So what is next - locusts?
German billionaire steps in front of a train; Madoff thing; Satyam thing; 500,000 jobs gone? I mean we need some good news, seriously.
OK, I'll take a stab. The "investment banking model" is no more. Derivatives "have no clothes". Interest rates are low. After the worst year since 1931 how bad can 09 be?
We all have too much information, that is part of the problem.
I cut back this Xmas too - literally - bought a tree that was at least a foot shorter than the years before (they price them by the foot here).
And even locusts would die with the weather we've been having!