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The Prognostication Continues

Okay, I’ve been away for a bit and I must say I enjoyed my vacation. I cannot say, however, that I’m not looking forward to going back to work. I really wish I didn’t have to, but there are bills to be paid and all that jazz. You may have noticed that there was no prediction last week because I was away and forgot to schedule it before I left, so I’m going to give it to you today.

There is a bit of business to take care of first though.

In case you forgot, the prediction from two weeks ago was:

Inhospitable land grows greedy tendrils

Fostered by scorching warmth

The birthplace of man withers

No one managed to guess it correctly, so here it is in plain English:

The Sahara desert will expand its reach, eventually enveloping the whole of Africa with its barren landscape.

And here is this week’s prediction, hot on it’s heels.

A surge uncontrolled

Incessant blinking

Slumber wins the war

Have fun with it and see if you can find the meaning.


Kick it up a notch

I see you’ve come back to find the answer to last week’s prediction.  We didn’t have a winner last week so I’ll have to tell you the meaning behind the prediction in my own words.
 
When you’re surrounded by people doing idiotic things, you will lose your temper. In a moment lacking self control, you will give them the one finger salute.
 
…also known as “flipping the bird”. If you’re anything like me, this will likely occur while you’re driving.
 
Let’s increase the scope of this little game a bit this week. What do you say? Sound like a good idea? This one isn’t a personal experience kind of prediction. This one is a bit wider reaching with far greater implications. That’s your only hint.
 
Inhospitable land grows greedy tendrils
Fostered by scorching warmth
The birthplace of man withers
 
Give it your best guess. I’d love to hear your interpretations of my prognosticating.


Nostradamus ain’t got nothing on me

It’s Sunday, that means it’s time to lay a bit of prognostication out there in the ether again.

I’ll start by giving you last week’s prediction in plain English, in case you didn’t quite catch the meaning, though if you read the comments section you’ll know that Keli was the first to correctly decipher the meaning with the following:

 

You will discover upon pouring that expired milk onto your breakfast cereal that it has indeed gone sour.


Hey, I never said my predictions would be life altering, end of days kinds of things. They might be, they might not be. It’s hard to say where I’ll go from week to week.

Now that we’ve got that settled, let’s move on to this week’s highly anticipated prognostication. Well maybe not highly, or even anticipated, but definitely a prognostication.

 

Stupidity runs rampant.

Hostility boils over.

A bird takes flight.

 

There you have it. That took a lot of effort to bring such a hard hitting prediction out into the world. Can you decipher the cryptic code I’ve laid out before your greedy eyes? And, no, those are not hints.


Let the prognostication begin

Okay, it’s time to live up to my banner image and start doing some not so serious prognosticating. I’m going to use a very high tech approach where I think of an event that I believe may happen at some point in the future and then write it down. Don’t feel bad if you don’t understand my approach to prognosticating. Like I said, it’s very high tech. Few people can grasp a process of such gargantuan magnitude.

I may even make this a weekly event here in the dungeons of me blog. Yes, I put “me” on purpose, so don’t tell me to change it to “my”. I won’t entertain such nonsense.

Here’s how we’re going to do this. I’ll throw out a prediction Nostradamus-style and let you guys run wild and see if you can decipher the meaning behind the prediction. Think of it as a verbose fortune cookie, except everybody gets the same fortune.

Days beyond prime.
Among crunchy hills and valleys.
Putrid liquid will flow.
 

Take a stab and see if you can figure out what I’m predicting here. And before you ask- Yes, there is an actual prediction buried in there beneath the obscure word choices.

Give me your best guess in the comments section!