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We rifled through a bevy of 2012 predictions to bring you the mother of all roundups, every line gleaned from somewhere else.
posted by twoleftfeet (8 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by Artw at 4:39 PM on January 4, 2012

I'd like to start with food, because, you know, I eat that stuff:
Organic becomes the norm
Food will power flying luxury cars with beer and banana peels pulsed in a quasi-Cuisinart.
Mustard in its many forms — from condiment to vegetable, spice to cooking oil — is about to get its moment.
The hot new food of 2012 will be Asian dumplings. Bank on it.
​Doughnuts go global.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:53 PM on January 4, 2012

Crikey, Fast Company is really fond of Mega, Meta Mashups, aren't they?
* Steve Jobs: A Mega, Meta Appreciation (Aug 25, 2011) Mashup is in the URL
* Steve Jobs: A Mega, Meta Mashup in Tweets (Oct 5, 2011)
* Amazon's Kindle Fire: A Mega, Meta Mash-Up Of Reviews (Nov 17, 2011)
* The Best And Worst Of Everything In 2011 : A Mega, Meta Mashup (Dec 23, 2011)
And now this.

Just wait until they realize that they could make every letter a new link. They'd have the freedom to write anything, and the knowledge that they're way more meta than anyone else (who writes about business stuff).
posted by filthy light thief at 5:20 PM on January 4, 2012

Shoes, Oscars, colors, roller coaster.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:23 PM on January 4, 2012

"Why Michelle Bachmann will be the GOP nominee", by Markos Koulitsas
posted by Trurl at 6:19 PM on January 4, 2012 [2 favorites]

Trurl: ha! that was good.

The "asian dumplings" link from twoleftfeet also mentions that "there's not a helluva lot more to Peruvian cuisine" than ceviches... the author clearly doesn't understand the simple glory and greatness of lomo saltado, a dish that basically consists of steak, fried potatoes, rice, crunchy veggies and a salty/spicy sauce. If Kogi's wildly acclaimed mexican-korean fusion can become a trend, why can't a unique take on steak frites be one?
posted by raihan_ at 6:35 PM on January 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

From the 'crazy' thing:
Virtually unchanged for more than a decade, Google’s search page undergoes a subtle, yet important transformation. The search giant places a “+” sign right next to the “Google” Logo. But the change is more than logo-deep. If you hit your own “+” sign on your keyboard before typing in your search query, all results will feature Google+ search results on top. If you hit “+” twice, your search query can be used to launch a new Google+ post. You’ll still have to select which circles you want to share your search query with. Rumors will swirl throughout 2012 that Google wants to rename the entire company “Google+.”
Didn't they pretty much already do half of that?
posted by delmoi at 7:22 PM on January 4, 2012

I predict that there will be a whole website devoted to predictions about 2012.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:47 PM on January 4, 2012

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