The beauty of a prediction is that when they inevitably don't come true, no one will remember you said it. Who saves or rereads their magazines a year or so later? Almost nobody.... and so their failures go unnoticed, but they are quick to remind you of the ones they got correct..Well, I read old magazines - I read them thirty or forty years later and can see what a ridiculous racket this whole thing is. Here's a typical example (from 1967):
I'm especially fond of reading through Lillian Cosby's predictions in the 70's. Here's a few...
(Click to enlarge)Wow. These are real bad. First of all, she's saying that, even though Nixon was impeached, he's still running things from the White House and will be back in the headlines. Wrong.
I guess she was right about Jimmy Walker. His entire career did change when he became unemployed a few years later.
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Predicting that Wallace would move into a national position would seem a safe bet - he'd been running for president since the 1960's. A couple years after this prediction, Wallace tried again and lost. Prediction FAIL.
I don't get this Tony Bennett prediction. Is this some sort of veiled threat?
Many of you are familiar with the Criswell from Plan 9 from Outer Space, or at least Tim Burton's Ed Wood. Well, the world famous Criswell made a prediction I can get behind.... BOTTOMLESS!
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