Category Archives: Qt

The decline of Western Civilization, such as it is,
in the news


News Headline: “Trump breaks promise to reveal secret info on Russian hacks by Wednesday.”
Note to editors:
It is not news when Donald Trump breaks a promise.
It is news when he keeps one.

QT news you can use


Sunspot counts for the past eight days:  0, 11, 11, 0, 0, 11, 0, 0.
The trend is apparent.

In other news. . . .


News Headline: “Ryan Seacrest gets trapped in an elevator.”
News Headline: “Sarah Jessica Parker gets trapped in an elevator.”
A reminder that these things happen in threes.
. . . if it is a slow enough news week.

. . . born every minute


News Headline: “Trump voters explain themselves.”
Note to Trump voters:
Don’t even try.
You’ll only embarrass yourselves further.

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


With Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration 15 days away, Yellowstone remains quiet, with no warning signs of a catastrophic eruption.
So there is no hope.

The art of the suspicious deal


Donald Trump again trying to tweet us away from the U.S. intelligence finding that Russia hacked our 2016 presidential election:
The ‘Intelligence’ briefing on so-called ‘Russian hacking’ was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!”
Not that we should question the “mandate” of the “president-elect.”
Or his so-called “loyalty” to the United States.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Is Donald Trump a fascist?”
News Headline: “Historian: Trump ‘not principled enough to be a fascist.’ ”
So that’s a relief.
OK. Not really.

QT Rules of Etiquette for Guys and Dolls


+ All Christmas decorations should be taken down after the Twelve Days of Christmas.
+ Twelfth Day is January 5.
+ And the decorations should not go up again until the day after next Thanksgiving.
+ Which is 324 days from now.
+ Ho, Ho, Ho!

The shining locker-room upon a hill


News Headline: “Trump appears alongside felon with mobster ties at
New Year’s Eve party.”

The felon with mobster ties seems to have fallen in with a bad crowd.

Giving Donald Trump the brush, so to speak


News Headline: “Donald Trump has his first presidential portrait.”
But no artist yet has surpassed Pricasso.
It was some months ago that QT commissioned a painting of Trump by Tim Patch, better known as Pricasso, the Australian artist known for painting with his penis.
The painting is displayed again here.
Or as Pricasso wrote to QT after completing the work:
“It was difficult in the hotel room. Now I have to wash the carpet a bit.”
The medium is the message.
And who knows?
We may want Pricasso to touch it up now and again.