The silver lining as filmed in 1929... er, yes... that 1929
Your house has fallen off a cliff.
Your bank is busted.
Your job is looking distinctly peaky.
But enough of the good news - things are about to get really bad.
Tyler is fed up with the diet of gloom gleefully dished up every night by the BBC and C4, so he's been trying to track down that good old silver lining. It must be round here somewhere...
How about this - we're firmly on track to meet the Commissars' mortality targets! You may not have realised it, but the Department of Health has set targets for the rate at which we die, and new figures issued today show we're totally up to snuff. As it were.
So that's good.
Well, all except for deaths from accidents, that is, where for some reason we haven't taken any notice of the target and are still killing ourselves at a prodigious rate.
Well what about this - Defra is about to head off serious water shortages by introducing compulsory water-metering and forcing us to consume 20% less (HTP John B). Hurrah!
If it wasn't pissing down with rain again, we'd go out to light a celebratory bonfire.
Actually, I don't think I can take any more silver linings.
PS Surely one silver lining must be the death of eco-wibble government. In the fat years it was easy for grandstanding politicos to commit us to all manner of expensive lunacies. Going forward that will be political cyanide. Good.
PPS Another silver lining is Guido's excellent plan to stabilise the UK financial markets.