The Y2Kato problem

November 22, 1998|By Tamara Ikenberg

Who (or what) do you think is better qualified to predict events of the coming millennium?

A. Kato Kaelin

B. A TV dinner

If you answered B, you are right.

If you answered A, you should pick up a copy of "Predictions for the Next Millennium."

In their new book (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $18.95), sales and marketing guys David Kristof and Todd W. Nickerson, founders of the Millennium Committee of New York, felt the need to ask the pool boy turned pop curiosity what he thought lay ahead for humanity.

This is what he thought:

"The Beatles find more lost recording session tapes under Ringo's sofa cushions. ... Kato Kaelin will still be living his fifteen minutes of fame."

Kaelin is joined in the book by more than 250 influential leaders, artists, entertainers and thinkers of our time, including such luminaries as Lech Walesa and Joe Piscopo, Elie Wiesel and Kenny Loggins, Boutros Boutros Ghali and Kevin Sorbo (TV's Hercules).

Their predictions - to which you can add your own at - are scheduled to show up in various exhibitions in the Big Apple and elsewhere in 2000 and 2001.

Of the people they decided to seek out as seers, the editors admit, "Although their predictive powers may be no better than any randomly chosen group, their successful grasp of today's realities makes their vision of the future perhaps the most alluring."

Perhaps they are confused.

David Duchovny in boxer shorts is alluring.

Kenny Loggins' take on humanity is not.

Pub Date: 11/22/98

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