy television correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by Harry Hill. Please remember alcohol legal drinking ages, and drink in moderation.

English: Karrimor shoes
English: Karrimor shoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The new Karrimor advert also has a lot of great greenYgreyness, with street scenes mixing concrete and nature:

Rated People Adverts

Rated People have produced several adverts featuring different tradespeople, but all containing a good slice of old fashioned Greenygrey:

Plumber

Electrician

Painter

Which is your favourite?

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Posh Trotty Pushes Psycho Guy to Limits

The headline refers to the first episode of Speed with Guy MartinThe four-part series has featured the motorcycle rider trying to break speed records on land, water and in the air.

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, television correspondent at the Greenygrey in the erstwhile style of Harry Hill. I think the documentaries featured in this blog are just available in the U.K.

Some have age restrictions too, and parental guidance is probably advisable for some of the information relayed in this blog.

Sport and Recreation Balance

At the Greenygrey we try and balance our postings, and be responsible. We don’t want to lecture you, or give you the idea we’re trying to restrict you, but at the same time we don’t want to push you into behaviour that might get you into trouble.

English: Guy Martin - Pre-TT Classic
English: Guy Martin – Pre-TT Classic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Writing about rock and The Pretty Reckless might be criticised in some circles, but there is plenty of reckless living within mainstream society and sports, but it is deemed acceptable because it is ‘official’.

Moreover, in the year to March 2013 a government report stated there were 1,680 road deaths in the U.K., 10% down from 1,870 the year before, which averages out at nearly 5 a day.

This blog features some daredevil adrenalin sports featured on mainstream U.K. television, to balance the alternative culture featured in the previous Valentine’s Day blog, charismatically presented by Love, the mixed-up vole.

At the Greenygrey we don’t want anybody to be pushed over the edge by anything we write and post, although knowing human nature we think some of you might feel like doing something silly just to rebel against that! 

We also try and keep the humour within the best possible taste, as Kenny Everett once used to say, with his risque comedy.

We hope that ‘Posh Trotty’ doesn’t push us over the edge!

Speed with Guy Martin

In the first episode of Speed with Guy Martin Olympic athlete Laura Trott gave fitness advice to Guy Martin. Martin was surprised that Trott pushed herself to exhaustion in training every day.

English: Guy Martin preparing for a race at th...
English: Guy Martin preparing for a race at the Isle of Man TT (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just before the series was announced I’d seen Guy Martin for the first time in a documentary about the Isle of Man TT race, and liked his personality of psychopathic recklessness and independent rebelliousness.

It seemed to bear the hallmarks of good psychopathy traits described in a Channel Four Psychopathy Night, with many top sports people scoring high on the psychopathy scale; along with lots of other celebrities, politicians, businesspeople and bankers.

There are also many negative traits of course. But the good traits are generally that they will take risks, and push themselves to the limit, which can be good for competing in sports and careers, but not so good for the public if they overstep the mark in business and banking.

I’ve been putting off this blog so long, there’s just the fourth episode of Speed with Guy Martin available on Channel 4oD now.

Don’t Look Down 

free climbing
free climbing (Photo credit: Simon and Katrina McPherson)

There’s only two days left to watch Don’t Look Down on 4oD too. It focused on free climber James Kingston, who scales buildings and cranes to hang off them or walk across narrow surfaces, such as girders.

He also went out to the Ukraine, and climbed with Mustang, the most prominent climber in a bigger scene there. They said many climbers had fallen to their deaths in the Ukraine and Russia, where the craze began.

While there have been vertical-face free climbers hanging off mountains with one hand and tightrope walkers balancing above certain death for years, the everyday urban scenes of the free climbs featured in the documentary made them seem all the more hair-raising.

There were lots of great greenygrey scenes in the above documentaries, available from a Google search of their names.

Greenygreying is just a joke, so please don’t try outdoing them! Nobody and nothing at the Greenygrey would!! The greenygrey in the photos might look nice, but it won’t give you a soft landing!!!

Storyville. K2: The Killer Summit 

K2 from the north
K2 from the north (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was less greenygrey in a Storyville documentary about a couple of days in 2008 when fifteen climbers and guides were killed on K2, the world’s second highest peak after Everest, as a few climbing teams got peak fever near the top and tried to reach their goal when they didn’t really have time.

When interviewed, the surviving climbers stressed they all knew that if they went down near the top it meant almost certain death, and that they didn’t expect the others to stop climbing to launch a rescue mission.

It’s available on BBC iplayer until April.

Our Blog, Relaying Info, Your Choice

Guy Martin and James Kingston wouldn’t have had all their experiences and got on television if they didn’t risk their lives. They’ve survived so far.

Debbie Harry at the premiere of SqueezeBox! at...
Debbie Harry at the premiere of SqueezeBox! at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Debbie Harry and Taylor Momsen probably wouldn’t have had their success if they hadn’t taken risks.

Debbie Harry would probably have become more of an icon if she had died young and stayed at her peak prettiness, like her heroine Marilyn Monroe, but she’s still going strong, and we’re really glad she did survive.

Some of the K2 climbers survived and some died. All knew the risks and accepted what could happen.

Marc Latham has pushed himself quite hard and had some successes.

Cabooki controls the remote
Cabooki controls the remote (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

At the Greenygrey we hope we might inspire some people to succeed in some things, but don’t want to be responsible for anybody taking risks they don’t feel comfortable with.

We admire and respect the achievements of Martin and Kingston, Harry and Momsen, but also the people and animals who live day-to-day lives, bringing up families and packs, and battling illnesses and difficulties to survive.

Mainly we’re just relaying information that’s already out there on mainstream media.

Most don’t make it to the top in music, some don’t make it to the top in climbing, and many don’t make it down, or in better shape than when they started their journey.

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Birds of a Feather Fifty Shades of Grey

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, satirical comedy television correspondent in the style of erstwhile Harry Hill.

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Greenygrey decided to avoid the 50 Shades of Grey furore a couple of years ago, although Grey was in the middle of its epic Australian Ozyssey when it was published in June 2011 (as seen on the australiatraveller website), as we consider ourselves a family (of werewolves) site.

However, when the returned British sitcom Birds of a Feather‘s first series episode turned Fifty Shades of Grey to Sixty Shades of Green, written by a rebranded Foxywe thought we had to mention it.

60 shades of green

I only watched the first episode for old time’s sake, having quite enjoyed the original series. I haven’t watched any other episodes since.

I thought the comedy was okay, but not as original as that found in Grey’s Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps… but I am biased of course!

Fifty-Five Shades of Greenygrey?

Putting 50 Shades of Grey and 60 Shades of Green together would make 110 Shades of Greenygrey, although a better title would probably be made from going to the middle of 50 and 60 to create Fifty-Five Shades of Greenygrey.

English: Birds of a feather etc Not sure what ...
English: Birds of a feather etc  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The double 5 if using numbers, or F if using letters, would also be in line with the double G of greenygrey; and F is of course only one letter before G.

Not that there’s any relevance to anything, if you’d forgotten the satirical introduction!

We have no plans to write such a book though.

Birds of  a Feather is available on the ITV website, but just in the U.K. I think. The first episode is available for just over a day from now.

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Christmas Television Highlights on BBC

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill with a round-up of the best greenygrey television highlights from the BBC over the festive period. First of all, it’s great to see my human parallel, Harry Hill, now has a movie out.

Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale film had a continuous stream of great greenygrey scenery, as well as a twins ghost theme. It was described by Metro T.V. critic Keith Watson as ‘beautiful nonsense’ and ‘beautifully mounted’.

Here’s just a few examples of its greenygrey versatile ubiquity, showing outdoors, wardrobe and indoors from just over a minute of the film (24.47 to 25.56).

It was mostly filmed in Yorkshire, and is available to start watching on BBC iplayer before 23.00 GMT tonight (Monday 6th):

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Sherlock

Sherlock made a welcome return to the screen, and set its first of a trilogy finale in a greenygrey London Underground carriage:

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It’s available to watch with BBC iplayer access until January 19th.

Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe 2013

Charlie Brooker’s 2013 Wipe last night started with a collage of famous people turned greenygrey. Here’s the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Andy Murray:

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It’s available to watch with BBC iplayer access until next Sunday, January 12th, 2014.

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This Week Tops Top Twitter Trending This Week

Andrew Neil seemed chuffed that his political review, comment and debate television show This Week became the most trending on Twitter last week. This week This Week has gone one better, by getting onto the Greenygrey.

This Week Political Sense

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, satirical comedy television correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by Harry Hill‘s old TV Burp show (we hope we’ve filled the gap left by Burp‘s bidding farewell).

We’ve been long-time viewers of This Week at the Greenygrey, valuing Andrew Neil and the show’s greenYgreyish congratulation and criticism of politicians and political life either side of asking Y and analYsis.

This Week Greenygrey Boomeranging

So we were delighted that Andrew Neil and his political experts, Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson (we liked the show just as much before Diane Abbott left to focus more on politics), celebrated their Twitter triumph with some joyous boomeranging.

Andrew Neil’s boomeranging made the BBC iplayer cover shot, as seen in this photo also featuring singer guest Kate Nash:

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Moreover, Portillo and Johnson combined boomeranging with greenygreying. They chose to do it in reverse greenygreying positions:

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We’re chuffed that greenygreying and boomeranging are being enjoyed on the best political chat show we know. And yes, we would like a mention on This Week… and you to tweet us!

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