Well, my black Macbook hard drive failed. Classic failure- rainbow wheel, complete freeze, never started up normally again- then strange clicking from my hd. In the near 20 years of computing experience I have never had a hd failure. I am still reeling from disbelief.
Whatever. I still have Applecare and my backup is still intact.
UPDATE: 01/09/09- Got a new hard drive put in. Everything works and my data was restored from my backup. You all get to live another day.