Here are a couple of brief quotes from two different teevee shows, both of which (the quotes, that is) have been on my mind this week:
“Why are we still talking about this?” (Captain Mal Reynolds, FIREFLY)
“You’ll have doled out five thousand dollars worth of punishment for a fifty-buck crime.” (Admiral Fitzwallace, THE WEST WING)
No, I’m not going to illuminate just why those two quotes have been on my mind. But in both cases there’s not just a single reason.