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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Kriss Kringle
News Headline: “One more chance to mingle with Kris Kringle at the Santa House.”
F.B., a New York City reader, reminds us that it isn’t Kris Kringle, but Kriss Kringle.
Ho, Ho, Ho!

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Should we celebrate with a tea party?

TARP
News Item: “The U.S. government essentially closed the books on TARP with a $15.3 billion profit. Treasury sold its remaining shares Friday in Ally Financial, its last remaining major stake from the $426 billion bailout of banks and the U.S. auto industry. . . . GM, Chrysler and many car dealers likely would have gone out of business without the government’s help. . . .”
For those keeping track of intrusive government spending programs that never work.

7 days until christmas

Santa Smoking
News Headline: “Police bust pot delivery disguised as Christmas presents.”
News Headline: “Pot-smoking Santa removed after complaints.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

The universe and related matters in the news

Fleeting Moment

News Headline: “We may be an insignificant and fleeting moment in time. . . and we know it.”
Hey. Headline writers have their moods, too.

Biding its time. . . .

Buddy
News Item: “. . . .incident happened when Fipps and two employees stopped to remove chains from the front of his pickup truck. . . . Fipps’ dog was in the front seat, and he ordered the dog to get in back. A .300 Winchester Magnum was on the back seat. . . The sheriff said the dog somehow caused the weapon to discharge. . . . a bullet fired from the gun hit the victim in the arm. . . .”
Once again:
How well do you know your dog?
How well, really?

This just in. . . .

Texas Truck
News Headline: “Texas plumber’s truck shows up in Syria with guns mounted on it.”
It’s a small world, after all.

Where is Team America when we need it?

The Interview
News Headline: “Hackers win: Sony pulls release of ‘The Interview.’ ”
Satire used to be what closes on Saturday night.
But at least we weren’t afraid to let it open.

8 days until Christmas

Rudolph and Sleigh
News Headline:
“Christmas thieves targeting cars.”
News Headline: “Rudolph the reindeer destroys Santa’s sleigh.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

The case for the separation of church and everything

Robert Jeffress
News Headline: “The Rev. Robert Jeffress: Obama is laying the groundwork for anti-Christ.”
News Headline: “Pastor Robert Jeffress tells Fox: Jesus would have wanted a border fence.”
News Headline: “Pastor Robert Jeffress leads Congress to pray in the ‘name of the One born in Bethlehem.’ ”
It was not widely reported that the Jeffress brought along his brother Darryl for the event.
And his other brother Darryl.

QT Worldwide Man-Bites-Dog Pinpoint Locator

Man Bites Dog
Monday morning
along Dutton Lane, Cambridge, England.
There are 198 days until the start of the next dog days of summer.