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Richard Zowie speculates about 2011
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Richard Zowie speculates about 2011

By Richard Zowie

In a recent survey where I work, I asked local residents what they thought 2011 held in store. What can we expect to happen in this area, in Michigan, in America and in the world?

I thought I’d take a stab at this question.

In Texas:

…Jason Garrett will remain Dallas’ head coach…

…Cowboys Stadium will finally receive corporate sponsorship. I have no idea the name, but I’m pretty sure it won’t be Philadelphia Cream Cheese Stadium…

…It will be hot this summer. Duh!…

…I will long for the day in the future when I move back to Texas permanently…

In America:

…Amy Winehouse or Lindsay Lohan will die from a drug overdose. I’m not trying to be morbid, but every generation has its John Belushi (who died of a cocaine and heroin overdose in 1982 at 33). You know: a celebrity who parties hard and grossly overestimates their tolerance for controlled substances…

…America’s economy may show flickers of life. Both Democrats and Republicans will fight for credit…

…Sarah Palin will quietly test the waters for a 2012 presidential run. I think she brings some sorely-needed moxie to the GOP, but I’m reluctant at best to support her. But then, we already have for almost two years had an inexperienced president, so why not?…

…Van Halen will release an album that will put them back into the stratosphere of the rock and roll world—David Lee Roth’s troubled vocal cords notwithstanding, Eddie Van Halen will want to kick himself for not getting clean and sober years ago…

…Oprah Winfrey will announce the latest book to join her book club: The Gospel According to Oprah. She will also star in the movie The Passion of the Oprah, a story about her struggles against her critics…

…Gas prices will continue to frustrate all of us. Some will sell kidneys on Ebay in exchange for gas money…

…Leathered, weather, boozy, pickled Rolling Stone rhythm guitarist Keith Richards will star in a remake of the 1989 film Weekend At Bernie’s. Richards, of course, will play the part of the deceased Bernie, whom everyone incredulously thinks is still alive. Mick Jagger, the Stones’ lead singer, will joke in interviews that Richards actually has been dead for five years but that the band pretended he was still alive so as to not interfere with their tour schedule.

In the world:

…There will be continued tensions in the Middle East between Israel and its friendly Islamic neighbors—but you already knew this…

…North Koreans will decide they are fed up with the Kim Jong-Il family and will have a revolution that will make the infamous 1789 French Revolution seem like child’s play…

…The price of gold will continue to climb…

…The Rolling Stones will embark on their famous “We Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Mean It This Time!” farewell tour…

 

 

Richard Zowie grew up in Beeville and now lives and works in Michigan. Visit his blog at www.fromatozowie.wordpress.com or e-mail him at fromatozowie@gmail.com.

 

 

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