My friend Harrison at Strange Future has made his predictions for 2009, so I guess it's my turn!
~~~ Predictions for 2009: ~~~
January - Oil prices rise again, causing a sudden spike in gas prices.
February - lawsuits abound as ignorant antenna-TV owners suddenly find their sets to be showing nothing but static.
March - scientists come up against a major stumbling block in stem cell research
April - a record-breaking blizzard surprises the northern midwest US, dumping feet of snow and causing power outages in many areas.
May - a celebrity associated with the Harry Potter movies runs up against some legal issues
June - a well-known religious leader is revealed to have been involved in a sex-related scandal.
July - a multi-state thunderstorm system causes travel delays in several airports. Tornadoes rip through small towns and three states are declared disaster areas.
August - American auto-makers tank yet again. The government debates further bail-out packages.
September - unseasonably warm weather causes issues for farmers. Corn prices, and as a result food prices in general, skyrocket.
October - a relatively well-known, yet extremely old, celebrity dies, causing people around the country to say “That guy was still alive?”
November - Coldplay releases their 5th album, and it is hailed as the ‘best ever!’ by fans. All the Coldplay-haters hang their heads in shame and finally admit just how wrong they’ve been.
December - Jim Davis writes a series of strips in which Jon Arbuckle marries his long-time girlfriend Liz, then finally retires Garfield.