BigBongBBlog / Reality Update
MAY - 2006

'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 +
;O)--~


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 more than 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 *at least* the One Hundred and Twenty Eighth time since September 1995. (Over 10 web years old, as for how many actual "Realty Updates" written in more than a decade and uploaded 'in between' the 128 monthlies? Dunno, except that its way way more than 420 ;O)--~

Historically speaking, this reality update feature was one of the main clauses written into the contract I signed (with I.R.C.S.A) for the first BigBong website  Clause = Author (that's me) to supply a reality update every 2 weeks for duration of contract (2 years) - which I did, they figured (rightly) that without me to write fresh words, the Big Bong web site wouldn't be a 'proper" website. In late 97 when the contract was finished and I.R.C.S.A decided to step aside, I kept the reality update going and have never missed upgrading this page, which, I suppose makes this one of the longest running blogs on the web, of course, I write way way way more words per month than what you can see in here - most of the heavy duty blogging I do/have done is viewable at the teXt-files, I digress - mostly to illustrate the continuity nightmare that blogging can create when a 'first timer' hits a blog and all the information on display requires prior knowledge.....

METAphorically the Big Bong 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 May of 2006, it is definitely and significantly less impossible now than when I first had the idea on the 29th of June 1994, 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)--~

2006...

Over a first decade online... yeah, this time eleven years ago I was one finger typing up the manuscript that ultimately became the novel that this entire webspace is constructed around on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. Internet was a word I had heard on television whilst 'back packing' in the U.S.A (91-94), of course, I had been reading about global computer networks in science fiction novels since I learnt how to read, but 'reading about' and 'writing with-in' are entirely different things, which loopingly brings me to the main point of this word assembly, the "weblog" component of this May Reality Update  10 years ago I had been invited by Bob Plant'em Hopkins to come and talk about "the website and the book about the movie about the building of the Big Bong." Now you may not remember, and believe it or not, but back in 1996, after huge amounts of work by lots of people - none of whom were me- cannabis relegalization was "almost" on the agenda of John Howards newly elected Liberal Government. The movie Billion Dollar Crop had been seen coast to coast on the A.B.C. TV  and a HEMP revolution was looking very very likely as the voting public rediscovered the benefits of the HEMP plant but as all the media people were packing their bags for the MardiGrass, everything went horribly awry. Years of hard work blown away as cannabis law reform was gunned down into a non issue by the Port Arthur massacre, the same thing happened again on September 11th 2001.

So here we are 10 years later, however now, we are somewhat ahead of where we were 10 years ago. Hemp awareness is at an all time high, hemp is available as a fabric, medical marijuana has a huge groundswell of support, the Billion Dollar Crop movie is still being shown on the ABC, as is the "Big Things" Documentary, and globally most every country is moving towards relegalizing whilst Australia and the Untied States are seemingly the only ones talking about ACTIVELY PROHIBITING cannabis. Anyway, I've written way more words than usual this month, perhaps its because I am preparing for a huge month, wwworking on both the peacebus toxic trail campaign and the NimbinMardiGRASS-XIV and then, after the MardiGrass, a road trip when  THE BIG JOINT GOES TO CANBERRA and last, but by no means least, check out the webspace I built for a good friend of mine... Pot-Art-Tattoo, I won't be entering, I'll be helping judge it! >> and thus - calendar-ish-ly -  we find ourselves following both the peacebus toxic trail campaign and the NimbinMardiGRASS-XIV and then it's THE BIG JOINT GOES TO CANBERRA and nowww, having run out of stuff to talk about and 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

peace

 ;O)--~

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 The video images of the BigBongMobile @ Mardigrass are in the BIG-MOVIES Sector at BigBong.org

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.

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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. .