Category Archives: Qt

From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day in history 67 years ago, St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Tommy Glaviano made errors on three consecutive grounders in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Brooklyn Dodgers a 9-8 victory, but at least he could tell himself it wasn’t something people would remember into the next century or anything.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

Police in Seattle now refer to suspects as “community members,” while the Washington Department of Corrections refers to offenders as “students,” as we look forward to a day when words simply don’t mean anything at all.

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Eating chocolate ‘improves brain function,’ according to new study.”
News Headline: “Eating salt could help you to lose weight, study reveals.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Central Magnet High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., has named 48 valedictorians.
And three salutatorians.

QT trickle-on economics update

News Headline: “Trump’s new bank regulator: Lawyer who helped banks charge
more fees.”

For those who believe the Trump administration isn’t getting anything done
during its collapse.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “, , , On Wednesday, the semiannual ‘slow slip’ event began, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. . . .The event happens about every 14 months deep underneath the Puget Sound area. . . .”
Bill Scott, an East Northport, N.Y., reader, writes:
“When did ‘semiannual’  become ‘every 14 months,’ and when can we have ‘every six  months’ back?”
Or we could always try “quattuordecimonthly.”
Or maybe not.
And can it be time for QT’s semitriennial reminder that “flaccid” is pronounced FLAK-sid?
And that “vagaries” is pronounced vuh-GAIR-eez?


Or should France build a wall?

News Headline: “Macron offers refuge in France for U.S. scientists.”
You can tell much about a nation by the refugees it creates.

In other news. . . .

News Headline: “Trump blasts ‘chorus of critics’ in commencement address.”
Which can be another way of referring to a grand jury.

High crimes and misdemeanors in the news

News Headline: “If Donald Trump were a CEO, he’d probably be fired today.”
News Headline: “The end of Trump: The House impeaches. The Senate convicts. That’s the end of Trump.”
Or as the Founding Fathers might put it:
Just what are you people waiting for?

Just a few clouds on the horizon

News Headline:
“Facts on how man-made pollution is killing the planet.”
News Headline: “Humans may talk to dolphins in 2021 using AI technology.”
And we can expect the dolphins to tell us a thing or two.
News Headline: “Bear locks itself in car, honks horn.”
The Bears may want to have a word with us, also.