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But Russia understands, and will go easy on him


News Headline: “Is Donald Trump qualified to be president?”
News Headline: “Trump confused by 10-foot walk to limousine.”
Asked and answered.

QT Man-Bites-Dog Worldwide Pinpoint Locator


Today is the third dog day of summer.
There have been no reports of a man biting a dog.
There are 37 dog days to go.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


It has now been two months since Asteroid 2017 JB2 was discovered as it passed between Earth and the moon.
Nothing has come near since then.
Just nothing.
Talk about ominous

What the fireworks are about


QT takes a  moment every Fourth of July to remember a walk it once took along Devon Avenue in Chicago.
There were stops at a Kosher-style delicatessen run by a Korean and a Filipino laundromat run by an Iraqi.
QT then stopped for slice of Pakistani-style pizza served by a Russian waitress who was reading a Spanish novel in English translation.
“Do you like American food?” QT asked.
“Oh, yes.”
“What is your favorite American food?”
“French fries.”
Happy Fourth of July! 

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

From the QT Archive of Knowledge:
+ Benjamin Franklin liked to windsurf.
+ George Washington owned a dog named Sweetlips.
Happy Fourth of July!

A reminder for the Fourth of July


News Headline: “Americans worry for future of U.S.”
The headline above was published nearly a half century ago.
Headlines like that go all the way back, in fact.
Or as the late Louis L’Amour, writer of frontier novels, once told QT:
“We Americans love to view things with alarm. But if you look back, you see that life was always hard. It was never easy. And we got through it all, and we’ll get through this, too.”
A few words to remember as we set off the fireworks on the Fourth of July.