This latest asteroids not discovered until after they passed between Earth and the moon are Asteroid 2015 VP64, which made its near miss last Thursday and was discovered Sunday, and Asteroid 2015 VU64, which made its near miss Friday and was discovered today.
But who doesn’t like a good surprise?
News Headline: “Donald Trump lifts ‘SNL’ to its biggest rating since 2012.”
Is it being implied that “Saturday Night Live,” which portrays itself as bold satire, rolled over completely for the sake of ratings?
Heavens to Betsy, what a dreadful thing to imply.
News Headline: “Your cat may want to kill you, study says.”
News Headline: “No, a study did NOT find that your cat wants to kill you.”
News Headline: “Ten Americans have been shot by dogs since 2004.”
So it may be time for a new study. . . .
News Item: “Mars used to be much warmer and wetter than it is today. Scientists are unraveling the mystery of why it dried out. . . .”
The only thing we know for certain is that Martian Republicans long ago dismissed the whole thing as a hoax.
News Headline: “Ben Carson doesn’t understand how the debt ceiling, the budget or interest rates work.”
News Headline: “Cuba policy stumps Ben Carson in Florida.”
News Headline: “Ben Carson pens late-night Facebook post defending lack of political experience.”
Kids, go get grandpa and ask him what it was like when ignorance was considered embarrassing.
News Item: “. . most of the region believed to be chalk-full of natural treasures. . . .”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, notes that news reports are chock-full of the phrase “chalk-full.”
And can it be time for QT’s biennial reminder that when something is said a second time, it is iterated–and has to be said at least a third time to be reiterated?
WRITE TO QT: firstname.lastname@example.org
QT sunspot and solar wind update:
93 and 1,256,400 mph.
News Headline: “Republican candidates prepare to send networks revised debate letter.”
Initial efforts were to tighten the debate format into a working synthesis of “Survivor” and “Are You Smarter than a 5th-Grader?”
Republicans may now include elements of “American Horror Story” and “Let’s Make a Deal.”
News Headline: “Can the GOP’s radically simplified tax plans actually work?”
News Headline: “Can the U.S. and China avoid war?”
News Headline: “Jeb Bush: ‘Does anybody actually blame my brother for 9/11?’ ”
News Headline: “Can this online vision test replace your eye doctor?”
No, yes, yes, no.
See how easy?