Nay, lad, now don’t you call out too loud,
You’ll scare away the Nithings who live down by that drain.
Aye, lad, you don’t want to scare the Nithings.
But what are the Nithings? I hear you ask.
Why, lad, they be nothing but the darkest of happenstance.
Why begin the New Year with Sense and Sensibility… I’ll leave that to Jane Austen. Instead I’ll begin the New Year with Jest and Frivolity.