Last week was the final episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, and like many TV viewers I watched with curiosity to see what he would do with his final Top Ten list. On the TV show the Top Ten list comes with all sorts of fanfare and anticipation. There's this big dramatic build up with an animated introduction. Dave waves his cards around triumphantly, "I have here in my hand tonight's Top Ten list!" Even if you're not really a late night person you can usually stay awake for the mock excitement of the Top Ten list.