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From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “No teacher left behind.”
News Headline: “No lawyer left behind.”
News Headline: “No puppy left behind.”
News Headline: “No vegetable scrap left behind.”
Does this suggest something we might leave behind?

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 Hatch, 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.

Wring out the old, ring in the new


News Headline:
“2016 a good year for Uttarakhand police.”
So it was good for something, after all.
And a reminder to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.
Brings good luck.
In any event:
Happy (QT offers this statement without representation or warranty as to the effects or repercussions thereof upon any and all persons who might elect to celebrate the holiday as represented therein and with the understanding that any persons taking such actions without such representation or warranty do so with the express understanding that they have agreed to indemnify and hold QT harmless from the effects thereof) New Year!

Frontiers of science


News Headline:
“As a rough year ends, we turn to the cosmos for some perspective.”
The perspecitive is that human history–all its art and science and philosophy, all its hopes and  dreams and glories–amounts to a trillionth of a billionth of a second of next to nothing.
Thanks. Feel better now
And Happy New Year!

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline:
“Gunshot victim remains hospitalized in El Paso.”
Gary Duffala, a Rio Rancho, N.M., reader, writes:
“Why would they hospitalize the remains?”
News Headline: “The most unique crowd-funded gadgets of 2016.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“Is it time for a reminder that there are no degrees of uniqueness?”
Yes.
And most important, can it be time for QT’s quadrennial reminder that there is no such word as “importantly,” as in, “most importantly”?
And that the same goes for “firstly,” “secondly” and “thirdly”?
And so on and so forthly?
Evidently.

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QT Early Warning System


The Sub-Bureau for Rapid Service and Predictions of Earth Orientation of the International Earth Rotation Service has announced there will be a leap second added to civil time at midnight December 31.
Plan accordingly.

And away we go!


News Headline: “Arms race launched on Twitter?”
News Headline: “Our last chance to save Earth from climate change?”
News Headline: “Will overpopulation be the end of us?”
News Headline: “NASA reserarcher says Earth is overdue for ‘extinction-level’
cosmic event.”
Note to researcher:
Don’t trouble yourself.
The human race is capable of managing its own extinction, thank you.