BigBongBBlog / Reality Update
September - 2008

'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 Fifty Seventh time since September 1995. (13 and a bit web years old, as for how many actual "Realty Updates" written in more than a decade and uploaded 'in between' the *at least*157 monthlies? Dunno, except that its way way more than 420, this is FER SURE the most often overwwwriten webpage in my cyberspace ;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 September of 97 when the contract was finished and I.R.C.S.A decided to step aside, I kept the website with it's 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 thrusters 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 might look in September of 2008, it is definitely and significantly less impossible now than it was 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)--~

2008...

Well over a decade online... this time fourteen years ago I had a box of pens and 2 notebooks full of poems and ideas, I didn't own or really know how to use a computer and/or how to write a book. 13 years ago I had finished one finger typing up the manuscript that ultimately became the novel that this entire webspace is constructed "upon" on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM and was actively engaged in the promotion of the novel. 12 years ago the BiG BonG TheorY was selling in book stores all  over Sydney and 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 September oo8  Reality Update.

The webcast/grow show from the Stump Plant is over, the plants are harvested and- naturally, they was smoked during the mardigrass2008 and, as you will see when you click open mardigrass2008, it was another stellar event! With the H*E*M*P*Bar "CLOSED BY POLICE" on August 29th, it looks like I will be without a place to plug in little qwerty 'for a while'. I cannot stress enough how important my hands on experience in the H*E*M*P*Bar has been over the last 8 years 4 months, it was the ideal preparation / training for running a BiG BonG BurgeR BaR - which, is much much closer than ever before to 'jump starting'. This spring, millions of acres of hemp are to be planted all over Australia and all of it will produce seed as well as fibre. Anyway, the closure of the Help End Marijuana Prohibition Bar and Museumm will be very much a 'hot topic' in the streets of nimbin during September and there is talk of another Big Joint mission. Oh yeah, there is some "breaking" news about the Big Bong Mobile, it never made it back up to head quarters after the MardiGrass, it was simply too rusted out after having 'pot' growing in it for a couple of years, rusted out the firewall and she was starting to sag in the middle, I ripped the "Bong" off the roof and saved the hood, the rest went to the crusher, there will be a new BigBongMobile built in time for the 2009 MardiGrass and Global Marijuana March and so, having run out of stuff to talk about and link to for this 'ninth' month of oo8, 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. .