Author Archives: Zay Smith

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “What to expect from Xi-Trump summit.”
Same as usual.
He said, Xi said.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline: “Trump’s approval rating drops to new low of 36 percent.”
News Headline: “Trump’s approval rating lower than Obama’s ever was.”
Couldn’t manage it with the popular vote, the electoral vote or the Inauguration crowds.
But he finally beat Obama at something.

This just in. . . .


News Headline: “Nine-year-old boy opens lemonade stand to pay for grandfather’s cancer treatment.”
In other news, Republicans have found their new health-care plan.

QT news you can use

T.D., a Chicago reader, writes:
“You’ve been telling us for days about zero sunspots on the sun. The other day, you said it was the 16th day in a row without sunspots. And then you say we shouldn’t be concerned. OK. I’m concerned. Are we still sunspotless?”
No.There are suddenly 12 sunspots on the sun.
But don’t give it another thought.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

Breaking news. . . .


News Headline: “It is now illegal in Ohio for humans to have sex with animals.”
In other news, it was legal until now.

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.

Russian assets in the news


News Headline: “Trump denies his campaign worked with Russia to influence U.S. elections.”
News Headline: “U.S. intelligence committee is ‘confused,’ Russia spokesman says.”
And if Donald Trump and the Kremlin can’t be trusted, who can be?