'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
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Dear Linear Scholar,
First time here? If so, first thing you need to
know is that we been bumped up
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
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
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.
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)--~
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
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
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.