Sally Sennert, a geologist with the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program, offering a prediction on “the biggest explosion ever recorded by humans” happening any time soon at Yellowstone:
“Volcanologists are very wary of ever telling somebody that a volcano is safe, because they are so unpredictable.”
Reddit CEO Ellen Pao explaining why salary negotiations at hiring interviews should be banned as a way to alleviate the problem of unequal pay for men and women:
“Men negotiate harder than women do.”
So let’s look at this positively:
Women seem just as good as men at putting their foot in it.
News Headline: “Nearly 9 percent of Americans report angry, impulsive behavior,
News Headline: “NRA convention coming to Nashville this week.”
A reminder that percentages may vary from city to city, from week to week.
Rand Paul avoiding a discussion of political statements he had made in 2009:
“That was a long time ago.”
So we can add long times to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.
And T.D., a Chicago reader, wants to know when double-talk became “walking it back,” and when can we have double-talk back?
And. . . .
WRITE TO QT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash., has named eight valedictorians.
And two salutatorians.
Tennessee House Republicans, pushing for a bill to allow guns in parks, have rejected an amendment to allow guns in the state capitol.
In related news, those attending a National Rifle Association convention this week in Tennessee will be allowed to carry guns in the building–as long as the firing pins have been removed.
The readers keep writing about the e-book comic thriller 60606:
+ S.C., a New York City reader, writes:
“I was reading it on my Kindle on the train and laughed so loud at one point I embarrassed myself.”
+ D.D., a Chicago reader, writes:
“60606 is great. I’m trying to read it only in short bursts so it’ll last longer.”
+ G.C., an Overland Park, Kan., reader, writes:
“I love 60606!”
+ Z.S., a Chicago reader, writes:
“The book F. Scott Fitzgerald might have written if he had lived.”
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News Headline: “Kansas bans poor people from spending welfare on cruise ships.”
. . . as the Tea Party remains sternly vigilant in protecting us from what doesn’t exist.