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Rolf Harris Another Example of Power-Crazed Alpha-Males

Rolf Harris was depicted as the devil of the kangaroo community in Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps. Yesterday he was convicted of crimes against children. Harris’s depiction in Werewolf of Oz was not a prophecy, or even an educated guess, it was just because one of his most famous songs was Tie Me Kangaroo Down, and the fact that he was the most goody two-shoes Australian known in Britain.

Growing Up In 1970s Britain

Growing up in 1970s Britain you used to hear that child homes were ‘bad places’, but there was nothing about celebrities, so it has been a surprise and disappointment to see ‘nice’ people like Jimmy Savile, Stuart Hall and Rolf Harris convicted of child crimes, although it is good that they have.

Moreover, when the abuse in child homes was finally being exposed there were child-grooming gangs waiting outside, with men preying on the children by pretending to give them the love they’d lacked during their neglected childhood.

Living in ‘Multicultural’ Britain

Those gangs took advantage of New Labour’s ‘multicultural’ mantra that meant social alienation for those who dared to criticise the negative aspects of these new and rising cultures in British society.

Acting as New Labour’s biggest supporter in this was the BBC and liberal media. The same media outlets that had been covering up or neglecting to challenge their ‘celebrities’.

The Nigerian girls kidnapping showed the ‘norms’ of some of those cultures.

Studying in the ICS

I wanted to research and write about what was going on in Britain at that time.

I was stopped by the ICS’s man at the BBC, who was having a relationship with his student/secretary at the time. They had been to a conference together in Hawaii, and later married.

I was just finishing my thesis, and afterwards complained to the university about bullying and grooming in the ICS.

They said I was too late to complain about that, as there was a time limit, which was six months I think. They didn’t ask anything more about it.

I guess they wanted to protect their ‘stars’.

Celebrities Not a Surprise

So the behaviour of the exposed celebrities doesn’t seem such a surprise. A norm in academia and the workplace, and it seems in the media, is for those with power to expect some perks from their position.

For some of the powerful, this usually means grooming lower staff members, while persecuting any rivals or those who don’t adhere to their advances.

Britain has been cleaning its act up over the last decade. I hope it continues, and that future generations don’t relapse into a culture or cultures of cruelty, denial and self-induced ignorance.

Although it makes Britain look bad now, hopefully it’ll make it look better in the future. Most cultures and societies in the world are still years behind in such matters.

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Max Clifford, Simon Cowell and Rolf Harris

Max Cliffwolf was found at the bottom of Wolf Cliff deep in the Greenygrey world yesterday morning. It is thought to have taken its own life after its human parallel Max Clifford was imprisoned last week.

Simon Cowell and Max Clifford 

Carmen Electra at the 2007 Spike TV Awards, cr...
Carmen Electra at the 2007 Spike TV Awards, cropped image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cliffwolf is the second loss to the Greenygrey world for such reasons, after Simon Wolfell was sacked for his human parallel Simon Cowell’s treatment of Carmen Electra and the husband of Laura Silverman.

While we always thought Cowell was a risky parallel, what with his past and continuing syco behaviour, we never suspected Clifford as being risky. This is because Clifford always seemed like a happily married family man when he was featured on television.

We think this is another example of the old adage that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Rolf Harris

While Cowell and Clifford had the opportunity to be good parallels in the Greenygrey world, Rolf Harris was depicted as a baddie in Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

That was before he was accused of similar crimes to Clifford, although he has not yet been found guilty.

Werewolf of Oz Sydney Literary Nonsense Poetry

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. I think it’s midweek enough to have the first episode of your favourite werewolf travels Australia to a Wizard of Oz theme comedy classic travel quest epic, and that’s the start of the satire.

Literary Nonsense Sydney Travel

Today’s episode contains a couple of literary nonsense poems joined together by more literary nonsense.

Bronte Beach
Bronte Beach (Photo credit: niallkennedy)

It sees the questing quartet returning to Bronte, where their Sydney adventure all started. On the way they hear about lots of real places, which provide rhyming connections to the end of the journey.

At the end of the episode they hear about the great kangaroo nemesis Rolf once again, with reference to the Rolf Harris song Tie Me Kangaroo Down.

Kangaroo
Kangaroo (Photo credit: Subhash Chandra)

The book was written before Rolf Harris was arrested for an ongoing investigation. If convicted, the book’s portrayal of Rolf as a baddie could be seen as quite prophetic… in a kangaroo kind of way!

Chapter 120.  The Barangaroo Kangaroo is Just a Short Hop or Two

It was getting late,
and I didn’t wanna wait,
but the others were deep,
in conversation of sleep,
so I had forty winks,
and fourteen thinks.
I was awoken by the others,
who said a lady named Carruthers,
and her four brothers,
were heading to Bronte’s Wuthers,
and we could go along,
if we didn’t take too long.

Travelling Sydney by Ferry Taxi 

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Foun...
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (Photo credit: Paco CT)

So I jumped up, leaving twelve intellectual thoughts behind, and taking two nonsense ones along. We ran to the beach, and a ferry taxi soon picked us up.

The captain was a kangaroo
who said it lived in Barangaroo;
down on Darling Harbour,
south of Goat Island’s ardour;
above Sydney aquarium’s
somewhat fishy delirium.
Life was usually fun in town
apart from the Rolf
trying to tie it down.

I thought, That Rolf again. I said it must be nice living just a short hop or two from so many interesting places.

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Penguin Classic Werewolf of Oz Episode

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s that Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps second episode time of the week. Before we travel to Oz, you might want to warm up by visiting Suite 101 Svalbard, where Marc Latham has just published his account of the Polar Bear Family and Me first episode.

Werewolf of Oz Penguin Classic 

Koala looks down, Kangaroo Island
Koala looks down, Kangaroo Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then pop back here quickly, as we’re ready to travel to Oz. Back? Sitting comfortably? Well, fasten your seat belts, because our travelling quartet are setting off from Kangaroo Island in episode 53, bringing to an end the little penguin classic AusRuIcket story. There’s also another loopy literary nonsense poem and the Rolf of kangaroo mythology makes another appearance:

53.  ON THE ROAD AGAIN

King Scote and the little penguins were up early, and had prepared a farewell to friends breakfast buffet on the beach. It was most enjoyable, eating freshly cooked tasty treats as the sun rose. But,

like each day’s sun,
each week’s fun,
each month’s moon,
each year’s seasons,
and each life’s spirit;
all that shines must wane.

Orchid, Lift Your Spirit to the Sun Carolyn Kr...
Orchid, Lift Your Spirit to the Sun Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Private Collection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We ate our fill shooting the breeze; it was a shame we had to leave. I had thoroughly enjoyed my time on the island, and felt no regret about staying longer than planned.

Skippy versus Rolf

Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris (Photo credit: PicsByZuzanna)

Scoty said he was sorry to see us leave; his final words to us were: ‘Goodbye my friends. May Skippy be with you, and you never meet the Rolf.’

The little penguins said it had been great to meet us all, and especially Bonzo; they would think of him every time they played AusRuIcket.

Then they all waved us off, and we waved back.

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Mirror Image Photos provide Ideal Reflections

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman. The human world didn’t end yesterday, on December 21st, like some people claimed from interpreting the Mayan calender, but something extraordinary did happen in the Greenygrey world this week. Yes, it was an honour to witness Andy Wolfhol at work, creating his extraordinary Week-long Winter Solstice Cycle.

Art of Magic

Tommy Cooper
Cover of Tommy Cooper
Like a Rolf Harris painting that develops out of nothing, or a Tommy Cooper magic trick that works, we think ol’ Wolfhol pulled that one off, and proved he’s still got what it takes to create extraordinary works of art.

I was still reflecting on it when I started reading Carrie Clark’s 46 quotes for reflection in 2012 article for Matador Network.

The article has lots of great mirror images combined with inspiring quotes. Moreover, many of them are greenygrey. Picking out my favourites reminded me of my Greenygrey debut, when greenygrey bridges were the subjects. Here’s my favourite greenygrey images from the article:


http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/reflections-46-quotes-and-photos-for-deeper-contemplation/

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