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. . . born every minute


News Headline: “Trump supporters tricked into waving Russian flags at CPAC.”
Still being tricked!
Aren’t they adorable?

QT EXCLUSIVE: A new presidential portrait of Donald Trump by the artist Pricasso, who is famous for painting with his penis, which seems about right these days

You may recall that QT some months ago commissioned a painting of Donald Trump.
It was painted  by Tim Patch, better known as Pricasso, the Australian artist known for painting with his penis.
QT can announce there is a new one.
It is for Trump supporters who may have thought he was a good idea in the abstract.
Or as Pricasso told QT:
“I think it will all end in tears, so I immediately thought of Pablo Picasso’s Weeping Woman. I visualized Trump crying–although it’s something I don’t think he does that much.”
A fine and intriguing work of art.
And the medium remains the message.

QT 2018 vote count countdown update


News Headline: “Republicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls.”
News Headline: “Vulnerable Dems lie low as town hall angst rages.”
Our politicians are wondering:
What is the matter with our democracy?
Where did all these people come from?

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid 2017 DR34 was discovered today and will pass tomorrow between Earth and the moon.
It is not to be confused with Asteroid 2017 DG16, which was discovered yesterday just before passing between Earth and the moon.
Scientists assure us that there are no other asteroids in the vicinity.
But it can all be very confusing.

From Poor QT’s Almanack


On this day in history 628 years ago, the Danes defeated the Swedes at the Battle of Falkoping, which seemed important at the time.

GovernMania MMXVII


News Headline: “Steve Bannon: Trump is ‘maniacally focused’ on executing promises.”
A bit of an exaggeration.
Focused?

The whole world is watching


Interpreter Chikako Tsuruta on the difficulty of translating President Trump’s statements into Japanese:
“I often joke that if we translated his words as they are, we would end up making ourselves sound stupid.”
Note to Chikako Tsuruta:
No one’s laughing.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline:It’s settled! Creator tells us how to pronounce ‘GIF. ‘ ”
Steve Wilhite. the inventor of the Graphics Interchange Format, wants you to know that “GIF” is pronounced “JIF.”
And is it almost  time for QT’s annual reminder that the first syllable of “gigabyte” is pronounced JIG?
This is according to the U.S. Bureau of Standards.
And as sources jo, that’s as jood as it jets.
By Giminy.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office


Asteroid 2017 DG16 was discovered today.
It is passing between Earth and the moon as you read this.
But it has been more than three weeks since an asteroid was last discovered as it passed between Earth and the moon.
So we seem safe.

Lest we forget that the United States is Canada’s Mexico


News Item: Canada has seen a surge of refugees crossing into the country illegally from the U.S. . . . “
Canada may want to build a big wall.
And the United States will pay for it.