As we Londoners get ready to celebrate the New Year, our Dear Leader will project a towering 200ft-high video of himself onto the side of the Shell Building on London's Southbank. Here is his message:
"There are those who say we should look ahead to 2009 with foreboding. I want to quote Colonel Kilgore in Apocalypse Now when he says 'Someday captain, this war is going to end', and someday, this recession is going to end.
"We can speed the demise of this recession if we all help the poorest in our community and if we make the vital investment that we need in our mass transit system and in fighting crime, so that London emerges at the end better places (sic) to compete and entrenched in its position as the greatest city on earth.
Doubleplusungood Mayor Boris. Doubleplusungood.
-Update- The final word of the year goes to three readers of the Dear Leader's favourite Evening Standard:
God bless em.