However you may have arrived here, this is the old Not Not Silly Newsroom.

It's a long story -- hardly worth going into here -- but after this place was declared a Brownfield Site, we abandoned it for the NEW! IMPROVED!! Not Now Silly Newsroom.

Feel free to stay and read what you came here to read, but when it's time to leave go to the new place by clicking HERE.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

What's Going On At The Taurus Bar?

Framework for an awning is being installed on The Taurus Bar, December 19, 2013.
This work may or may not be non-conforming, may or may be contrary to previous
promises, and may or may not have been built without benefit of a building
permit. With the Grove Gardens Residence Condominiums in the background.
A recent visit to Coconut Grove to document The Bicycle Shop revealed work going on at The Taurus Bar, the venerable watering hole in front of the Grove Gardens Residence Condominiums. 

Based on my previous investigations of [allegedly] illegal work going on inside the E.W.F. Stirrup House, it's fair to ask the following questions: *

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, December 28, 2013

When Not Now Silly fired all the headline collecting interns and replaced them with robot drones, I thought life would get simpler. That has not proven the case. While they don't agitate for days off, I think the drones have become sentient. Don't look them directly in the eye and you should be fine.


‘Suspicious’ KKK flyers found in Chicago suburb: ‘The Klan is awake!’

Ann Coulter Trolls With Racist Article As
President Obama Wishes a Happy Kwanzaa

Friday, December 27, 2013

Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, December 27, 2013

Earlier this week, when I introduced robot drones to collect the daily headlines, little did I know how smoothly things would run in the Not Now Silly news room. Now when I wake up, the robots have already returned and the headlines are waiting on my desk. If I could only find a robot with news sense to cull the bad headlines -- and then post this to the blog -- I could sleep in. 

I'm also going to need a never-ending supply of AAA batteries; these suckers use a lot of power. No matter, let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.


As fewer people read newspapers, more share their front pages

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, December 26, 2013

With baby Jesus' birthday over, the world holds its collective breath until New Year's Rockin' Eve. Meanwhile, the new Not Now Silly headline robots are working out perfectly. No more work stoppages; no more complaints. So, get ready for today's Headlines Du Jour. 


Man charged with stealing handcuffs he
was wearing in escape from police cruiser

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Headlines Du Jour ► Wednesday, December 25, 2013 ► The All Christmas Edition

Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a Jew was stirring
Not even a meshugenah in a crushed velvet suit. . .

Welcome to the All Christmas edition of Headlines Du Jour.


‘We are winning the culture
wars’: Cenk Uygur mocks Bill
O’Reilly’s fear of ‘secularist left’

9 reasons Fox News thinks there’s a war on Christmas
Fox thinks Christianity is under attack, thanks to non-
white Santas, freedom of speech and the word "holiday"

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, December 24, 2013

When the Not Now Silly interns began agitating for Christmas off, I decided to grant their request. I fired the whole lot of them. However, I ain't going out into the innertubes and getting my hands dirty. That's why I have purchased the very latest technology in headline collection, specially designed drone robots. Today's Headlines Du Jour are the very first to be picked by the new bots. Not only do they work cheap, but they won't demand time off.


Judge Smacks Down Utah’s Request for Stay
as Hundreds of Gay Couples Get Married

Federal judge's ruling rejects
Ohio gay marriage ban

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Bicycle Shop The Latest In The Cultural Plunder of Coconut Grove

The Coconut Grove Playhouse before the hoarding was fixed
Recent news trickling out of Miami-Dade County has exposed more backroom machinations concerning the Coconut Grove Playhouse and -- appearing for the very first time in any of the negotiations -- The Bicycle Shop. 

Before getting too deeply into the weeds, this news proves that once again the ultimate stakeholders -- the citizens of Coconut Grove and taxpayers of Miami -- were played for dupes. All decisions concerning the Playhouse's future have already been set in stone, without any public input whatsoever. Furthermore, not all those decisions have been made public yet, such as the ultimate design. 

There was a time I was ambivalent about the Coconut Grove Playhouse. I vaguely understood it to be mired in scandal and controversy. However, my cursory research showed that it was one of those things that served White Coconut Grove and I was researching the unique history of Black Coconut Grove. I was already committed to saving the historic, 120-year old E.W.F. Stirrup House; I didn't have time for another Coconut Grove boondoggle.

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, December 23, 2013

No sooner does Not Now Silly fire one set of interns over labour unrest, than this new cabal shows its true colours. Inexplicably, despite the letters of recommendation which is sole the reward of all unpaid interns, they're now demanding the holidays off. They're starting with Christmas, but before they're done they'll be wanting to take Bahá'u'lláh's Birthday off. It has to stop somewhere. I am now interviewing interns. Apply within.


The Media Should Stop Pretending Marijuana's
Risks Are a Mystery -- The Science Is Clear


In Florida, A Turf War Blooms Over
Front-Yard Vegetable Gardening

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, December 22, 2013

Following yesterday's insurrection by the Not Now Silly interns, let's just say you'll never see or hear from them again. A brand new team of interns were hired, trained, and sent out overnight to collect today's Headlines Du Jour.


Robot Handjobs Are The Future, And The Future Is Coming


LGBT activist reported missing

In Striking Down Utah's Gay Marriage
Ban, Judge Gives Scalia Big Bear Hug

When Having Condoms Gets You Arrested