There are the obvious benefits like laughter and a wish that I could be Sam Vimes, but one I did not envision was understanding some Doper names. I just read a thread with a post by SusanStoHelit, last year I would jsut have thought that was a goofy name. Now I know it’s the name of the best elementary school teacher in the universe.
Thanks, Terry! And thanks, SDMB for getting me to read Terry Pratchett!