The main difference between a canary down a coal mine and a freelance cartoonist in an economic recession tends to be that people feel a bit sorry for the canary, so it looks like 2009’s going to be a hoot, but mustn’t grumble, and would you like fries with that? (just practicing).
So eat drink and be merry because tomorrow we don’t have to get up for work and have the whole day to sleep it off.
Hmm, this is turning out to be not all that cheerful. I’m sure everything will be lovely.
Happy New Year from me.