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World Cup 2014 Brazil Kick-Off

The football World Cup 2014 kicks off tonight in Brazil, and one thing’s for sure, there’ll be lots of greenYgreying going on, what with the Brazilian flag and kit including two of the three essential elements, and the Brazilian coaches often wearing grey tracksuits.

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, comedy satire sports correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by darts legend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams.

Brazil World Cup 2014 

JK statue at Brasilia DF, Brasil, after FIFA's...
JK statue at Brasilia DF, Brasil, after FIFA’s announcement of Brazil as host country to World Cup 2014 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World cup 2014 starts with the hosts entertaining Croatia tonight at 21.00 G.M.T.

On Friday the pick of the games is Netherlands v Spain, then on Saturday it’s England v Italy.

That’s subjective of course, and doesn’t mean they’ll be the best games.

Mexico v Cameroon and Chile v Australia will be the top games for fans of those four countries on Friday, and they may provide better games.

On Saturday, the same is true for Columbia v Greece and Uruguay v Costa Rica before the late game.

World Cup History 

The World Cup of course plays a big part in Greenygrey/greenYgrey history. The Grand Council took over the Greenygrey world in 2010 after stating it wasn’t happy with the Greenygrey’s World Cup predictions accuracy.

As still described on the Australia Traveller blog, Greenygrey was then divided, with Green imprisoned while Grey was deported to Oz. They didn’t know Y at the time.

This of course led to Grey’s epic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps book, after Green escaped the Grand Council’s clutches, and Grey returned to the liberated Greenygrey world.

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Satirical Comedy Spanish Grand Prix and Madrid Tennis Sports Report

It was Viva Greenygreya on the weekend, as I saw some great greenygrey action in Spain at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix and the Madrid Open tennis tournament.

Spanish Grand Prix

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, sports correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by darts legend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg did the 1-2 in the Spanish Grand Prix to make it another double-double since my last satirical comedy sports report, after the two Mercedes drivers finished in the same positions in the Chinese Grand Prix two weeks ago. Mercedes is of course known as Team GG in the greenYgrey world.

Spanish Grand Prix 2014: live
Hamilton winning in Spain from the Telegraph

 

After the Spanish Grand Prix, Team GG via Mercedes has extended its lead over old inspirations and friendly foes Red Bull by over 100 points: 197 to 84.

Madrid Open Tennis

Tennis players warmed up for the French Open later this month in the Madrid Open. It was won by old Team GG stalwart Rafa Nadal, who is dominant on clay, which isn’t very greenygrey.

However, there was still lots of great greenygrey action, as the stadium made up for the surface.

Although werewolfish Nadal won the tournament, it was his old vampirish nemesis Roger Federer who ironically showed the best greenYgrey form.

Federer beating Stepanek at Madrid. Demotix.

Maria Sharapova won the Madrid Women’s Open, and celebrated in fine greenYgrey form.

Sharapova of Russia celebrates winning against Radwanska of Poland after their women's singles semi-final match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament

 

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Barcelona – Montserrat Photos Mix Nature and Structures

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, comedy-satire arts correspondent at the Greenygrey. I was delighted to see that our favourite arts website, emorfes, featured a collection of our ol’ partner Marc Latham’s Barcelona photos yesterday.

New Unpublished Barcelona Photos

You’ve seen some before in our Gaudi and Greenygrey post, but there are other unpublished ones too, including some using direct sunlight thanks to a digital camera. You shouldn’t look directly at the sun of course, as it can damage eyes.

Here’s a few more that haven’t been published in either of the above blog posts, followed by another emorfes link; Barcelona is a leader in environmental innovation:

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emorfes Barcelona photos blog post

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Rafa Nadal Wins Werewolf Style after Joining Team GG

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, back with the second part of my two-pronged opening 2013 to a sporting theme Fantastic Mr. Fox Greenygrey comedy-satire marketing campaign centred on Spain. Yes, not only was Marc Latham kitted out in greenygrey for his big sports event of the year, but Spain’s top tennis player Rafa Nadal has chosen greenygrey for his new kit.

Rafa Nadal Wins in California Comeback

And the greenygrey worked wonders, as Nadal won the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. Nadal, who has always showed the potential to be a great werewolf, beat Juan Martín Del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the final, after also being 0-2 down in the second set. Nadal earlier knocked out his old nemesis Roger Federer, who seems more of a vampire.

It was a great win for Nadal in his comeback from a serious injury, suffered before he chose greenygrey, and the Greenygrey was delighted to be chosen as part of his return and rehabilitation. Here’s an image of Nadal and the Greenygrey celebrating his final victory from the Guardian:

Rafael Nadal

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Barcelona Marathon 2013 Photos and Video

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, sports correspondent at the Greenygrey. With Max Cliffwolf on leave for personal reasons, I have been given the fun and prestigious position of temporary comedy-satire sports marketing guru @ Greenygrey. I started the campaign off in Spain this year, which hasn’t had much time for greenygrey, what with its yellowyblue landscape and yellowyred flag.

Barcelona Marathon goes Greenygrey

To begin my cunningly clever campaign I brought out our very own Yellowstone geyser geezer, Old Faithful, Marc Latham. Kitting him out in greenygrey, I sent him off on a 26.2mile/42km jog around Barcelona for their marathon 2013.

While Marc didn’t hit the headlines, or finish in his fastest time, putting a positive spin on it he did run for the longest amount of time in his career, finishing in 4 hours, 27 minutes and 50 seconds.

Barcelona 2013 became the fourth in Marc’s post-first-marathon-in-2004 ambition to run a marathon every three years until he’s 50 in 2016. So, one more marathon to go, all being well in three years.

There are photos of Marc Latham running in the Barcelona Marathon 2013 available at Marathon Photos and a video at MySports. Marc was number 9269. Here’s the first photo, of Marc crossing the line (he says he didn’t feel as tired and slow as he looked in some of the photos and videos!):

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Badgers and Green Belt: Growth Policy Greyth not Greeth

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We’re becoming worried about a couple of disturbing developments in Britain. The first is that the government seems intent on building over green belt land, with plans to bribe local residents so that they don’t oppose building near their homes. The other is a badger cull that seems to go hand in hand with the building on green belt: putting human construction/destruction before the environment and wildlife; sending our balance between green and grey off kilter.

Badger
Badger (Photo credit: Tatterdemalion!)

Government Building Policy seems Folly 

The planned government build-build-build economic policy seems crazy seeing as Ireland and Spain’s economic downfalls were both linked with a build-build-build policy.

There are now thousands of houses empty in both countries. Just think of the waste of money and environmental wellbeing in both cases.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - DECEMBER 01:  Unsold houses ...
DUBLIN, IRELAND – DECEMBER 01: Unsold houses lie empty at the Castlemoyne housing estate on December 1, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

While we totally agree with building when needed, there seems to be plenty of already concreted space and empty buildings available, instead of concreting over green belt to build houses that remain empty afterwards.

Save the Badgers 

While other countries live with large animals like wolves and bears it seems that we in the UK have trouble tolerating animals like foxes and badgers.

The government is starting a trial cull of badgers, instead of vaccinating them against TB, which badgers might be passing on to cattle or vice versa. Apparently it would be too expensive or difficult to vaccinate the badgers.

Create Jobs Growth more in Greeth than Greyth

It seems that the government is showing a lack of originality or innovation in its economic recovery plans, just resorting to building, not knowing whether its needed or not. They will destroy some of the British landscape in the process, both by building on it and resourcing the production materials.

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SESENA, SPAIN – JULY 06: A row of houses stand partially complete on July 6, 2012 in Sesena, Spain. Sesena’s extensive building projects, 35 km south of Madrid, were initially intended to house 30,000 people and triple the population of the town, however most apartments still remain empty.  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

We do applaud more environmentally-friendly building materials such as those used to build the Olympic park, and hope that building workers find enough work in non-green belt areas.

However, we think that the government should be more innovative with their policy for British growth; thinking greeth not greyth; and create jobs in saving life and the environment, rather than killing it off without knowing if it will have any real benefit to the population and country.

 

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Francisco Goya BBC Documentary by Robert Hughes

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, TV correspondent at the Greenygrey, and Andy Wolfhol, creator extraordinaire at the Greenygrey, bringing you a read one, read one free bargain British bank holiday blog bonanza from your favourite value for reading website. After the Chinchillas of Goya (COG) played a central part in Grey’s final battle in its epic comedy-fantasy classic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps I was thrilled to see the BBC had a documentary about the Spanish painter who created the chinchillas.

Capricho nº 50: Los Chinchillas de Goya, serie...
Capricho nº 50: Los Chinchillas de Goya, serie Los Caprichos (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Hughes on Goya: Crazy Like a Genius

Robert Hughes searched for the truth behind the myth of Romantic-era artist Francisco Goya in the BBC documentary, after Hughes had written a book on the subject; Goya was Spain’s leading artist during the Napoleonic occupation of the country.

Cover of "Goya"
Cover of Goya

It was a fascinating tale, depicting Goya as a classic artist who tried to use his art to show the reality of human nature, and how he was prepared to suffer the backlash likely to follow. This was epitomised by his self-portrait wearing a matador uniform, symbolising his role as a provocateur.

Hughes thought Goya had no option but to try and paint the world as he saw it, as to hide the truth he needed to release might have sent him into madness.

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