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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.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, January 4, 2014


Marijuana stores in Colorado
have long lines but few problems

Pot sales exceed $1 million on first day

Tina Brown: Legal Weed Leaves
America Unable to Compete with China

Is It Legal To Smoke or Possess
Marijuana in Lansing, Michigan?

David Brooks Explains Why He
Doesn't Smoke Pot Anymore,
Is Roundly Mocked

Fugitive Ga. Banker Suspected
In Marijuana Case In Fla.

Miami's 16th-Annual Medical
Marijuana Benefit: "It's Not Just
About Smoking a Joint"

Colorado's marijuana foes and
supporters worked for smooth launch

Muting Marijuana’s High:
Pot Without the Impairment

OSU Point Guard Stevie Clark
Facing Marijuana Charges
As the first weekend of the new year begins, the Not Now Silly robot drones have collected a vast array of headlines. However, they seem to have developed a particular fascination with stories about Colorado. Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.


The Supreme Court Joins The Right Wing Attempt to Replace the Constitution With the Bible

Bryan Fischer Rejects Constitution – Says Evolutionists Disqualified from Political Office

South Carolina Violates the Constitution With Plan For Mandatory Prayer In Public Schools


Fox News Regular Michael Scheuer Suggests Assassinating President Obama And David Cameron

14 Things We've Learned From News Corp.'s Phone Hacking Trial So Far

NYT Executive Editor Calls Fox News Accusation on Benghazi "Ridiculous"
War Reporters Push Back: Fox News Doesn't Understand What Journalism Is

Fox News' hack has a plan to fix the country


Reporter Chris Faraone Sues NYPD Over Occupy Wall Street Arrest

Friday, January 3, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, January 3, 2014

What makes a headline good enough for Headlines Du Jour? The biggest criteria is that it has to be interesting to me. I figure it'll also interest at least one of my readers. Being funny, or absurd doesn't hurt, either. However, more than anything else it has to be attractive to my robot drones, which do all my headline picking now. Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.


Mayor declares 2014 the 'year
of the Bible' in Texas city

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Me vs The O'Jays ► The First Feud of 2014

Cover of 1975's Family Reuinion LP falls under FAIR USE, too
Well, that didn't take long at all. It was only yesterday, in my Not Now Silly Year-Ender, that I said:

So . . . as we end this exciting episode of Unpacking The Writer, we have a brand new year to look forward to. Here's to all the political muckraking, fights, and feuds to come in 2014!!!

Today I woke up to find myself in a legal dispute with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The O'Jays. That's right. I said, "The O'Jays." [WAIT!!! WHAT??? They're in the RRHOF and Nilsson isn't? WTF is wrong with this world?] My first thought was, "Are they still alive?" No matter. Two-thousand and fourteen begins weirdly, with a legal dispute with the O'Jays, or at least the company that handles their musical copyrights. Let me explain:

Headlines Du Jour ► January 2, 2014

I was recently asked, "What makes a Headline Du Jour?" The first line of defense, as always, is my army of drone robots. They spend the long nights traversing the innertubes, collecting only the best headlines -- at the peak of perfection. The hardest part is keeping the robot drones from becoming self-aware, which is why I've limited their RAM. Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.


Racism Literally Costs America $2 Trillion...Ready to Stop Payment?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Looking Back ► Unpacking The Writer At The New Year

From time to time I peel back the curtains -- AUNTY EM!!! AUNTY EM!!! -- and reveal what goes on behind the scenes here at Not Now Silly. The first day of the new year seems an appropriate time to sum up the previous one, doncha think?

Since starting this blog I have published 420 posts, 207 of them in 2013. When I started this blog I swore I'd post something every day. Little did I know how hard that would be. This past year I took a few weeks off here and there to recharge my batteries, research some bigger articles, and go on a road trip for research.

A year ago I was still doing regular Fox "News" snark with my 3 weekly series, Fox "News" Spin Cycle, Judge Not, and Chow Mein and Bolling. However, I got bored of those. Not to mention that compiling and formatting them was very time consuming. Which is the biggest reason I dropped 'em. I found meatier things to research and write about.

Such as Trolleygate. My first post on that topic came on January 27, 2013, with An Introduction to Trolleygate. I first learned of this story through a secret source, my Coconut Grove Deep Throat, who has tipped me to several stories now. However, I would never have won their trust had it not been for all my previous writing on Coconut Grove, and more specifically West Grove. When I learned of Trolleygate I called it racism, straight up:

Headlines Du Jour ► New Year's Day 2014


Twelve Months Of Fox
News Race-Baiting

2013 a great year for U.S. stocks

2013: The year in whiteness

2013: The Best of Bad Astronomy

The Year in Racial Amnesia

Universe Today’s Top 10
(or so) Stories of 2013

2013 In Memoriam:
Musicians We Lost This Year

The 20 Worst Fox News
Moments Of 2013

The Seven Most Tiresome
Media Trends of 2013

In 1964, Isaac Asimov
Imagined the World in 2014
I'm sure it comes as no shock to anyone, but it's a brand NEW YEAR!!! 

Not Now Silly is going to call it Two-thousand and fourteen when frustrated with it, but '14 when pleased.

Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour, the very first of '14.


Life, Liberty, and the Founding Fathers’ Pursuit of Hoppiness
The Constitution was written by men who owned breweries, imported whiskey, and humped cows.

Retired General Wants March on White House and Citizens Arrest of Obama

Dysfunctional Republican Christians Vow To Destroy the First Amendment


Oops! Republican Congressman Files Re-Election Papers For Wrong District


Christie declines to defend N.J. gun laws, sparking criticism

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

The 32nd Annual King Mango Strut

Fake Ford, Fake Francis
The IM came from a functionary of the King Mango Strut: "Can we go off the record?" 

This can be a trap for a journalist. Answer "Yes" and anything you're told cannot be reported. Answer "No" and you may lose a good tip. What to do? What to do?

After thinking it over for 10 seconds -- and remembering how an anonymous tip led to all my reporting on Trolleygate -- I agreed to go "off the record."

"The Rob Ford that will be Grand Marshall at tomorrow's King Mango Strut is not the real Rob Ford. He's a lookalike."

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, December 30, 2013

As we count down the days to the New Year, Not Now Silly is grateful for headline collecting robot drones. My New Year's resolution is to get more headline collecting robot drones. Meanwhile, here are today's Headlines Du Jour.

OH! STOP!! MY!!! SIDES!!!!

Republicans Go Mad As Pope Francis and President
Obama Deliver The Same Economic Message


10 things to know about nation's first
recreational marijuana shops in Colorado