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Status update

Mark Zuckerberg
News Headline: “Two weeks after Zuckerberg said ‘Je Suis Charlie,’ Facebook begins censoring images of Muhammad.”
Est-ce que parce que Zuckerberg est un hypocrite spectaculaire?
Mais oui!

From Poor QT’s Almanack

January 28
Today’s Birthdays: Henry VII, 558; Super Bowl XXIV, 25.

Breaking news. . . .

Blizzard CNN
News Headline: “Did New York overreact to 2015 Blizzard?”
No.
It reacted in correct proportion to endless hours of breathless TV news coverage.
The blizzard is finally gone.
What will CNN do now?
This just in:
There are unconfirmed reports that six of Tom Brady’s footballs have gone missing in the Indian Ocean. . . .

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Rove and Trump
News Headline: “Trump vs. Rove: Battle of the titans?”
Add titans to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Billionaire
Bill Scott, an East Northport, N.Y., reader, regarding billionaire Jeff Greene ‘s warning to
non-billionaire Americans that their “lifestyle expectations are far too high” and “need to be adjusted” toward a “smaller” existence with “less things,” writes:
“You’d think that a billionaire would know enough to say ‘fewer things’ instead of
‘less things.’ ”
You bring to mind two important rules:
1. Use “fewer” for what can be counted and “less” for what can’t.
2. Wealth is not an indicator of intelligence.
Which you may know as the Trump Rule.
On another subject, have you noticed how the word ‘ubiquitous’ seems to be popping up everywhere these days?

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Allies in action

King Abdullah
News Headline: “Pentagon plans essay contest to honor late Saudi King.”
And fair warning that any woman who tries to enter will receive 1,000 lashes.

It’s alive!

Worm Robot
News Headline: “Scientists upload a worm’s mind into a Lego robot.”
Which immediately demanded to see President Obama’s birth certificate.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Wisconsin Snow
News Headline: “7 reasons Wisconsin yawns at the Northeast ‘snowmageddon.’ ”
Snowmageddon?
In Wisconsin, they call it April.

QT Early Warning System

Asteroid
News Item: “An asteroid the size of a cruise ship is due to pass close to Earth. . . .”
News Item: “A asteroid measuring the equivalent of five football fields. . . .”
Or about the same 211 Shaquille O’Neals laid end to end, if you are still trying to visualize it.

We’ll want to see more data

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News Headline: “Men are less promiscuous when women are scarce.”
More shocking news from the people who study things