Monday, January 01, 2018

Predictions for 2018

A whole new year ahead of us.  So much that is unknown.  But Pajama Guy sees all, knows all.  So here are our fearless predictions for the next 365 days.

Domestic Politics:

The GOP tax plan will grow in popularity.

The Dems will not take the Senate.  They will gain seats in the House, but not take that either.

Justice Kennedy, enjoying his power, will decide to stay on the Supreme Court.

The baker will lose his case in Masterpiece Cakeshop.

DACA will not be dealt with in a way that satisfies anyone.

Trump will keep tweeting (hardly a prediction, but I'm sure plenty are telling him to stop).

International Politics:

Europe will see a major terrorist attack.

Trump will not get an official peace plan in place for the Middle East.

There will be an attempted revolution in Iran which, based on recent history, will be put down harshly by the mullahs as the world watches.

The Economy:

By the end of the year, the Dow will be lower than where it is now.

Bitcoins will lose value.

Unemployment will be close to where it is now.

Gas will be cheaper than it is now.


Alabama will beat Oklahoma for the national football championship.

The Wolverines will beat the Gamecocks today (and no one will care).

The Patriots will put it all together and once again take the Super Bowl.

Popular Culture:


Solo will do comparably to Rogue One, though Alden Ehrenreich will not get great reviews.  Oceans 8 will disappoint.  Infinity War will be a major hit but not as big as the first Avengers movie. Ready Player One will disappoint.  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will disappoint.  Neither Aquaman or Black Panther will be playing in the big leagues.

Oscars:  Tough picks this year.  Best Picture will go to Lady Bird.  For Best Actor, Timothee Chalamet will beat Gary Oldman (unless the Academy feels it's Oldman's turn). Lots of competition for Best Actress, such as Margot Robbie, Frances McDormand and Sally Hawkins, but Saoirse Ronan will take it.  Willem DaFoe will beat Sam Rockwell for Best Supporting Actor.  Very close competition for Best Supporting Actress, but it'll be a battle of the moms, and Allison Janney will beat Laurie Metcalf.


There will be no new episodes of Game Of Thrones. (Okay, it's been announced, but they can still change their minds.)

On The Walking Dead, Negan will finally die.

There will be a major twist at the end of this season's The Good Place.

On Better Call Saul, he'll move into his Saul office.  The show will be renewed for a fifth season.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine will not be renewed.


Blogger brian said...

Sadly already wrong on the sports call for Michigan versus the Gamecocks. They won it.

4:30 PM, January 01, 2018  

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