Boris Johnson's reverse ferret hasn't reached media land just yet. BBC London's chief reporter is in Manchester and the Standard are still investigating Ken Livingstone (investigation due to end 2013).
Meanwhile Boris is doing his best to distract us and Kit Malthouse has gone mercifully quiet.
But with the news still clogged up somewhere under Tower Bridge, politicians in Kent and Essex have been desperately trying to raise the Thames Barrier in advance.
Kent County Council yesterday held an emergency meeting on the crisis, after which its Leader Paul Carter told the BBC:
"I'm not best pleased. I said this morning that all administrations have big ideas, and I think this is a big bad idea. It's a totally unsuitable place for an airport. When you think about the winter weather we have in the Thames Estuary - lots of mist and fog."
Meanwhile over the water in Essex, Southend Council Leader Nigel Holdcroft told the Echo:
"I personally think it is really a non-starter simply because of the massive costs involved."
Not to be outdone Boris Johnson's spokesman also graced them with a quote:
"The mayor wants to undertake a study to establish the feasibility of the idea once and for all and is examining the best way to take the study forward.”
Oh well I guess we're stuck with that study now. I wonder how long it will take for them to find out 'once and for all' that it's never going to happen.