Author Archives: Zay Smith

QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update

News Headline: “Yellowstone earthquake swarm swells to 1,100+ quakes.”
Bill McCormick, a Chicago reader, writes:
“Are we all going to die?”
No. Not really.
News Headline: “Donald Trump and the nuclear codes.”
Then again. . . .


QT Early Warning System

Four days remain in National Rebuild Your Life Month.

This just in. . . .

An image of Jesus has been found in a bag of tortillas in
Danli, Honduras.
Further reports, as developments warrant.

GovernMania MMXVII

News Item: Republican senators will be home for the weekend, but exactly zero have scheduled town halls. . . .”
How a bill becomes law:
Repeal. Replace. Renege. Run for Cover.

In other news. . . .

News Headline:
“Is Donald Trump a sociopath?”
There is a simple test for this.
When President Trump’s day is done, does he weep himself to sleep at night?
If not, he’s a sociopath.


Summer reads in the news.
While supplies last. . . .
QT’s comic nuclear terrorism thriller: 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 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 novel 60606.
You can order at:
The ebook will be sent to you in PDF and versions compatible with Kindle, Nook and iBook.

It’s a small world, after all

News Headline: “UN says world population will hit 9.8 billion by 2050.”
For those interested in the most important news stories week that no one is paying attention to.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline:  “Carrier moving Trump jobs to Mexico.”
News Headline:  “Trump proposes immigration law that already exists.”
Note to Donald Trump’s followers:
Are you tired of all the winning yet?

50 shades of grey matter

News Headline: “About a third of gun owners with children keep guns unlocked and loaded, study says.”
A reminder that the brain is not one of the organs necessary for human reproduction.

From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ President Clinton sent two emails while in office.
+ A 10-gallon hat holds three quarts.