BigBong BBlog / Reality Update
February - 2004

'They who can assimilate the past, can synthesize the nowww, they who can synthesize the nowww can maximize the potential of the future'
                                                                         Quote = Eric Blair +

First up webstuff = all sublinks open a new w window

webgreetings Dear Linear Scholar,

First time here? If so, first thing you need to know is that we been bumped up at a pause point for a couple of years now, wwwaiting for the Law to change and the next thing you need to knowww is that Big Bong Reality has been Updated Monthly for the One Hundred and First time since September 1995.

METAphorically this web construct can be likened to a solar powered space craft , each sail is made of <html> shaped in such a way so as to powwwer the web construct through cyber space, kinda like a sailing ship through the ocean. Since powering up the webcam can be likened to firing up the 'prime thruster' of a rocket ship and since the BBt-PPP Cyber Capsule was designed to only light up the prime thruster at the start of construction and since there are so many sails powwwering the BBt-PPP,  it has made sense to let the 'good ole' BBt-PPP Cyber Capsule voyage blurbingly along its eccentric tangent towards materialization at a future point in space and time whilst I went else web to construct other smaller more maneuverable constructs powwwered almost entirely by web cam imagery, portals originally designed as tug boats for the BBt-PPP which were designed to morph into 'retro rockets' with the passing of time.

Thus you know some of the wwwhy why this page morphed into an elseweb portal page over the last few trips round the sun, a book markable sign post page that is never more than a "mouse click" away from wwwhere-ever the wwwords are being wwwoven in the now.

Thing is, that I never set out to become a Big Bong builder or a Cannabis Law Reform Activist, I set out to become a writer and as you can imagine dear linear scholar, after such a long time of not being able to manifest all of the myriad requirements that obstacle me in reality you would think I would be some what discouraged, not so, I mean, I knew from the instant that I had the idea that actually building Bongzilla (my nick name for the Big Bong Peace Pipe) was going to be somewhere the other side of highly impossible.

Thing is, I am not discouraged, because no matter how impossible building a 420 foot high Big Bong Peace Pipe looks in February 2004, it is definitely and significantly less impossible now than when I first had the idea 9 years ago, not to mention the fact that the writer/artist in me has had plenty of outlet weaving what amounts to an entire sector of cyber space, which is why, when all is said and done, I am not discouraged by Bongzilla being bumped up at this pause point, not when there is so much happening in the real world of my highly subjective reality ;O)--~

Anyhow, getting finally to the "weblog" component of the Febuary Reality Update =  During February, I was to have been continuing the transformation of the Big Bong Mobile into the ultimate POTplant POT, getting it ready for Mardi Grass 2004, however, there has been a crash! Yep, Herb, the Big Bong Mobiles onboard computer suffered a meltdown of the C:\DRIVE caused (I think) by a short circuit in the Motherboard. Thus I have had to scrap the 'grow show' due to total inability to webcast. Herb, as all linear scholars are aware is/was the back up webcating unit for the Nimbin HEMP Bar webshow, as if the death of herb isn't bad enough, it gets worse... Little Qwerty sent her last message "found 00475 RAM out of possible 1600" and then she just faded away and thus I wuz rolled all the way back to Mirpazoid, (mirpazoid is the name of the pentium 1 webcasting unit that took over from little qwerty late last century, mirpazoid is also the qwerty that launched the webspace and was the qwerty that started off the webcast at 4.20pm on April 20th 2000, Mirpazoid also wove the 2 of the biggest ever mardigrass websites 2000 and 2001) Mirpazoid has no USB ports and can't run the web cam and so I assembled slowwwboot. Slowwwboot is a pile of Pentium 2 pieces which have to be physically assembled to boot, statisticaly, Slowwwboot clocks in at 266mhz, 256 MB ram with more than 4and 20 gigs of data woven onto 3 physical hard drives -thing is that slowwwboot is an unstable pile of pieces that has proved to be only just capable of running the webcam, so as long as the CPU don't melt under the load, it should work okay as at least as a typewwwwriter until a replacement webcasting unit can be manifested...Oh yeah... Just to top it all off, the canon A5 power shot camera I have been borrowing for the last couple of years also died.

On the bright side, the car component of the Mobile weathered the crash without a scratch, the engine still starts no problem, the clutch is still clutching and the gears are still in the box, just the one flat tyre that needs to be fixed before it can roll into action and so I will probably be putting some more seeds into the BigBongMobile on the February Full Moon because I figure that if the BigBong Mobile don't have a webcasting unit on board it can at least go to mardigrass as an entry in the POT Art Conmpetition and thus, having run out of tug boats and stuff to link to for this month, the only thing left to tell you at this point in cyber space and time dear linear scholar is ... maybe I'll catch you in the BBt-PPP Chat Room...

till next



P.S. the sound you "might be hearing" is a snippet from The Man in the Dark Sedan by Snakefinger and the Residents.

P.S.S Did you hear about the arrest for the cultivation of the Cannabis Plants that were to have been the focus of the 2001 webshow?



Scene of the first Big Bong WebShow. April 1996
The Big Bong Shop on the corner of Cleveland and Abercrombie Streets
 Surrey Hills Sydney Australia. .