I have a feeling 2013 is going to be a special year, since it's the first of the new Mayan calendar (and if you want to purchase one, get ready to add an extra room to your house, since these things tend to be really long).
In any event, it marks an opportune time to make predictions about what's going to happen during the new year in pop culture. Some of these predictions will be informed, because the past often sheds light on the future. For example, I'm predicting that Taylor Swift will have at least one new ex-boyfriend (whom she might or might not have even met at this point) about whom she will write a scathing pop hit, without naming him, but with lots of hints, that will earn her more money in a week than I will make during the rest of my life.
Then again, some of the predictions will not be terribly informed, because I believe in some things that other people find irrational -- like Bigfoot, homeownership and the dream Lindsay Lohan will one day make a real movie with actors people have actually heard of.
As we start the new year, I can't stop thinking about Kim Kardashian and the big news about her carrying the progeny of Kanye West. So I think it's fair to say that in 2013, Kim Kardashian will give birth to the first human wearing sunglasses straight out of the womb.
It's also not a stretch to predict that somehow Kris Jenner will conspire with some reality show producer to get viewers up close and personal with that baby by the second trimester.
Speaking of babies, I predict Jessica Simpson will embark on a historic and unprecedented campaign to remain pregnant for four years. No, not like that woman who always shows up on morning shows to talk about how many dozens of kids she has and how she wants more. I mean Jessica Simpson will somehow remain pregnant for four straight years. Don't ask me to explain -- just know the reason is scientific and stuff.
As for the rest of my predictions:
Speaking of which, I've got to go get sized for my new mouse ears.
Happy New Year.