But we are doing this: laying odds on what will happen in the world next year. Politics. Entertainment. Culture.
It may be pure hubris at this point, but we’re willing to take that chance.
Pretty, pretty good odds—Sanders-David 2016
17:1—Chris Rock performs magic tricks while hosting the Oscars.
10,000:1—Chris Rock strips down to underwear while hosting the Oscars.
1:10,000—Chris Rock is way better than Neil Patrick Harris when it comes to hosting the Oscars.
1,000,000:1—Chris Rock gives an Oscar to Miss Colombia by mistake.
1,000,000:1—Steve Harvey asked back to host Miss Universe.
15:1—Ben Affleck tapped to direct a big-screen adaptation of The Nanny.
2:1—Jon Snow brought back for season 6 of Game of Thrones.
50:50—Jon Snow killed in season 6 of Game of Thrones.
12:1—In an effort to upgrade respective images, Subway and Chipotle engage in battle to sign Pizza Rat as spokesperson.
50:50—Adele makes a triumphant return to drunk tweeting by end of year.
25:1—She does it by April.
5:1—Not paying $12 for a juice becomes hot new financial health craze of 2016.
3:1—Marijuana replaces kale as favorite green; people brace for weed Caesar salads.
500:1—The Walter Palmer Kitten Rescue opens.
30:1—Artisanal e-smoke becomes the new artisanal cocktail.
25:1—Vanessa Redgrave cameo in Downton Abbey series finale.
25:1—Sir Ian McKellen cameo in Downton Abbey series finale.
Surprisingly high—Lil Jon cameo in Downton Abbey series finale.
Most popular searches of 2016:
1:1—Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess Doing “Turn Down for What”