Monthly Archives: December 2015

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’Tis the season

Palestinian Santas
News Headline: “Palestinian Santas clash with Israeli soldiers.”
News Headline: “Angry single men stage anti-Christmas rally in Tokyo.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Today’s Birthdays: Sherman’s March to the Sea, 151; “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 69.

QT digest of the New Hampshire Democratic debate (for your convenience)

Outdoor Christmas
“. . . going into Christmas. . . just six days before Christmas. . . .”
. . . which is why almost no one watched the New Hampshire Democratic debate.

QT loud guy at the office Christmas party update

Trump Christmas
News Headline: “At Christmas-themed rally, Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton a ‘snake.’ ”
No more of this until after Christmas.
Every time Donald Trump is quoted, an angel loses his wings.

’Tis the season

Elf on Shelf
News Headline: “Popular Christmas toy is ‘training kids to live in a surveillance state,’ academic warns.”
News Headline: “Texas official threatens to slap people who say ‘Happy Holidays’ instead of ‘Merry Christmas.’ ”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Unscheduled asteroids not in the news (afternoon update)

Asteroid
News Headline: “Millions of asteroids that could threaten our world remain uncatalogued.”
QT earlier today mentioned Asteroid 2015 YB, which was discovered yesterday and will pass closer to Earth than the orbits of some manmade satellites tomorrow.
Asteroid 2015 YB should not be confused with Asteroid 2015 YJ, which was discovered just about now, four days after it passed closer to Earth than the orbits of some man-made satellites.
This can confusing, as any astronomer will tell you.

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Mark Twain
A school in Wynnewood, Pa., has become the latest to drop Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn from reading list because its accurate description of the place of blacks in the Early South makes some students “uncomfortable.”

Frontiers of science

Champagne
News Headline: “Drinking champagne every day could help prevent dementia
and Alzheimer’s.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

Unscheduled asteroids not in the news

Asteroid
News Headline: “Millions of asteroids that could threaten our world remain uncatalogued.”
But you will be glad to know Asteroid 2015 YB was discovered and catalogued yesterday.
It will pass closer to Earth than the orbits of some man-made satellites tomorrow.
But keep in mind:
I the asteroid were to hit, it would, at worst, destroy everything for only five miles in every direction.
And think of all the many square miles Earth has to spare.

’Tis the season

Holly Wreath
News Headline: “Top 5 Christmas decorations that can hurt your pets.”
News Headline: “Are your holiday cards grammatically correct?”
Ho, Ho, Ho!