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Epic Poem Trilogy 1: Battle of Bri’s Bane Beginning

Nearly two years and 132 (short) chapters/episodes after Grey landed on the west coast of Oz all alone it finds itself in the middle of the east coast, where Brisbane in Australia is in the human world.

Hope and Glory 

bri
bri (Photo credit: sethoscope)

After dozens of adventures and escapades it finds itself only ten chapters from the end, but it’s looking up at the full force of Bri’s bane.

However, there is hope, as it is part of the Hats of Hope army led by Emily the Emerald Cork Hat and Brian the Baggy Green (he’s the one with the bane).

South Park and Simpsons Inspiration 

Towelie from South Park holding a bong.
Towelie from South Park holding a bong. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. While I’ve paid tribute to Monty Python recently, the Hats of Hope reminds me more of South Park, what with its life-giving characterisation of what are normally inanimate objects in the human world: such as Towelie (seen here in a greenygrey pose) and Mr. Hanky.

It also has a Mr. Hat of course, but it is not alive, although Mr. Garrison seems to think it is.

While we really liked South Park’s clever humour, and tried to emulate it, we kept the more personal and cutting edge aspects out of the Werewolf of Oz, and treated the celebrity guests nicer; more like The Simpsons in that regard.

Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Influence 

Anyway, here’s the first part of the Battle of Bri’s Bane poem trilogy, which contains some classic comedy, but is more epic travel quest inspired by Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Bane
Bane (Photo credit: ElDave)

I should also mention that Batman: Dark Knight Rises was released during the writing of the book, and also features a Bane, which fitted together with the baggy green hat for the book’s end baddie hat nemesis. That Bane originated in DC Comics, and was played in the movie by Tom Hardy.

Have a serene Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere, and a wonderful Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere.

Chapter 133.  Ascending Greenslopes

Battle of Bri’s Bane Epic Trilogy Poem 1

Dead men tell no tales
only the competitive fails
in war there is no sport
to survivors the lesson is taught.

We had not long assembled
before Greenslopes trembled
as balls of fire landed at will
shot from high on Cannon Hill.

Our allies the Woolloongabba
met their Waterloo like Abba
falling in multiple millions
history’s cannon fodder minions.

The COG commandos led the counter-attack
up Greenslopes watching each other’s back
chinchillas, dogs, humans, wombats and hats
above us flew eagles, dolphins and bats.

Yes, I did say dolphins above us
for a spirit appeared without fuss
and I’m sure it was Kalbarri Barry
riding the sky waves with his family.

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Notes

Woolloongabba is a district of Brisbane.
Abba and song: Waterloo.

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2013 Resolutions follow 2012 in Review with 2008 View

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, thanks a lot for all your visits so far in 2013. Great to see that the year has started off the way 2012 ended. Of course, we don’t know who you are, so you could all be negatives, but hopefully you visit the site for entertainment and information. If you would like to comment or contribute, or request work, please use the website contact page: http://greenygrey.co.uk/contact_marc_latham.php and please make clear your message title to avoid being mistaken for spam.

Trumpet vine at Abrams Creek Falls
Trumpet vine at Abrams Creek Falls (Photo credit: Kid Cowboy)

While we are mostly providing the statistics below as thanks for your visits, it could also be seen as blowing our own trumpet; and as the Greenygrey believes there is always a certain percentage of personal gratification in every philanthropic act, we believe you’d be right to think we’re doing this for the Greenygrey too.

Our research training and media experience Greenygrey thought process also makes us think the increase in website visitors could be down to changes in media technology, with more devices on the market and increased internet usership; and the way Google and other robot spiders (not metallyinsect ones) search the web.

OpenStreetMap Logo
OpenStreetMap Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyway, it’s great to see increased visitors, and we hope you continue visiting in 2013. Here’s some statistics and analysis.

2012 Visits

The website was set up to entertain and inform in our own style and with our own views, while hopefully attracting work to help become self-sufficient. We like to think we’ve been successful in the former, if not the latter; maybe our focus on the former has hindered the latter? Here’s how our views compared in 2012 to our first year of 2008:

  • In 2012 we had 11,925 visits to the site, compared with 3,212 in 2008.
  • In 2012 we had 43,678 visits, compared with 6118 in 2008.
  • In 2012 we had 151,278 page views, compared with 31,494 in 2008.
  • In 2012 we had 272,548 hits, compared with 120,526 in 2008.
  • In 2012 5.93 gigabytes of bandwidth was used, compared with 745. 17 megabytes in 2008.

2012 Countries 

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Netherlands-26 (Photo credit: didkovskaya)

From our statistics we can see the countries of our visitors, and while we respect you all as individuals and don’t really care where you live, the following nations showed up in the top ten monthly visits during 2012.

If there is any (good) reason for this, we’d like to thank: Netherlands, France, Germany, U.K., Russia, China, Sweden, Tuvalu, U.S.A. and Lithuania.

2013 Resolutions

In 2013 we plan to follow up the 2012 publication of Werewolf of Oz and 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections with another book that we hope to believe in and one we think provides value for money: a five years of Greenygrey epic super-book.

Red Bull GmbH
Red Bull GmbH (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are also delighted to announce that we will once again be sponsoring our favourite average endurance athlete Marc Latham, as he strives for new levels of averageness. In the Greenygrey world, word has it that we fought off a takeover bid by Red Bull, who see Marc as the next Felix Baumgartner

Yep, we plan on bringing you more perceptive information mixed with surreptitious satire inspired by decades of cool comedy like Spitting Image and South Park again this year…

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Television Documentary and Humour Poem

Today’s FM poem was inspired by my television viewing taste, which can range from enlightening documentaries such as Wonders of the Solar System to controversial comedy programmes like South Park.

I think both types of television programmes have their uses and merits, but some people might consider them at different polars of the television spectrum, with documentaries having the highest cultural value, and anarchic comedy the lowest.

The Poem

Wonders of the South Park Solar System

while wandering deep space high
with matey prof Bri
entertainingly explaining wonders of solar system
just makes me want to listen
and learn about planets and stars
Saturn’s amazing, but what about Mars

Return to Earth, turn the channel, we’re going down to South Park

Stan’s funny, but what about Cartman
crass humour about life and dictum
just makes me want to laugh
intelligently parodying society on our behalf
Trey’s not in person
cartoon characters do his cussing


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