Meaning it's time for Dave Barry to look back on, and make fun of, the last year. A sample:
In domestic news, President Obama returns from his Martha’s Vineyard getaway refreshed and ready to tackle the job he was elected by the American people to do: seek reelection. Focusing on unemployment, the president delivers a nationally televised address laying out his plan for creating jobs, which consists of traveling around the nation tirelessly delivering job-creation addresses until it’s time for another presidential getaway.
I predict that the best thing about 2012 will be that it won't be 2011. If you've forgotten why that's good news, Dave Barry has a few reminders why.