Author Archives: Zay Smith

QT Early Warning System


News Item:“New Arkansas concealed-carry law brings guns to colleges, arenas, bars and state capitol.”
As we add to the Arkansas chapter in QT’s Travel Guide to Places in the U.S. You’ll Want to Stay Out of for Any Number of Reasons.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroids 2017 FN1 and 2017 FM1 were discovered yesterday as they passed between Earth and the moon.
These are not to be confused with Asteroid 2017 FS, which was discovered Sunday as it passed between Earth and the moon.
But all  were smallish asteroids.
At worst, if one of them had hit Earth, it would have destroyed an area only as large as, say, the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.
To take a random example.

From the annals of the Federal Department of Police Squad


Every African delegate planning to attend this year’s African Global Economic and Development Conference in California was denied a visa to enter the United States.

60606


You can now receive QT’s latest short story, “A Day in the Life of Woody and Tree,” with a purchase, setting your own price,  of QT’s comic thriller novel 60606.

“I can’t tell you how charmed I was by it. It’s kind of a detective story. There’s a hint of the end of the world. . . .”
–Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune and  WGN Radio’s “After Hours.”
 “60606 is Joseph Heller funny.”
–R.B., Omaha, Neb.

You can order at:
zaysmith.com/get-the-e-book-pre-release-of-qts-novel-60606/
The ebook will be sent to you in PDF and versions compatible with Kindle, Nook and iBook.
And thank you.

. . . born every minute


News Headline: “President’s budget proposal hits Trump voters the hardest.”
There is always an upside, if you look for it.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline: “Trump drops more than 200 spots on Forbes billionaire list.”
Failing Trump falls to $3.5 billion.
Claims “in excess” of $10 billion.
Dishonest. Sad.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . . were never in eminent danger. . . .”
News Item: “. . . that no eminent danger existed. . . .”
There are times when only the most distinguished of dangers will do.
And is it time for QT’s quinquennial reminder that it isn’t “sacreligious,” but “sacrilegious”?
Evidently.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

From Poor QT’s Almanack


On this day in history 101 years ago, The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity was published, followed 87 years to the day by  the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and it is left to the reader to decide which one wasn’t come up with by an Einstein.

Narcissistic sociopathy in the news


News Headline: “Trump supporters call for Hawaii boycott.”
As other states wonder how to get in on this, too.

Frontiers of science


News Headline: “Trump: ‘My job is to represent the United States of America.’ ”
News Headline: “Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why.”
Maybe they’re coming to our rescue.