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Pernille’s Professional PR Amateur

I included a Wolfsburg women’s football team story in my last of a fantasy trilogy travel quest XaW Files: Beyond Humanity. That story starred Alexandra Popp, whose name fitted in with the pop art theme of searching for the lost Andy Warhol of the greenYgrey world: Andy Wolfhol.

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Wolfsburg coat of arms

I also included a Doro Pesch of Warlock story to criticise women’s historic persecution through witchcraft/magick accusations.

Wolfsburg Magic not Magick

Watching some of the women’s European Championships last year, Denmark’s captain Pernille Harder was one of the standout players. So it was like the arrival of a prodigal daughter when I found out at the end of last season that Harder was now playing for Wolfsburg. They reached the final of the European Cup, but lost to Lyon, who’ve won it three years in a row now.

Another standout player at the European Championships was Lieke Martens. So when I named my Fantasy Football team for the 2018 World Cup I chose: 2 Lieke Pernille, with a few wordplay meanings to play with.

Only afterwards did I look up Pernille Harder on Wikipedia, and found she is in a relationship with fellow female footballer, Magdalena Erikkson.

My Feminism ‘Beyond Humanity’

Those who think I’ve just been supporting women such as Popp, Pesch and Harder for my own selfish reasons would probably think I’d be horrified at finding that out, but in fact I’m very happy for them, and hope they’re relationship remains happy forever.

Moreover, I called my main fantasy team for the next Premier League season PerNILle 10is Love, wordplaying love standing for nil in tennis scoring.

So if women have been put off supporting me or buying my books by people who claim anything other than the greenYgrey years were supportive of women, then they were misled.

Pernille would have been an ideal woman for me, but the next best thing to being with her, is to think that she is happy… especially at Wolfsburg!

That might sound ‘creepy’ to those who only base relationships on sex, power and money, but like I said in the greenYgrey years, they were an attempt to form a ‘higher form of love’, inspired by my years in the rave/clubbing scene, and as a reaction to seemingly more and more grooming… in dear ol’ Blighty at least!

I always said I did it unconditionally, and that’s the way I still feel, but now after a decade I’m probably going to move onto something else, unless there’s a lot more positive activity in the near future.

XaW Files: Beyond Humanity (Fantasy Travel by Google Maps Book 3) by [Latham, Marc]

 

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Dream Wife Iceland Music Video Fire Light Evidence

I’ve previously blogged about how a golden circle appearing in an Icelandic selfie of mind reminded me of Bjork’s Utopia and The Gate videos, and I just found new evidence of that Icelandic belief in Dream Wife’s great greenYgrey Fire music video:

I was first alerted to Dream Wife in a Classic Rock review of their debut album.

My photo:

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I’ve blogged a bit more about Bjork, pronounced Be-yerk, and wrote a little poem about how to pronounce her name based on how I’ve always heard it, before learning it was wrong, on the fmpoetry website.

Ice Sculpture not Genius to Doctor Who Ice Warriors Under the Bridge Ice-breaker

Walking along Borgarnes’s Borgarfjordur beach there were lumps of ice that looked as if they’d fallen out of the sky, as they were so ice-so-lated (isolated) in thawing compared to what must have been other ice around them… unless they were placed there by U.F.O. aliens! Al-ice-ns? Doctor Who‘s old-fashioned greenygrey Ice Warriors?

 

The Curse of Peladon depicts an Ice Warrior delegation aiding the Doctor.

 

The Ice that Fell to Earth (referencing the film of that name, swapping Ice-Man)

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When I saw a lump of ice that looked quite picturesque and light enough to be moveable I thought I’d create a little ice-art, from the bottom of my cold heart, lifting it onto a rock, and having to spend a few seconds balancing it:

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Okay, my ice sculpture is still at a basic level. I did write a feminist Folding Mirror poem this morning in not much more time than my ice sculpture took, after being inspired by watching the Suffragette film last night.

To finally say ‘bye ‘bye to Borgarnes on this blog, here’s a little more variety to end, in contrast to var-ice-ty, with photos of a frozen waterfall, grass sticking up through snow, and Under the Bridge, which acted as an ice-breaker as I got to know the Borgarfjordur!

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Iceland Mountain Queen Surreal Photo Evidence?

Dedicated to the Grid and Walk-On Girls: always Formula 1 podium placers and Darts 180 bullseyes, and welcome at AAW (Adult Angelic Waifs).

I meant to write ‘bye ‘bye to Borgarnes in this blogpost, but looks like it’s turned into a goodbye Grid Girls instead!

I only became aware… (not a-were… that happened a long time ago…
and I’ve never looked back…
was looking for a pack…
until I found a greenYgrey rucksack!)… sorry for that mistYmuse poetic interlude, I was trying to write that I only found out about the Lady of the Mountain of Icelandic folklore this week.

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I didn’t know about the Lady when I fell in love with Mount Hafnarfjall, between Reykjavik and Borgarnes, after spending the day with it; and was thinking that the reflective silhouette and wispy cloud shown in my photos could be interpreted as traditionally feminine features in a totally lovely way, complementing the hard as rock foundation, which is needed for all women apart from those who live sheltered lives – such as shown in The Grandmaster movie.

Maybe she was happy with me because I took a photo of her raven companion in the sunny glow of east Reykjavik, which I just noticed was the last photo before seeing what I think are Northern Lights ribbons near a rainbow:

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I just read the info on the above linked Mount Hafnarfjall site, and saw that most of the mountain is basalt, but the crag, which I guess is the one I thought looked like a shark or cetacean’s dorsal fin, is made of granofyr, which has a bit of a greenYgrey resemblance ring to it (gr-n–yr)! Here’s a last collection of photos showing AAWsome Hafnarfjall:

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Toff at the Top: Outdoors My Only Escape Beyond Human Reality

Congratulations to my Chav and Toff parody comedy creation by me, inspired by Chas and Dave, who are playing at the Ramblin’ Man festival this summer; a festival relevant for the Greenygrey, which started off with a rambling theme. Have I resurrected C&D’s  career, as it’s the first time I’ve heard of them for a while; maybe I’m just out of touch? Yes, my C&T partner Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffola is the new Sunday Times fashion correspondent. There’s no such luck for the me, the chav half of my wholly created by myself parody comedy double-act, I’m afraid… despite being a PhD graduate!

Serious Social Commentary Not Relevant

Toff is working in fashion rather than politics or social commentary, so I know that a comparison with my qualifications isn’t relevant, even if I wanted to moan, which I don’t. I’m very happy for Toff, sincerely.

Moreover, she’s cited as following old favourite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson in providing an irreverent cynicism-free wry look at fashion to give readers a ‘weekly dose of sunshine’, for which I think she’s well qualified.

I’ve tried to mix humour with social commentary during the greenYgrey years, as well as creating new mental health helping concepts, such as PinkyOrangePurple POP and the mistYmuse.

However, partly from my background, and partly because I studied it in further education, and maybe because that’s the way my mind works, I still feel the need to provide some political and social commentary… even though I’d rather escape it and its repercussions most of the time.

The only time I can really escape those feelings is when I’m Beyond Humanity, such as travelling and being in the wild outdoors. I used to mentally escape beyond the Event Horizon of my mind (bringing space terminology into neurology is another concept of mine) but try to steer clear now.

Borgarfjordur Beyond Bonus

One morning in Borgarnes, Iceland on my recent trip I only went out to shop at the Bonus supermarket, but the pinky twilight kept me going across the bridge, and then I continued down the beach, and the next thing it was the sunset twilight; there’s only about seven hours between them at the moment.

It felt like a magically free day and the light matched it. Here it created a reflective silhouette at the top of Mount Hafnarfjall (hafnar means harbour and fjall is mountain in Icelandic) at the end of the beach. The mountain’s jutting ridge reminds me of a shark’s dorsal fin.

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Liberia to Overtake U.K. on FGM Soon… Won’t Take Much! 0-0 now!!

Not being an expert on Liberia I didn’t know that the outgoing President is a female when I posted yesterday, congratulating George Weah on becoming the new one. I only found out today, when I saw an online media story that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s last action was to outlaw Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

One Prosecution to Overtake Multicultural Fascist U.K. 

Although it is banned in the U.K. there’s never been a successful prosecution, meaning Liberia will only need one to overtake the U.K. in the battle against it.

While the British media concentrate on glamour women at social and sports events, behind closed doors women are suffering much more than ever under Multicultural Fascism, but it seems to be an Out of Sight, Out of Media attitude for the headline news.

British Media Society Hollywoodises Everything

While I have nothing against Oprah Winfrey, I think Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a better role model for the feminist movement, being a successful politician, but hardly anybody has heard of her; I hadn’t anyway.

After we had Russell Brand the Hollywood star millionaire anti-capitalist revolutionary, we’ve now got Oprah Winfrey, the Hollywood star millionaire feminist leader.

At the start of the greenYgrey 15 years ago I wrote that a 5p charge on supermarket plastic bags was a token gesture, and wouldn’t make enough difference, and I think I’ve been proven right by the Blue Planet II science and reaction.

I view the current Hollywood gender equality bubble similarly too little, and as Elon Musk is trying to bring big change to automobiles, I think we need a similar outlook for gender: which means targeting big cultural issues rather than those showing their legs on stage at sporting events or in the television studio; it was quite ironic that women wearing short skirts on the BBC today were talking about glamour girls being banned from sporting events!

And hopefully to prove those who thought yesterday’s blog post was ‘racist’ wrong, and that it was a critique of the Hollywood-celebrity-luvvie-obsessed-British-media, and how they focus on the famous tip of the iceberg while largely ignoring the big bulk of gender inequality in Multicultural Fascist Britain, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is black:

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I don’t know much about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, but I think I’m safe in wishing her good luck in her time after office.

Gender Equality is a Historically White European Movement… in the ‘West’ Anyway

To clarify the contents of this blog post, it is a critique of the British media coverage of the recent feminist movement, by a PhD graduate who majored on the British media.

Although European countries and Australia top the gender equality league tables the British media seem to be trying to make it out to be an American thing, with Oprah the Queen after one speech!

The U.S.A. is generally mid-table in gender equality, while the U.K. lags behind it.

The modern feminist movement can be traced back to a white British woman, Mary Wollstonecraft, mother of Frankenstein-writer Mary Shelley; and inspiration for greenYgrey world philosophy literature correspondent, and star of XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, Mary Wolfstonecraft. Other notable women included the mostly white Suffragettes, and white Frenchwoman Simone de Beavoir in the 1960s.

While black women have been great civil rights leaders, such as Rosa Parks, they have usually suffered the serial cheating of their men, with even great Civil Rights leaders such as Martin Luther-King and Cassius Clay/Muhammed Ali known for their affairs; no worse than white ones like Bill Clinton and Jake LaMotta of course.

Obama seemed to buck the trend, but maybe only because Michelle kept him on a tight rein; such as when he was flirting with another country’s leader!

I know people will say I’m only jealous, and/or racist, but I’m just trying to be honest, in a Multicultural Fascist country that seems to be using race to close down freedom of speech.

Were to Weah: Good Luck Liberia

Remembering the greenYgrey’s were theme, I was delighted to see ex-footballer George Weah become President of Liberia, a year younger than me at 51, and wish him and Liberia luck, without a white person in sight.

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Africa and Asia wanted liberation from white Europe, and they are big continents, so it only looks negative for them if many want to follow white people to Europe.

Us white Europeans have got to live somewhere!

I also don’t agree with other countries invading and manipulating African and Asian countries, whether for religious extremism zealotism or exploitative multinational business.

XaW Files: Beyond Humanity (Fantasy Travel by Google Maps Book 3) by [Latham, Marc]

 

Don’t Cry for Me Scandinavia

Don’t cry for me Scandinavia
The truth is, your countries are colder (on average)

Just a little self-parody comedy to start this blog; a cover-version of:

Don’t cry for me, Argentina
The truth is, I never left you
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Y-Dawn Day Beer/n and Gone

January 21st has passed, so we are now in the muse months of the greenYgrey world’s aid to psychologically surviving the winter; I know it won’t keep you warm or full, but that’s the government’s job.

The four months of mistYmuse were mostly conceived to pass the hardest months of the year for those who don’t like winter (such as S.A.D sufferers), so mostly Y-Dawn Day marks the end of perhaps the toughest part, and the later lighter days show that winter is nearing its end, and spring isn’t far away.

It happened to coincide with my last day in Iceland, so I celebrated with three pints of Gull in Reykjavik (my fourth and fifth of the year), spending the last of my coins, apart from a small one kept as a memento; continuing what is now a thirty-one-years-old tradition!:

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Iceland’s Excellent Parody/Satire Humour

I think I can write freely with parody and satire about Scandinavia because I know they have a fantastic tradition of free press and speech, mirroring being top of the gender and social equality league tables nearly all the time.

I also saw evidence of such funny comedy in the Reykjavik Grapevine, English language newspaper. While I don’t consider it as cleverly subtle as mine, its obviousness probably gets the message across to the casual reader more. English is of course not Icelanders’ first language either; something their generally excellent skills and willingness to talk it makes you forget; which makes it all the more impressive.

Here’s an example from the RG, part of an obviously OTT (Over The Top) round-up of Icelandic footballers playing in Europe, showing a jovial attitude to religion in a country that still respects and reveres their pagan traditions:

‘After Albert Gudmundsson was absurdly shown red in a Jong PSV match against Fortuna Sittard for an alleged beating motion that never happened, he sought the aid of Tyr, Norse God of law and justice, trusting in him to resolve the situation. After Tyr familiarised the Dutch disciplinary committee with the proverb, “Fear the reckoning of those you have wronged,” they immediately reversed the referee’s three-match punishment, terrified that an uncontrollable rage was building within Albert’s psyche.’

If you like such comedy, XaW Files is full of it, as were Werewolf of Oz and Greenygrey’s Rambles:

 

Cork Bjork Dork Talk: Iceland Utopia Gate

I used to think Bjork was a bit of a dork in the 1980s, although I appreciated her alternative artistry bringing a new dimension to pop music. Now, our paths seem to have converged, as Bjork has found Utopia after I published XaW Files: Beyond Humanity. Bjork said her muse Gate to Utopia was walking around the Icelandic countryside, where XaW Files had ended just before Bjork wrote the Utopia album.

PinkyOrangePurple Theme

Of course, Bjork is Icelandic, and has been a megastar for twenty years, so she has much more right to Icelandic inspiration than me, as well as creative pedigree, but her Utopia album did follow my XaW Files. Not that I think Bjork drew inspiration from my book, and she probably hasn’t heard of it.

The biggest coincidence I found wasn’t that Bjork had named the album Utopia and drawn her biggest inspiration from the countryside, but that the Gate and Utopia videos had a very PinkyOrangePurple theme, just like XaW Files ended with, after initially starting on a pop art travel quest. Here’s the videos:

The Utopia album has done okay in sales, and has been lauded by critics, which is how I think XaW Files should have done, but the modern Multicultural Fascist child-abusing British culture ignores it, as they have done the industrial scale grooming, rape, torture and prostitution happening on Blighty’s streets for the last twenty years, turning ordinary people and patriots into racists and criminals.

Remembering greenYgreyism, and being fair to my birthplace, I think Blighty is better than Iceland for animal welfare, but not environmentalism; hopefully more whale-watching tourism etc will continue to inspire Iceland to lessen the animals it hunts and eats, although meat-tourism can also fuel it; in what is a very tough, but incredibly beautiful, place to live, weather-wise.

I can provide a foreign second opinion to Bjork’s that the Icelandic countryside does seem to still have magic there, perhaps because they’ve retained their paganism more than any other European country, and will hopefully bring you some evidence soon…

Is P the New G? New Chav and Toff Single… FSOL or Chas and Dave?

greenYgreyologist cultural anthropologists have been wondering for a while if P is the new G in the greenygrey world. It started when greenYgrey merged with PinkyOrangePurple at the end of XaW Files, becoming gYgPoP, with P drawing level with G at two inclusions. The growth of PoPadom has increased this year with the parodymeter becoming the best techno innovation of the century; this blog post scoring highly.

This new greenYgreyology paradigm shift theory bucks the trend of acronyms and abbreviations by expanding the P being the new G equation to Papua New Guinea. The country of that name has no other connection to the greenYgrey world. It is thought to have narrowly edged out Alpha Papa as the favoured term; a 2013 Alan Partridge film.

Future Sound of London Remixes Past

With absolute disregard for the above, Chav and Toff are releasing their second cover-version single, allaying their fans’ fears that they had split, after Toff was seen flirting with Jacob Rees-Mogg on This Morning; apologising for calling him a s*x god!

Fans of dance music might think it is Future Sound of London’s Papua New Guinea, putting two and two together from the above.

But in line with Toff’s recent behaviour we’re staying on the Chas and Dave theme with Rabbit.

All the above is parody comedy wordplay of course, using real events and culture as props. I don’t consider Toff a pest, and haven’t even seen any of her reality TV or presenting appearances.