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Thrilling Comedy-Satire Cliffhanger in Book Covers Case

Hi, it’s G.G. Howling, literary correspondent at the Greenygrey. While my favourite greenygrey book covers of recent history are Marc Latham’s 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections, and Grey’s Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps Andy Wolfhol and Baron Wolfman of the Greenygrey Metro arts department advised me that there are some other great greenygrey book covers out there.

Green and Grey Book Covers

I didn’t know if I could trust them really, as arty werewolf types seem to see things differently to us ordinary werewolves; like in the human world, where David Hockney could see lots of colours in a landscape where I could only see greenygrey.

Wolfhol and Wolfman suggested I check out the Guinness Book of Records 2013, so I did. I was delighted to discover that it could have achieved a world record for the swirliest greenygrey cover ever.

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Next, I was sent on the trail of Lemony Snicket: All the Wrong Questions, and it didn’t take long to work out that it was another greenygrey cover.

I seemed to be on a roll, and felt something like happy, but then I checked out their next suggestion, Something Like Happy. Although the water and writing looked greenygrey at first, on closer inspection I decided that the writing was more yellow than green.

The book cover had not reached the greenygrey quality control standard. I had to unfortunately conclude that it was a red herring… maybe that was what the bird was after?

However, just as I thought that was the end of the greenygrey trail, there was a tension-building thrilling twist to end this comedy-satire blog.

Recollecting all the book covers in this record case, I realised I’d been asking All the Wrong Questions. So I was more than something like happy to overhaul my previous Sherlockian elementary deduction when I found The Overhaul, and saw it wasn’t a red herring after all(continued after the image…)

 

It was a greenygrey boat.

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Simpsons Sojourn in Simpson Desert for Werewolf of Ozzers

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, and it’s time for another day… of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps. Yep, as promised, we’ve doubled your dose of almost certainly the greatest veggie werewolf travels Australia by Google maps to the Wizard of Oz theme with characters inspired by Bon Scott, Elle McPherson, Angry Anderson, Cathy Freeman and Moby.

South Australia via Rainbow Valley

Anyway, I digress. Yes, after the Rainbow Valley proved difficult to escape, taking several chapters/episodes, but hopefully providing a good story and a few laughs as Grey looked back on it to create this story and have a few laughs…

In the end, our intrepid trio-traveller
finally emerged into South Australia
with the help of Rock Wally B
and some rapid poetry.

And here’s what happened next:

39.  SOUTH AUSTRALIA IN THE BACK OF A TRAILER 

It did indeed do its magic, and we soon found ourselves on the edge of the Rainbow Valley, with normal colour resumed outside.

Understanding the Full Spectrum

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rainbow-rising (Photo credit: zentolos)

 

We were met by Homer and Marge; welcoming us to the Simpson Desert. I looked back at the valley one last time, and it was nice to see a Rainbow Rising again.

It had been a great experience to be amongst all the colours and creatures for an extended period of time, and I thought I now had a deeper appreciation and understanding of the whole spectrum.

Simpson Desert, South Australia

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Simpson Desert (Photo credit: Jalbarragup Artworks)

Homer was driving a jeep, and Marge was in front with him, so we all jumped in the back. They hadn’t brought the kids, so there was plenty of room. It was probably a good job they hadn’t brought Santa’s Little Helper, as Bonzo of course thinks it’s a Dog Eat Dog world.

I thought it might be troublesome crossing the Simpson Desert with the Simpsons; but we travelled from delightful Birdsville, to challenging Mount Dare, without any problems.

The Simpsons arranged for some friends to pick us up at Mount Dare, and they were there with their trailer when we arrived.

English: Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fulig...
English: Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) resting Glen Forrest, Western Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After introductions, we thanked the Simpsons and bade them farewell, before jumping in the back of the trailer. I really bonded with Wesgrey, a Western grey kangaroo; Elle got on well with Jane, a Lake Eyre dragon; and Bonzo had a dog’s life with a barking owl called Barkatowt.

I had a good chat with Wesgrey about kangaroo mythology. He said their creation myth told of their escape from the Grapes of Rolf, and how they lived their lives fearing the return of Rolf.

Notes 

Homer and Marge Simpson (cartoon couple, and their dog, Santa’s Little Helper).
Rainbow album (Rainbow Rising).
Jane Eyre
(novel by Charlotte Bronte).
Rolf Harris had a big hit in 1957 with an adaptation of an old Aussie folk song: Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport.
The Grapes of Wrath is a 1939 John Steinbeck novel about the American Great Depression.

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