PizzaGate Continued: Part 1, James Alefantis & Comet Ping Pong

Once upon a time when Commissioners Frank Winstead and Karen Lee Perry were trying to keep Comet Ping Pong from having their proposal to continuously stay open later than 12 am and have more late night heavy bands, Commissioner Frank made what some might say was a prophetic statement. Alefantis, he said, was “‘trying to turn this area into Adams Morgan with the murders and rapes…(and) filling up his fat wallet.’” (see Small Victory for Comet Ping Pong at ANC Meeting, 2008, Jun 18). Of course, PizzaGate was not what Winstead was referring to. He had done research, including recording two people playing ping pong outside the restaurant, and was showing how it could be dangerous with busy traffic going by (Ping Pong in Public Space, Frank Winstead, YouTube, 2007, May 26). In his video others have noted a little girl screaming from what appears to be inside the restaurant. She can be heard screaming, “Dad!” at one point, several times. However, his research was aimed at showing the danger and liability of having a ping pong ball go into traffic. He also referred to the rape and murder statement because of the late-night hours and bands that Comet would bring in. Perry brought up the band Apes, which they show on YouTube as a very heavy metal band, and would be violating a noise ordinance by continuing to have these bands play at Comet (Apes-live-April 10 2004-Black Cat-Washington Dc, ApesDC, 2013, May 18).


The band, Apes, is also known as Heavy Breathing. Amanda Kleinman is a woman who appears to be a woman acting as a gay man with a hat over her face and sunglasses, her signature dress. In the video entitled, “Inside “Comet Ping Pong” for a Pizza Party w “Heavy Breathing””, the lead singer makes strange references to a pizza called the ‘hottie’ and the sauce is made of ketchup packets according to her (Published 2016, December 14). Some say this is reference to a sexual act. There appears to be quite a few young people in the audience, some of which look like teens or younger. Kleinman references Sasha Lord in the last half of this video on YouTube as someone who has helped her a lot and, presumably as a joke, agreed to have her baby, but killed the baby; “euthanasia” when the child was born because it had an umbilical cord wrapped around her/his head. This ‘joke’ falls flat as does most of what Kleinman says with her eerie heavy voice. According to a video by GW Hatchet Video, entitled Sasha Lord, she describes her work with the girl scouts and young women, and her work in getting shows for Comet Ping Pong (Published 2015, April 15).


In a very good article on Steemit entitled, A Guided Tour of Comet Pizza with James Alefantis (, the artwork that was formerly up at Comet is archived from various websites since before PizzaGate was a news item. By the ping pong tables there is a mural of people holding human heads. This is seen in another photo from Yelp while children sit at the foozball tables and play ping pong. There are other photos as well, some verified to be from Comet Ping Pong, some not. Describing a photo that was listed, but not seen now, is Christopher Lynch, owner of the now closed L’Enfant Café & Bar, which was closed for sanitary reasons. The interesting part of this is that the photo was posted by Jimmy Comet, aka, James Alefantis, and some believe that his name is a euphuism that mean lover of babies or children in French, and that in fact he is not an Alefantis but a Rothschild or related to them. Lynch is wearing a t-shirt that says J’L’fantis (?), with a heart after the ‘J’.  Alefantis is a very uncommon name, and in searching the there are only 3 that come up in the SSDI. Helen and Louis Alefantis of New York birth and death records are 1921- 2007 and 1915- 2001, respectively. The other from Europe with a life span between 1896-1969.

The link between the Rothschilds and Alefantis was discovered by Internet researchers. In a reddit submission, debeauvoir21, shares their tremendous research into the address of Alefantis’ voter registrations, in which he has multiple voter ids, but one of the addresses for him belonging to some Rothschilds.

Next, we come to the art place known as Strand on Volta, which according to the Luxury Homes: May 2007 by Mary Clare Glover, Alefantis co-owned, along with Buck’s Fishing & Camping ( The Washington Post published an article on their website entitled, Illicit Encounters at Strand on Volta, and the author Michael O’Sullivan, wrote in 2005 that he didn’t know if he “should…be watching this, or reporting it?” ( There was a photograph the exhibitor Craig Doty took of shirtless young men entitled, “Milk Chuggers”. It is seen as “homoerotic” and “cult-like” because of the way they are sitting in formation according to O’Sullivan. In addition, there seems to have been a trend of mixing sex with violence in Doty’s exhibit.


To Be continued…

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