1. Wicker furniture
4. War criminals or SPSS (tied)
5. The New York Yankees
The Yankees are six outs away from being out of the playoffs. My hopes are up, and yet I have this dismal, accursed feeling like they will escape this peril and continue to torment me.
Malcolm Gladwell once compared rooting for the Yankees to rooting for Wal-Mart against a mom-and-pop-store. This is the single truest thing Malcolm Gladwell has ever written.
Update, 10:32pm: Only three outs left. Please, please.
Update, 10:34pm: Jeter pops up. Two outs left. Please-please-please-please-please.
Update, 10:36pm: Abreu hits a home run. Cleveland's lead down to two runs. Bother!
Update, 10:39pm: Rodriguez flies out. One out left. Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease.
Update, 10:41pm: Strike out! O, happy day! Happy day! Better than a chocolate malt with extra malt!