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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.
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?”
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?


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.

A republic, if you can keep it

News Headline: “Studies show fewer Americans want to lose weight.”
News Headline: “Americans have a growing alcohol problem.”
News Headline: “More than half of Trump voters think he won the popular vote.”
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, nation.

Breaking news. . . .

News Headline: “Experts predict human-robot marriage will be legal by 2050.”
But only as long as the marriage is between a human man and a woman robot, or a human woman and a man robot, as the Bible has always taught.

Privatizing whatever isn’t nailed down in the news

News Headline: “Obama designates two new national monuments, outrages Republicans.”
Outraged, is right..
At this rate, there won’t be anything left to steal.

QT Latest Carjacker Who Didn’t Know How to Work a Stick Shift Worldwide Pinpoint Locator

9:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, at in the parking lot of the Bellevue Plaza shopping center in Belleveue, Tenn.

Move along, nothing to see here

News Headline: “Bernie Sanders: Corporate media a threat to democracy.”
No matter.
The warning wasn’t widely reported.

Is Donald Trump aware he has the right
to remain silent?

News Headline: “Trump to shut charity foundation amid probe.”
As we consider all the many versions of flushing drugs down the toilet while the cops bang on the door.