Two of the Greatest Go Out Together ► Throwback Thursday

►►► R.I.P. ◄◄◄ Debbie Reynolds And, for the politically incorrect: Carrie Fisher And, on this sad Throwback Thursday, to all the others we lost in 2016: Pat Harrington Jr., David Bowie, René Angélil, Alan Rickman, Dan Haggerty, Glenn Frey, Abe Vigoda, Paul Kantner, Maurice White, Vanity, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Harper Lee, Umberto Eco, Sonny James, GeorgeRead More

Subversive Cartoons ► Saturday Morning Cartoons

Not every cartoon is safe for Saturday morning kiddie shows.  Here’s a terrific documentary called Cartoons Kick Ass; A History of Subversive Animation. Ironically this doc is NSFW. It’s followed by one of my favourite subversive cartoons. Sadly Part 3 seems unembedable, but you can WATCH IT HERE. If you’ve liked anything you’ve read atRead More

Musical Premieres ► Throwback Thursday

Painting by Joseph Karl Stieler On this day in 1808 Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his most well-known composition. The first 8 notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony are immediately recognizable.  Not only did he premiere– and conduct — the Fifth, but this concert at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna goes down in history asRead More

The Fox “News” Phony War on Christmas

Every year at this time Fox “News” ramps up one of its perpetual outrage machines.  Yes, folks, it’s that most wonderful time of the year when God’s Chosen Network launches the Phony War on Christmas because chastising heathens who prefer HAPPY HOLIDAYS is the reason for the season. On a related note — because FoxRead More

Richard Wayne Penniman ► Monday Musical Appreciation

On this day in 1932, Richard Wayne Penniman was born, 2 years before Pat Boone.We know Penniman by his stage name, Little Richard. Not Now Silly could — like usual — give you the kind of capsule biography found here, or here, or here. But, in the NNS Newsroom we’d rather Rock and Roll byRead More

We All Compute ► Throwback Thursday

As I downsize the condo, I have discovered some amazing buried treasures, like my old business card. It was tucked into my mother’s address book on the end table in the Florida Room, which I left as a small, bizarre memorial to her after she died 11 years ago. That’s when I moved to FloridaRead More