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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, March 22, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hello Headliners. It's the birthday of crazy evangelist Pat Robertson, who Johnny Dollar (aka Mark Koldys) actually supported for President of the United States. [I know, right?] Robertson may be 84 years old, but still makes headlines. Especially when he opens his mouth and crazy shit tumbles out. Here are some more Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear.
Now, let's get to today's Headlines Du Jour:

BEST HEADLINE DU JOUR:


Rand Paul Says the GOP is Like Bad Pizza Crust

IN LGBT NEWS:


Judge lifts Michigan's ban on gay marriage

Lesbian Visits Harlem
Church for Her Stoning


Gay Arkansas student says his
profile was pulled from yearbook


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


African-American Man Confronts
Paul Ryan At Town Hall Over
Ryan’s Racist Comments


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBSOLETE:


Will Republicans mute
the culture war in 2016?


BULLY CORNER:


Confession of a Former Bully

 -- Not Now Silly has its own Cyber-Bullies --

The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day

ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORKS:


How Facebook is Quite Possibly Becoming the Biggest Scam in Marketing and Advertising Ever

The 10 Facebook friends you need to block

TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:



FREE THE WEED!!!


Marijuana Economy Has
Plenty Of Room To Grow


No proof that high-dose
cannabis is more addictive


MORE PROOF THE EARTH SUCKS:


40ft-deep hole drains Stockport park lake of water

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


Have Detroit Police Department raids made a difference?

Audit: 19 Detroit Fire Department workers have invalid driver's licenses


Filmmaker discusses his 45-year-old documentary on late-'60s Detroit

CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Debunking Ford Nation’s favourite budget chart

CRACK MAYOR BONUS VIDEO DU JOUR:


LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


The Five Ribs Bill O’Reilly for Acting Like He’s Above the MH370 Coverage

VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Friday, March 21, 2014

Unpacking the Writer ► Closing Out Another Year

Crazy angles. Just like Batman.
Long-time readers of Not Now Silly know that Unpacking The Writer is a monthly feature, in which I pull back the curtain and reveal the man pulling the levers.

AUNTY EM!!! AUNTY EM!!!

New readers may be unaware that this is also my clever way to remind people to click on the adverts on these pages. The few cents I get from the monthly clicks don't even cover the cost of storing the pics I use. [Did I say "few"? I meant miniscule.] However, now that Google has lowered the price of storage, I might actually be at the break-even point. Whoopie!

No matter. While money was never the reason I started a blog, it would be nice to make a few dollars here and there for all the hard work I put into these posts. On your mark. Get set. Start clicking.

I compare myself to Superman whenever I can.
Something else new readers may not know: I had a residency for a few years at NewsHounds, the motto of which is "We watch Fox so you don't have to." Because I was concerned Right Wing Crazies™ might want to hunt me down, I used a nom de plume. Because I thought it was funny, that pseudonym was Aunty Em Ericann. Because that so upset Right Wing Crazies™, some of them decided to hunt me down.

It's the circle of life.

So, the Right Wing Crazies™ hunted me down and exposed my secret identity, just like I was a superhero and they were trying to conquer the world. No one ever accused them of being Braniacs, however.

In an effort to destroy me -- because he couldn't refute my message -- Johnny Dollar was stupid enough to publish details of my alternative lifestyle at his sewer because, clearly, my sex life falls under his stated rubric of CABLE NEWS TRUTH. That's the story I tell in the very first post on this blog: Johnny Dollar has Proven Himself To Be A Very Dangerous Person.

TRUE STORY: This blog was launched to expose Mark Koldys. Therefore, if you like this blog, you have Johnny Dollar to thank for it. It's my modest suggestion that the very best way to thank Johnny Dollar is to share my Johnny Dollar stories all across the World Wide Interwebs. Feel free to repost.

The more that people learn about Mark Koldys and Ashley Graham, the more repulsed they are. They are saddened such evil motherfuckers like Johnny Dollar and Grayhammy actually exist. They are outraged that people would do such a thing over political differences. They understand that I might be willing to forget this silly little cyber-feud -- even after 3 years of relentless and mendacious attacks -- except Koldys and/or Graham keep reminding me it's time to write about them all over again. What's funny is how they keep trying to convince people that they are the victims.

For all those reasons I ask my faithful readers to share, or trade, these blog posts with your family and friends. Here's are some good places to start:


blackflon was once part of the Flying Monkey Squad, but became bored and
gave up his part in the feud. Maybe Mark Koldys & Ashley Graham will take a clue.
I guess I'm just nostalgic for the earliest days of this blog. While it started with the mission to destroy Johnny Dollar, I've branched out considerably since then.

For the first year -- to keep the continuity and to bring along my NewsHound fans -- this blog was slapped with the unweildy title of Headly Westerfield's "Aunty Em Ericann" Blog, which I got tired of typing. A year ago, April 1st, I simplified it to Not Now Silly, the URL I had chosen a year earlier. It occurs to me that I've not told that story here:
When I was originally setting up this blog I was asked to come up with a URL. I knew that it was something that I'd have to live with for a while, so I typed one possibility after another. They were either already taken, or just seemed stupid when I stared at it long enough. I was just starting to get frustrated when Pops called me from the other room. "Not Now Silly" is what my fingers automatically typed. Then I hit enter. It was as good as any URL, I suppose and, just like every problem, I was over-thinking it. 
For some reason Keg tried it in blue before we settled on sepia.
When I decided to rename the blog last year, I reverted to that URL. Keg designed a logo I that I love, based on a pic I found on the innertubes.

To blow my own horn: I'm most proud of my investigative writing on Coconut Grove. Back when I was still disguised as Aunty Em, I wrote my first blog posts on the Charles Avenue Historical Marker. Accidentally stumbling across that marker led me to all my other reporting on Coconut Grove, from the Demolition by Neglect of the E.W.F. Stirrup House; to the quiet racism that led to Trolleygate; the historical racism that led to Old Smokey; right on down to documenting The Colour Line as it shifts throughout the history of Coconut Grove.

And, my Coconut Grove posts do pretty good, click-wise, because I have regular readers now who want to know what I've uncovered lately. However, nothing could have prepared me for the click action on my post of February 22nd, Aries Development Continues To Rape Charles Avenue, all about the illegal cutting of the trees at the E.W.F. Stirrup House. It garnered 1297 clicks in just a month, jumping to the #3 in the Not Now Silly Top Ten. Sadly that knocked one of my Johnny Dollar posts down to the #9 position.

Readers: I do it for you. Without my readers, these words would be meaningless. These last two years have been a great ride. I sure hope you're going to stick around for the next few. Here are some videos I made that combines my love of history and my obsessive picture collecting. See you around the funny papers. Oh, and click on an advert. It won't cost you a thing and you'll feel better for it.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello Headliners!!! It's Ned Buntline's birthday!!! Not only was Ned interested in the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear, but he wrote more than a few himself:
Now, let's check out today's Headlines Du Jour:

IN LGBT NEWS:


American bars start boycotting Russian vodka over Ukraine

America's Right-Wing
Has Gone Gay Crazy

The madness has spread from the
Christian Right’s talking heads to the leading lights of the Republican Party.

Janet Mefferd Upset Honey Maid's Graham
Crackers Push 'The Gay Propaganda Machine'


TODAY IN RELIGION:


Russell Crowe Meets the
Pope, but Will Religious
Viewers See Noah?


TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH:


Miami Cops Now Have To Check
Guns At Door Of City Hall


FREE THE WEED!!!


In Florida, medical marijuana will be legal, John Morgan says

What can the Dutch teach
the U.S. about selling pot?


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


Yes, Schools Do Discriminate Against Students Of Color

ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORKS:


10 years of social media's biggest
players and payouts by the numbers


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBSOLETE:


GOP Lawmaker Says Sick Leave, Equal
Pay Bills Make Women 'Look Like Whiners'


Illinois Republicans Nominate Candidate Who
Blames Gay Rights For Autism And Tornadoes


TEABAGGED ENOUGH ALREADY?


Rangel Questions Why Obama Thought He Could Work With ‘Mean, Racist’ Tea Party


FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Fox News host Bill Hemmer
explains missing plane: ‘It took
2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark’



White House Mice Attack Fox News


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


GM's Problem Will Affect It And Industry 'For Decades' -- Walsh

Salaries driving Detroit police officers to the suburbs


CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Rob Ford: Gun photos
found on laptop that is connected to crack video,
according to documents


CAN YOU DIG IT:


126 Million Year Old Fossil Of Stick Insect Found In Mongolia

IN OUTER SPACE:


Our Universe May Exist in a Multiverse,
Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests



NASA Orbiter Finds New Gully Channel on Mars



VIDEO DU JOUR:


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lee "Scratch" Perry.


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hello Headliners! It's the birthday of both Albert Speer and Adolph Eichmann, not to mention Wyatt Earp, William Jennings Bryan, and Patrick McGoohan. They all loved their Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:

It's time for today's Headlines Du Jour:

IN LGBT NEWS:


Anti-Gay Harlem Church Sign: 'Jesus Would Stone Homos'

Harry Belafonte calls for US to review its aid to all countries with anti-gay laws

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


The Secret Lives of
Inner-City Black Males

Paul Ryan's explanation for urban poverty isn't much different from Barack Obama's. Why did it make liberals so angry?

Do You Think the CIA Infected African-
Americans With HIV? You’re Not Alone


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBSOLETE:


It’s a Fact: Republican Run
Red States Have America’s
Highest Poverty Rates


TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:


It's Payback Time for McDonald's -- Lawsuits Could Force Company to Hike Wages

The rich strike back

FREE THE WEED!!!


Federal Government Signs Off
On Study Using Marijuana
To Treat Veterans' PTSD


24 Mind-Blowing Facts About
Marijuana Production in America


How To Grow Pot for (Soon to Be) Legal Profit: Inside Cannabis
Career Institute's Miami Seminar


Medical marijuana stores
blocked from tax breaks


TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH:



IT'S MICRO AND IT'S SOFT:


How to Survive the
Windows XPiration Date

Microsoft urges users of its aging software to move to Windows 8.1, but other paths might be easier

TODAY IN RELIGION:


Bryan Fischer Explains Why
God Did Not Smite Bill Maher
for Calling Him Out on Friday



IN OUTER SPACE:


NASA Scientists Create Largest High-Resolution
Interactive Mosaic Of Moon’s North Pole


VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Hello, Headliners. Before you rush out and celebrate the birthday of Grover Cleveland -- still the only president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms -- here are some Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear for your enjoyment:


Now, let's take a look at today's Headlines Du Jour:

OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE HAS JUST CHANGED:


First glimpse of big bang
ripples from universe's birth


Gravitational Waves from
Big Bang Detected


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


South Dakota GOP lawmaker: KKK business owners deserve right to ban blacks and gays

Paul Ryan’s race flap even worse than it looks
The notion that Ryan was dog-whistling to racists is actually
the best-case scenario. Here's the scary alternative

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OBNOXIOUS:


'Code Words for Race':
What’s Really Behind GOP’s Poverty and Welfare Obsession

When Paul Ryan decried the "culture"
of inner cities it followed a long
conservative tradition, a scholar explains.


TODAY IN RELIGION:


Judge rules against creationist teacher who called Buddhist student’s faith ‘stupid’

THINGS DON'T GO BETTER WITH KOCHS:


Koch Brothers Group
Abandons Anti-Obamacare
Ads After Fact-Checkers
Prove Them False


FREE THE WEED!!!


The environmental
case for legalizing pot


Miami's First Marijuana
School Could Open in April


A Head Start for Florida
Cannabis Entrepreneurs



TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:


There is no meritocracy: It’s just the 1 percent, and the game is rigged

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Fox News Praises Gay
Ban at New York's St.
Patrick's Day Parade

Hosts call Mayor Bill deBlasio a 'religious bigot' for not marching in today's parade.

ANOTHER DISPATCH FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:


Detroit area water authority talks hit cutoff

IN OUTER SPACE:


Planet X myth debunked

Star next door may host a 'superhabitable' world


VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Monday, March 17, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick depicted in a stained glass
window at Saint Benin's Church, Ireland
Howdy Headliners. Put on your funny green hat and drink the funny green beer until you turn a funny shade of green: It's St. Patrick's Day or Lá Fhéile Pádraig. Long before he chased the snakes out of Ireland, Patrick loved to read the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:

Green with envy? No matter, let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour:

THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


Is Paul Ryan Racist?

GOP Congressional Candidate Apologizes for Slavery Comments

Wyoming GOP lawmaker: Promiscuous gays weaponizing AIDS for a ‘national suicide’

Ohio State Rep Proposes Selling Off Public Schools To Private Businesses To End ‘Socialism’

Republican Ignorance and Stupidity Hit a New
Low With Attacks on Neil de Grasse Tyson


TODAY IN RELIGION:


Republican Legislators Fall Victim
to Ponzi Scheme Run by Man who
Claimed to Have Found Noah's Ark


Nine Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found


ANOTHER DISPATCH FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:


British Import: Music College Comes To Capitol Park Downtown This Autumn

COLD CASE SOLVED:


Has the real Sherlock Holmes been deduced?
A new biography of a leading Victorian detective suggests
he helped inspire Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation

GET THE FRACK OUT OF HERE:


Thousands Turn Up For California’s
Largest-Ever Rally To Ban Fracking


TODAY IN CLIMATE CHANGE:


Greenland Ice Melt ‘Accelerating,’ Climate Change Awakens ‘Sleeping Giant’

FREE THE WEED!!!


Congressman Guestimates
How Many of His Fellow
Reps Smoke Weed


Colorado Recreational
Weed Sales Top $14
Million In First Month



CRACK MAYOR CORNER:


Rob Ford captured on
new video stumbling,
swearing outside city hall

Mayor Rob Ford has again been caught
on video behaving erratically in public.

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Fox analyst: Obama buying
pink clothes is a failure of
the White House PR dept.


IN OUTER SPACE:


Have U.S. scientists found
the Big Bang’s biggest secret
and the final key to relativity?


The Incredible Shrinking Mercury

Asteroid Set to Cover One of
the Brightest Stars in the Night
Sky Thursday Morning


VIDEO DU JOUR:




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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hello Headliners. Today is the birthday of funnyman Henny Youngman, born in 1906. Take the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear, please:

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

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


Some White People Tried To Rally For Their Race Today

Shocking racist tweets follow
high school basketball
win by all-white team


The White Man March, Which Is Almost Exactly What It Sounds Like, Is Coming to New York

Taking on the Trolls:
Why the Online Race-Hatred Against First Nations?



Paul Ryan To Smooth Things Over With
Black Leadership After 'Inner City' Remark


How the Irish Became White? Paul Ryan's Ugly
Public Embrace of Anti-Black Racism and Eugenics


IN LGBT NEWS:


Slán Go Fóill! Sponsors Flee Boston’s Homophobic St. Patrick’s Day Parade

WAIT!!! WHAT???


Man Tapes Himself Molesting Street Signs - 2 Years of
Video Footage Found


Model Sues Playboy for Letting Golfer Drive Ball Off Her Butt

TODAY IN RELIGION:


Alabama children’s pastor tells police he ‘cannot remember’ how many boys he molested

TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:


No CEOs paid price for 2008 meltdown. Here’s why:

The U.S. financial sector drained taxpayers of $12.6 trillion in bailouts and more than 8 million jobs in North America. Why have no top CEOs gone to jail?

FREE THE WEED!!!


Tim Skubick: Marijuana decriminalization or legalization could pop up on many local ballots in 2014

Brutal press release from
Health Canada shows their
disdain for cannabis medicines
and patients in need



ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE OF COPS GONE WILD:


Former Palmdale deputy
pleads to rape, bribery


LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Letterman to O’Reilly
on Beyoncé Obsession:
‘You Just Found Something
to Whine About’



BULLY BOY BOLLING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


Jon Stewart flattens Fox News’ Eric Bolling for trying to ‘school’ him on shaming the poor

Fox News’ Attempt To ‘School’ Jon Stewart On Food Stamp Abuse Blows Up On Them


Jon Stewart Hits Back At Fox Host For
Trying To 'School' Him On Food Stamps



◄ BONUS VIDEOS DU JOUR ►

Chow Mein and Bolling
A retired Not Now Silly series which made fun of Eric Bolling, until it wasn't fun anymore.

IN OUTER SPACE:


Have we found a message from the dawn of time?
'Major discovery' set for Monday could give scientists their first glimpse of the birth of the universe

VIDEO DU JOUR:




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