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Baked and Awake is a Podcast about Cannabis, "Conspiracies", and You..

Join Host Steve Cominski for regular explorations of responsible and educated adult cannabis use, tips on working with the plant itself and enjoying your weed more than you ever thought you could. We also love to explore wide ranging topics from the philosophical, occult, and paranormal for a start. History, Politics, and Modern Technology inform the conversations at all times, as do our listeners. Tell us what you want to talk about at talktous@bakedandawake.com

Baked and Awake Stephen C. Cominski

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Baked and Awake is a Podcast about Cannabis, "Conspiracies", and You..

Join Host Steve Cominski for regular explorations of responsible and educated adult cannabis use, tips on working with the plant itself and enjoying your weed more than you ever thought you could. We also love to explore wide ranging topics from the philosophical, occult, and paranormal for a start. History, Politics, and Modern Technology inform the conversations at all times, as do our listeners. Tell us what you want to talk about at talktous@bakedandawake.com

    Player Completes in game quest after 47 Years by Finding His Mom (100% Completion NO HACKS)

    Player Completes in game quest after 47 Years by Finding His Mom (100% Completion NO HACKS)

    Baked and Awake 
    Episode 122
    March 01 2022
     
    Welcome, updates, thanks to supporters, hello to new listeners and subscribers. Solid State Flight? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGM4JXVB5FM As inspired by Andreas Xirtus excellent and largely overlooked videos from two years ago, here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PejmKpgx-Wk here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouJ8fj7Rf98  and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdz-lPafN7k Adoption is Trauma Help me with this story by sharing your experiences- Is the Self Storage Industry a Scam? $5Billion in unused goods in people’s homes, cluttered garages and homes, moves for work and more create the need for self storage industry.  10% of households in US rented a unit in 2020? Deaths, defaults, and abandonments mean much of these goods stored go unclaimed.  Death, Divorce, Displacement, Disaster causes for needing storage. $38 billion market.  The industry has greatly benefited from the covid pandemic. Public Storage (biggest co) Initially numbers went down, then went way up due to a robust Housing Market (read: housing bubble), High Earning employees working from home, and an abandonment of expensive urban markets as people embraced new hybrid and remote work models caused a strong growth in demand for Self Storage of nearly 3% in less than one year. Doesn’t sound like all that much but remember Public Storage makes about $3.5 Billion a year as of 2019, so around 10.5 million. Covid was described by the CEO of smaller Self Storage company Neighbor as “A major growth driver for our business”.    I accidentally blew up my own website- FIXED  
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Dead Internet Theory

    Dead Internet Theory

    Baked and Awake Podcast 121
    October 14 2021
     
    Algorithms, Bots, Corporate, Internet, Social Media, Content Drift, Link Rot, Internet Rot, Potemkin Village , Google Search results, Deepfakes, Misinformation, FB Whistleblower, The Dunbar Number, Social Engineering Theory, COINTELPRO, Forum Sliding, Gaslight culture, Straw Men, Memetic weaponization, Devils’ Advocate, Verifying the identity of someone on the internet is hard! Voice actors
     
    In politics and economics, a Potemkin village is any construction (literal or figurative) whose sole purpose is to provide an external façade to a country that is faring poorly, making people believe that the country is faring better. The term comes from stories of a fake portable village built by Grigory Potemkin, former lover of Empress Catherine II, solely to impress the Empress during her journey to Crimea in 1787. While modern historians agree that accounts of this portable village are exaggerated, the original story was that Potemkin erected phony portable settlements along the banks of the Dnieper River in order to impress the Russian Empress; the structures would be disassembled after she passed, and re-assembled farther along her route to be viewed again as if another example.
     
    Dead Internet Theory- what is it and why do we care? 
    Hello, welcome back once again to the Baked and Awake Podcast. I know it’s been a few weeks since I read you all the story of The Smoky God, which if you missed it came back in September in two parts- but we are back together at the desk today to talk about a number of more contemporary matters, some of which I’m openly asking for your assistance with as regards fully understanding the matters described in the contents of one particular website I found recently while researching the initial topic, The Dead Internet Theory. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?  Dystopian even.  I’m sure there’s an episode of Black Mirror about this out there somewhere, you know I never finished that particular anthology probably because it was all too believable to me, maybe. So, to explain a bit- the Dead Internet Theory seems to have come into existence just over the past year now online in forums like 4chan, reddit, and one much lesser known and truly unique community that I learned of called Agora Road, where threads discussing the extent of the theory have been written and heavily commented upon. Personally, I think I came across this on YouTube, where just a few but quite decent short pieces have been made on the topic, and I’ll leave links to them below- and those videos sent me off a researching, including to a referenced recent journalistic piece written on The Dead Internet that was printed in The Atlantic back in August. I’ll also be linking to the full article, but please be advised I believe The Atlantic only lets you read one or two articles per month without subscribing to the mag, so if you’ve just been bouncing off their website daily lately reading all their content like some kind of High falootin news addict, well you might just bump up against their paywall.  In that case I guess listen to me for a few more minutes then go find those videos in the description or show notes.  Long time listeners of the podcast will probably be well on their way already in terms of deducing what this is all about.  This theory is right in line with topics we have been talking about for years now here on the podcast, right?  Deepfakes, Artificial Intelligence, Pervasive Mass Surveillance and Social Engineering- Cybernetics, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars. Those are all homework assignments for new listeners by the way.  Pretty much every phrase I just uttered there is a past show topic on one or more occasions, so feel free to dive into those archives because that’s what they’re there for, and every show I’ve ever produced includes a detailed show notes section with the resources I used to come up with the episode you’re listening to. 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Smoky God Part 2

    The Smoky God Part 2

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Smoky God Part One

    The Smoky God Part One

    Baked and Awake Podcast
    Episode 119
    The Smoky God Part One



    A tale of exploration of the Northern Extremes of the Earth, and what lies beyond.  Thanks to Nathan Armouro of the Tartary Nova community for sharing this story with me. 
     
    Mobility and Comms with KJ7WQK https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGhrOXG9rdHg-i50jvedSgg
     
    Join the Baked and Awake Discord: https://discord.gg/BKJ52JQ
     
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    New 2021 Baked and Awake Podcast Theme Song by DJ Quod with original Viola Composition from Begin Scarseth.  Follow @thefamilyquod on Instagram to hear more 
     
    Additional Ambient Music generously provided by Antti Luode (http://www.soundclick.com/AnttiLuode),http://www.soundclick.com/_mobileFrame.cfm?bandID=1277008
     
    Additional Music Provided with permission by Northwest Grab aka https://summoningsickness.bandcamp.com
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Tartaria Made The News, and it wasn't great

    Tartaria Made The News, and it wasn't great

    Tartaria Made the Mainstream news, and it's as bad as I expected it to be. Search results: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Bloomberg+Tartaria&atb=v114-1&ia=web @Seytonic Channel- Essential viewing for those who wish to avoid being PWND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW6xlqxSY3gGur4PkGPEUeA Aliens are real and nobody cares. There’s no link- we all know it. I’m a licensed Amateur Radio Operator now, Technician class. My callsign is KJ7WQK and you’re welcome to look me up. I studied using www.hamradioprep.com and it was super good for me. (Not a paid promotion just my personal experience) Ham Radio Study Resources on YT (Amazing channels) @Ham Radio Crash Course https://www.youtube.com/user/hoshnasi @Ham Radio Dude https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCS3bLYRlUQmN1xLZCoidKw @The Smoking Ape https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmokinApe Special Thanks to the following Channels: @Jon Levi Channel https://ww.wyoutube.com/channel/UC5vXBfxN7rxKeJHJxS8dNDw @Rebel Without a Pause https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtaB2-xRJROmDAw9x5MhwrA @Paul Cook https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTeaCfGLItytCMsU1DQ7Wsg @Greg Jay https://www.youtube.com/user/thegregjay1 Join the Baked and Awake Discord: https://discord.gg/BKJ52JQ My Website: www.bakedandawake.com Email me: talktous@bakedandawake.com Official Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/user/bakedandawake My Peertube Channel: https://peertube.co.uk/accounts/baked_and_awake/video-channels My LBRY Channel: https://lbry.tv/@BakedandAwake:3?r=51gFhcjfVTWDBrSitnYrno8DVNqw3nHU New 2021 Baked and Awake Podcast Theme Song by DJ Quod with original Viola Composition from Begin Scarseth. Follow @thefamilyquod on Instagram to hear more Additional Ambient Music generously provided by Antti Luode (http://www.soundclick.com/AnttiLuode),http://www.soundclick.com/_mobileFrame.cfm?bandID=1277008 Additional Music Provided with permission by Northwest Grab aka https://summoningsickness.bandcamp.com I'm a Wikipedia Editor! (and you can be, too) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Stephen_Cominski DON’T CLICK THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/36towQy

    • 1 hr
    Steve and Chong Together Again For The First Time

    Steve and Chong Together Again For The First Time

    NOTE: Original Video recording of this conversation lives on YouTube at the Baked and Awake Channel. Aired on 24 March 2021. 
     
    Welcome. Listeners of the podcast who have been with me any length of time will be to some degree aware of my reasons behind doing this podcast and some of the different sources of inspiration that I drew upon when coming up with the concept of Baked and Awake.  However, at a moment like this I find myself reflecting upon such matters, especially as I prepare to bring you today’s episode. 
    I’m streaming live on youtube today, and bringing you all a very special guest, a bona fide celebrity, and in my opinion a man whose contributions to society will continue to be viewed as only growing in stature the longer he lives and continues to bring his unique comedy and social commentary to the world.  Indeed, I’m just as confident that in the years and decades to come in the future, by his work and people’s memories- that the legacy of Tommy Chong and his life long artistic expression as one half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong- will be one that will stand tall and proud for devotees of the plant everywhere.  
    I say without hyperbole that Cheech and Chong’s “Loveable Stoner” characters were and remain crucially important Archetypes in breaking down and putting to rest the antiquated notions of Cannabis Users being dangerous, unhinged psychopaths in the making. During the early 1970’s as Cheech and Chong released their first comedy albums to a public who probably didn’t suspect what they were about to hear- America and The World largely still regarded Pot Smokers in such dangerous terms as I have described.  The manic characterization put forth in 1936’s Reefer Madness had taken a firm hold in the imaginations of members of Straight Laced Society, and had by then been relentlessly drilled into the psyche’s of every young person growing up during the Post War baby boom era. 
    By lampooning themselves more honestly and rigorously than even their most ardent detractors, the Duo of Cheech and Chong in some ways snuck up on the world and made people love them despite their obvious passion for what many of them still thought of as “the Devil’s Lettuce”. 
     As Cheech and Chong slowly became first household names, later verbs (“Let’s go Cheech and Chong out back, man”), and finally- adjectives (“Are you Cheeched, or what?”), everyone who had ever been exposed to their comedy had been infected, in a way like a virus- but perhaps more accurately like a meme.  They did this in what, looking back at it now, it still looks like it was a vacuum. Name a more iconic weed culture duo from the 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s- I’ll wait. 
    Cheech and Chong released their first album in 1971.  I wasn’t born until 1974, so by the time I was old enough to understand WHO Cheech and Chong were, they were already so far past their initial rise in popularity that even as small kids who certainly had never even seen someone smoke anything other than a White Owl cigar- we nevertheless DID who Cheech and Chong were. As my generation grew up and eventually started to experiment with social drinking and finally smoking- we would, as if of one mind- perform credible sounding impressions of Chong’s Shaggy esque drawl, as well as Cheech marin’s Chicano bravado, quoting but much more often misquoting bits from their iconic movies as we would engage in the rituals of preparing to smoke, the act itself, and during the enjoyment of its effects. 
    At after work gatherings someone loudly calls through a closed apartment door the stoner mating call of “Dave’s not here,man!”, to any knocks, or jumping in the car after a session, and before taking off out of the spot turning to their driving partner and giving them the old “Hey man, am I driving okay?  To which a loyal friend could be relied upon to quickly rejoin “I think we’re parked, man”.  Some members of the

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Found by chance

I literally found you guys from YouTube watching Norb theory and searching podcasts about Norb. Y’all said your website and I was like “wait I know that name” sure enough was the only podcast that showed up for Norb. Cool :) just thought I’d share. Love your podcast as well!

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what a ride

listening to steve reminds me a little of an audiobook, except in addition to the core content, which is thru an informed, intersectional lense, listeners also find insights into home farm and local legislature. plus the smoke-along with spacetrip tunes is pretty unparalleled accompaniment to the subject at hand - which - as far flung as conspiracy may be - steve is no flat-earther. 5/5 find the pod on patreon 😎

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My guy Steve over here bring the heavy hitters with little to no lung butter.
Relaxed and enjoyable.

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