My Prediction Tradition
As I’ve mentioned here before, when my step-daughter was little our New Year’s traditions included writing down predictions for the coming year. The fun part was digging up that list the following year and seeing which things came true and which did not. I revived that prediction tradition a couple years ago through posts such as What Are Your Predictions for the New Year? and Last year’s Predictions for 2010 .
So, here we go again, folks! What are your predictions for the year 2012? You can be silly, serious, political or trivial. I don’t care! All I ask is that you take a moment to make a wild (or educated) guess about what you can envision happening during our next trip around the sun and tell us in the comments section below. I’ll keep your predictions safe and sound, then bring them out again next year to see who was right on and who was way off base.
Last Year’s Predictions for 2011
Last year, three brave folks left their predictions for 2011. What do you think? Was anyone right, or did they all strike out?
Hans Lienesch from The Ramen Rater deserves some serious applause for taking the plunge and making a hefty list of predictions for 2011:
All WikiLeaks documents will be released
Betty White dies
Prominent Atheists become targets of radical religious right
Something major happens involving the Koreas
A knitted product gains lots of popularity
And the topper: Billy Idol dies in car crash involving a monument.
Debby from dtah photography added a couple predictions of her own:
I like the Betty white one and am seconding that one
I’m also adding: 3D-TV fails…BIG TIME
Adena Atkins from An Art Full Life left a hopeful prediction:
Hmm, I’m not exactly known for knowing what’s going on, or for being able to predict how long something will take to happen. So I’ll simply predict that humanities creativity will save us from some of our more urgent predicaments (like, you know, dealing with climate change) and this will happen very very soon. It has to, right?
Leave Your 2012 Predictions in the Comments Section
OK, gentle reader, now it’s your turn! Go ahead, be playful, be zany, let your imagination run wild. What do you think is going to happen in the year 2012?
Do you believe we’re due for a Mayan Apocalypse, The Rapture, or just more of the same-old-same-old?
Who do you think will be the GOP candidate?
I promise to play along, too, and will post my predictions later…
My 2012 Predictions
OK, it’s later! Here are my predictions for the year 2012:
Kim Jong Il will get bored with the afterlife (not enough adulation) so in order to gain attention, he will make prank phone calls on Stephen Spielberg, Brittany Spears and South Korea from beyond the grave – thereby proving that there is life after death (which Kim Jong Il will then claim to have invented.)
Fidel Castro will die while filming a geriatric fitness DVD.
Jon Bon Jovi will become an opera singer, then star in an updated version of Don Giovanni (appropriately renamed Jon Bon Jovi) with a libretto penned by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Julie Taymor will step in to create the first 3D opera set.
Elton John will be caught in an affair – with a woman! His subsequent cover version of Katy Perry’s, “I kissed a girl & I liked it,” will top the charts, leading some to believe it was all a big publicity stunt (until Gloria Allred steps in.)
Speaking of Gloria Allred, in 2012 Ms. Allred will decide to cut out the middle man (so to speak) and have an affair with a famous married man, then sue his pants off when it all goes public.
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will endorse a scandalous Wii fitness game called Bunga Bunga Party.
Stephen Hawking will win the Nobel prize for mathematically proving that the world actually ended in 2011, but everyone was too busy watching reality TV to notice.
Happy New Year!
Whatever happens in 2012, I’m looking forward to another fabulous year both online and off. Thanks to all of you for stopping by my blog and playing along. Happy New Year! :)