Category Archives: Qt

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.

This just in. . . .

News Headline: “Texas man breaks into home, takes shower, puts on Betty Boop pajamas.”
As reasonable a response as any to the news of the day.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day in history 198 years ago Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
Spain never could resist a good practical joke.

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “Study says drinking a glass of red wine has the same effect as going to the gym.”
Keep up the good work, researchers!

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline: “Creating a customer-centric business.”
News Headline: “Human-centric technologies will dominate next three years.”
News Headline: “UMass basketball preparing for LaSalle’s guard-centric offense.”
News Headline: “Four bourbon-centric events held. . . .”
. . .  just in  time for those of us at the breaking-centric point.


GovernMania MMXVII

News Headline: “Donald Trump’s ‘erratic behavior’ has medical professionals questioning his mental health.”
News Headline: “Trump supporters see a successful president.”
Needed by any president who hears voices:
Supporters who are seeing things.

From the QT police blotter

News Headline:
“Man grabs woman’s buttocks as she walks down the street.”
The police should go easy on him.
He was trying to be presidential.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

The University of Washington Tacoma’s  Writing Center has announced that “there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English” and that “citing grammatical ‘correctness’ in the production of texts” can be a racist microaggression.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day in history 225 years ago President Washington signed the Postal Service Act, creating the U.S. Post Office.

Intelligence briefings in the news

News Headline: “Did Trump make up a terrorist attack in Sweden?”
News Headline: “Trump clarifies remarks on Sweden: I got it from a Fox News story.”
Lesson learned.
Next time he’ll double-check with the National Enquirer.