Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Three, two, one, one. . . .

Leap Second
A final reminder that the Sub-Bureau for Rapid Service and Predictions of Earth Orientation of the International Earth Rotation Service has announced that a leap second will be added to civil time at midnight tonight.

QT Exploding Cell Phone Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

Grandview, Mo.
Gene Christianson, an Overland Park, Kan., reader, files this advisory:
Saturday night, June 27, in a movie theater in Grandview, Mo.


QT Summer Travel Advisory

Oil Wresting
Tickets are still available for 654th Turkish Oil-Wrestling Championships this week in Edirne.
Edirne is five miles west of Unrulu.

Is our children learning?

Education Politics
News Headline:  “Where the current 2016 presidential hopefuls stand on education.”
Long story short:
Some are for it, most against.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

U of W
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point now discourages the phrase “America is a melting pot,” listing it as a microaggression that threatens assimilation into a dominant culture.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, who wrote, “A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them,” was born 115 years ago on the 29th day of National Accordion Awareness Month.

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Rick Santorum
News Headline: “Rick Santorum: Redirect global warming effort to fighting gay marriage
‘for the survival of our country.’ ”
Which would make marriage a union between a man and a woman.
Under water.

Anticipation is half the joy

News Headline: “After gay marriage decision, Mississippi may stop issuing all
marriage licenses.”
But this would mean no more marriages.
And then no more babies.
And Mississippi might cease to exist.
So we can wait.

Nice play, Hal

Google Car
News Headline: “Google car cuts off rival self-driving vehicle.”
The technology is still in its early stages.
We are years away from a self-driving car that can automatically flip the bird at another self-driving car.

Ah, nature

Pacu Fish
News Headline: “Rare Amazonian fish that eats men’s testicles found in New Jersey.”
News Headline: “No, this fish found in New Jersey probably won’t bite your testicles.”
So to those who have worried that a fish might bite off their testicles in New Jersey:
Rest easy.
Now as to all the other reasons to stay out of New Jersey. . . .