Odd Third Choices
My favorite cola is neither Coke nor Pepsi, but RC.
My favorite browser is neither Internet Explorer nor Firefox, but Opera.
My favorite beer is neither Budweiser nor Miller, but Point Special.
My favorite operating system is neither Windows XP nor Mac OS X, but Linux.
On the radio I prefer to listen neither to AM nor to FM, but rather to shortwave.
I prefer to write neither with ballpoint nor with pencil, but rather with a fountain pen.
Given my choice of board games, I'd prefer neither Chess nor Checkers, but rather the Japanese game of Shogi.
Toss a coin, and I'm likely to call neither heads nor tails, but rims (let's not get into the one time in high school when a friend tossed a nickel in the air, and I called rims correctly)...
It's a consistent thread running through my life: given two choices, I often prefer some obscure, unheard of, far-distant third choice. The only wonder is, I don't vote Libertarian.