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Elle ‘The Body’ McPherson Aussie Icon Inspires Oz Character

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. I/we have decided to call ourselves I from now on, as I  feel at one after the enforced separation that inspired Grey’s classic comedy-fantasy, travel-quest, comedy-travel, fantasy-quest Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps epic. And I don’t want to keep confusing you with double meanings when we could just use one!

And I’m still a non-gender Greenygrey werewolf; the last of our kind as far as we know. I might have given the impression I was male yesterday; I must have been in a male mood. Anyway, enough flannel for today, as we’ve got lots to blog you this week, and this one has Werewolf of Oz written all over it. It’s still free to borrow on Kindle for Amazon Prime members by the way, as well as on sale at the lowest price we could choose.

So without further ado, here it is for you to view:

27.  FINDING ELLE ON THE HIGHWAY TO HELL 

Cover of "Highway to Hell (Dlx)"
Cover of Highway to Hell (Dlx)

 

Bonzo didn’t like the sound of that, not fancying hell anymore, and rushed off to buy another two jumpers. Once he was wearing them, he said, ‘They might bring more luck on the Highway to Hell, and anyway, it Ain’t No Fun Waiting Round To Be A Millionaire in a Dog Eat Dog world.’ He pulled his third jumper right up to his jaw, and I heard him whisper to it, ‘I’m Up To My Neck In You.’

We said our Nitmiluk goodbyes, and Bonzo pulled his jumper down far enough to show a big smile. I smiled back, before we headed out into the unknowns of the outback.

Meeting Elle in Outback Hell

Bat out of Hell a well-known album cover by Ri...
Bat out of Hell a well-known album cover by Richard Corben (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We left civilisation behind and headed into the outback. There was nothing but big wide open space ahead, and it all looked red; even the dust sandy path had an ochre coating. We travelled as fast as possible; like bats into hell.

I was beginning to question whether this could really be the correct direction for me to meet my destiny. It looked as if we were on the road to nowhere, and there was nothing of interest ahead.

That was until I saw a crouching human shape emerge out of the dust ahead. We stopped when we arrived in its proximity, and asked if we could be of assistance. It replied in a withering female voice that we should leave her, as she wasn’t worth bothering about.

’Ell of a Job Persuading Elle

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23:  Elle McPhers...
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 23: Elle McPherson (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Bonzo and I looked at each other, before discussing the matter. We quickly decided that we couldn’t leave her all alone in this harsh environment, and invited her along.

She refused at first, but Bonzo said we weren’t going to leave without her. After a few minutes thinking, she said she would, but only for our sakes; because she couldn’t slow us down any more than not starting.

We laughed, and welcomed her to our Ozyssey.

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Notes

Bat Out of Hell (Meatloaf song).
Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads song).
Elle McPherson (model).
AC/DC songs: Ain’t No Fun Waiting Round To Be A Millionaire, Dog Eat Dog, Up To My Neck In You.

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Bon Scott Dog Hero in Australian Wizard of Oz

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Further to our explanation about the significance of Grey meeting Bonzo in our last blog, it is of course the Wizard of Oz theme catching up with the Werewolf of Oz. In the Wizard of Oz Toto travelled with Dorothy from the start, but adaptations hardly ever mirror totally, and ours is no different (no, ours is not the greenygrey one below).

Dorothy and Toto prepare for their audience wi...
Dorothy and Toto prepare for their audience with the Wizard of Oz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the Werewolf of Oz Bonzo takes the part of Toto, and joins in chapter 17. And without further ado, here’s the moment for you to view:

17.  BONZO SCOTTIE ON THE HIGHWAY TO LANCELIN

I said adios to Don and Sancho in the morning, before heading up the highway. Not long after, I saw a ghostly dog apparition hitch-hiking.

Bonzo Scottie Joins the Ozyssey

Scottie Dog on the grass 2
Scottie Dog on the grass 2 (Photo credit: ST33VO)

I greeted it when I reached it.  It introduced himself as Bonzo Scottie, before asking if this was the Highway to Hell. I replied that I was a stranger in these parts, but didn’t think so; as far as I knew, it was the highway to Lancelin, which didn’t sound much like Hell. Poor Bonzo seemed upset, as if he had the Downpayment Blues. He said he thought he’d been stripped of his soul, and that he might find it in Hell, which ain’t supposed to be a bad place to be.

I said I thought searching for Hell should be the last resort, and I didn’t think it was up ahead, but he was quite welcome to Ride Onwith me.

Lancelin Western Australia
Lancelin Western Australia (Photo credit: Caro Embrey)

Yoko Ono of Lancelin

Bonzo agreed, and cheered up on the way to Lancelin; we seemed to reach it in no time. Upon arrival, we met a sea lion called Celia Ono, and she recommended the windsurfing, dune buggying and sandboarding that were very popular on the pristine beaches.

We didn’t need much arm-twisting, and had a fabulous afternoon and evening enjoying the beach sports. Celia had great balance, and I had to laugh when Bonzo exclaimed that the Girl’s got Rhythm.

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Notes

AC/DC songs: Highway to Hell, Downpayment Blues, Soul Stripper, Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be, Ride On, Girl’s got Rhythm.
Yoko Ono (artist and musician).

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