On this day in 1955: Pérez Prado had a #1 hit with “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White”.

    While almost no one knows his name today, or the name of his biggest hit, this tune is immediately recognizable.

    As the Wiki is quick to tell us:

    Dámaso Pérez Prado (Spanish pronunciation:  He became known and professionally billed as Pérez Prado, his paternal and maternal surnames respectively.

    Crank it up and D A N C ...

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    The dumbing down of ‘Merka — followed by the election of Emperor Trump — could not have happened without the Fox “News” Channel’s mendacity, which I’ve been exposing for the last 8 years.

    That’s one of the reasons why I watch nearly 28 hours of Fox & Friends every week. It’s the table-setter for an entire day at Fox, releasing hot air-filled memes to see what floats and what sinks.

    The other reason is because it’s also a very funny show, if you call 4 hours a day of Reich Wing propaganda funny. And, I do.

    Let’s face it: Comedy is subjective, but this daily sitcom trope is HIGH-LARRY-US to me. First, the set up: People only need to be moderately well-informed to see right through the Foxy Friends Daily Dose of Bullshit. Now the punchline: Their brain-dead audience eats it up like it was Percocet. They don’t even ...

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    It was on this day 115 years ago the first pitch was thrown out at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium.

    The Tigers moved to Comerica Park, and played their last game at Tiger Stadium in September 1999. Ten years later, despite being designated a historic site by the state of Michigan, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Tiger Stadium was demolished after several preservation and redevelopment schemes died on the drafting table. However, the actual playing field of Tiger Stadium is still there and lovingly maintained by a local community group.

    Known as “The Corner”, because of its prominent location at Michigan and Trumbull Avenues, with Trumbull’s angle creating a trapezoidal lot. However, it had many names over the years. Originally called Bennett Park in 1895, when it consisted of a playing field ...

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    In the annals of malevolent human malignancy, there are few people who can measure up to Mark Koldys, whose evil lair on the interwebs is called Johnny Dollar’s Place.

    Longtime readers of the Not Now Silly saga are already aware of my long history with this piece of human excrement. However, new readers will naturally be in the dark. Bottom line: Dollar is so important to the NNS Newsroom that he has his its own rubric in the menu at the top of every page here: The J$ Wars.

    Feel free to read through the many chapters at your leisure, but for now it’s enough to know that I came under a relentless, years-long, cyber-bullying attack from Johnny Dollar and his merry band of sycophants merely because I wrote Fox “News” criticism and — GET THIS! — they thought Fox was worthy of defending.

    I have always threatened ...

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    West Grove, the historic Black enclave nestled within Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, is currently threatened on all sides by White gentrification.

    The latest challenge is the massive Coconut Grove Playhouse condo/restaurant/parking lot/theater redevelopment project threatening West Grove.

    The Playhouse is at the extreme east end of Charles Avenue. It was designated a Historic Roadway because it is one of Miami’s oldest streets. It was laid out slightly out of true east/west alignment by E.W.F. Stirrup, who almost single-handed, created this neighbourhood and watched over its survival until he died in 1957. Stirrup was one of Florida’s first Black millionaires and at one time owned more properties in Coconut Grove than anyone else.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    When the Miami Historic Environment Preservation Board voted earlier this month to demolish the theater, it took another step in destroying history in order to ...

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