Alex Jones is NOT Bill Hicks
The Bill Hicks / Alex Jones Conspiracy
See also: Jones, Alex – Anomaly Archives page
PARANOID Magazine – June 2013 / Issue #150
Paranoid Magazine: OK Kevin, I have to know … Like what is all this hype about how Bill Hicks is Alex Jones now?
I mean this is funny because when I worked for Alex last year I told Alex that a bunch of us in South Austin years ago, like in 2001, would say how some of Bill’s mannerisms and things that reminded us of Bill were showing up in Alex Jones. (I mentioned this to Alex casually). He and I laughed about this and didn’t talk much about it. My friends and I we never espoused that Bill was Alex. Just that Bill “Went Into” Alex.
It’s all funny to me how this is trending right now on YouTube. I don’t know how this all got started. I just know that Hadley and Miles Lewis and I would joke about these things back in 2001.
So. You are friends with Alex and were childhood friends with Bill.
What do you make of all this crazy BS trending on YouTube and Google about ALEX is BILL?
KB: Just last week I was working with this somewhat conservative upscale social networking expert for some ADW2 screenings in Florida. A state that is not exactly 420 friendly. This woman who has no idea of who Bill or Alex is contacts me in a bit of a panic. She points out some guy on an Anti Drug War group who is claiming that I’m a CIA ambulance chasing sock puppet shill secretly working with Alex Jones to destroy cannabis. I don’t consider myself to be a highly confrontational guy so the idea of some complete stranger talking about me all crazy was a bit shocking. I started clicking his links and as a result on YouTube I search “Bill Hicks is Alex Jones” and bamm. Does this mean I finally am somebody? (the Jerk), I finally have totally crazy delusional people accusing me of things that I could only wish were true, due to the grandiose nature of the accusations. Some random guy is accusing me of staging the video of Alex Jones getting kicked out of the George Bush speech before he was president.
Following this guys logic, that would mean that I had to hire George Bush to play along. It’s even funnier to me because I only sold about 50 VHS tapes of that.
Seriously though I can’t totally put my finger on the exact idea. Do people think Bill never died and had plastic surgery? or is there some sort of metaphysical transformation in which Bill became Alex?
Paranoid Magazine: Ya. It’s all-stupid, they were on Earth at the same time. LOL
- SMiles Lewis speaking to this topic on the Rigorous Intuition forum
sunny wrote: 8bit, I think we can predict with some certainty that Rusty will do a better acting job than Alex Jones.
Besides, RC is not entirely unfamiliar with the Austin scene.
Thank you Sunny.
I have no doubt Crowe is a more professional actor.
But have you ever watched an entire episode of Alex‘s local access tv shows? I watched them for years. I was introduced to the works of Bill Hicks and Alex Jones simultaneously by the same person. From the beginning I saw how Alex channeled Bill, sometimes actually doing bits from his routine. And for a time I thought they really looked alike. Then I began to imagine two different conspiracy theories …
1 – Bill Hicks faked his own death and became Alex Jones.
2 – Bill Hicks‘ spirit migrated into (got trapped in limbo inside) Alex Jones‘ body.
… still I have a hard time imagining Crowe doing Hicks.
- SMiles Lewis speaking to this topic on Facebook
Am copying and pasting this whenever I see links to this bullshit: I’ve already apologized to Kevin Booth several months ago when I mentioned to him (and Russell Dowden confirmed in his interview with Kevin) how my friends and I started this meme as a joke back around 2001/2002. Sorry folks, it was a joke; couldn’t have known it’d catch fire with certain wackos.
- SMiles Lewis speaking to this topic on Facebook to Kevin Booth
Stephen Miles Lewis Howdy Kevin and all. I’m really glad you aren’t completely offended by the Alex is Bill meme … I sorta helped start that one back over ten years ago as a joke – but now there are folks promoting it who seem to actually be very disturbed individuals believing it. Anyway, I’m seriously sorry if this joke-gone-out-of-control has ever caused you pain. I agree it is getting pretty ugly. Variations on the joke were: (A) Bill faked his death and became Alex, (B) Bill’s consciousness entered Alex’s upon his death, with the only reasonable theory actually being, (C) Alex is a stand up comic who “Channels” Bill as one of his many comedic impressions. Peace be with you Kevin and all your good works! – rigorousintuition.ca
“Consummate English Thespian David Mentalson has announced that he will retire the character known as “Alex Jones.” After nearly 20 years of embodying the “Alex Jones” persona, Mentalson will now head to Hollywood to begin his career in the motion picture arts. You may also remember Mentalson from other roles, such as American comedian Bill Hicks.”
- VIDEO: ALEX JONES RETIREMENT ANNOUNCED “Alex Jones” character to be retired – (YouTube)
- The Conspiracy Theory That Alex Jones Is Actually Legendary, Long-Dead Texas Comedian – Texas Monthly
- Bill Hicks (and my cut & paste response to the onslaught)
Jones, Alex – Anomaly Archives page