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QT Latest Carjacker Who Didn’t Know How to Work a Stick Shift Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

12:50 a.m. Saturday, October 1, along Darley Road in Manly, Australia.

The Making of the President 2016nado!

News Headline: “At what point will Mike Pence and Tim Kaine talk about sex tapes?”
At no point were sex tapes mentioned during the vice-presidential debate, as it turned out.
This is known these days as elevating the national dialogue.

QT 2016 vote count countdown update

News Headline: “Rutgers professor previews ‘least anticipated vice-president debate’
in 4 decades.”

It isn’t often we get to see such an  unanticipated event.
This is something to look forward to.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline:  “African grey parrot has global summit to thank for protected status.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, has expressed interest in parrots that host summits.
News Headline:  “London Bridge replica crowned world’s largest Lego sculpture.”
And is it time for QT’s biennial reminder that a replica isn’t a replica if it isn’t the same size of what it is supposed to replicate?
Not yet.
But soon.


QT Early Warning System


News Headline:Derailed train in Iowa hits bar called ‘DeRailed.’ ”
News Headline: “Former Ethical Society of Police president indicted on fraud charges.”
News Headline: “Trucker hauling milk crashes into cow.”
The nation’s current irony outbreak, which had been moving south from Iowa to Missouri, has now veered northeast to Vermont.
Residents of  Maine and New Hampshire should be on alert.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline:
“Trump mocks disabled reporter.”
News Headline: “Trump imitates Hillary Clinton stumbling at 9/11 memorial.”
Say this for Donald Trump:
He may not be honest.
But he’s unpleasant.

A republic, if you can keep it

Four out of 10 people you see on the street can’t name the vice-presidential candidate of either major party, according to a new poll.

Remains of the day


Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, regarding QT’s observation that the study of a mass grave of 17th-century London plague victims will be a  massive undertaking, writes:
“If the researchers don’t learn something useful, I’m going to feel let down.”
+ K.W., a Denver reader, writes:
“Is there skulduggery involved here?”
Stop it.
Stop it now.


QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

The Yellowstone monthly earthquake count almost quintupled in September to 158.
Scientists assured us that the seismic activity remains at “background levels.”
They did not say background to what.

ElectMania MMXVI in the news

News Headline: “Donald Trump seeks delay in Trump University fraud trial.”
News Headline: “Trump Foundation ordered to stop NY fundraising amid investigation.”
Never question Donald Trump’s stamina.
Still one step ahead of the sheriff.