Things To Look Forward To In 2009

While every government is busy buying up bad dept and obsolete car companies and every company is busy firing people (out of a cannon, into the sun), it may be hard to see what there is to look forward to in 2009. But there is stuff. Good stuff. Here’s my top 7.

  1. January 20th, in just a few weeks, George W. Bush leaves office and Barack Obama takes the helm. It will be a pleasure to follow him try and undo the damage done.
  2. Lost will be returning. So will Fringe.
  3. There’s a new Star Trek movie coming, which for once has me excited. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that it features the Lost/Fringe team, not to mention Leonard Nimoy as Spock.
  4. Housing prices may enter an area where people other than those who think Cristal is a good champagne can afford one.
  5. Having hopefully learned from the last three decades of eco-disaster, I’m getting distinct vibes of a budding green revolution. While gasoline prices have dropped, only the dimwitted believe those prices will persist. Instead, in attempts to create jobs, reduce dependance on oil and lower prices on heating, there’s a chance we may see governments that focus on clean energy technologies. Bring on the super-batteries and hydrogen cars.
  6. There’s a chance the war in Iraq will wind down as troops are moved towards home or Afghanistan.
  7. Atheism will be a growing topic of discussion due to the continued efforts of Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Pat Condell and now also Bill Maher. On that topic, it’ll be Charles Darwins 200th birthday. Perhaps people will finally learn what the word theory entails. I’m not holding my breath, though.

What are you looking forward to?

4 thoughts on “Things To Look Forward To In 2009”

  1. 2: Fringe sounds interesting…I’m just catching up on Alias, JJ Abrahms previous big series. It’s fun!

    1. Joen says:

      Fringe is great. It’s not Lost great, but it’s really good. The first and the 4 last episodes are brilliant.

      The second to fourth episodes give the impression that the stories are somewhat “one-shot” stories like X files were, but it all gets tied up down the road. Which is excellent. Give it a serious shot.

  2. Paul Johns says:

    1. I hope he doesn’t hit the “LAUNCH NUKES” button on the way out.

    2. I used to be really into LOST, but after the strike and the subsequent lack of shows, I’ve LOST interest. Get it? LOST interest?

    3. Very much looking forward to this.

    6. I hope so. War is gay.

    7. I hope in the new year, these angry old men find happiness and learn that everyone has the right to believe whatever they please.

    1. Joen says:

      2. I used to be really into LOST, but after the strike and the subsequent lack of shows, I’ve LOST interest. Get it? LOST interest?

      Heh heh, I get it, and I have plenty of LOST interest myself. It really is the best show on TV, you should give it another shot, if nothing else then in a year when the final season airs, so you can really run through all the episodes in an orgy of television.

      Edit: Maybe I didn’t get it (see my comment on my age just below), you mean to say you do love LOST?

      7. I hope in the new year, these angry old men find happiness and learn that everyone has the right to believe whatever they please.

      Don’t count on it, and I’m actually becoming an angry old man myself. I’m graying, my bones are creaking, I am grumpy and I prefer things the way they used to be. Except about belief; I agree that people should be allowed to believe mostly what they please. But when they start believing that it’s okay to blow buildings up, fly planes in to buildings or brainwash children, then we should tell them: NO! That’s not okay.

      Mind you, we should’nt legislate about this. We just shouldn’t condone it either.

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