Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Green Energy

What is Green Energy? Wikipedia says
The term Green energy is used to describe sources of energy which are considered environmentally friendly, non-polluting; and therefore may provide a remedy to the systemic effects of certain forms of pollution, and Global warming.

Green Light

To greenlight a project, in the context of the movie and TV businesses, is to formally approve production finance, thereby allowing the project to move forward from the development phase to pre-production and, barring disasters, principal photography.

The Green energy is everywhere. It is the only known substance that has the power to kill Superman.

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It is the weapon of Jedi masters.

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And Intergalactic peacekeepers.

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In the year 2000, the Green Energy changed the outcome of the presidential election and changed the fate of the entire world when Ralph Nader of the Green Party received 5% of the popular vote. If Nader had not run, most of the votes would have went to Al Gore, who since then has become a mighty wielder of the Green Energy.

And of course, there is the legend of Fiddler's Green.

Alan Moore wrote about the Green, which is defined in the Swamp Thing's Wikipedia entry as the dimension that contains all plant life. It was like a hive mind, a kind of collective consciousness for plant life. In that story a human/plant hybrid named Jason Woodrue gains control of the green and seeks to eradicate all non plant life because he believes they are harming the green with pollution and deforestation. Sounds familiar doesn't it?

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The Swamp Thing is able to defeat Woodrue by asking him a simple question, which is "Who will change the oxygen back into the gases we need to survive once all the men and animals are dead?"

Have you ever wondered why money is green? Scores of dead presidents are forever enshrined in the Green Energy.

In 1970, Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac wrote the single Green Manalishi.

Green has explained that he wrote the song after experiencing a drug-induced dream, in which he was visited by a green dog which barked at him. He understood that the dog represented money. "It scared me because I knew the dog had been dead a long time. It was a stray and I was looking after it. But I was dead and had to fight to get back into my body, which I eventually did. When I woke up, the room was really black and I found myself writing the song."

When Dorothy and her companions set off to see the Wizard of OZ, they entered the Emerald City. The Wicked Witch of the West was portrayed with green skin.

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Why are aliens referred to as "little green men?" Why can't they be orange, or yellow or something?

I did a wiki search for "Green Magick" and found this.

Green Magick is a term to describe the type of magic. Green magic is the use of witchcraft to gain Money, luck, or Fertility.

No wonder most companies want to go green.


Michael Skaggs said...

Great tie ins Ed! Nice work! I like how you tied in "Oz" too. So is Green Energy the same as Green Fire?

Be well!

Ed said...

Green fire, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Green Energy, Greenbacks, Green Day, Green Earth, Green Energy IMO trace back to one source. I don't know what it is yet, maybe it is some kind of Earth magic?

Michael Skaggs said...

I was beginning to have that feeling too...on the Earth magic. So Ichthultu (Cthulhu) in the JLA Terror Beyond probably represents the "serpent cult" which would be tied to the Earth more so that the Solar cult and their Sun. Interesting!