A reminder to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.
Brings good luck.
Happy (QT offers this statement without representation or warranty as to the effects or repercussions thereof upon any and all persons who might elect to celebrate the holiday as represented therein and with the understanding that any persons taking such actions without such representation or warranty do so with the express understanding that they have agreed to indemnify and hold QT harmless from the effects thereof) New Year!
News Headline: “As a rough year ends, we turn to the cosmos for some perspective.”
The perspecitive is that human history–all its art and science and philosophy, all its hopes and dreams and glories–amounts to a trillionth of a billionth of a second of next to nothing.
Feel better now.
And Happy New Year!
News Headline: “Gunshot victim remains hospitalized in El Paso.”
Gary Duffala, a Rio Rancho, N.M., reader, writes:
“Why would they hospitalize the remains?”
News Headline: “The most unique crowd-funded gadgets of 2016.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“Is it time for a reminder that there are no degrees of uniqueness?”
And most important, can it be time for QT’s quadrennial reminder that there is no such word as “importantly,” as in, “most importantly”?
And that the same goes for “firstly,” “secondly” and “thirdly”?
And so on and so forthly?
WRITE TO QT: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sub-Bureau for Rapid Service and Predictions of Earth Orientation of the International Earth Rotation Service has announced there will be a leap second added to civil time at midnight December 31.
News Headline: “Arms race launched on Twitter?”
News Headline: “Our last chance to save Earth from climate change?”
News Headline: “Will overpopulation be the end of us?”
News Headline: “NASA reserarcher says Earth is overdue for ‘extinction-level’
Note to researcher:
Don’t trouble yourself.
The human race is capable of managing its own extinction, thank you.
News Headline: “Studies show fewer Americans want to lose weight.”
News Headline: “Americans have a growing alcohol problem.”
News Headline: “More than half of Trump voters think he won the popular vote.”
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, nation.
News Headline: “Experts predict human-robot marriage will be legal by 2050.”
But only as long as the marriage is between a human man and a woman robot, or a human woman and a man robot, as the Bible has always taught.
News Headline: “Obama designates two new national monuments, outrages Republicans.”
Outraged, is right..
At this rate, there won’t be anything left to steal.
9:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, at in the parking lot of the Bellevue Plaza shopping center in Belleveue, Tenn.
News Headline: “Bernie Sanders: Corporate media a threat to democracy.”
The warning wasn’t widely reported.