PROGNOSTICATION, n. The amalgamation of numbers, statistics, trendlines and theories into a concrete trial balloon. An alchemy transforming dull and unreliable data into sexless, dragon-poor fantasy.
Some say in fire, some offer by ice--2007
That before this year ends, the world will end twice.
Some say in prosperity the next year will find us,
And especially you, if, investing, you mind us.
Some say the nations will die of man's peace
And some predict war if deployments decrease.
Some say the next big thing will be a new number
And the next star musician like last year's but dumber.
But two things are certain and promised eternal,
As we make each new circuit past Apollo infernal:
When winter returns laying this year on it's bier,
The droning of experts and the prating of seers.
About 2007: 2007 is a sniveling little infant. Will someone bring me a bottle? I said bring me a bottle!
For the last time, Happy New Year!
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