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England Win Ashes Cricket, Li Na New Year Humour

We hope that Birds of a Feather fans weren’t offended that Harry hypothesised that Grey’s Werewolf of Oz humour was better than the sitcom starring three women.

Birds of a Feather Writers

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams with a sports round-up… greenygrey style.

Yes, we thought we’d better check who the Birds of a Feather writers are, and were quite relieved to find it’s three men.

So Harry wasn’t saying women can’t be funny in yesterday’s blog. And today I have evidence of a funny woman… although she’s Chinese. Happy Chinese New Year!

Li Na New Year Humour

The direct humour of China’s Li Na, avoiding mock humbleness and grovelling thanks,  although genuine humbleness and heartfelt thanks is nice, is more in line with the Greenygrey’s, as shown in her acceptance speech after winning the Australian Open last week:

It was described as the universally accepted best acceptance speech ever on Yahoo. Even the BBC commentator seemed to like it, although it would probably have been derided in the British media if made by a lower class British woman.

And would a British woman dare make such a speech, after being brainwashed with class, sexism, capitalism and religion from an early age.

Okay, Li Na did thank her agent for making her rich, which is pretty capitalist, and I’m not saying Chinese society is perfect. From the little I know about the modern China, it seems way behind the U.K. and Europe on animal welfare and the environment, although does well with pandas; and human rights often seem ignored too.

However, on gender equality it and other socialist heritage societies, such as in Scandinavia and eastern Europe, seem miles ahead.

England and Wales Women Win Ashes

England and Wales’s women’s cricket team did show the men how to do it though, when they beat the Aussies to win the women’s Ashes.

English: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Español: ...
English: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Español: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They sealed the win in Hobart, Tasmania, where the Werewolf of Ozzers were of course chased by the Tasmanian Tigers, which sometimes looked like Tasmania‘s cricket team and other times like Tasmania’s extinct animal, after Bart Simpson‘s practical joke provoked the Tigers.

I think you’ve been very lucky to have read this quite funny blog for free, but genuine thanks for reading it too; I know there’s a lot of other things to read and do on the web.

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Pious Poetry Precedes Pietry in ‘mania’s Melton Mowbray

One line’s text disappears
when I click delete
and the next seems to jump
to a rhythmic beat
joining other words in ver… tical… dict
poetic justice complete.

Poetry Explanation before Cheesy Temptation 

Melton Mowbray Hotel, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania
Melton Mowbray Hotel, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania (Photo credit: lokulin)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, with the latest episode of Grey’s greatest solo adventure: Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google MapsI just deleted some text listening to Pete Tong‘s Essential Selection Miami Special, and the poetic words above seemed to jump into my mind and dance around.

I’ve got rid of them now, so here’s the next episode, which sees the quackers quartet reach Tasmania‘s Melton Mowbray, which reminded Grey of the town of the same name in Blighty.

61.  BEYOND THE LAND OF CHEESE, WOLFRAM IS KING 

We thanked the horses for the lift, and raced north. I didn’t know it at the time, but Hobart turned out to be the most southerly point of my Ozyssey.

Melton Mowbray is Cheesy Delicious 

Tarte aux épinards et fromage, spinach and che...
spinach and cheese pie (Photo credit: HatM)

We reached Melton Mowbray in time for dinner/supper, and saw a sign advertising The Scrumptioust Salubrious Surprise Supper Pie in South Oz. We agreed it looked too good to miss, so we called into the food emporium advertising it.

The surprise turned out to be that there was only cheese included in the pie. It was still delicious, but we couldn’t help thinking the advertising had been somewhat cheesy.

Wolfram powder

King Wolfram is a Grey Tonic 

The dust sandy path took on a greyish appearance after Melton Mowbray. Angry told us it was because Wolfram was king here.

I thought it must be nonsense, and was shocked that something grey and wolfish could be king. Shock later turned to flabbergastation when I saw a piece of wolfram. Not only was it grey, but it also looked greeny in sunlight.

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Notes 

The Melton Mowbray in England is famous for food.
Central Tasmania has many wolfram (tungsten) mines.

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Bart Simpson Stars in Hobart, Australia Episode

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s about time for the first episode of the week for Grey’s classic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps comedy-fantasy epic.

After spending a week that just flew by in Taz-mania, the quackers quartet travelled to Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, where Grey met an old friend. Can you guess who?

60.  HO BART IN HOBART IS NO ART

‘Ho Bart! How’s it going dude, haven’t seen you for yonks; not since back in Springfield on the original ramble.’

Bart’s Enjoying Hobart

Bart Simpson
Bart Simpson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We’d just arrived in Hobart, and I’d bumped into an old buddy of mine from the original epic Greenygrey ramble. As you know, we’d met up with his parents back in the Simpson Desert, but Bart hadn’t been there.

Bart said he’d turned over a new leaf in Hobart, and was doing much better than on his family’s visit to Australia; when he caused a diplomatic incident that ended up on television.

He said his parents told him about our meeting in the desert, and that they’d enjoyed our reunion.

I was introducing him to the others when he fired off a catapult at the Tasmanian Tigers, before throwing the catapult to me. I caught it instinctively; just as Bart told the Tigers I did it. Bart then ran off. I was left standing there with the catapult, not knowing what to do.

The current Tigers logo as adopted in 1995–96.
The current Tigers logo as adopted in 1995–96. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My mind was made up a few seconds later when the Tassie Tigers started running toward us. I legged it in the opposite direction, along with the others.

We were soon across the Tasman Bridge and scaling Mount Wellington.

Wild Horses and Tassie Tigers

There were wild horses on the peak, and Angry suggested we jump on and ride like the wind. I thought it was a good use of his mind. We rounded up four horses, and set off just in time, with the Tassie Tigers hot on our hooves.

The Tigers gave up the chase as we pulled away, letting out one last roar before disappearing back into extinction.

tasmanian tiger
tasmanian tiger (Photo credit: twesener)

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Notes 

yonks – slang for a long time.
Bart Simpson (the son in the Simpsons cartoon family).
Tasmanian Tigers (surviving cricket team and extinct animal).

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WWF Earth Hour, Woodland Trust and Werewolf of Oz

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Thanks to ‘Werewolfie’ for the last couple of blogs and starting the sporting year with a Spanish double; and congratulations to all involved with the Team GG successes.

WWF Earth Hour Off and On

centre
centre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you enjoy WWF’s Earth Hour last night. We celebrated it at 23.30 GGT (Greenygrey Time), after forgetting about it at 20.30 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Yes, we turned the lights out an hour earlier than usual, which as you will no doubt know by now, was not down to just one simple reason in the Greenygrey world.

It was partly through feeling quite tired, partly through a little guilt about missing the official Earth Hour, and partly because there were no football highlights from the top two English leagues due to it being an international weekend.

Looking on the positive side, I think that by turning the lights out an hour earlier and keeping them off we probably saved more electricity than turning them off for an hour and then back on; although Earth Hour is of course mostly symbolic.

Woodland Trust Offsetting Book Sales 

Woodland Trust
Woodland Trust (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WWF’s Earth Hour also reminded us to offset our book sales with a donation to the Woodland Trust before the end of the tax year, as promised in last year’s blog.

Talking of books, it is of course time for the second Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps episode of the week. And it’s another all literary nonsense poetry post, as Grey tried to sum up Taz in a whiz.

Whereas the previous poem had a Fawlty Towers Taz angle, this one is all Tazzy. Here it is:

59.  IS TAZ-MANIA TAZORED TASMANIA?

Taz-mania in Seven Days for Ya

For one week we tasted Tazzy
from the basic to the snazzy
we met Taz’s funtastic family
Hugh, Jean, Jake and Molly
Constance Koala kept us clean
and Dog the Turtle busy as a bean
Didgeri Dingo wasn’t as much fun
and Willie Wombat has a lot to learn
but when it came time for us to leave
Taz had another surprise up his sleeve
presenting us with a ticket to Hobart
which gave our journey a great start.

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Notes 

Tazzy characters (Hugh, Jean, Jake, Molly, Constance Koala, Dog the Turtle, Didgeri Dingo, Willie Wombat).
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werewolf of oz book cover

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