Who is FedSmoker? Let’s find out. He’s a notorious figure who gained an online following, but there’s a lot more to the story than that.
Is FedSmoker dead? Yes, rest is peace FedSmoker. Hopefully, he finds the peace that he wasn’t able to find on earth. Now, he’s wherever people go when they die, and he’s probably making sure they’re following proto.
FedSmoker, whose real name was Conald Petersen, was a notorious figure in his community with a history of harassing law enforcement officers, security guards, and even school children, according to a petition that was created several years ago with the goal of having him extradited.
He gained a higher degree of online notoriety the same way that most Cool Guys do; after being discovered by the Your Mom’s House podcast, similar to Robert Paul Champagne and a whole cavalcade of other “interesting” people.
FedSmoker’s body was found with his car on the side of a highway, leading to many online tributes and memes that celebrate his catchphrases and overall oddness. He died the same way he lived, featherin’ and following proto.
His death was discovered when someone on a boating enthusiast internet forum posted the above photo (We cropped out the body that’s seen in the original photo, with a yellow tarp over it, and one arm sticking out, holding a jug. After several comments about this morbid scene, somebody recognized the combination of the car, and the man beneath the tarp based on the small amount of him that was visible. They realized this was FedSmoker himself, which was later confirmed by comparing photos of this car with FedSmoker’s car, along with other identifying marks on the body.
The Conald Peterson Change.org Petition
The Change.org petition, directed at the Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts. It’s from several years ago, before he became a popular character on YMH. This petition describes FedSmoker and his actions as follows:
Conald Petersen aka Fed Smoker aka numerous other names, is a fugitive from justice in Adams County Nebraska. He also uses Youtube to harrass, humiliate, and destroy American lives. He causes people to live in fear and has involved innocent women and children in his “agenda”.
Conald Petersen has a criminal history and is potentially violent. He has previous disorderly conduct and assault charges in numerous states, and who knows what else he has done that we don’t know about.
Conald Petersen should be extradited to the state of Nebraska to face the warrant for his arrest in Adams County. He has ruined numerous communities all across the country and is an enemy of the United States, in that he uses edited videos to give every day Americans, and police officers a bad reputation. He uses slander and intimidation to achieve his goal of creating hate, fear, and constant discomfort. Above all, he has targeted INNOCENT CHILDREN and is a FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE. The last two points cannot be stressed enough.
People who know him through seeing his videos on Your Mom’s House might not realize the extent to which he would terrorize neighborhoods and frighten people. It’s one thing to see a few funny videos online, but it’s another thing entirely to have to face this aggressive and unpredictable man face to face while he swears and berates you.
We don’t want to take away anything from the people who have crossed paths with him and had to deal with whatever negative elements that may have introduced into their life, nor to diminish the fear or suffering they may have experienced. Having said that, FedSmoker was clearly a very mentally ill person who wasn’t getting the support he needed to thrive in this world and was egged on and encouraged online. That’s not an excuse for his behaviour, but for people who only knew him from his videos and found him to be a source of entertainment and a positive aspect to their life, we probably shouldn’t discount that either.
Suffice to say, FedSmoker was a lot of things to a lot of different people. To some, he was an inspiration to live life on the edge and go out and do what you want to, whether that means showing up to city council meetings or trying to ensure that law enforcement acts properly, however misguided. To others, he was someone to fear, a negative force in their life that lead to the point of having to create a petition. To some, he was a test of their patience and a warning to stay on the straight and narrow path in life. Whatever FedSmoker meant to you, I encourage you to leave a comment and share your story and experience. Where did you first hear about him? Did you ever have an encounter with him?
More from FedSmoker:
Here’s another forum post, this time from from 2013 by somebody who works at a car dealership that had an encounter with FedSmoker.
Here’s an excerpt from the aforementioned forum post: “Well he comes in to the showroom and I immediately tell him that I am with customers and that this other salesman (he was still standing there) would answer whatever questions he had. While they were talking I went in and called the local police; they immediately knew who I was talking about and described him to a T. He had been camping out in the parking lot across the street for about a week and harassing the officers. They told me that he was dangerous and to stay away from him.”
What does keep featherin’ it mean?
Tom Segura says that it’s an expression like “Just glassin'” that has one initial meaning but gets used in a variety of different ways. Just glassin’ originally meant to look through binoculars, but started being used to describe just about anything.
Featherin’ It comes from the FedSmoker video where he cuts his own hair and it has been expanded to describe basically whatever you want. Tom says it’s in the eye of the user, so whatever you want to use the phrase “featherin’ it” to mean, that’s what it means.