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From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “What the collapse of the Trump Foundation tells us about Donald Trump.”
News Headline: “What the Jim Jordan scandal tells us about GOP morality.”
News Headline: “What the Flynn memo tells us about the Mueller investigation.”
He’s crooked, negligible, closing in.
See how easy?

QT Christmas news you can use


A reminder  to those who are out of work–or know others who are–while the holiday 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 26 and 27.
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.

Ho, Ho, Ho!


Who hides in a bakery at Christmastime?
A mince spy.
Ho, Ho, Ho!
That should do it until QT returns later this 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!

QT Christmas news you can use


As Christmas arrives, 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 26 and 27.
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.

4 days until Christmas


News Headline: “Drunk Utah man falls into Christmas tree before shooting at roommate.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

And yet another thing. . . .


Gregg Ess, a Westmont, Ill., reader, regarding QT’s wondering when did sleet became a “wintry mix,” and when can we have sleet back, writes:
“Boy, won’t it throw a monkey wrench into your lexicon when you learn what graupel is!”
Thank you.
But QT has only this to say:
Soft hail and farewell.
Ho, Ho, Ho!

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com  

Presidential Christmas portraits in the news


News Headline: “White House releases Christmas portraint.”
Not good enough.
You may recall that QT commissioned a painting of Donald Trump by Tim Patch, better known as Pricasso, the Australian artist known for painting with his penis.
Forget the official Christmas portrait.
Go with the Pricasso.
The medium being the message.
And it’s very Christmassy.
Ho, Ho, Ho!

5 days until Christmas


News Headline: “Holiday shoppers flock to dispensaries for cannabis Christmas gifts.”
News Headline:This $400 weed wreath will light up your holiday.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!

And another thing. . . .


News Headline: “Rare tornado touches down near Seattle.”
Doug Dahlgren, a Chicago reader, reminds us:
“Tornadoes don’t touch down. Funnel clouds do. A tornado isn’t a tornado until it
touches down.”
And QT still wants to know:
When did rain become a “precipitation event,” and when can we have rain back?
And when did sleet become a “wintry mix,” and when can we have sleet back?
And. . . .

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

Day 699, America held hostage


News Headline:
“Trump’s Syria withdrawal gives major wins to Russia, Turkey, Iran and ISIS.”
Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the many ways Donald Trump gives in and sells out..
Think of it as a Thousand Points of Surrender.