CEO pay increased at nearly seven times the rate of average worker pay in the United States last year.
News Headline: “Scientists have discovered how to create matter from thin air.”
. . . and have named the substance benghazium.
News Headline: “Young people don’t want to vote in 2014 midterms–Here’s who we should blame.”
Political analysis is sometimes easier than it looks.
News Item: “. . . The review of existing research on lifestyle habits and health also indicates many of the theories about the growing obesity epidemic may actually be wrong. . . .”
Let’s try this for a theory:
We eat too much.
But it’s just a theory.
News Headline: “This is the darkest place ever seen in the universe.”
In other news from the House Republican Caucus. . . .
News Headline: “Launch photos: Atlas 5 rocket blasts off with secret NROL-33 satellite.”
News Headline: “Watch: Air Force launches top-secret satellite from Cape Canaveral.”
The Air Force may want to revisit the concept of “secret.”
News Headline: “Sarah Palin: ‘Barack Obama is lazy.’ ”
Forgot to mention uppity.
Wait. QT’s dog’s ears just perked up for some reason.
Eric Stull, an Armonk, N.Y., reader, writes:
“I have been most entertained by your column. If you think, however, that ‘dour’ rhymes with ‘fewer,’ then I suspect you have been drinking too many dours on the rocks.”
QT has you there,
It tends to stay with bourbon.
And will stay with maintaining that some dictionaries, in allowing “dour” to rhyme with “sour,” err.
Which rhymes with “fur.”
As far these pronunciations are concerned, QT never misses a chance to inveigle.
Which rhymes with “beagle.”
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News Headline: “Boehner on Benghazi investigation: ‘I don’t want a sideshow.’ ”
The House speaker is right.
He doesn’t run some cheap carnival act.
The House of Representatives has loftier ambitions than that.
Something more like a big top.
News Headline: “Teen to carry brother 40 miles to raise awareness for cerebral palsy.”
Isn’t it a happy commentary that young people exist who will make such efforts?
And a sad commentary that they have to?