Confucius said “It’s difficult to make predictions – especially about the future.” But that hasn’t stopped astrologists, swamis, and political pundits from trying. In 2006, a handful of forecasts probably came true, but for better and worse, most turned out to be false. For instance:
*A posse of celebrity psychics provided this mixed bag of predictions: After having a nervous breakdown, Katie Holmes would go home to Mom and Dad without Suri; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would tie the knot, as would Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz; Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie would reunite, but Britney Spears and K-Fed would separate.
*Sylvia Brown (Montel William’s ubiquitous guest) said our troops would head home from Iraq this year, and the talking heads on basic cable forecasted Osama bin Laden’s capture. But the New York Times suggests Bush is considering (re)deploying another 20,000 troops in and around Baghdad, and yesterday, a White House spokesperson described Bin Laden’s capture as “a success that hasn’t occurred yet.”
*Harbingers of doom breathed a huge sigh of relief when we turned our calendar pages past 06/06/06.
*The U.S. Department of Homeland security raised and lowered their color-coded threat warnings countless times over the past twelve months, but fortunately, all of their warnings about terrorist plots were thwarted or turned out to be false alarms.
*If I squint and tilt my head just so, I can go back and discover some truth in astrologist Susan Miller’s hype; however, I didn’t sell my book in November, which is how I translated her November predictions for Scorpios in real time.
Now that the end of 2006 is just a weekend away, I thought it might be fun for us to make some projections about 2007. Try to slough off those doom-and-gloom predictions we’re hearing. Instead, let’s take a peek into our crystal balls, snap open a few fortune cookies, and shake our Magic 8 balls, shall we? I predict we’ll enjoy unarchiving this thread a year from now.