Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Is Donald Trump aware he has the right
to remain silent?

News Headline: “Trump to shut charity foundation amid probe.”
As we consider all the many versions of flushing drugs down the toilet while the cops bang on the door.

8 days until Christmas

News Headline: “Atheist billboards urge people to skip church for the holidays.”
News Headline: “Anti-Santa pastor takes message to malls.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Breaking news. . . .

News Headline: “Store workers wielding sex toys chase off armed robber in California.”
As we all know:
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a sex toy.
Ask the National Sex Toy Association.

This just in. . . .


News Headline:
“Florida man wearing bucket on head breaks into store to steal pigeons.”
Everywhere you look, people are auditioning for Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

9 days until Christmas

News Headline: “Santa Claus raids drug cartel, seizes cocaine wraps.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

We have seen the present, and it does not work

Students at the University of Pennyslvania removed a portrait of a white male writer from the English Department’s hallway to show their “commitment to a more inclusive mission” for the department.
The white male writer was William Shakespeare.

QT Christmas news you can use


A word to those who are out of work–or know others who are–while the merriment happens all around:
The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will offer free job-search and career advice to anyone who calls from anywhere on December 27 and 28.
The number is (312) 422-5010.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
And always remember:
There are Twelve Days of Christmas.
And a New Year after that.

10 days until Christmas

Little Christmas Carolers Snow Winter Wallpaper Beautiful
News Headline: “Six great AR-15 rifles for your Christmas wish list.”
News Headline: “Store causes uproar with sex-toy Nativity scene.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

The shining locker-room upon a hill

News Headline: “Kanye says he met with Trump to discuss ‘multicultural issues.’ ”
Go to a quiet place.
Take a deep breath.
And then contemplate Donald Trump and Kanye West having an issues discussion.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . as is always the case, the proof will be in the pudding. . . .”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, asks us to remember:
It is never the case that the proof is in the pudding.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
And can it be time for QT’s annual reminder that Christmas pudding should be stirred clockwise?
And with a wooden spoon?
Ho, Ho, Ho!