QT seven days until Thanksgiving, which is when we can finally start saying how many days it is until Christmas, update


The British bakery chain Greggs is facing boycotts because its Advent calendar features the wise men gathered at a manger that holds a large sausage roll.
Ho, Ho, Ho!

QT trickle-on economics update


News Headline: “Trump’s tax cuts are the biggest wealth grab in modern history.”
News Headline: “Trump to lift ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa.”
The Republicans will need some recreation while looting the Treasury.

QT news you can use


QT
sunspot and solar wind update:
14 and 1.029,600 mph.
For those keeping track.

In theory. . . .


Meanwhile, back on potentially habitable Earth. . . .

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Trump brands Asia trip a $300 billion success.”
News Headline: “Tiny bugs are having sex on your face right now.”
It’s been that kind of year.

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ The second longest word in Shakespeare is “anthropophaginian.”
+ Iran is four times the size of Iraq.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid
2017 VL2 was discovered today, five days after passing between Earth and the moon.
But rest assured:
It was only the 47th time this year that an asteroid has been discovered while passing between Earth and the moon.

Christmas in November


News Headline:  “Study says Christmas music too early may be harmful.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Healthy Lifestyles Month.

Unindicted co-conspirators in the news


News Headline: “Jared Kushner might not be telling the truth about Russia, Republican senator says.”
Heavens to Betsy, what a dreadful thing to think.