Here’s the score from the predictions made at our 2008 New Year’s Eve Party for the year to come – I’m scoring on a 0-10 scale:
Tom – one car company will go under. – Score: 0, but only because of federal intervention.
Ed – Keith Richards will die. Score: 0 – Keith Richards will outlive us all.
Jeannie – Economy will not recover. Score: 5 – Depends on who you ask (or whether you’re currently working).
Michele – Sara Palin will disappear to raise her grandson. Score: 5 – she disappeared from the Governor’s office, only to return in our nightmares as a trashy book author and darling of the lunatic fringe.
Michele – Michael Jackson will die. Score: 10. Wow. Prescience in our midst.
Oren – Seattle will have another snow event this winter. Score: 0. What a stupid prediction.
Tom – BB King will die. Score: 0. BB King will live almost as long as Keith Richards.
Michele – Katie will decide to go to grad school. Score: 0, as far as I know.
Chris – We’ll pay less for gas (on an overall average) than in 2008. Score: 10, check it out here.
Manny – They’ll discover that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are one and the same person. Score: well, come on now.
And finally – the prediction on how many games the Mariners will win:
Score: The M’s did better than any of us dared to predict, finishing the year at 85 wins and 77 losses. Just wait till this year!
Check back in a few days for our 2010 predictions!