Ah, got it. In our defense, Alex's post went out before our New Years resolutions, when we made clear our stance on release dates. We hoped that everyone would understand that any release information provided before that was null and void.
Believe me, we wish that we could have gotten the book out before 4E, but it's just not to be.
And like Alex said, the cartoon was more a comment on our mental state - which always gets a little funky around crunch time - than anything else.