Analyzing the seeds
(1) Wall-mounting bracket
Pro: The strongest bracket, it can hold any number of things.
Con: Unsightly. No one wants ugly metal and screws jutting out of their wall. What, you couldn’t spring to have your shelf mounted flush into the wall?
(2) Tournament bracket
Pro: Lots of fun. Tournament brackets bring people together.
Con: Costs you some money when you lose. Kills workplace productivity. Brings you together with people from work you don’t like.
(3) Bracket fungi
Pro: Enjoyable to snap off of a tree. Useful as drums for forest creatures in animated musicals.
Con: It’s fungus.
(4) Parenthetical bracket
Pro: Seems more serious than a regular parenthesis.
Con: No one uses it. And no one knows why it even exists. And it kind of suggests difficult math or maybe an alphabet character used in a country that probably hates us.
So who wins the bracket bracket?
UPDATE: Really? The No. 4 seed Parenthetical Bracket with the lead in early voting? [Upset brewing!] And no love for the No. 1 seed Wall-Mounting Bracket? [I did not expect this.]