BigBongBBlog / Reality Update
February - 2010

'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 +
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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 Seventy Fourth time since September 1995. (Over 14 web years old, as for how many actual "Realty Updates" written in more than a decade and uploaded 'in between' the *at least*174 monthlies? Dunno, except that its way way more than 420, this is FER SURE the most often overwwwriten webpage in all my cyberspace ;O)--~

Historically speaking, this reality update feature was one of the main clauses written into the 2 year contract I signed in September 1995 (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 14 years later in the February of 2010, 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)--~

2010...

Getting on to 15 years online... this time fifteen 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. 16 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. 15 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 February 2010 Reality Update.

And still no start on a BiG BonG movie set, but and it's a still a BIG But, November 2009 was THE month that the First Big Bong Burger got sold!!! Tho, at this stage there is no Big Bong Burger Bar wrapped or even wwwrapped around them. I decided that the best way forward for the BBBB was to work with the H*E*M*P* Embassy and H*E*M*P* Bar, this way I can perfect the recipes and cooking methods, ensure the continuity of the supply chain of the hemp seed and then, once all is moving forward smoothly construct the first purpose built BBBB.... Anyway, here's a slightly modified version of the news story I wrote for the nimbin Good Times....

These days, an entirely new aroma comes wafting out of the front door of the Nimbin H*E*M*P*Bar when you walk past, it’s the smell of 100% LEGAL hemp seed cooking. A massive amount of work ‘behind the scenes’ has been done by some very dedicated activists over the last months to prepare a menu of hemp food items for the culinary delight of both locals and tourists. Instead of copious amounts of pot smoking ‘for political reasons’, the H*E*M*P*Bar is 'demonstrating' a wide range of hemp food stuffs;  Inner Space balls and Chocolate hemp Truffles.

“It’s the start of a Cannabis Catering revolution that’s for sure,” said Max Stone. “Everyone who has sampled our hemp-foods has commented about how wonderful it all tastes and how there should be more of it. Hempseed foods contain the elusive and vitally important 3 omegas in perfect balance. Everyone is chasing them in fish oil which we know is amongst the most polluted food stocks on the planet. Hempseed has omegas bound up more efficiently plus it’s protein level is second only to soya beans. This IS the food for the 21st Century. Hempseed was recently declared the number one weapon in Americas fight against obesity."

The beverage department has also been radically upgraded and expanded with every type of coffee you can think of. There is a huge range of herbal teas and chai, and for summer, iced tea and Chanticos famous cordial (8 homemade flavours). Thanks to the Zig and her crew of baristas, the H*E*M*P*Bar’s reputation as a coffee house is getting right up there with the best in town. It’s certainly more cost effective than everywhere else, only $2.50, which means that donating to the H*E*M*P* cause has never been as rewarding or as delicious.

I cannot stress enough how important my hands on experience working in the H*E*M*P*Bar has been over the last 8 years, it has been the ideal preparation / training for running it as if it were a BiG BonG BurgeR BaR.

Anyhow, as I said above, I up date this page on the first of the month and over write it during the month if something is actually happening, and thus, having run out of stuff to talk about and link to for the 'tooth'' month of twenty ten, the only thing left to tell you at this point in cyber space and time dear linear scholar is that you can find me most days of the week being "active" in the H*E*M*P*Party Bar... maybe you can find me in the drugsense Chat Room or on the Pot [r]evolution Bill Boards plus, if you have facebook: check out facebook.com/BigBongPeacePipeProject.

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. .