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100 Pop Culture Predictions For 2016

image1. 2016 will be an interesting year in pop culture

2. I will still have not seen Hamilton.

3. I will try desperately to go see Hamilton.

4. I won’t get to see Adele in concert.

5. I will try desperately to go see Adele.

6. Coldplay will have fewer wardrobe changes than Katy Perry at the Super Bowl

7. Coldplay will play “Yellow” even though it’s not appropriate for the Super Bowl venue

8.If the Eagles of Death Metal accompany Coldplay during the Super Bowl it will be ballsy and awesome

9. The Doritos commercial will be your favorite

10. You will wonder, why isn’t Taylor Swift the halftime show

11. Taylor Swift will win a Grammy.

12. Alabama Shakes will win a Grammy

13. Taylor Swift will win multiple Grammys.

14. LL Cool J will not be a sensational Grammy host

15. His dimples, however, will be sensational

16. Kim Kardashian will post a scandalous picture

17. Khloe Kardashian will post a scandalous picture

18. Kendall Jenner will post a scandalous picture

19. Kylie Jenner will post a scandalous picture (those were four easy predictions)

20. Donald Trump will make more memorable quotes (speaking of easy predictions)

21. The election will create new catch phrases (some examples from previous years: “lockbox,” “hanging chads,” and “birthers”)

22. Saturday Night Live will benefit from renewed interest in politics

23. Somewhere, somebody is working on their Marco Rubio impersonation

24. Somewhere, somebody is hoping Donald Trump will drop out of the race

25. He’ll drop out eventually, right?

26. “If” he drops out of the race, the speech will be amazing

27. Donald Trump will be voted as the winner of Dancing with the Stars 2016 #MakeBallroomDancingGreatAgain

28. Stephen Colbert will continue to make fun of Jeb Bush’s “Jeb!” Campaign slogan

29. Stephen Colbert will continue to find his stride on network television

30. America will get to know Trevor Noah better

31. America will get to know John Oliver even better

32. John Oliver will find even more ways for me to be disappointed in America

33. John Oliver will find even more ways for me to be disappointed in America and still have hope

34. Carly Fiorina’s American flag pin game will be strong

35. Hilary Clinton’s pantsuit game will be even stronger

36. Your Facebook friends will enrage you with all of their posts

37. You will get rid of your Facebook account

38. You will feel so self righteous when you post your last Facebook status

39. You will rejoin to post your “I voted” sticker

40. I will fall for another fake news story on Twitter

41. There will NOT be a Sons of Anarchy movie starring Brad Pitt as Jax’s dad

42. Babies will be named after Star Wars characters

43. Nothing will come close to Star Wars:The Force Awakens’ opening numbers

44. Not even Kung Fu Panda 3

45. Not even Angry Birds The Movie

46. Not even Zoolander 2

47. Not even Sausage Party

48. Not even Ride Along 2

49. Not even Pete’s Dragon

50. None of those movies combined will come close to Star Wars opening weekend numbers

51. I still won’t be good at making estimations

52. Approximately 4 million stories will be written about another band member leaving One Direction

53. I will give approximately -4 million cares

54. No one will care about hover boards

55. No one will care about if dresses are blue and white or black and gold

56. No one will care if Christmas coffee cups are not Christmas-y enough

57. There won’t be as many songs about calling people on their “cellphone” or answering it by saying “hello.”

58. The “man-bun” phenomenon will persist

59. I will give all the cares about Inside Out winning an Oscar (I don’t care which one)

60. Leonardo Dicaprio will win an Academy Award

61. I don’t feel confident about prediction #60. Leo is trying too hard in The Revenant

62. Chris Rock, the host, will be sure to point out that Leo didn’t win

63. Steve Harvey will be a presenter and no one will trust his announcement

64. George Clooney will announce that he has fathered triplets

65. During the summer Olympics, everyone will be sure to point out Michael Phelps’ storied past

66. We will all wonder, “where did Ryan Lochte go?”

67. America will fall in love with some adorable gymnast

68. Maybe America will fall in love with fencing? (It could be the curling of the 2016 Olympics)

69. We will all be reminded of Bob Costas’ pinkeye

70. Everyone will think their eye feels a little itchy

71. We will all be reminded the 2016 Olympics could have been in Chicago

72. Everyone will think “I could have made the trip to Chicago.”

73. We will be reminded that collectively the Brazillians are better looking people than Americans

74. We will all learn about a country we never heard of before

75. The Russians and the Chinese Olympic teams will intimidate me from many miles away

76. For 17 days we will all have some national pride and something to watch

77. HBO will announce that there will be a season three of True Detective to watch

78. We will all try to not get too excited

79. Jon Snow will still be “alive”

80. Somebody will “die” on The Walking Dead

81. The “real” housewives will still be fake

82. Hopefully people will stop saying “Bae”

83. Hopefully people will stop saying “Netflix and Chill”

84. Network TV executives hope the new phrase will be “Network TV and don’t fast forward through the commercials”

85. Jessica Huang, from Fresh Off the Boat will help make that happen

86. Every cast member of Empire will help make that happen

87. However, a season two of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Daredevil will ensure that “Netflix and Chill” is still a thing

88. So will Fuller House

89. So will Narcos season two

90. So will Arrested Development season five

91. Transparent will continue to try and do it for Amazon Prime

92. American Crime Story will be like a Serial podcast that you can watch

93. The first season of Serial will be made into a movie or a show

94. I will still think Serial season 1 > Serial season 2

95. I will still think Adnan killed Hae

96. I will still think Adnan is innocent

97. I will think nothing in life is certain

98. I will think there is no way to judge who is guilty and who is innocent

99. There is no way to predict the future

100. These are my predictions for 2016.
If at least 25% of these predictions are correct, it will be a good year.

Article written by Megan Suttles

I can't decide if I want to use this space to be witty or insightful. I guess it will be neither.

1 Comment for 100 Pop Culture Predictions For 2016



  1. NewPoster
    12:18 pm December 30, 2015 Permalink

    Adnan did it. Steven Avery didn’t do it. Consider the issue settled