This cartoon by Chris Riddell in Sunday's Observer said it all for me: have we ever been less optimistic about a New Year than this one?
Funny, because I'm sure the 2009 they told us about when we were kids involved hovercars, a Life Of Leisure, an end to world poverty, global peace, space travel for all and butler robots fixing cocktails.
Thanks for your company during 2008 and in the words of the Desiderata - 'strive to be happy'.
Here's one for the stroke of Midnight x
Brinsley Schwarz - '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding' (1974)