• 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 at the Not Now Silly Newsroom,  please consider donating to my Go Fund Me campaign to Support Investigative Journalism. My Freedom of Information requests from the City of Miami are beginning to add up, not to mention all the other costs of researching systemic racism and corruption in Coconut Grove. Read 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 as one of his most famous. It also saw the world premier of his Sixth Symphony. Other compositions on the bill that night were Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, premiered at a private event a year earlier, but this was its first public performance; and Choral Fantasy, so new ... Read more
  • My Father Who Art In Heaven ► A Pastoral Letter This is the caption.I am a zebra I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.                    a b c  d  e g h i j ggefww wefew fwefwe fwef   g     Dear Pastor Kenny: Thank you so much for the book. It was on my doorstep when I arrived home. I was locked out when I got here (long story), so I read it and finished it while waiting for the locksmith. It brought me to tears, but many things do these days. My emotions are still raw. It is a wonderful book which I will now recommend to others who have just lost a loved one. It was also wonderful for you and ... Read more
  • Frank Sinatra ► Monday Musical Appreciation Had Frank Sinatra not died in 1998, he’d be celebrating his 101st birthday today. When I was growing up in Detroit there weren’t a lot of LPs in the house. However, Pops had a friend who worked for Capitol Records, who gave him promo copies stamped with small holes that spelled out FREE in the upper left-hand corner. These included several classic Sinatra albums from what most people agree was his best period. The fact that he was also on The Beatles’ label didn’t hurt, either. [By this point Sinatra was already on Reprise Records, a company he formed. This is when ... Read more
  • Aaron Samuel Slootsky ► February 14, 1926-December 12, 2016   Read more