Sam Vimes. He'll kill a man if he has to. He won't if he can avoid it. He doesn't pose and posture, and has the decency to feel bad about it when it happens. He's also sent a few to the gallows, and once in a heartbreaking, horrifying scene in Night Watch used his knife to grant the best mercy he could to those… » 10/16/14 7:24pm 10/16/14 7:24pm

Even though I understand its root, I've always thought of "I could care less" as a contraction of a snotty "as if I could care less!" As a former professional journalist, I've made my peace with the flaws and idiosyncracies of conversational English, and while I possibly could literally care less about many of these… » 10/14/14 3:57pm 10/14/14 3:57pm

Somewhere between "ultralight" and "glamping" there has to be some form of sanity! I like to keep things relatively lightweight, but leave myself a few luxuries, especially some halfway decent food. After all, a good, simple meal by a lakeshore a few miles from civilization is more satisfying than an overpriced dinner… » 10/13/14 9:52pm 10/13/14 9:52pm

In the scene used for the article image, funny enough, Dr. Jones is talking about how a site was destroyed by looters looking for quick cash from treasure. I think the few bits we see in Raiders and Last Crusade are really exceptional moments in Jones' archeological career (although he obviously had a very exceptional… » 9/19/14 5:13pm 9/19/14 5:13pm