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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 11, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, January 11, 2014

People have been curious about the process of curating Headlines Du Jour, which surprises me because I didn't think people would be that interested. However, since you asked:

When my headline-collecting robot drones return from a night of headline collecting, they are loaded down with headlines from every genre.
Then the culling begins. The first thing I do is throw out all the sports headlines. Then older headlines are discarded. Next, I toss out any headline you can find elsewhere. My readers don't come here to find what they can get elsewhere; they come here for the headlines they won't get anywhere else. Which brings us to today's Headlines Du Jour.

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


GOP’s poverty scam: Why does it suddenly “care” about the poor?

‘No free lunch’ Republican bills taxpayers for
his food but tells poor kids to work for theirs

Friday, January 10, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, January 10, 2014

As Fox "News" lionizes New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a shining example of leadership, the robot drones have returned with today's Headlines Du Jour. Let's get right to it . . . before they close the bridge again.

BEST HEADLINE DU JOUR:


Police Find Entire Jewelry Store Inside Teen's Rectum

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, January 9, 2014

Good morning, Headliners. It's time once again to take the pulse of the world and see what your neighbours will be talking about later today. So grab a cup of java, put your cell phone on vibrate only, and settle in with today's Headlines Du Jour.

BEST HEADLINE DU JOUR:

Oklahoma man killed
stepfather with ‘atomic
wedgie,’ authorities say


LGBT NEWS:


Breaking: Utah Gov. Tells 1360 Legally Married
Same-Sex Couples Their Unions Are Invalid


FROM OUTER SPACE:


UFO Causes German Airport To Divert Flights


Fox Guest: Minimum Wage Is Just ‘Black Teenage Unemployment Act’

‘Gates of Hell’: Fox News
Pairs Ann Coulter with
Unfortunate Chyron


Colbert Calls Out Fox's Hollow Climate Change Attack

TODAY'S COLD CASE:


Burglars Who Took On F.B.I. Abandon Shadows

GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:


Lawmaker fires handgun in Kentucky Capitol: ‘I am a gun owner… It happens’

I NEVER META-DATA I DIDN'T LIKE:


Graphs by MIT Students Show the Enormously Intrusive Nature of Metadata

MORE DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:


16 Reasons to Go to Detroit Right Now

Detroit's historic Brush Park may finally see a revival

Rebuilding Detroit's first and last neighborhood

Nod to 1300 Lafayette

WHEN DO WE ADMIT THAT CAPITALISM HAS NOT WORKED?


Bring Back the WPA

Why we should give free money to everyone

TODAY IN FLORI-DUH NEWS:


Florida man bites neighbor’s
ear off over a cigarette


Toxic Tush Doc Oneal Morris to Begin
Prison Sentence (in the Male Population)


CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARMING, & CHARLETANS


Linking Weather Extremes to Global Warming

Yes, It's Cold — and Yes, Global
Warming Is Still Happening


RELIGION CORNER:


Pat Robertson: Global warming is a scam because there are no SUVs on Jupiter

America’s First ‘Pastafarian’
Official Sworn into Office


Pastafarian minister sworn into office

FREE THE WEED!!!


Fox News contributor Ben Carson: Marijuana causes flashbacks years after use

Chris Hayes: Bill O'Reilly Wrong On Pot Arrests

Jon Stewart blasts cable anchors panicking over legal pot: ‘You’re a f*cking idiot’

O’Reilly Fires Back at Jon Stewart, ‘Can’t Imagine’ Chinese Kids Being Addicted to Texting

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube Aggressively
Mock Nancy Grace’s Anti-Weed Comments


VIDEO DU JOUR:





Headlines Du Jour is a leisure-time activity of Not Now Silly, home of the Steam-Powered Word-0-Matic, and your rest stop on the Information Highway. Use our valuable bandwidth to post your news comments in today's open thread.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Guess what day it is? That's right! It's the anniversary of when the last person was executed for blasphemy in Britain. Meanwhile, I've grown suspicious of my headline collecting robot drones. They may be executed for exactly the very same reason. However, let's not dwell on the unpleasant because it's time for today's Headlines Du Jour.

SO GLAD WE'RE LIVING IN A POST RACIAL SOCIETY:


Omaha police association labels video of
diapered black toddler ‘The Thug Cycle’


THE SORRY STATE OF TEE VEE NEWS:


“60 Minutes” gets it wrong again:
Cleantech hit job doesn’t check out


TODAY IN FOX "NEWS"


'You're Invisible, But I'll Eat You Anyway.' Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

TODAY IN CLIMATE CHANGE:


Climate Change Deniers
Using Cold Weather as
Proof Exposed as Idiots
By Jon Stewart


FREE THE WEED!!!


Stephen Colbert shreds
‘buzzkill’ David Brooks’s
argument against legal weed


RELIGION CORNER:


Man who thinks he's Jesus... along with hundreds of young women who follow him across the world

VIDEO DU JOUR:





Headlines Du Jour is a leisure-time activity of Not Now Silly, home of the Steam-Powered Word-0-Matic, and your rest stop on the Information Highway. Use our valuable bandwidth to post your news comments in today's open thread.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Since I began suspecting the headline-collecting robot drones of conspiring, they've been surprisingly silent. I know they're just wait for me to slip up, so I won't look directly at them. You shouldn't either. Meanwhile, here's today's Headlines Du Jour.

BEST HEADLINE DU JOUR:


Tennessee man runs for governor in GOP primary for right to shower with his raccoon


TODAY'S EXCITING EPISODE OF COPS GONE WILD:


Cop shoots dead a tased, restrained, 100lb
teen: "we don't have time for this"


LGBT CORNER:


Supreme Court halts Utah gay marriage

2014's Gayest Cities in America

CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS:


Climate Change Might Just Be
Driving the Historic Cold Snap


FREE THE WEED!!!


Disagree with Nancy Grace’s Anti-Pot Crusade?
Well, You’re Just ‘Fat and Lazy’ Stoners


TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT REGULATION?


Swaziland Bans Witches From Flying Above 150 Meters

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


White House To GOP: If You Want
Troops In Iraq, You 'Should Say So'


Family Values Republican Congressman Hid
His Out-of-Wedlock Child and First Family


TAKE MONEY OUT OF POLITICS:


Koch-backed political coalition, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012

FRANK LUNTZ IN THE NEWS:


GOP Pollster Frank Luntz Became ‘Depressed’ After 2012 Election

Frank Luntz Can't Figure Out Why Nobody In Hollywood Is Returning His Calls

SO GLAD WE'RE LIVING IN A POST-RACIAL SOCIETY:


Three Ways to Fight
Racism in 2014


THE COLOUR LINE IS COMPLICATED:


TWERK: Booty-dancing, gender
politics & white privilege


HISTORY IS COMPLICATED. MUSICAL HISTORY EVEN MORE SO:


Sting, Puff Daddy, Andy Summers, and the case of the misplaced bajillion dollars

OH! OH!! CANADA?!?!?!


Canada’s former defense minister says space aliens live among us, but hate our nukes

FUCK CANADA!!!


They fought for your right to hear the F word
Local 'Toilet Rockers' MacLean & MacLean at centre of landmark Supreme Court decision

Couple feel 'robbed' by 25% interest TD car loan
Dealership promised relief after a year but didn't deliver, customers say
[FULL DISCLOSURE: TD is my bank. It advertises as 'Merka's most convenient bank.]

RELIGION CORNER:


Alabama preacher arrested for his wife’s murder as he boarded overseas flight

Satanic Temple unveils 7-foot goat-headed Baphomet statue for Oklahoma Capitol

TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH NEWS:


Miami Named 4th Worst-Run
City in America, Hialeah 9th


TRUE OBAMA DERANGEMENT SYNDROME:


Armed Minnesota man burns down his own house, then blames Obama

MOVIE CORNER:


Male Fans Made Bettie Page
a Star, but Female Fans
Made Her an Icon


Her risqué pinup photos made
her famous in the 1950s, but as a
new documentary reminds us,
Page's liberated sexuality and
unflinching body positivity
are what still resonate today.

TODAY IN BEATLES' NEWS:


Eurythmics reunite for Grammys tribute to the Beatles that will also include John Mayer and Keith Urban

VIDEO DU JOUR:


 

Headlines Du Jour is a leisure-time activity of Not Now Silly, home of the Steam-Powered Word-0-Matic, and your rest stop on the Information Highway. Use our valuable bandwidth to post your news comments in today's open thread.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, January 6, 2014

The Not Now Silly headline-collecting robot drones have been behaving oddly lately. While they have no heads, it sure seems like they are putting them together. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they were talking about me. 

Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.

HISTORY IS COMPLICATED:


How two archaeologists’ hunch led to
stunning claim about Buddha’s birth date


LGBT NEWS:


Gay Marriage Opponents Call For Uprising In Utah

TODAY IN CLIMATE CHANGE:


"Dark Money" Funds Climate Change Denial Effort
A Drexel University study finds that a large slice of donations to
organizations that deny global warming are funneled through third-
party pass-through organizations that conceal the original funder

FREE THE WEED!!!


The People of Florida
Demand Medical Marijuana

And they're forcing a ballot measure
to legalize it in November.

Obama's Pot Problem
Now that states have started legalizing recreational marijuana,
will the president continue the government’s war on weed?

Bummer: Colorado pot shops will run out of marijuana within days

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS:


Fox News Sunday Guest: God Doesn’t
Want Nuns To Sign ObamaCare Waiver


Things Go Horribly Wrong For Fox News When
They Try to Use Mitt Romney to Smear MSNBC


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


A more progressive America is emerging, but Republicans won’t go down without a fight

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t know
how to make Republicans more appealing


GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:


Fate of Fired Guns & Ammo Editor Shows
‘Little Room for Nuance’ in ‘Gun Journalism’


OH, CANADA!!!


Canadian libricide: Tories torch and dump centuries
of priceless, irreplaceable environmental archives


ANOTHER HOAX THAT'S GONE VIRAL:


Was a Local Fox Reporter Really Fired For
Saying On-Air He’d ‘F*ck’ Missing Woman?


WHAT IF THEY BECOME SELF-AWARE?


AI vs. AI:
Two chatbots talking to each other


TODAY IN RELIGION:


Christian Pastor Calls For Atheists And Gays To Be Put To Death

10 Worst Sex and Relationship Tips From the Christian Right
These holy tips on love, dating and marriage
will allow you to please yourself (not
that way), your mate and your Lord.

IS JUSTICE BLIND?


Trial by Twitter
After high-school football stars were accused of rape,
online vigilantes demanded that justice be served. Was it?

TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH NEWS:


Miami Named One of America's Ten Best Cities for 2013

IN OUTER SPACE:


Small Asteroid 2014 AA Hits Earth
Discovered on New Year's Eve by a telescope in Arizona, a small asteroid struck Earth somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean — apparently unnoticed — about 25 hours later.

MEET THE BEATLES:


50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time
Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.

VIDEO DU JOUR:


◄ A Beatles' Bootleg - Something ►





Headlines Du Jour is a leisure-time activity of Not Now Silly, home of the Steam-Powered Word-0-Matic, and your rest stop on the Information Highway. Use our valuable bandwidth to post your news comments in today's open thread.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, January 5, 2014

It's the beginning of the first full week of the new year. I've yet to hear back from The O'Jays, but that fight's so new the ink hasn't dried on my rant yet. If I don't hear back from them soon, I'll be sending the robot drones after them. No matter. Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.

BEST HEADLINE DU JOUR:


A man tried to rob a bank after paying
$500 to a wizard to make him invisible