BigBongBBlog / Reality Update
June - 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 +
;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 Seventy Eighth 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*178 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 16 years later in the June 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 June 2010 Reality Update.

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, well, not much will be happening in June besides............

A Cannabis Law Reform Demonstration in Canberra in the middle of winter? Are we kidding? We all wish we was - but we ain't. In a perfect world President Obama would be visiting Australia in the middle of spring on a warm sunny day and thousands upon thousands of people would spontaneously and magically gather outside Parliament House and the law would be changed for the better with almost no effort, sacrifice or hardship on our part. But we don't live in that kind of perfect world (yet), we are going to have to make an effort, we are going to have to sacrifice our time and as far as hardship is concerned, it's not like we going on dog sleds to the south pole.

Do keep in mind that this is the first time President Obama has visited Australia, and since Presidential visits are actually quite rare, the first visit by a President was that of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966, since then, there have been 5 other visits by 3 other Presidents, both Bushes and Clinton, that's a total of six Presidential visits in 44 years (one every 7.3 years) so we have no option but to seize this opportunity and make the attempt to include our issue into the plethora of other issues demanding the Presidents' attention.

What actions do we have planned?

There is a visit planned to the Australian Electoral Commission where we are expecting to pick up the rego papers for the H*E*M*P Party. The POLITE Force Media Unit has also applied for permission to film the Big Joint "on" Parliament House. To quote the letter we have sent to Australian Federal Police....

"As part of our up coming senate campaign we will be running a nation wide TV campaign featuring the "Big Joint" [LET IT GROW + GOOD MEDICINE] going to Parliament House. We are equipped for a multi camera shoot, close angle zoom camera on tripod at the top of the slope and wide angle zoom at the bottom, plus, 3, possibly more, hand held cameras under the BJ.

Rather than film the mostly medical cannabis patients who make up the POLITE Force charging UP the grassy slope to the 'top' of parliament house, the film schedule requires that the POLITE Force backstep the Big Joint DOWN the grassy slope to the bottom. The body mechanics involved in walking backwards without looking, compared to the body mechanics of walking forward will, when we reverse the footage during editing, produce some truly unique and captivating footage because walking backwards is like living forwards. You can only see what is behind you and can't see what is coming next."


Thinking you might be able to join us? I hope so, because this is going to be a great adventure and, if it's anything like all of the other Big Joint missions, it will create many special memories that you will cherish for ever.

Bottom Line? This is all about getting the media to include our issue into the plethora of other issues and from where I sit, every Big Joint mission to date has been building up a level of professionalism and respect, and this mission, done right, means we just could get multinational cannabis law reforms happening as a result of our actions. Remember, what Obama says in Australia, resonates in America and around the rest of the world.

Yep, during the middle of June 2010 I will be strapped into the www.BigJoint.org cyber capsule (you'll recognize the star back ground dear linear scholar) and uploading 'my style' of 'live from the side of the road' type content. I feel like I have spent 15 years getting ready for this and it's gunna be a big one fer sure. Natch, I be ramping up this mission for the teXt-files in the DrugSense Chat Room, on the Pot [r]evolution Bill Boards and on the Nimbin H*E*M*P*Embassy Forums plus, if you have facebook: check out facebook.com/BigBongPeacePipeProject.

MARDIGRASS FRIDAY

MARDIGRASS SATURDAY

MARDIGRASS SUNDAY

And thus, having run out of stuff to talk about and link to for the 'fifth'' 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 or on the Nimbin H*E*M*P*Embassy Forums 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. .