6:30 a.m. Saturday, September 3, at 30 Argyle St. in Winthrop, Mass.
News Headline: “Labor Day 2016: What you need to know.”
This is what you need to know:
CEOs were paid about 20 times a much as the average worker in 1965.
CEOs were paid about 275 times as much in 2015.
Happy Labor Day!
News Headline: “Artist who nailed scrotum to Red Square gets menu tribute at
Burger King .”
The limited-edition offering at the St. Petersburg Burger King will be an egg nailed to a burger with a plastic stick.
QT is still trying to find the Russian for: “You want fries with that?”
News Headline: “Chicago has recorded more murders so far this year than NYC and LA combined, data shows.”
Doug Dahlgren, a Chicago reader, writes:
“Shouldn’t it be ‘data show’?”
Data are, data are, data are.
Media are, media are, media are.
Criteria are, criteria are, criteria are.
Which isn’t to mention phenomena are, phenomena are, phenomena are.
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that something is never “different than” something else, but always “different from” it?
WRITE TO QT: firstname.lastname@example.org
News Headline: “Ten million more Americans smoke marijuana now than
12 years ago: study.”
Give or take.
It’s getting harder and harder for the United States to keep track with all these
numbers floating around.
News Headline: “700 trillion gallons of water found deep below California’s Central Valley.”
But scientists warn it may be years before we develop the technology to pollute it.
News Headline: “Mexican president says he told Trump Mexico would not pay for a wall.”
News Headline: “Trump on Mexico meeting: Payment for the wall was not discussed.”
Maybe it depends upon what the meaning of the word “was” was.