As if the year weren't already off to a painful enough start — with the economy in ruins, post-partisan politics in a postpartum depression, and pitchers and catchers set to report for their first human growth hormone shots of the season — 2009 is shaping up as the unluckiest year in more than a decade. Following February's freaky Friday the 13th comes another one in March. And then again in November!
The last time there were three Friday the 13ths in one year was 1998, and the triple witching won't occur again until 2015. By which time your 401(k) may actually be back where it was in the Carter administration.