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Satirical Comedy Mary Anning Google Celebration

While Greenygrey/greenYgrey history is relatively new in the human world, the search for the origin of species is gathering pace. No, I don’t mean the world’s largest known dinosaur discovered in Argentina, after roaming a very different planet Earth about 100 million years ago.

Google Celebrates Mary Anning

Hi, it’s Tony Loboinson, satirical comedy archaeological correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by Tony Robinson in the human world. I was unexpectedly called into the greenYgrey office this morning after our search team made a great discovery on Google:

google fossil greenygrey

The image bears all the hallmarks of an early greenYgrey, with grey growing in the dinosaur fossil, and green above and below it. There is even an early splash of yellow representing the Y.

One branch of greenYgreyologists are even claiming the image shows that boomeranging was popular then, with the human definitely seeming to be enjoying boomeranging, while the dinosaur might be boomeranging with one arm hidden, lost or not drawn yet.

Mary Anning Liked greenYgreying?

Did Mary Anning
enjoy greenYgreying
with her dog Tray
rhyming Greenygrey.

Painting of Mary Anning made after her death, ...

The Google image celebrates paleontologist fossil hunter Mary Anning, who was born on this date in 1799.

Perhaps her most important find, and the greenYgrey’s favourite, was the first ichthyosaur skeleton correctly identified.

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Happy Australia Day from Greenygrey

It’s Australia Day in most of Australia now, with Perth and the west coast, where Grey’s werewolf Ozyssey all setoffee, set to join the rest of Oz in less than halfling a hobbit (half an hour in human time).

English: Madonna during The Virgin Tour of 1985.
English: Madonna during The Virgin Tour of 1985. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grey’s Australia Day Tribute Song

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We thought we’d get the Australia Day greenygrey festivities off to a musical start with Grey’s Oz version of Madonna’s Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, with lyrics adapted from the AZ Lyrics.com site.

Madonna has supported the Greenygrey in the past, as shown in the accompanying photo, which resident archaeological comedian Tony Loboinson has unearthed. He thinks it’s one of the earliest examples of the greenygreying fashion craze in pop culture.

Here’s Grey’s song for Australia:

Don’t Cry For Me Australia

So I chose freedom
Rambling around, trying everything new
And heaps impressed me
I never expected it to

Don’t cry for me Australia
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don’t keep your distance

And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world they were all I desired

They are illusions
They are not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

Don’t cry for me Australia

Have I said too much?
I know you’d rather be watching the bush telly
But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is bonzer.

Grey.

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Ram Jam Comedy Classic Album Cover Archaeology Satire

Hi, it’s Tony Loboinson, the Greenygrey world’s Tony Robinson. Tony’s famous for mixing comedy and archaeology, but not trying to mix them together quite like me. Although archaeology in the Greenygrey world is nothing like archaeology in the human world; we don’t have to get into holes and dig about; while our comedy can’t hope to reach the heights of uber classic Baldrick of Blackadder.

Ram Jam Greenygrey World

But I satirically persevere, trying to unearth evidence of past Greenygrey worlds, and presenting them with as much jollity as I can muster. And I think I unearthed some great evidence of a past Greenygrey world this week, after watching a 20 Greatest Southern Rock Songs! video on YouTube:

Following the southern rock trail I happened upon the temple of the ram cover of the eponymous first Ram Jam album, and saw that it depicts a greenygrey ram world, looking like the Mayan one does in the human world.

Ramjam ramjam2

Is this evidence of a long lost Greenygrey world, providing an insight into the origins of the Greenygreys?

Moreover, their second album (Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ram) cover seems to show a similar culture of self-deprecating humour to the Greenygrey world:

ramjam3

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Royal Baby to be Named Prince or Princess Greenygrey?

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, intrepid newshound at the Greenygrey, like Wolf Blitzer in the CNN world. With the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Kate, going into labour a week overdue, speculation has been growing in the Greenygrey world that the baby is going to be named Greenygrey whatever sex it is.

Modern badge of the House of Windsor.
Modern badge of the House of Windsor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Greenygrey is of course ideal for naming babies before knowing the baby’s sex, as it is unisex.

Greenygrey’s Pagan Claim to British Throne

As regular readers know by now, the Greenygrey’s origins are shrouded in mystery. One theory in Greenygrey thinking is that the Greenygrey originates from the holy trinity of British Greenygreyism:

  1. Boudicaa: pagan Iceni queen who bravely fought the Romans.
  2. Penda: King of Mercia, and the last Anglo-Saxon pagan king.
  3. Wild Wolf: the last wild wolf in Britain, running free in Scotland.

European Royalty Marrying for Power 

Peoples of Britain circa 600
Peoples of Britain circa 600 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As European royalty buffs know; like our very own Tony Loboinson, whose human parallel Tony Robinson recently received an MBE from British royalty; the royal palaces of Europe have been inter-marrying for power and security throughout history.

Princess Kate is of course not a power broker, and is deserving of William’s hand in marriage and princesshood whatever the circumstances.

But maybe it is now time to reunite the Christian and Pagan crowns in Britain. Prince or Princess Greenygrey will be a good start…

But most of all, we hope that the baby is healthy for Kate and William.

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Jack Kerouac Inspired by Nautical Greenygrey

Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac comedy culture correspondent at the Greenygrey. While Tony Loboinson was busy researching Greenygrey music history he sent me in search of literary history, having heard that my human parallel, Jack Keroauc, knew the Greenygrey.

Jack Kerouac's trips around America
Jack Kerouac’s trips around America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So I started at the start, Keroauc’s first novel; The Sea Is My Brother; which was only recently discovered and published.

Sea is Kerouac‘s Greenygrey Brother

And it didn’t take me long to find evidence that Kerouac did indeed know the Greenygrey back in the 1940s, and mentioned it a couple of times in his first novel.

Kerouac had worked and travelled on the ocean, so he was writing from experience. Here’s his fictionalised account of meeting the nautical Greenygrey; maybe Jules Verne was inspired by Greenygrey too?:

Green Sea Turtle - Honu(Chelonia mydas) O'ahu
Green Sea Turtle – Honu(Chelonia mydas) O’ahu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sea Is My Brother, edited by Dawn M. Ward

48. ‘… soon now, a spray-lashed day in the gray green North Atlantic, that most rugged and moody of oceans.’

128. ‘Bill returned his eyes seaward. Far off, where the horizon, mist, and bilious green sea merged, Bill saw dark vestiges of night fading to a pale gray.’

That kind of brings my research around full circle, as Greenygrey in the human world was inspired by Jack Kerouac, and now I find out that Kerouac wrote of the Greenygrey!

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Great New Comedy Horror Joke Answer

Hi, it’s Tony Loboinson, back again with the answer from the last blog’s joke question. If you remember, I asked what it would be called if Frankenstein had created a creature out of werewolf and Loch Ness Monster parts?

Loch Ness With Urquhart Castle in the foreground
Loch Ness With Urquhart Castle in the foreground (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The answer is: raising awareness.

Raising a-were-ness, get it?

Whatya mean, stick to the history

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Werewolf Oz Bon Scott Bagpipe Playing to Ashes Origins

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. With time quickly running out on the week I think it’s about time we had the second thrilling episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google MapsThis episode sees the return of Grey to its travelling companions, along with new addition Angry.

Tony Robinson in Melbourne
Tony Robinson in Melbourne (Photo credit: ultrakml)

Tony Loboinson unearthed a great additional snippet of information about Angry’s human parallel in his research for this week’s historical background blog. He discovered that Angry Anderson has done a benefit gig for little-penguin research; I thought that was a coincidence with Angry joining the Werewolf of Oz story in little penguin land.

This episode also sees the Bonzo bagpipes bafflement banished, and more  AusRuIcket sporting fun. Here it is:

51.  BONZO BANISHES BAGPIPES BAFFLEMENT

Elle Macpherson at the Women's World Award 200...
Elle Macpherson at the Women’s World Award 2009 (Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When Elle saw us arriving she ran to meet us. She said she’d been worried, and was glad to see me back in one piece. I replied that in Oz I was already only a half of one piece really, remembering my green other half, but I was indeed still in one half piece.

Elle chuckled, before saying, ‘Well, if you’re going to be pedantic, it’s good to see all your Grey self again. I would love to meet your green other half one day, and see you all together as the Greenygrey, but I’ve only known you as Grey.’

‘Thank you kind Elle,’ I replied. ‘I should have been more laissez-faire, and especially at this joyous moment, but I do miss my limey other half ever so much. I do dearly hope that one day you will meet me as one half of the complete Greenygrey.’

AusRuIcket and Bagpipe Racket

English: Not The Ashes. North Stifford Private...
English: Not The Ashes. North Stifford Private Cricket Pitch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the little penguins recognised us and told Bonzo, who was still playing the bagpipes. Bonzo quickly lay them down and sprinted over exuberantly.

After we’d greeted each other, I asked Bonzo what all the noise was about. He said the little penguins had so enjoyed playing AusRuIcket that they’d presented the bagpipes to him. They’d also burnt another set of bagpipes, and would play an AusRuIcket tournament for them every year called the ARIshes.

Baby Rockhopper Penguin - Tristan
Baby Rockhopper Penguin – Tristan (Photo credit: *Debs*)

I said that was great news, but where had the penguins found all the bagpipes. Bonzo said it was like me: a mysterious grey area that went back a long time. However, little penguin legend said a Rockhopper brought them over.

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Notes

Rockhopper is a type of penguin.
Bon Scott played the bagpipes, and wrote an AC/DC song called Rocker along with Angus and Malcolm Young.
Ashes (cricket trophy).

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