Monthly Archives: July 2018

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QT 2018 vote count countdown update


News Headline: “National GOP withdraws support for South Jersey congressional candidate over ‘bigotry.’ ”
This racist candidate had no place in today’s GOP.
Wasn’t subtle enough.

From Poor QT’s Almanack


Today’s Birthdays:
Thomas Bowdler, 263;  J-hn Q–ncy -d-ms, 251; E. B. Wh-t-, 119.

GovernMania MMXVIII


News Headline: “ ‘F–k Trump’ crop circle written in Russian appears ahead of his visit.”
In case you wondered how to pronounce “Блядь,” it is BLYAD.
Something to keep in mind the next time you stub your toe.

The commander in chief is a busy man


News Headline: “U.S. Army is discharging immigrant recruits who were promised citizenship.”
Another reason to kneel during the national anthem.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid 2018NX and Asteroid 2018 NW were discovered on Monday–one day and two days, respectively, after they had passed between Earth and the moon.
So it’s not as if we miss these things.

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ There are 10 billion trillion trillion tons of space-grease droplets in the Milky Way.
+ Richard Nixon played the clarinet.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline: “Trump stiffed longtime personal driver on thousands of hours of overtime wages, lawsuit alleges.”
Say this for Donald Trump:
He may be dishonest.
He may be ignorant.
He may be unstable.
But he’s a deadbeat.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline:
“The meteoric rise of e-commerce.”
J.D., a Chicago reader, reminds us that meteors never go up.
News Headline: “Japan’s appetite for eel could see it share the same fate as bluefin tuna.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, wonders about Japan’s sharing the same fate as a fish.
Which isn’t to mention Jack Finarelli, a Falls Church, Va., reader, who wonders if you’ve heard the one about the verb that walked into a bar, saw a beautiful noun and suggested they conjugate.
The noun declined.
Which isn’t to mention the subjunctive that would have walked into the bar, had it only known.
Which isn’t to mention. . . .

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The shining locker-room upon a hill


News Headline:
“Donald Trump mentioned #Metoo for the first time–to make a joke
of it.”
See? Who said sexual predators have no sense of humor?

Breaking news. . . .


News Headline:Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been conditionally reinstated from
his lifetime ban.”
Jim West, a Peoria, Ill., reader, says we can add lifetime bans to the list of things that aren’t what
they used to be.


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