Adam Reisinger, the creator of AdamReisinger.com, turns 30 on May 17, 2010. As part of the countdown to his 30th birthday, AdamReisinger.com looks back on May 17th each year since 1980.
On May 17, 2007, Gordon Brown was confirmed as the next leader of Britain's Labour Party, and here we are, 3 short years later, with Brown out, leading to some really funny episodes of "The Daily Show" (which is really all I care about when it comes to British politics... or American politics for that matter).
I wasn't paying any attention to the British elections on my 27th birthday. Instead, I was keeping an eye on the Pistons-Bulls series, where the Bulls had made it 3-2 after falling behind 3-0. However, on my birthday, they couldn't deliver another win, resulting in the Pistons advancing to the conference finals. At the time, I wasn't too happy about that, but it set the stage for this, so it all worked out.
The Mets also won on the 17th, taking a 1 1/2 game lead in the NL East. In fact, let's pretend that's how the season ended, so we don't rehash the horrors of 2007.