My 2020 Predictions Reviewed

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I did this in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 because I’m fully okay with showing how wrong I can be (and, mostly, because it’s a fucking hoot), so I’m doing it again this year.

I’m going to review my predictions from last year, rate them by accuracy (aside from obvious joke predictions), and you can find my 2021 predictions by looking out for #mitczpredicts2021 on Twitter or just by just clicking here to see the #mitczpredicts2021 thread.

I have a feeling this will be the most wrong my predictions have ever been. 2020 threw us all for a loop. I started the year touring, then went to New Orleans for my father’s memorial service, then I came home and a scant 2 weeks later we were on lockdown. I thought it would last maybe a month or two while we got this under control. I never would’ve guessed the majority of America would’ve spent the majority of a given year quarantined and socially distanced. It didn’t have to go this way. We could’ve had actual fucking leadership listening to actual fucking scientists and we may have avoided the almost 350,000 dead.

Anyway, onto the #mitczpredicts2020 tweets

STATUS : SUCCESS

I knew he’d lose, and I knew there’d be controversy. I didn’t foresee him losing that many times for that long. What a fucking loser. BYE BITCH!

STATUS : FAILURE

Okay, didn’t get this one. I still think it’ll happen though.

STATUS : FAILURE

Maybe in 2021, but more likely 2022. Can’t write, direct, and film porno in a pandemic.

STATUS : SUCCESS

*sigh* those were some good shows. And we pulled it off just before it all went to hell.

STATUS : SUCCESS

I used the hell out of that thing for a little while there. But it’s a shitty one and I think the nonstick coating is coming out so everything tastes bad coming out of there now.

STATUS : FAILURE

Maybe in 2021?

STATUS : FAILURE

Goddamnit. Just barely missed this. August 2019, and a new album dropping Jan 11, 2021. So unfair, I almost had this one!

STATUS : FAILURE

Well… I also didn’t predict there would be almost no live standup comedy from March to December. So, fuck me I guess.

STATUS : HALF POINT

Microsoft’s dumb decision this time around? Both the naming of it AND the fact that they put out the “Series S”. Yeah, no way everyone is gonna be confused about Series S vs Series X, ya fuckin nimrods. And I was right about the sold out part – but only for PS5. I don’t know anyone who bought, or even wants, a Series X (or Series S for that matter).

STATUS : JOKE TWEET

Though there was a lot of working out at home and screaming at the TV for some folks

STATUS : SUCCESS

If you weren’t on social media the month Tiger King came out, and/or you just didn’t watch it, you missed out on a glorious moment of meme overload. It was beautiful for one brief moment and we were all SO fucking over it a month later

STATUS : FAILURE

Goddamn pandemic. However, this is also the 2nd tweet I’ve made that GWAR themselves liked. The first one was liked by Dave Brockie himself shortly before he died.

STATUS : FAILURE

I swear I don’t think I heard, or read, a single joke about this. I thought for sure that was gonna be a thing.

STATUS : SUCCESS

Death Stranding was all anyone in the videogame space could talk about at the end of 2019. By mid-January, not a fucking peep. So I’m gonna say : yes, people got real damn tired of making Norman Reedus walk around with a giant backpack.

STATUS : FAILURE

I had to google to see if they actually did open it. They did! But since I never went, I cannot confirm whether or not it’s real damn weird.

STATUS : FAILURE

While this was mostly a joke tweet, I didn’t predict a new tear-jerker Pixar movie coming out exclusive to Disney+ and skipping theatres entirely, but no one I know was like “oops! I forgot about that 1 year free trial I had!” so I’m gonna take the L on this one.

STATUS : MOSTLY FAILURE

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Ted Lasso, which I believe is already renewed through a 4th season. I haven’t sprung for a subscription yet myself. That said, no one I know was like “OMG YOU NEED TO GET APPLETV+!” so… it didn’t really make a noticeable impact. And I’ve seen exactly 0 tweets about Apple Arcade, so that’s pretty much a flop in my eyes.

STATUS : FAILURE

No one nailed it this year, let’s be fair. 2020 was a write-off.

STATUS : SUCCESS

You’re alive! Which… given this year, is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations. I love you all.

FINAL SCORE…

SUCCESS : 6.5
FAILURE : 11.5
JUST A JOKE : 1

Ooph. That’s not great. But, goddamnit, how good were YOUR predictions? Also, I only really cared about the election prediction. And we fucking did it. Fuck that fucking clown.

Anyway, make sure you’re following me on Twitter to find out what 2021 has in store and be safe out there, kids. I love ya, and I wanna see you back here in 2021!