The utter lack of mirth in this woman's smile makes me feel so sorry for her kids more than anything else we know about her. And it's every picture—not just this one. I don't think she's a serial killer or anything, but it's very Dexter-ish. » 7/24/14 6:27pm Yesterday 6:27pm

My biggest issue was why they never consulted with Dumbledore's portrait after he died for info on horcruxes etc. I never understood the whole portrait thing either and it annoyed me that it was just ignored as a device and utilized when convenient. » 7/24/14 11:42am Yesterday 11:42am

Certainly there are many variables involved, but (and you probably know all this but anyway...) one of the biggest ones is that Israel has a well-organized—and yes, a well-funded—military. Every male and female, with the exception of the ultra-orthodox and the disabled, serve their time. Plus men get yearly mandatory… » 7/23/14 9:20am Wednesday 9:20am