Massive takedown of persistent Ponyism
Go, read Stop Me Before I Vote Again.
To be fair, Melissa Harris-Lacewell doesn't expect that we're actually going to get any ponies. Instead, we should continue to enjoy the benefits that come from expecting to get a pony. Well, not benefits exactly, but there's a meta-pony payoff in there somewhere for continuing to act as if we still believe. Or something.