Where is Spielberg when we need him?

News Headline: “Unemployment insurance struggles to find GOP support.”
S.S.,  a Minneapolis reader, regarding the QT’s mention that “Sharknado” and “Sharkalanche” are being followed with “Sharcano,” writes:
“. . . Sharkublicans. . . .”
No. That would be too much.
You are referring to a vertebrate subspecies of the Republican Party that leads party invertebrates into relentless attacks on helpless victims, such as the working poor.
Sharkublicans are known for their cold dead eyes.
And are unsuitable for younger or more sensitive audiences.

News Headline: “The financial crisis: Why have no high-level executives been prosecuted?”
The writer, a federal judge, is asking the question of President Obama’s Justice Department.
Speaking of invertebrates.

QT XXV Days Until Super Bowl XLVIII Update:
More than MCD law enforcement officials have been specially trained to cope with Super Bowl Week’s potential influx of Xs of Ms of prostitutes.

News Headline: “Colorado pot shops can’t keep up with new orders.”
News Headline: “Here are those Mountain Dew-flavored Cheetos you wanted.”
Just in the nick of time.

News Headline: “Kraft announces Velveeta shortage.”
It all seemed to end up in Colorado somehow.

News Headline: “Flying anywhere this week is absolute hell on Earth.”
So the airlines, at least, have maintained a normal routine.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
News Item: “. . . sightings that peaked birder interest. . . .”
News Item: “. . . has peaked the interest of independent filmmakers.. . .”
R.F., a Chicago reader, wants to know when some writers and editors will “scale the piques of correct usage.”
Which reminds QT that a hamlet is a village without a church.
For some reason.


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