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.
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:
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
with her dog Tray
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.
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’sDon’t Cry For Me Argentina, with lyrics adapted from the AZ Lyrics.comsite.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Greenygrey is of course ideal for naming babies before knowing the baby’s sex, as it is unisex.
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.
So I started at the start, Keroauc’s first novel; The Sea Is My Brother; which was only recently discovered and published.
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?:
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!
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?
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 Maps. This episode sees the return of Grey to its travelling companions, along with new addition Angry.
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
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
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.
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.
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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