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Midwinter Most Ideal Sunrise Times Month

I was thinking of updating the mistYmuse today, as it’s over two weeks in now (started November 21st, a month before midwinter) and there are only two weeks until the Winter Solstice, when it will be midwinter in the northern hemisphere. The MIST of mistYmuse stands for Most Ideal Sunrise Time, and now that we are only a fortnight away from December 21st we are in the best four weeks for seeing the sunrise as late as possible, and it is now in the 8-9am hour in Blighty.

Advent Calendarists joined the December party on the 1st of course, and have to wait another four days for their biggest day on the 25th.

I’ve been seeing in the news that lots of people have thankfully been up popping POP (PinkyOrangePurple) pictures, such as this classic one featured on the BBC:

Inkberrow in Worcestershire

I just wrote a blog post on this site’s sister site, fmpoetry, with an update about the POPolution.

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Finland Leaf Heart

I was thinking of my time in Finland recently… three times.

First was when I was writing about photosynthesis, and thought of this photo taken in a Helsinki park:

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Second was writing about how I’d wanted New Labour to follow the Scandinavian example twenty years ago on the fmpoetry blog.

The third was reading that Finland is the safest country in the world according to the World Economic Forum. Iceland was third and Norway ninth. The UK was down in 78th, even below the USA I think of as a bad example; maybe it’s the other way around?

Sunnymoon is Over, Honeysunny Time in Loch Lomond

The sunnymoon period was over the next day, visiting Loch Lomond, but it was dry, and atmospheric. As in Norway where the narrow fjords with steep mountains are the most spectacular, I think lochs such as nearby Loch Long and Loch Awe are more picturesque in places, but Lomond is nice too, with several islands, and a visible mountain line dividing the Highlands and Lowlands going through it. As the biggest freshwater body in Britain at about twenty-four miles by five, it also has been-there-and-done-that value.

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Iceland Travel History Article Published

An article I wrote about my January trip to Iceland has been published on travelthruhistory. In the article I remember my original Beat inspiration, going against the grain by stressing the journey experience, and I think being innovative by including what I’d have liked to have done or seen but missed; partly as consolation to the good people who think I do and have done too much, and have it too easy. Stating I thought I was mostly lucky counters those who think and hope the opposite for me. Here’s some more photos from my time in Reykjavik:

Laugarnes Park (first afternoon/evening)

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Tjornin (the Pond) (next morning)

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Viking Statues (and Hallsgrimskirkja church) (afternoon)

new non-human friend reminded me of a special old one

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Loki the Pearl (Loki café and Perlan)

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http://www.travelthruhistory.com/html/exotic120.html

Reykjavik Arrival Sunrise Photos

I saw the hotel I’d booked, the Capital Inn, from the Straeto local bus I took from the airport, after buying four tickets for the four zones of travel (same system throughout Iceland, with Straeto running city and national bus routes) from the airport arrivals shop/café.

I think that’s a good example of why you should continue looking around, observing and analysing everything like an intelligent wild animal instead of a brainwashed docile prey, and not be cowered or shamed into looking away, down or into social media all the time.

Techno Society

I saw that the powerful were trying to make citizens look through the world through their media appliances instead of using their natural senses in a David Icke presentation, but had thought it myself. I don’t know if it is intentional or conspiracy; just the way technology and society are going, but it does seem to be happening.

I’m using it now, so I am not totally rebelling against it, and rely on it a lot, and think it’s often better to find your information than have a conversation, but I do try to get away from it, and balance it with nature. As I did in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Morning Beauty

Travelling on a night flight in mid-January I didn’t book a hotel for the first night. There was a storm off Scotland we flew into, and quite heavy snow in Kevlavik airport, Iceland’s international airport just south of Reykjavik. However, we landed on time. There was no sign of the Straeto bus, so I ended up staying the night in the airport.

Finding the bus over by where the courtesy buses for car hire and hotels are, and are signposted, at about 09.30 in the morning had a nice bonus, as it was just getting light, and the trip to Reykjavik was a like a winter wonderland, full of thick snow.

Moreover, when I saw the Capital Inn and got off the bus, I spotted the telltale twilight colours of pinky, and took a few photos of the sun rising on the eastern horizon, despite being quite disorientated from a lack of proper sleep and the early morning cold, as well as arriving in a new city and only luckily finding my hotel. I walked up onto another road and had to walk back down through thick snow to get back on the right road; well, I don’t know if I had to, but that’s what I did anyway!

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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.

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
Read more: Madonna – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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…

Happy New Year 2018: Y-Day Rebranded Y-Dawn

Warning: this blog post scores 50% on the all-new for 2018 parodymeter, meaning you have half a chance of taking it all too seriously.

Happy New Year 2018 to all greatolosolous greenYgreyliens and pluckylicious POPolutionaries. Here’s a great gYgPOP scene from the Stonehenge Tours website to wake the new year up:

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Stonehenge gYgPOP

It is already more than a fortnight after Midwinter and just over a fortnight until Y-dawn (hot off the press rebranding from Y-day) on January 21st. Y-dawn is the most important date in the mistYmuse calendar, marking the end of the M.I.S.T (Midwinter Ideal Sunrise Times) period (November 21st to January 21st), and beginning of the M.U.S.E (Midwinter Until Spring Equniox) months (January 21st to March 21st).

While the Y did not bring precision balance to the greenYgrey (5-1-4 letters sequence), it did to the mistYmuse (4-1-4), which could be its creator; remembering the symmetry aimed for and achieved by the ancient Egyptians and Incas thousands of miles apart, and apparently without contact, featured previously in the animals and sun spirituality blog.

I know it won’t make a big difference to your life, but hopefully it provides a little extra support for the interested, to mentally and physically survive the four bleakest weather months in Blighty and the northern hemisphere.

As I know from my endurance running, and weights before it, it’s often good to divide training and goals into shorter periods, and I think the winter is similar. We already have many celebrations to pass the end of the year, but nothing much at the start of the year. Now, those who follow this blog do, if they so choose.

In line with my role as mistYmuse PoPPy (Perfect Pagan Prophet) prefect (with a certain amount of self-parody, about 50% on the parodymeter [another new self-proclaimed genius innovation] I’d say), I won’t be doing anything to celebrate Y-dawn, but please do have a good time without me!