News Headline: “Police find loaded gun in Christmas stocking.”
Ho, Ho, Ho!
News Headline: “Mike Pence once ratted out his fraternity brothers for having a keg.”
Forget any Russian involvement.
This is all you need to know about Mike Pence.
News Headline: “Trump’s presidency lurches from embarrassment to disaster.”
But on good days, it still manages to be embarrassing.
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
News Headlne: “Huge magma bubble may be rising under New England.”
And you’ve been worried?
Nothing going on at Yellowstone.
News Headline: ” ‘Alt-right’ women are upset that ‘alt-right’ men are treating them terribly.”
Sometimes life is fair.
J.T., a Chicago reader, regarding a news item that American Airlines had offered vacation to too many pilots and was now offering them “150 percent of their hourly wage to cover the impacted flights,” writes:
“Does ‘impacted’ imply a collision is involved?”
Yes. Any moment now.
And it gives QT an opportunity to mention that “impact” should never, ever be used as a verb.
Well. Except when you are happily impacted by QT’s e-book novel 60606, which has been called suspenseful and funny and can be purchased at AT THIS HANDY LOCATION–choose your own price for the perfect Christmas gift.
Except for that.
WRITE TO QT: firstname.lastname@example.org
News Headline: “Trump made Hope Hicks steam his pants while he was wearing them.”
Your day may not be going well, but at least you don’t have to steam Donald Trump’s pants while he is wearing them.
News Item: “. . . Trump’s visit to the state follows a months-long review by the Interior Department that he ordered in April to identify which of 27 monuments designated by past presidents should be rescinded or resized to make way for development. . . .”
When you see the word “development” in reporting about the Trump administration, substitute the word “looting.”
It gives a better sense of the story.
News Headline: “A president accused of sexual misconduct by 16 women endorses a senatorial candidate accused of sexual misconduct by 9.”
Together we can make sexual assault great again.