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Softball with AugustusMasonicus: Season II

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posted on May, 6 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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To legalize or not to legalize? That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of Big Tobacco and Big Liquor or take up the MJ. But I'm not the guy to answer that questions since I smoke cigars and drink Bourbon. But I know someone who does...

Our next guest is capable of giving us all the four one one on the four two oh. His goal is to help us make sensimilia of the rapidly changing horticultural landscape and why we should all be dating Mary Jane. So pop open a bag of Doritos and give it up for Krazysh0t.

 



    AM: Are you high on LEGAL cannabis right now?

    KS: I wish! Unfortunately, I'm currently taking a break from that because I have to get a new job soon and need to pass a drug test for it. Also, I don't live in a state that offers legal cannabis yet. 4/20 was a sad day for me this year...

    AM: Are all your clothes made of hemp?

    KS: Nope. I actually don't own any hemp clothing. I'm more of a secret stoner. I don't have dreads, my beard isn't super long, I don't use patchouli oil and no stoner clothes. Then when people find out my habit they are usually surprised. The only time I slipped up was when I brought an old laptop of mine to work with a Grateful Dead sticker slapped on it and a co-worker of mine (who happened to be a stoner too) noticed and asked. Then we became friends.

    AM: What’s best to fry an egg? Pam, butter or CBD?

    KS: THC coconut oil. ~_^

    AM: If Jeff Sessions got stoned do you think he’d change his mind on legalizing the ganja?

    KS: His head would probably explode, but I'm sure Tollhouse Cookies across the nation would get a decent revenue boost. You know with the head Keebler Elf getting the munchies and all.

    AM: Being that MJ is a gateway drug have you now progressed to huffing the vent pipes at Merck?

    KS: It's all about that cheesing yo! You get an awesome Heavy Metal soundtrack and then get to fight in the Arena of Breasterary.

    AM: What is your opinion on other narcotics and legalization?

    KS: All drugs should be decriminalized similar to the way Portugal does it. I still support jailing distributors, but users should be given help, not jail time. It frustrates me to no end when I watch shows like Cops or Drugs Inc and see them busting users. Even the cops will sit there and say this person needs help, then say, "Well I hope he gets clean in jail." Yeah effing right.

    Plus it has been shown that the negative stigma and illegality of using go a LONG way to keep people with addiction problems from stepping forward to get help.

    AM: Who’s a bigger foe to legalization; Big Pharma, Big Tabaco, Big Booze or Big Cartel?

    KS: Big Pharma > Big Booze = Big Cartel > Big Tobacco.

    I feel like Pharma is miffed that medical cannabis gets all this love but isn't fully FDA tested while they have to test every medication to a 90% fail rate and are jealous about it. Then you have Booze who is deathly afraid of their profit margins slipping (and with good reason since states that have legalized show dips in alcohol consumption). I also put the Cartels at even with Booze since it appears that growers of illegal, decriminalized, or medical crops will actually vote against legalization efforts after it is decriminalized just to stop it from being regulated (this actually happened with the first attempt to legalize cannabis in CA). Finally I have Tobacco last since that industry appears to have a mixed opinion of it. While some are afraid of their profit margins, a bunch want to also jump into the manufacturing game.

    AM: For such a chill, easy going dude what first brought you to this crazy site?

    KS: The History channel show Ancient Aliens. Back in 2012, I REALLY loved that show, but I was concerned with its presentation style. The show only gave you one side of the argument. It also occurred to me that this wasn't the mainstream account, so I wondered what mainstream archeologists said about this theory that made it fringe. Googling it, I came across ATS. I started looking around and eventually found the 2 hour video that details why Ancient Aliens is bunk that has been passed around here. From there I slowly started looking into different conspiracies as well as the counter arguments for each. I always want and desire to be armed with knowledge of both sides of an argument before I remark on it, and if someone points out something I don't know but is a valid point I try to alter my viewpoint to include it for future debates. Now a caveat, I may not necessarily alter my viewpoint to the opposing one, but I do try to take it into account or understand how that viewpoint can be true in addition to the one I already have. I also don't like incorporating my emotions or "feels" into my decision analysis. This apparently infuriates people around here, but I feel like you get a more honest conclusion that way.

     


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posted on May, 6 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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    AM: Are you more Jeff Spicoli or Gran Lebowski?

    KS: Definitely Lebowski. I've always been a "go-with-the-flow" kind of guy. I try not to get involved with drama unless someone goes out of their way to screw with me. I have a positive outlook on life, enjoy nature, and good tunes (but not the Eagles). Granted, I don't dress like a slob, but I'm confident in myself and what I like. Just like the Dude.

    Spicoli is too "stoner stereotype" and I never really identified myself with him. Though I would have LOVED to have ordered a pizza to one of my high school classes.

    AM: Most believable and non-believable conspiracy theories?

    KS: Believable:
    -Cannabis and the War on Drugs were made illegal and remain so due to racism.
    -Big oil uses an unscientific and politically tinted propaganda smear campaign to discredit Global Warming theory.
    -Pearl Harbor attack was known about ahead of time to help us get into WWII.
    -Religions exist as control mechanisms (Early Christian belief was co-opted by the Roman Empire to create Catholicism to control pagans for instance)
    -MLMs are really pyramid schemes and scams.

    Unbelievable:
    -Anything involving the NWO, Masons, Illuminati, or other grand world spanning conspiracies (I just don't believe humans are capable of putting together a secret organization that spans lifetimes and distances; if and when they exist they aren't as nefarious as other CTers believe)
    -9/11 truther
    -Antivaxx campaign, Homeopathy, Flat Earth theory and other pseudo-scientific "theories"
    -The existence of a "Deep State" in our government

    Still not totally sure about:
    -Aliens (I'm pretty sure they haven't visited this planet but at the same time I'm also pretty sure they exist. I also can't decide one way or the other if intelligent life exists off this planet)
    -Ghosts (I feel like most ghost sightings are misunderstood electrical phenomena, but there are things I can't explain and science doesn't know everything either)
    -Technology suppression (this is a conspiracy that I feel is probably true for business reasons but gets blown out of proportion by involving the NWO or Deep State)
    -Politicians are inherently corrupt (this could go into the unbelievable section but you just never know; though politicians are human and it is just ridiculous to assume that all of them are out to get us or only want to enrich themselves. There are also WAY too many corrupt ones to believe they are all operating in our best interests too).

    AM: Softball time. Favorite film?

    KS: The Big Lebowski.

    Honorable mentions:
    Caddyshack and Old School.

    AM: Favorite TV show?

    KS: [i]South Park.

    Honorable mention:
    Bojack Horseman

    AM: Band you listen to when you're not jamming to the Dead?

    KS: The String Cheese Incident.

    AM: Your go to munchie substance?

    KS: Sour Patch Kids or Sourdough hard pretzels.

    AM: Famous historical figure you’re convinced was a stoner and why?

    KS: Carl Sagan. The man admitted to using it and swore that it helped him think and be creative.
    Bob Dylan. He introduced the Beatles to it.

    AM: Craziest thing you did when you WEREN’T high?

    KS: In 2004, I was home on leave from the Army and went over to a friend's house. We went and tailgated for the Ravens vs Steelers game where Jamal Lewis was supposed to break the rushing record. However, we didn't have tickets and were intent on getting scalped tickets. The problem was that we only had $200 between the two of us, which was enough for just one ticket.

    Every scalper we talked to would only sell us one for $200 until we talked to these two white guys who were willing to sell us two for $200. We bought them, took them to the ticket counter, and were told they were fake. My buddy was PISSED. At first we tried to find the two dudes who sold us the fake tickets, but they were long gone. So he said that we were getting into that game anyways. I put up no arguments, and we started casing the stadium looking for a way in.

    All around the stadium were anti-scaling bars (a fence where you can't stick your feet to climb up), but luckily my buddy played baseball and I was in the Army so we were skinny enough to fit between them. Eventually we saw a spot where the main street was blocked off by these two big tents and there was no foot traffic there currently. On the other side of the fence was the walkway going up to the next levels which blocked the view from the inside.

    My buddy immediately darts over, steps up onto the bottom rung of the bars then squeezes through them and proceeds to start walking up the walkway. Right behind him, I follow and do the same and quickly join him. We walked straight up to the standing area of the stadium on the top floor and watched the game so no ushers asked to see our tickets. The Ravens won, but Jamal didn't break the record. Craziest moment of my life though.


    Krazy is a 33 year old millennial and Army veteran who now works as a network administrator. Live music is one of his favorite pastimes and he feels like everyone should go to a live concert of their favorite genre at least once to feel the energy and excitement of a crowd of people all enjoying the same thing. Also, believe it or not he doesn't like to include politics in his day-to-day life and generally use the internet (including ATS) as an outlet to purge his frustrations with it. He actively tells people at parties that the two biggest party fouls you can make are 1) discussing religion and 2) discussing politics.

    Besides live music, his other hobbies are video games notably RPGs and fighting games, but he plays other genres too; driving down backroads and looking at the scenery; anime; he dabbles in playing the Mandolin; lately he's been cruising Reddit sub forums where he can laugh at idiotic stuff people post on Facebook and other social media location; and finally playing with the best dog in the world, his Black and White Cocker Spaniel Sparky.



I dont know about you but I think I got a contact high and I'm a bit ravenous right now. The myth of the dopey stoner has been put to bed, our guest said all kinds of smart and funny stuff, however most of it went over my head because I was drunk.

Krazy, thanks for playing along today, I'd definitely break into a major sporting event with you, without you even asking. Your parting gifts today are total consciousness on your deathbed and a rug. Until next time.

 



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posted on May, 6 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

A serious economical thread and now no interview!?!?

Put down the ganj son, it'll sap your motivation!




ETA: I see what you did there!
edit on 6-5-2018 by JinMI because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I've alerted Sessions about this thread.

Please stand by while the SWAT team arrives.







posted on May, 6 2018 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I'm just here for the Doritos.



...Nice interview, guys.



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


You honestly think that would be the first time I've been SWATted?

 
 

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posted on May, 6 2018 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
I'm just here for the Doritos.



...Nice interview, guys.


DB already licked the Dorito residue from my fingers.



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

And suddenly it all makes sense. The Dude! Loved that interview loved Krazyshot before now I know why!

Awesome as always Augustus!



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 11:23 AM
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Interesting and funny interview. Thanks guys! These are always a lot of fun and I get to know more about my fellow ATS family. How much I'll remember is another thing.


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posted on May, 6 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Dude/Krazy-- are you a morphing of myself and my husband into one being?!

Seriously, where I disagree with your views I believe my husband would agree.

“Ever heard of the Seattle Seven? That was me. Well, me and 6 other guys.”
One of the best movies.



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

You just reminded me of something I need to do.



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: chelsdh


Your welcome!



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Omg I love Bojack Horsemannnn and other things KS loves too. I FEEL A CONNECTION ALREADY. IS KS SINGLE?????

Jk but for real a cool interview and KS should come to an ATS meeting one day. But I would break all his party rules because I always bring up those topics I'm sorry I can't help it I'm just super curious I want to know about people's beliefs and things, loooool.



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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I talk religion with just about everyone I know! Not to say “I’m right and you’re wrong” but because I LOVE learning about others’ beliefs and perspectives.



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 03:54 PM
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I'm the same I love hearing about all of that and usually I have the secret intention of making a personal connection too, with that person, wanting to get deep and accept one another really truly. And also with the mindset that the universe might have a personal message just for me, I'm so selfish like that omggggg. And sometimes people don't want to make the connection and that's ok too. I'll never try to force anything, lol.



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 04:13 PM
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Nice interview, guys!
Another HUGE fan of The Dude here.


originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

Thank you,
The Head Idiot


I would really, really like to hear the story behind your earning this title. The competition was fierce, I'm sure.



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: geezlouise
Jk but for real a cool interview and KS should come to an ATS meeting one day.


He's down in your neck of the woods so maybe you two can plan something.



posted on May, 6 2018 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: zosimov
I would really, really like to hear the story behind your earning this title. The competition was fierce, I'm sure.


You've met me, it isn't obvious by now?



posted on May, 7 2018 @ 06:15 AM
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originally posted by: chelsdh
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Dude/Krazy-- are you a morphing of myself and my husband into one being?!

Seriously, where I disagree with your views I believe my husband would agree.

“Ever heard of the Seattle Seven? That was me. Well, me and 6 other guys.”
One of the best movies.

Nope, but I'm curious now. Tell me more.



posted on May, 7 2018 @ 06:19 AM
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originally posted by: geezlouise
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Omg I love Bojack Horsemannnn and other things KS loves too. I FEEL A CONNECTION ALREADY. IS KS SINGLE?????

Jk but for real a cool interview and KS should come to an ATS meeting one day. But I would break all his party rules because I always bring up those topics I'm sorry I can't help it I'm just super curious I want to know about people's beliefs and things, loooool.

Bojack is probably the best tv show I've seen that deals with mental illness. You can totally tell the Bojack has depression. There is one scene from one of the later seasons that really stuck with me. Bojack is talking to someone and they ask him what he does all day. He answers, "I just drive out to the middle of nowhere and sit in my car for hours". I was like WOW that is textbook depression. Very well written show. I also like how episodes aren't formulaic with everything going back to how it was at the start of the episode. Consequences matter (ex: Hollywoo LOL!).

PS: yes I'm single




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