Paul Pearson is an artist who builds wooden bongs in the Australian town of Woodenbong. He desires to make a giant wooden bong as a giant Woodenbong tourist attraction to save the town, but the residents of Woodenbong are not all that amused at the notion of a wooden bong representing Woodenbong. This may well sound like a stoner’s Dr. Suess story, but it is all incredibly accurate, according to the Australian Broadcast Enterprise.
“I’ve constantly had an interest in bong-creating and art,” Pearson told ABC final week. “I’ve been performing it all of my life.”
“Tourism is our only solution for survival [in] this dying village,” he added.
Whilst Pearson attempted to make a petition for residents to assistance his project of constructing a humongous wooden bong, the town only has a population of 361 residents and most of them lean toward the conservative side. For some cause, they do not assume the notion of a wooden bong in Woodenbong is so hot, even even though it appears like the most clear proposition in the globe.
“I haven’t spoken to 1 individual that thinks it is a excellent notion,” Chris Reid, the head of a neighborhood fundraising group, told the New York Occasions. “We do not want to market drug use.”
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“It’s rather a conservative neighborhood,” added Mayor Danielle Mulholland.
In addition, the wooden bong idea has also offended some indigenous Aboriginal tribes in the region. Apparently, Woodenbong is a westernized version of an Aboriginal word that loosely translates to “duck on the water.” In reality, “the name Woodenbong has practically nothing to do with a bong,” a Githabul elder told the Occasions.
Pearson, having said that, is undeterred in realizing his dreams of a giant wooden bong in the town, possibly 1 that towers greater than 50 feet in the air. Need to the town not agree to spend for the project to draw tourism, Pearson has regarded as discovering funding other strategies. “I do not assume I will need to convince individuals,” he told ABC. “It’s fairly clear.”