BigBongBBlog / Reality Update
July - 201

'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 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 TWO HUNDREDETH and Thirteenth time since September 1995. (17 web continuous years old, as for how many actual "Realty Updates" written and uploaded 'in between' the *at least* 213 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 17 year old 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 19 years later in the July of 2013, 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)--~


Nearing 18 years online... this time 19 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. 18 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. 17 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 July 2013 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 "Big Bong" is actually happening and whilst there is nothing much "Big Bong" planned for July 2013,  there sure was a happening that I was involved in on the 5th and 6th of May = MARDIGRASS -  ;O)

P-O-L-I-T-E---------!--------P-O-L-I-C-E - Tug of Peace

When that rope goes hard and suddenly weighs a ton, it don't matter what suit you are wearing, all that matters is that you exert every bit of physical energy you possess.

You can't hear the acerbic commentary of S.Sorensen or the super slick sidekick quips by the hugely talented and extremely funny Alan Glover, you can't hear the crowd roaring, all you can see is along the rope = tunnel vision.

I was impressed with the strength of the police men, they were not easy to move and until the rope came our way, it felt like they had the momentum and the muscle to carry the day. On both ends of the rope, it's all grunt and resolve, until the rope starts to move towards you that is, then the rush of adrenalin surges as you winch the rope in hand over hand - which is not how you are supposed to do it - but at the time, hand over handing yielded a critical psychological advantage in the polite police tunnel, that said, the reason I was hand over handing was because I dint want to lose the footholds I had, it was slippery out there, an off kilter downhill sideways damp grass o shit we are gunna lose kind of slippery.

Anyway, from the Polite position at the top of the tunnel/head of the rope, winning or losing is a matter of perception. I always think that the Police win big time by participating, I think that the MardiGrass wins big time by the 'crowd' seeing that the Police at the MardiGrass are real human beings working in crowd safety mode and not blue suited robots programmed to DESTROY the MardiGrass Vibe.

Personally, no way could I have gone back into the tunnel for a third go, fer sure the rest of the Polite and all the Police could have gone one more time, but not me, I was glad we had got it done in 2 because I knew I would need all the strength I had left for the 420, but thats another story

Yep, a whole other story.....

The first minute of this you tube seems to last for ever and a professional would prolly edit/remove it, as the phone camera got set at 8x magnify, the reason it took me so long to get the camera working was because, for some still unknown reason, the dudes kept trying to put the on the top of the 420 Kombi where I was standing, anyway, what you can see and hear during the first minute is what happened and I think it sets up the second minute rather well :O)

And, as you can see when you compare the 'crowd' in 2013, to the 'crowd' in the youtube below in 2012, there were EVEN more activists at the 420 than ever before! WOOT ;O)

Meanwhile, dear linear scholar, I am still at wwwork on - which you will remember (I do) was the focus of the January 2011 bblog - sheesh that was a quick 2 years! Anyway, it's keeping me busy while I wait for the changes in the law that trigger either the roll out of and/or the construction of Bongzilla..... Speaking about little car stories, since the 28th of August 2012, the stories have been available as an Android Phone App! To check it out, go to - which is hot linked to which is where you will find details the app and the link you need to follow to the Google Play Store where you can download it....

I am still excited about the 2012 NimbinMardiGrass, which was for me personally, yet again one of the very best MardiGrasses -ever - not that I have ever had a bad MardiGrass, they are all equal, but some stand out more than others and it's going to be a long long long time before I forget either;

420 on May 1st MardiGrass Saturday 2011.

YouTube One + YouTube Two

orthe POLITE vs POLICE Tug of Peace...

YouTube One+YouTube Two

And thus, having run out of stuff to talk about and link "to" for the "seventh" month of twenty thirteen, the only thing left to tell you at this point in cyber space and time dear linear scholar is that maybe you can find me sitting at the POLITE table on the back veranda of the Nimbin H*E*M*P* Embassy (or in the H*E*M*P* Bar), in the drugsense Chat Room or perhaps on the Nimbin H*E*M*P*Embassy Forums or, plus/and if you have access to facebook go to
FaceBook ID = Max Stone.

till next



P.S Did you ever hear about the arrest for the cultivation of the Cannabis Plants that were to have been the focus of the 2001 webshow.


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. .