"Informationalist & Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor"

Hasan Minhaj: The King's Jester | Stifel Theatre

A few Sundays ago, my wife and I went out for an entertainment event for the first time since the pandemic lockdowns began in March of 2020. We bought the tickets to see comedian Hasan Minhaj (of PATRIOT ACT show fame) months ago. It was the first time we’d been in a crowd of any size; there were undoubtedly thousands at this very restrictive (vaccination / negative covid test required and cellphones bagged) event at the Long Center across from Auditorium Shores here in Austin.

We both thoroughly enjoyed the show and Hasan’s very personal stories about becoming a father at the same time as he was becoming a social media comedic-activist-icon.

Besides hearing about the dangers to his family’s safety resulting from his work on his PATRIOT ACT show – particularly his fears concerning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – he also described an incident from his childhood in 2002 that he says spurred his aspirations of becoming a comedian. 

Hasan related his childhood experience of with an extreme body-builder fellow who wanted to convert to Islam and joined the Mosque that his family attended. He told of how obvious it was that this non-Muslim was an infiltrating law-enforcement provocateur who was trying to spur young Muslim kids into confessing to wanting to commit acts of terrorism. Hasan went on to describe the police and anti-terror task force descending on he and his friends after he (Hasan) decided to prank the obvious government shill … all of which convinced Hasan of the power of humor to strike back against those who would abuse their power and influence as this infiltrator (and so many more, as it turns out) had done. 

He went so far as to show clips of the CNN news reports on these and other such FBI infiltration campaigns, including a report which specifically showed the body-builder agent~!

As someone who has reported for decades (with great concern for the implications for our country’s soul) about such FBI-entrapment efforts, this story was not surprising, and it made me very happy to know that someone directly effected by one of these ludicrous efforts had used it to turn his life towards a path of empowering himself and others against such discriminatory tyranny.

 – SMiles Lewis

 

For more on these types of FBI entrampment cases, see the links below.

For more on Hasan’s tour, visit: The King’s Jester with Hasan Minhaj

 

US citizens v FBI: Will the government face charges for illegal surveillance?

Muslim citizens are suing the FBI for subjecting them to undercover surveillance after 9/11 in violation of rights

by Ed Pilkington, Sunday 7 Nov 2021 / SOURCE: TheGuardian.com

 

See also:

Interviews with the author by Scott Horton:

 

 

Babies Through a Window

Reflected clouds in the sky

Truth Wanted 04.11 with ObjectivelyDan

and SMiles Lewis (Anomaly Archives)

Friday, March 19th at 7pm CST

Call the show Fridays 7-8:30pm CT at 1-512-991-9242 or call with your computer 💻 http://tiny.cc/calltw

Truth Wanted is a show about getting to the bottom of beliefs, whether it’s karma or Christ, Bigfoot or crystals. Truth Wanted would like to know how you know it’s true. Hosted by ObjectivelyDan, Truth Wanted takes calls from the community (that means YOU!) and features new guests every week, emphasizing thorough conversations over name-calling and scoffing (most of the time). Truth Wanted focuses on how and why people believe what they believe, and how you can talk about beliefs in more effective ways. Join us for truth investigations and lively conversations every Friday at 7:00pm CT!

https://www.youtube.com/TruthWanted/

 

 

Snow day: January 10, 2021 in Austin, Texas

video playlist ordered from last to first … most snowfall to least snowfall.

As recently mentioned over on my personal blog (SMiles Lewis dot com – August 2020), I’ve been trying to resume posting to my various websites. This site is an amalgamation of the remains of an old project with some friends called AnomalyTv.com which became AnomalyTelevision.com …

The video below I came across back in June 2020. I’ve been a fan of Donald Glover’s since becoming aware of him through his role in the 2009 flick, Mystery Team, and his stand-up comedy show, WEIRDO. Until the release of his This is America video in 2018, I was totally unaware of his musical career as Childish Gambino.

MORE AT… Source: Actor Donald Glover and Existentialism and… Chevy Chase | Anomaly TeleVision

As recently mentioned over on my personal blog (SMiles Lewis dot com – August 2020), I’ve been meaning to resume posting to my remaining websites. This site is an amalgamation of the remains …

Source: AusTex Flashback: CRUST (Live) “Bumblebee” | Weird Texas

Above: SMiles Lewis circa August 2020

SMiles Lewis circa 2012

Above: SMiles Lewis circa 2012

My web presence has varied quite a bit over the past 20+ years of “my-life-on-the-internet.” I first got a digital online version of my brief alt-media print zine setup around 1998 – shortly thereafter setting it up as my first ever domain name: www.ELFIS.net

Soon I was buying more and more domain names for more and more projects, turning the Elfis zine website into a network hub for weird alt-media websites. I think at the height of my web-work I had maybe 70 or more domain names that were all interconnected and would re-syndicate each-others content using early XML and RSS feeds.

With the ever worsening trollish hack-attacks on vulnerable websites, coupled with the rise of social media sites draining away the content that used to be based at people’s personal websites, I’ve increasingly pulled back (after each hack) from the scope of such interconnected website activities. I’ve gotten sucked in to the big social media sites like most people… and I’ve lamented that drain’s diminishing of my efforts at curating my own websites.

As much time as I’ve thought I might have to spend rekindling that effort (during these Strange Days of Covid-Lockdowns), life pulls me back from making any progress. Its a slow process anyway, so I should just embrace the small steps that help make larger strides possible.

To that end… for several months now I’ve been planning on using my own nostalgic archival backup work on my personal files as the potential driver to get back to it! Back in late June I created a TON of draft posts of things I was coming across and wanted to share… but here it is mid-August and I’ve still not posted any of those drafts.

So, may this signal my effort to renew these efforts.

– SMiles

Above: SMiles Lewis circa December 2017

Below: SMiles Lewis circa April 2020

LEVITATION: Ringo DeathStarr

Sweetest kill

Flashback: November 2018

More soon…

Join hosts Mack White and SMiles Lewis for another episode of PsiOp-Radio-LIVE, Sunday, June 7th at 7pm CST.

Be advised … Twitter, in it’s infinite “wisdom”, has “temporarily restricted” or “suspended” most of my Twitter accounts, including the PsiOpRadio, AnomalyRadio, and my many others… for no apparent or stated reason – on or about, May 26th.

YouTube.com/user/AnomalyRadio/live

 

Solar Halos?

Solar Halos?

January 25, 2020 -Austin, Tx

December 4, 2019