— Pretend for a moment that God, or Allah, or Buddha or whatever cosmic power you connect with descends from heaven and says to you, "I'm giving you the power to eliminate one useless thing. You can't choose to end world hunger or eliminate email spam, because I've already got my best people working on those big ticket issues. I'm giving you the power to end one useless thing." What would you choose? I'd pick the Thanksgiving Day parade. I just don't need to see corporate icons float past NYC's citizens anymore.