Since we're all now overanxious, overmedicated, and broke, may history treat this past year like a junior tranche of subprime-mortgage-backed collateralized debt obligations. (Tee hee, a little finance humor.)
Hopefully 2009 will bring better things for all. And if not ... you can always wash the bad news away with a really good Pinot Noir.
Selamat Tahun Baru!