“Despite all the carping, there’s a lot that is good to say about 2008. The presidential election was great. Britney seems to be improving. George W. Bush is leaving. Eventually. That collider in Switzerland didn’t create a universe-gobbling black hole. So far.

Before we move on, one last blast from the past. See how much you’ve failed to repress about the year:  Op-Ed Columnist – The Year-End Quiz – NYTimes.com