The days of our lives

News Headline: “Gunman, 2 others dead in Indiana supermarket shooting.”
As we count the final hours until National Gun Appreciation Day.
News Headline: “Pregnant women warned off West Virginia water in cleared areas.”
But when is National Chemical Spill Appreciation Day?

News Headline: “New Hampshire House passes marijuana legalization.”
As we look forward to a time when all New Englanders will be able to get there from here.

QT XVI Days Until Super Bowl XLVIII Update:
A federal judge ruled that the $DCCLXV million settlement of a concussion lawsuit against the National Football League might not be enough to cover the needs of  about MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM retired players.

News Headline: “More than 5,800 gas leaks found in Washington D.C.”
Including 535 on Capitol Hill alone.

News Headline: “Pro tip: Don’t lie on your M.B.A. application.”
Funny. Didn’t you always think it was required?

Modern Education + the Criminal Mind =
A burglar broke the lock on the front door of a Chicago bar but, as video surveillance showed, failed repeatedly to open the push-only door by pulling on it, so he left.

News Headline: More than 11 million young people have fled Facebook since 2011.”
News Headline: “Is Facebook becoming ‘uncool’?”

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language:
News Item: “. . . Thompson said that the team did not know what they would encounter at the home. ‘It’s always better to air on the side of safety,’ he said. . . .”
Ellen Hinsch, a Columbia, S.C., reader, writes:
“As you have said, ‘err’ rhymes with ‘fur’–and who on Earth transcribed this comment in the first place?”
Good question.
But we’ll leave that up in the err.


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