Monthly Archives: April 2016

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The decline and fall. . . .

Newspaper Work
News Headline: “Newspaper reporter named nation’s worst job for third straight year.”
QT recalls it was a much better job once upon a time.
And the study is not comprehensive, in any event.
The researchers neglected jobs including:
+ Hawaii: Large whale entanglement response coordinator.
+ University of Oregon: Assistant vice president for campus sexual assault.
So these days figure third place, at worst.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre, who wrote, “Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.,” died 36 years ago on the 15th day of Fresh Florida Tomatoes Month.

QT Summer Travel Advisory

Taste of Indy
Seventy-eight days remain until Taste of Indianapolis.

This just in. . . .

Computer Screen
News Headline: “Man accidentally ‘deletes his entire company’ with one line of bad code.”
So now what we need is the code.
And a log-in to the Trump Organization.

Frontiers of science

Pepper the Robot
News Headline: “Japanese robot enrolls in high school.”
But will it get to sit at the lunchroom table with the cool appliances?

Self-satisfied politicians in the news

Ted Cruz
+ Ted Cruz, arguing years ago as Texas solicitor general in favor of a state law prohibiting the sale of sex toys:
“There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.”
+ Craig Mazin, a Hollywood screenwriter and Princeton roommate of Cruz, thinking back:
“Ted Cruz thinks people don’t have a right to ‘stimulate their genitals.’ I was his college roommate. This would be a new belief of his.”
Wait. Warning.
Do not let yourself visualize–
Too late?
Sorry.

Go! Go! Go!

Octopus
News Headline: “Octopus slips out of aquarium tank, crawls across floor, escapes down pipe to ocean.”
How often do we get to root for an octopus?

QT trickle-on economics update

Higher Wages
News Headline: “Americans fear a life of ‘dead-end crap jobs with crap wages.’ ”
And the powers that be are only too happy to discuss such¬†fears with–
Wait! Look over there!
A Muslim!

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Car Care Month.

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

Cruz and Trump
News Headline: “Anti-Trump adviser dredges up stripper-biting controversy.”
News Headline: “Ted Cruz once argued to ban sex toys.”
Finally, we’re getting down to the issues.