Category Archives: Qt

. . . born every minute


News Headline: “Who likes Donald Trump? A closer look at his supporters.”
Wait! Don’t look!
Avert your–
Too late?
Sorry.

From the QT news ticker


News Headline: “Is Trump an unstable leader?”
News Headline: “Can Trump tell the truth from lies?”
News Headline: “Can we believe anything that comes out of the White House press office?”
News Headline: “Trump and Russia: Is it Watergate yet?”
News Headline: “Finally presidential?”
Yes, on occasion, on occasion, getting there, are you joking.
See how easy?

QT news you can use


QT reported yesterday that it was the ninth day in a row without a single sunspot
on the sun.
It is now the 10th day without a single sunspot.
But really. Don’t give it another thought.

From Poor QT’s Almanack


Beware the ides of National Optimism Month.
And March.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline: “Trump, Xi set to meet first time in Florida in April.”
D.B,, a Chicago reader, writes:
“As opposed to all the meetings in other locations during other months?”
And is it time for QT’s quadrennial reminder that “penultimate” doesn’t mean “quintessential.” but only “second to last”?
And that “cache” rhymes with “sash”?
And doesn’t that make QT’s penultimate reminder a penultimate reminder?
Evidently.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

Frontiers of science

News Headline: “People think they’re nicer than they actually are, study finds.”
Hey, researchers..
Yeah, you.
Beat it. Scram.
No one is nicer than QT.

QT news you can use


This is the ninth day in a row without a single sunspot on the sun.
But don’t give it another thought.

We have seen the present, and it does not work


The University of California, Berkeley,  responding to black students who say they feel “isolated” on campus, has established a resource center for black students only.

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


K.W., a Denver reader, regarding QT’s noting there were 48 earthquakes at Yellowstone in February, down from 53 in January, as we searched for anything in this country that wasn’t in worse shape than it was a couple of months month before, writes:
“I’m breaking out the calculator here, February only has 28 days, while January has 31. That means that there were, on average, 1.714 earthquakes per day in February and 1.069 earthquakes per day in January.  That translates to a 0.26% increase in the number of earthquakes in February over January.”
So the search continues.

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

President of interest


News Headline:  “Why  did Trump administration fire U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara?”
News Headline:  “Is Trump hiding something?”
Heavens to Betsy, what a dreadful thing to think.