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‘Ata Alien’ Mystery Solved? Four New Genetic Mutations Found

The Independent via MSN  reports today that the Atacama body mystery featured in my Valentine’s Day poetry has been solved after research, and it has been proved human.

However, they report ‘The investigation also revealed four genetic mutations presumed to be involved with bone diseases, all of which were previously unknown to science.’

I don’t know that much about it, but could that leave the door open to it being a hybrid? Especially as I read in another article on MSN, about humans, that:

‘Humans are among the least genetically diverse species, mostly because we probably descended from a small group of early humans who lived in East Africa. Population geneticists describe genetic diversity with a measure called “effective population size.” Basically, effective population size is how many people you would need to reproduce the genetic diversity of our full population. For humans, this number is really low and hovers around 15,000 individuals. It is kind of crazy when you consider that actual population size is 7 billion. If compared to mice, some species of them have an effective population size of 733,000.’

So, putting the two articles together with a quick wrIus (writer-genius, wri-ius blending) connection it seems amazing that four new mutations were found in one ‘human’ if we are ‘among the least genetically diverse species.’

Talking of amazing I noticed a new wrIus blending in the fourth paragraph of the ‘Ata’ article: ‘has been the subject of intense speculation among online alien enthusiasts ever since it was revealed to the world.

‘alien enthusiasts’ just leapt out as the blended alienthusiasts!

Space Alien Documentaries

I’m continuing to keep up with space watching Quest at 9pm on a Saturday night. Now they’ve got repeats of NASA’s Unexplained Files on, which isn’t as up-to-date or sensational-as-in-amazing as the UFOs Lost Evidence that premiered last year. I’d now seen most of the cases on YouTube, although they provided more explanation, and sometimes seemed to provide adequate proof, such as space junk.

Highlights from a couple of episodes ago were:

1. three objects seeming to be leaving the Earth, flapping wings; the team reported that corroborated sightings outside their craft by two different teams of Russian cosmonauts in 1984, who were reported as saying they’d seen winged golden angels glowing outside their craft. It reminded me of the Watchers from the Noah movie; I watched it for the first time last Christmas; which are angelic beings in the first testament (but can also be traced to other Middle-East religions/myths, such as the Mesopotamian Apkallu, which had the same ‘handbag’ as Mayans across the Atlantic Ocean, as previously mentioned on my travel25years sister site):

The Creation depiction also had a lot of gYgPOP (greenYgreyPinkyOrangePurple) relevance:

Conducting further research this morning I found this Ancient Aliens documentary series clip, and thought the ‘angels’ depiction was reminiscent of yellow Ys, as in greenYgrey!:

2. ‘noise/music’ heard for nearly an hour on the ‘dark side of the moon’, where/when communication with Earth is lost, by an American Apollo mission. I wondered if Pink Floyd knew before writing Dark Side of the Moon?

The last episode’s highlight was ‘alien life’ bugs brought back from the moon by Apollo 12. The programme’s balanced investigation considered NASA’s explanation that it was contaminated before leaving or after returning to the Earth’s ocean.

I also recently caught up on the Conspiracy Theory programme Area 51 investigation from 2009-2012 on TruTV. You may find it online, but I don’t know about the legality. Corroborating the ‘Ata’ is human findings, it found that the weird sightings in the south-west of the USA were human military and space aircraft or holograms (explanation for Phoenix, Arizona massive craft also featured in my Valentine poem).

I am still open-minded and agnostic about it all, thinking there must be life out there, but not knowing what it is exactly. I had my ant theory about humanity on Earth a long time ago, and concerning space, I think we could be like fish in the ocean to us, seeing other creatures entering our part of the water: a newish little rock pool in a vast expanse of ancient existence.

There’s a lot of people who know a lot more about it than me, including anybody with Discovery Channel and who’s watched all the Ancient Aliens documentaries!

My XaW Files book is a parody comedy, and has nothing much to contribute on the alien space issue, although there is a mysteries theme throughout, mostly focusing on me the writer’s mental process. I became interested in the subject again more from watching new evidence on Quest last year.

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Moon Documentary Facts and Images

Do We Really Need the Moon? might seem like a silly question for a werewolf, but not so much for humans. The traditional werewolf and a wolf did feature in a documentary presented by Maggie Aderin-Pocock, along with lots of magnificent moon facts and greenygrey images. It’s available on the BBC iplayer (just in the U.K. I think) until Tuesday, and may be elsewhere on the internet?

Moon Documentary Facts and Images

Hi, it’s Stephen Werewolfing, satirical science correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. I was limited to ten greenygrey images and moon facts in my assignment, but could have got much more, as the moon documentary was that interesting and greenygrey. The first three greenygrey images were within the first 42 seconds.

I think ten greenygrey images is too much to load onto you in one go, so here’s the first five, with another five in the second instalment of this howlingly Hawkingish high-five x2:

Moon Facts and Images

1. The moon is 14,000 miles away from earth. We only see one side of the moon because it takes exactly as long to rotate once on its axis as it does to circle the Earth. The Dark Side of the Moon made famous by Pink Floyd has more craters, meaning it has stopped a lot of asteroids hitting Earth, helping to preserve life on the planet.

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2. The moon was created after an impact between another planet and a planet that is now our planet Earth. The debris dislodged in the collision coalesced into a ball. The moon was initially much closer to Earth, and must have looked like a gigantic orange disc in the sky from our planet.

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3. Moon tides might have started life on Earth. Darwin thought life started in warm little ponds, and many scientists now think he was right. In a simple chemistry experiment in the documentary they replicated tidal power, sunshine and a process of mixing and drying to create Ribonucleic acid (RNA), one of the main building blocks of life.

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4. While there is no evidence that the full moon has any direct effect on animals or humans, it is brighter than the moon at other times, so nocturnal animals can be more active when there’s a full moon. It can also provide a time cue, and coral mainly spawns on or around the full moon.

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5. By sending laser light photons to the moon, and measuring those returning, they can tell how far the moon is travelling away from the Earth now. They have found a clear pattern showing the moon still travelling away from Earth at 3.78 centimetres a year, about the same speed as finger nails grow.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the first trip to the moon, and are looking forward to the second…

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Poetry Reflection Inspires Mind Freedom Search

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem needs no introduction.
If you follow the tale
to the end of the tail,
you may get the idea
but you might also fail.

Limits of Freedom Poetry Reflection

The above is the introduction to Marc Latham’s Tale of the Weakness Tail Folding Mirror poem posted on fmpoetry in July 2012. I wish its reflection didn’t need an introduction, as I could be out enjoying the delightful spring sunshine, but we believe in doing things properly at the Greenygrey, and time waits for no-one in the fast-paced modern rebranded greenYgrey world… and by the end of writing this post I had found a happy place…

Hi, regular readers and garrulous greenygreyliens might already have guessed that it’s William Wolfsworth, satirical comedy poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

What is Freedom?

Freedom’s just another word, for nothing left to lose sang legendary songstress Janis Joplin. Having escaped a negative upbringing, she found fame and success, but it helped drive her over the edge. Would she have been happier if she’d sought a normal life? I don’t know.

Legendary travel writer Jack Kerouac found freedom On The Road, but lived long enough to reach its end; ending up disillusioned with the counter-culture’s helter-skelter spiral towards self-destruction at the end of the 1960s.

British homes children under the New Labour government thought they had more freedom, but many ended up being enslaved by child grooming gangs. Their social workers believed in them having freedom, so they left them to the mercy of the groomers, who only believed in their own freedom, and cared nothing for anybody else.

Limits of Freedom

When birds have freedom
they don’t fly into the stratosphere
but sometimes bump into windows.

Reflection 11

Yes, the above Limits of Freedom was reflection 11 in 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections, reflecting the mirror poem Tale of the Weakness Tail.

Eagle-eyed readers might be scratching their heads, as they may think that reflection had a totally different meaning to Reflection 10, which wrote about seeking the mind void.

The greenYgrey

They will have forgotten that this is the greenYgrey world, where like in a parallel universe, two ideas and theories can coexist, and sometimes even merge.

Explaining this in human terms, Marc Latham has lived a life of youth, and now crossed the hinterland into middle-age. Crossing from one world into the other doesn’t mean he has left all his youth behind, or forgotten how he felt then, so he is in some ways living two lives; or three if you count the transitional stage.

Is There Anybody Out There?

once sang Pink Floyd. It’s impossible to tell if searching in the void brings any benefits. Although it can seem as if it brought new insights, it’s not really possible to separate them from other factors: such as ageing, life experiences, education, physical changes, world events and exercise.

I remember reading about an enlightened Buddhist monk who thought that recreational drink and drugs in modern society were short-cuts to what he searched for in life. He didn’t regret the time he spent meditating. I guess that’s because he enjoyed it.

I recently read Mark Rowlands in Running With The Pack write about finding and loving that kind of mental place when writing and running.

Now my time in that place must end… but I’m off to get ready for a run in the sun now… the transitional stage spent in the ‘real world’.

I guess that at it’s essence, Reflection 11 is saying that freedom is about having the freedom to choose, and not necessarily choosing the most extreme option.

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Werewolf of Ozzers Prog Rock Literary Nonsense

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Here’s the last episode of the Kerang-Kerrang time-travel tale that has been keeping you on the edge of your seats all week. This episode focuses on Prog Rock, from the cool Pink Floyd to the a little over the top for my liking Yes and ELP.

Crazy Train
Crazy Train (Photo credit: somenice)

We hope you liked this tale within a tale, and will continue travelling with us for the rest of the journey, which only has about fifty chapters to go now.

Chapter 93.  Prog Rock Helps Travellers to a Good Spirit Sleep

I heard a voice announce there would be another Crazy Train in an hour. Although I was ready to leave Kerang-Kerrang I didn’t really fancy that, so I asked the others if they had any ideas about how to move on with our minds intact.

Cathy Gets into the Spirit of it 

dream
dream (Photo credit: gigi 62)

Cathy said she thought she could feel the Wemba-Wemba spirit in the area, and if she could get a deeper contact she might be able to find a dream path.

I thought for a minute or three,
awaiting a perfect eddy,
to make me look brainy.
I was still paddling the surf,
with the sea much to rough,
when Cathy said Prog Rock was enough.
I’d heard before it is the ultimate unwind,
so I left the stormy waters of my mind behind,
and agreed with Cathy on what to find.

Pink Floyd too Exciting for a Good Sleep 

Cover of "Animals"
Cover of Animals

So off we rambled to find Prog Rock. It turned out to be easier than I thought, as a pig was flying above. A long Wall extended from Prog Rock to the Dark Side of the Moon, and herds of Animals seemed to be using it as a bridge between the two.

I suggested continuing to the ELPYesendless Lea suburb; because from what I knew, it was constructed for comfort and rolled on forever. It sounded perfect for inducing a good sleep.

Sound Spirit Sleep 

emerson lake and freakin palmer
emerson lake and freakin palmer (Photo credit: ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓)

So, under an ELP Black Moon on Love Beach we took our places In the Hot Seat. And Yes, Close to the Edge, holding hands in Union, we swept into slept until we could Fly From Here. It was like no other flight I’d experienced.

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Notes

Prog(ressive) Rock is a complex form of music usually involving long instrument-orientated songs.
Wemba-Wemba is an aborigine group of people.
Pink Floyd albums: Wall, Dark Side of the Moon, Animals. Pink Floyd had a flying inflatable pig in their stage show.
ELP (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) and albums: Black Moon, Love Beach, In the Hot Seat.
Yes and albums: Close to the Edge, Union, Fly From Here.

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Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
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Werewolf of Oz Epic Poem of Culture 1960s – 1990s

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s that late midweek nearly weekend time of the week, so I think it’s about time for the first episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps

The Beavis and Butt-head Experience
The Beavis and Butt-head Experience (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This episode sees the epic poetry continue on the road, after the Werewolf of Ozzers leave Geelong and head to Melbourne; although they get rather confused about the latter’s name along the way.

Easy Riders to Eastenders 

This episode might especially appeal to film and television fans from 1960s cult biker movie Easy Riders to Eastenders fans of Kathy Beale (1985 – 2000).

In-between, we have a little Guns N’ Roses, Pink Floyd, Beevis and Butthead and Lara Croft. Enjoy!

75.  EASY RIDERS ON THE ROAD TO GILLIAN TAYLFORTH

We picked ourselves out of the gutter
without hardly a mutter,
but I did let loose a sigh,
as to Geelong Goodbye
we waved a long goodbye.

‘Where do we go now?’
Bonzo asked somehow,
sounding like a fine wine
sweet child o’ mine.

I said Melbourne was just north
and from this moment henceforth
we should call it Gillian Taylforth.

‘Onwards to Gillian Taylforth then,
the time is already half past ten,’
cried Angry with zest n’ zen.

A piper from the gate of lights
led us north to Hamlyn Heights
before a nice chap called Cornholio
showed us the way to Corio.

Lara gave us a lift to Avalon
where we joined the M1,
Cocoroc was a tasty aural treat
listening to music while you eat.

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Notes

Gillian Taylforth (British actress).
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was the first Pink Floyd album.
Sweet Child O’ Mine is a Guns N’ Roses song.
Cornholio is a Beavis alter-ego in the Beavis and Butthead cartoon.
Avalon is a Lara Croft film.

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The Sun Falklands Letter to Argentina Inspiration?

Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, newshound at Greenygrey News (GNN), probably Britain’s most trusted public service news organisation.

Typical Falklands Road!
Typical Falklands Road! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Sun Letter about the Falklands Islands 

Argentina recently posted letter-advertisements claimed sovereignty over the Falklands Islands in British newspapers. Today, Britain’s The Sun newspaper retaliated with a letter in the Buenos Aires Herald to Argentina’s President Kirchner telling her that the Falklands have been British since before the Republic of Argentina was even created.

Pink Floyd
Cover of Pink Floyd

At Greenygrey News we think this mirrors Marc Latham’s comment on Planet Rock back in March 2012, after the Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters had declared support for Argentine sovereignty over the Falklands, as he considered Britain colonial for being there. Latham’s assertion would mean that Waters is suffering from Bridge on the River Kwai Syndrome.

Argentina Created Out of Colonialism 

Indian Flute
Indian Flute (Photo credit: agelakis)

Latham argued that Argentina was hypocritical calling Britain colonial when their country was created out of colonialism:

Marc LathamMar 1st 2012 1:40PM
Argentina is colonialism: Spanish colonialism. The indigenous people have been treated abominably in Latin America, and still are being in some places. Some British people can’t see further than Britain. Give Argentina back to the native people, and let the people on the Falklands decide what they want to be.

Did Latham’s comment inspire The Sun‘s line of argument? We’ll probably never know; we just report the news…

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Werewolf of Oz Uluru / Ayer’s Rock Great Gig in the Sky

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, bringing you another thrilling episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps. Sales of Grey’s classic comedy-fantasy travel-quest epic book are so slow we’ve nearly come to a stop, thinking we’re giving you too much of a good thing, what with website visitors up.

However, remembering our goal of entertaining the masses in difficult times, we feel like rewarding your website visits rather than punishing your brilliant-book penny-pinching, so here’s the first December 2012 episode of your favourite werewolf travelling Australia by Google maps to a Wizard of Oz comedy-fantasy classic epic.

And we do think it’s a classic episode, mixing new innovation with old classic references. Maybe when the first real gig does take place in the sky, they’ll look back at the humble ol’ Greenygrey in the same way as we now hark back to Leonardo da Vinci and Jules Verne; as Pink Floyd’s song isn’t about a real gig in the sky. So fasten your belts, hold on tight, and we’re off for another thrilling ride to Oz rocks and sky:

31.  THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY ABOVE ULURU / AYER’S ROCK

‘I just came round to see if anybody fancied coming to the Oo-loo-roo Air’s Rock festival at Uluru / Ayer’s Rock this weekend. There are many magnificent macropod bands there. The way you’re singing it sounds like you could even play there yourselves,’ Wally answered.

‘Thanks Wally,’ Alice said laughing, ‘Yeh, cobber, sounds fair dinkum me ol’ bushie.’

The Great Gig in the Sky

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After we’d had our fill of spring water we set off for the Oo-loo-roo Air’s Rock festival. We were still springing, and now also singing, while Wally skipped. Apparently, all the macropods used to hop, until Skippy got them skipping in the 1960s.

After about an hour I saw a sensational sight in front of me, and thought it must be the Air’s Rock venue, as there were several stages high up in the air. Each looked like a supersize space roocket the size of a desert view.

There was a portal entrance, and travelling up in it was quite an experience. After that, the good times just kept rolling, with an endless supply of amazing views and tunes. Bonzo looked like a butcher’s dog for the first time.

US version
US version (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I enjoyed quite a few bands, and especially the Roomones, Atomic Rooster and Roosh.

Atomic Rooster had a song called Head in the Sky which really suited the setting, while Roosh waited until darkness to play Fly By Night.

The Roomones played such a high energy set they seemed hopping mad. All the members are called Joey: the singer’s moniker is Tribiani Joey; the guitarist is Smokin’ Joey; the bassist is Guest Joey, and the drummer is Pesci Joey.

English: Koala and Kangaroo road sign Français...
English: Koala and Kangaroo road sign Français : Panneau de signalisation Koala et Kangourou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My favourite band was the headliners: Injured Wildlife. They had really socially conscious lyrics in songs like Cousin Koala Curled Up In Eucalyptus and When Did You Last See a Waltzing Wallaby. The entire crowd had a roousing sing-along to the latter, and it was a fitting end to the great gig in the sky rookets.

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Notes

Socially conscious band inspired by Midnight Oil, and especially their song, Bed is Burning. ‘Injured Wildlife’ name was inspired by an Aussie outback road sign image provided by Zemanta, which provides images for WordPress blogs.
cobber – Aussie slang for friend. fair dinkum – Aussie slang for true/real. bushie – Aussie slang for someone who lives in the bush.
Skippy (TV series kangaroo).
Ramones (punk/rock band. The original members all had pseudonyms with Ramone as their surname).
Atomic Rooster and song (Head in the Sky).
Rush and song (Fly By Night).
The Joeys: Joey Tribiani (Friends character), Smokin’ Joe Frazier (boxer), Jo Guest (model), Joe Pesci (actor).

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