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Happy Solstice, Nature Beyond

Happy Solstice to everybody, with today marking midwinter, the shortest day, with least light and most darkness, because of the way our planet Earth tilts as it travels around our star, which we call the sun. It’s a cloudy day here, with no sun, which looking on the positive side, shows that nature is above and beyond humanity, doing what it wants when it wants, and that we have to adapt our lives to it, rather than the other way around.

It was mainly a celebration because it marked the winter being half over. In the greenYgrey world it is also known as the MIST (Midwinter/Most Ideal Sunrise Time); nature has had the last laugh today, as it is weatherly misty rather than acronymly MISTy, and looking on the bright side of mist, I chuckle along with it.

Sorry if you made a special effort, and wanted sunshine, which is one reason why I don’t make a big deal about it; because I know by now that nature is a law unto itself. There have been many wonderful sunrises and sunsets this winter, and I’ve enjoyed seeing them, and other people’s photos of them online and on television. They’ve all been POP (PinkyOrangePurple) rather than rare red (now known in the gYgPOP twilight vocabulary as rared – a new self-proclaimed genius wordplay word to mark the occasion!).

Responsible Leader not Mindless Follower

Some double-negatives consider me a follower of others, while others think I’m trying to start a cult; maybe some double-negatives doubly-negatively think I’m both.

In fact I’m neither, or a little of each, but no more than any other blogger, or doctor of philosophy ones anyway! My attitude to solstices and other events such as today is proof of that… to me anyway, as I know how I thought, and what I did.

After visiting Avebury and Stonehenge on the winter solstice in the early years of the Greenygrey I saw the opportunity for creating interest, with lots of crowds, and growing each year.

So I could have become a regular, hoping for ‘celebrity’ status, but haven’t been to one on a notable day such as this since.

I thought that although stone circles and other historic structures are amazing, and worth visiting, they are only humanity’s instruments to measure and worship the real deal: nature and the universe.

I am not The Cult; or referencing them for any Cultists

I re-watched The Sky at Night yesterday, and saw/remembered they’d named the new-found aurora light Steve. It has been found since the greenYgrey joined the PinkyOrangePurple in the sky, so I could claim it as the miracle child of gYgPOP, especially as it’s been announced at this special time of miracle birth.

However, I will leave it to the scientific explanation that it’s been there for a while but has only just been noticed because people are taking more photos.

I will just add that I call it Stevie as well, for all the females out there; especially named after Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and solo artist fame. Here’s some screenshots from the show of Steve/Stevie, which could be interpreted as gYgPOP miracle birth baby photos:

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Mourinho: Damien-Omen Devil or Bilbo-Frodo Hobbit? Match of the Day: Salford Devils or Devilgate Whistleblowers

While the images of Mourinho and Fred ‘the Red’, Manchester United’s devil mascot, reflecting their devil logo and nickname; while early mascot, the Baphometesque Billy ‘the Goat’ is kept under covers in the museum; captured on Match of the Day prove Mourinho walks alongside a representation of the ultimate in evil according to the Bible, the relationships are still unclear, and only those living in the Salford Devil’s Triangle probably know the truth.

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Parody Comedy… I Think

I would just like to clarify that I’m writing this is parody comedy, but if David Icke is right about devil-worshipping paedophiles running the country/world, as he has been about some things, then there may be some truth in it. I have no proof though.

Mourinho: The Special One

I’ve liked Mourinho’s personality most of the time I’ve known about him, and his right-hand man Ibrahimovic, but I now realise it was because of their fondness for being the Devil’s Advocate or King Contrary Man: both with connections to the Devil.

Looking up The Cult’s King Contrary Man lyrics I was reminded of Mourinho’s meeting with Fred ‘the Red’ Devil at Old Trafford last week:

I took a while and thought about it
Down at the crossroads temptin’ fate
I took a while and thought about it
Down at the crossroads temptin’ fate
Yeah, yeah, yeah
You can take my soul
Yeah, yeah, yeah
You can take my soul
Take my soul
I want it all, yeah

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The last line of the song seems to sum up Mourinho’s ambition, remembering him declaring himself the Special One when he arrived in England. Then he was reported to have contacted Manchester United to ask for the job, rather than them luring him there with a devilish offer.

So I think Mourinho is more Damien-Omen than a Lord of the Rings hero, but there’s still a little bit of me wondering if he could be the victim of a wicked plot, and the Salford Devil’s Triangle has been affecting him since the Chelsea v Swansea game, like Mordor and the (Lanca)shire, when he seemed to lose his mind… the goodness and good cheer it once had anyway!

 

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Damien in The Omen

BBC and Match of the Day

 

I love the BBC and Match of the Day, like the teddy bears I once had, and the heatwave summers and snowdrift winters I remember (saw first snow of the winter this afternoon, after a lovely sunny earlier day). Obviously there were bad elements to all of them… except my teddies!

I wondered why they showed Mourinho with Fred ‘the Red’ before the Brighton game. Was it without reason, or was there a reason; and what was it if there was a reason. Were they (Illuminati/Lizards at Old Trafford/BBC) providing subliminal messages supporting devilry; using Mourinho as an unsuspecting celebrity (Devil’s) advocate, or were they acting as investigatory reporters, looking for a ‘Watergate’? If they were looking for a ‘Devilgate’ it reminds me of Suzi Quatro:

When the BBC decided to move to Salford Quays (2004 – 2007) the Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall cases were still secret (revealed in 2012), so the move to a venue in the middle of two ‘Devils’ teams ties in with David Icke’s devil-worshipping paedophiles theory… circumstantially!

I previously blogged about Salford University, which could have provided a triangle with the two sports grounds before the BBC moved there, after my student colleague who had a sinful, if stereotypical, relationship with the Head of Department got a job there after university, and then Manchester Arena bomber Abedi was reported to have studied there.

I thought it was a coincidence that she’d got a job near the home of Manchester United then, but the (negative) coincidences have just kept happening in Salford since.

6-5-4 Devilish Dairy POP Countdown

Manchester United beat Newcastle 4-1 yesterday, with lots of satanic connotations, as one might expect from the Red Devils. While the goals total didn’t reach 6, the Number of the Beast, the Red Devils did score four, the same amount of letters in evil. Moreover, Newcastle scored the first, providing the D: D-evil.

I don’t believe in it myself, and it’s just a bit of comedy wordplay. Manchester football does seem a bit like heaven and hell at the moment though, with City playing nice free football, while little madman imp Mourinho has surrounded himself with big men that look like stereotypical demons… like I can do now too, showing I’m not trying to demonise others and not myself! He reminds me of The Cult’s Lil Devil:

POP Sky in the… Example of Different Fields

My POP (PinkyOrangePurple) paradigm shift in twilight colours from red has nothing to do with football, although it’s a funny and convenient coincidence, and is firmly rooted in nature and science – therefore providing an example of how I’m writing about lots of things, above and beyond the grass roots topics of sport, race and sex; I may write about them too, but they are not the be all and end all.

My POP paradigm shift was purely accidental, as a result of observing the sky quite a lot, and writing a book with a pop art theme at the time. My POPolutionaries, created generic name, for some imagined fans, mostly parodying Russell Brand’s revolutionaries,  followed on from that… and calling fans of the greenYgrey greenYgreyliens. I don’t know of any POPolutionaries or greenYgreyliens, and joking about it probably means there won’t be, but I think my writing is good enough to have some ‘fans’.

Should the old proverb ‘red sky in the morning/night, shepherd’s warning/delight’ be changed to ‘POP sky…’? I don’t know, but don’t think books should be recalled and pulped because of it.

Dairy Friends Theory Better than Veins

In another example of different fields converging, but being separate, this is about friends, using an analogy, but it does bring up material from another topic I am quite passionate about.

A few blog posts ago I wrote that extracting yourself from negative friends was like taking fat out of veins so you can breathe better, but that was a spontaneous prose stream of consciousness thought, and I’d thought of one I consider better before, and remembered it again afterwards.

Over the last fifteen years I’ve been trying to eat healthier, and had acquired a few maxims from the internet, such as eating foods containing vitamin C with iron foods, which are nuts and green leaved veg for me. However, years after I read that, I read that eating foods containing dairy with such iron foods can have as much of a negative impact as vitamin C can have a positive impact.

Readers who think I’m trying to convince them to eat healthily or veganly will probably be thinking I’m trying to get them to stop eating dairy, but I’m just about to add that eating dairy and other fats with tomatoes is supposed to be beneficial for releasing lycopene, the beneficial compound within.

Are Friends Dairy (referencing Are Friends Electric? by Tubeway Army

I have now become a bit of an androidesque human, reminding me of a documentary about Gary Numan (Android in La La Land) in 2016, where he seemed a bit like Chris Packham in his Asperger’s documentary. I liked AFE, in my year 1BR (1 Year Before Rock), 1979, but not enough to become a fan. Totally opposite to the scruffy bedlam of rock and metal looking back on it:

Friends Analogy Update, but not Paradigm Shift (like twilight colours)

So I was thinking it’s the same with friends as it is with dairy: some friends bring out the best in you, and some diminish you; but they might do the opposite for other people, as dairy works well with some foods but not others.

It’s up to you to find out what works for you, but like food nutrition it probably doesn’t make that much difference while you’re young. With friends, you’ve probably got enough choice of friends and locations, in bigger places anyway, or the freedom to go elsewhere. With foods you’ve probably got enough health to not have to worry about nutrition, although there are unfortunately exceptions.

I didn’t start worrying about either that much until I was about 40, when health concerns meant eating healthily and cutting down on socialising meant the two kind of converged, or were allowed to converge by me, looking back on it self-analysis philosophically!?

Only For Those Wanting to Eat Better

That’s the friends analogy over with, and this is actually food nutrition, feeling I should mention it, but thinking I’ll probably get the same reception from most as Greg Davies’s protagonist in Man Down this week as he tried to inspire a thirst for knowledge!

While I thought I was eating quite healthily for most of my life, advances in scientific nutrition now suggest I wasn’t. Other people have lived to old ages eating ‘traditional food’, so I’m not trying to preach here. Showing I’m trying to provide the full picture, maybe the feel-good mental health factor of food you like the taste of will release endorphins etc that will outweigh the nutritional benefits of foods you don’t? I used to miss some foods, but don’t any more really, as I find there’s enough choice, but that’s a long process.

If you do believe in food science, the latest advice on how to get the best out of fruit and veg seems to seems to have been captured in one book by James Wong: How to Eat Better, which I am trying to follow, especially the storing and cooking parts, as the different types is constrained by availability and cost.