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January 2nd, 2013

Year in Review: 2006

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK


The first of the year is a great time for making predictions, mostly
because so many other people are making predictions that no one will
remember how wrong you were.


  I’m writing this on 12/12/12, which I
figure will give me some kind of magical ability to see the future.
Unless the world ends on December 21st, in which case this will be
wasted effort … didn’t see that coming. (Note: The world was still there on December 22nd. Of course, if it hadn’t been you wouldn’t be reading this, huh?)


I could make those very general, obvious predictions that many a prognosticator happily claim to be right about. In 2013:


  A politician will say something stupid.


  A Hollywood starlet will be caught in a short skirt, climbing out of a low car seat, with a marked lack of undergarments.


  A natural disaster will make the news.


  A major sports figure will Tweet something controversial.


  I’ll get hurt while doing a home improvement project.


  See? Easy stuff.

But I’m too lazy even for that, so instead I went back to a column I wrote in September, 2006, in which I predicted what was going to happen long range. How right was I? Let’s find out:Collapse )

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