QT what’s pasta is prologue update

Pasta
+ Alex Springer, a Denver reader, regarding QT’s noting that a man arrested in a fight over a plate of noodles might need a spaetzle prosecutor, writes:
“I’m all for tortellini reform. But this is bolognese.”
+ Dan Skowron, a Romeoville, Ill., reader, writes:
“Can’t blame him. The other guy was making a pesto himself.”
+ Paul DeMarte, an Evanston, Ill., reader, writes:
“I don’t know if alcohol was involved. But it’s wrong to fight over noodles, drunk or soba.”
+ S.S., a Minneapolis reader, writes:
“So how ziti escape this ramen with the law?”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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Breaking news. . . .

Mastermind
News Headline: “Suspected mastermind of Paris massacre killed in raid.”
QT Abridged Too Far Dictionary of the English Language:
mastermind noun 1. a person of outstanding intellect. 2. so let’s try again when we want to describe an ignorant zealot who led assaults on helpless innocents. 3. then again, not all news stories can be written by masterminds. . . .

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