We're going to get through this thing, people. It's a new year, this morning the markets are "perky," and, most auspiciously, the five-foot copper statue from Bernie Madoff's yard resurfaced on the lawn of Madoff's country club. It appeared to be unmolested, but a small note was attached:
"Bernie the Swindler, Lesson: Return stolen property to rightful owners.
The note was signed, according to police, "The Educators." The Educators! We don't know who they are, but the way they've combined the revolutionary spirit of the Weather Underground with the whimsicality of the Garden Gnome Liberation Front feels so 2009. Where will they take the statue next? The Swiss Alps? We can't wait to find out.