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Ho, Ho, Ho!


Who hides in a bakery at Christmastime?
A mince spy.
Ho, Ho, Ho!
That  should do it until QT returns next week.
Ho, Ho, Ho!
Only one thing left to say:
Merry (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) Christmas!

2 days until Christmas


Can it be time for QT’s Last Christmas Reminders of the Season?
Evidently.
To review:
+ The reindeer’s name isn’t Donner, but Donder.
+ It isn’t Kris Kringle, but Kriss Kringle.
+ It isn’t “God rest ye, merry gentlemen,” but “God rest ye merry, gentlemen.”
+ It isn’t “It came upon a midnight clear,” but “It came upon the midnight clear.”
+ It isn’t “toll the ancient Yuletide carol,” but “troll the ancient Yuletide carol.”
+ The poem isn’t “The Night Before Christmas,” but “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”
And QT almost forgot:
Christmas pudding should be stirred clockwise.
And with a wooden spoon.
Ho, Ho, Ho!

QT Christmas news you can use


As Christmas nears, another  reminder 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.

3 days until Christmas


News Headline: “Why your Christmas tree can pose a genuine risk to your health.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Yankee Doodle dandies in the news

News Headline: “Trump Jr. suggests conspiracy of people who don’t want to let ‘America be America.’ ”
No new reports, meanwhile, on his father’s efforts to let America be Russia.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . .said he saw a flying object about the size of his plane that looked like a Tic-Tac after a break in a routine training mission. . . .”
K.R., a Baltimore reader,  has always wondered what a Tic-Tac looks like after a break in its routine training missions.
News Item: “. . . said investigators want to know whether the engineer lost ‘situational awareness’ because of. . . .”
And Doug Dahlgren, a Chicago reader, wants to know when did alertness become situational awareness, and when can we have alertness back?
And. . . .

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In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Video shows Donald Trump with mob figure he denied knowing.”
News Headline: “Just what were Trump’s ties to the mob?”
Do you think maybe he colluded?

Widespread looting in the news


News Headline: “GOP tax bill: The Great American Heist.”
News Headline: “Mike Pence from White House steps on tax bill: ‘Merry Christmas,  America.’ ”
Please feel free to join in:
And Happy New Year to you. . . in jail!

4 days until Christmas


News Headline: “Austrian man is ordered to remove Santa beard under burqa ban.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

QT trickle-on economics update


News Headline: “Donald Trump tax triumph delayed by blunders in Congress.”
Nobody knew looting the Treasury could be so complicated.