Author Archives: Zay Smith

QT news you can use


QT sunspot and solar wind update:
11 and 910,800 mph.

Day 202, America held hostage


News Headline: “Trump vows ‘fire and fury like the world has never seen.’ ”
News Headline: “John McCain on President Trump’s North Korea threat: ‘I don’t know what he’s saying.’ ”
That’s OK..
Trump doesn’t, either.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . . but this seems pretty beyond the pail. . . . “
Jack and Jill ended up beyond the pail.
The rest of us? Beyond the pale.
And is it time for QT’s triennial reminder that those who pronounce “naïveté” with four syllables instead of three are not being erudite, which is pronounced, also, with three syllables, not four?
Evidently.

QT LatestCarjacker Who Didn’t Know How to Work a Stick Shift Worldwide Pinpoint Locator


4:20 p.m., Friday, August 4, on Interstate 890 at Exit 5 in Schenectady, N.Y.

GovernMania MMXVII


News Headline: “Scientists fear Trump will dismiss climate change report.”
Is it mostly pictures?
Does it mention him?
Not looking good. . . .

QT Man-Bites-Dog Worldwide Pinpoint Locator


4:21 p.m. Friday, August 4, on the Line 2 subway entering St. George Station in Toronto.
Today is the 36th dog day of summer.
There are four dog days to go.

We have seen the present, and it does not work


According to a  paper presented at the American Psychological Association, it should be considered a body-shaming microaggression if your physician says might want to drop a few pounds.

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: Tremors at Yellowstone National Park spark fears ‘supervolcano’
could erupt.”

Another scare headline.
Robert B. Smith, a University of Utah geophysicist, acknowledges that the continuing swarm of more than 1,500 Yellowstone earthquakes since June 12 is “one of the typical signs” of a volcano “acting up” before an eruption.
But he says an eruption is “unlikely.”
So you can relax.

QT Man-Bites-Dog Worldwide Pinpoint Locator


As of the 33rd dog day of summer, there have been no new reports of a man biting a dog.
But a shortage of bomb-sniffing dogs in the United States has been reported.
There are seven dog days to go.

Racial segregation in the news


The Office of Multicultural Affairs at North Carolina State University announced plans to offer separate housing to black students in an effort to be sensitive to the needs of their “particular demographics.”
The housing will be separate but equal.