With 2015 kicking off in roaring fashion, we've got a number of things to look forward to in the New Year.
We've read the tea-leaves, consulted our Magic 8-Ball and come up with a few suggestions for things that are going to be big in 2015.
10. IGGY AZALEA WILL NO LONGER BEING A THING
Yes, we can safely say that we won't be hearing from Iggy Azalea in 2015. Why's that? No, it's not because she was caught out on live radio for not being able to rap - even though she's a "rap" artist. It's because people won't stand for a silly name like IGGY AZALEA much longer. That and all of her songs sound the same. We can't tell them apart.
9. YOUTUBE PRANKS WILL ALSO NO LONGER BEING A THING
These were funny the first time we saw them. Then, desperately ambitious / attention-seeking teenagers and wannabes took to the whole idea of 'pranking' as a way of validation. Now we live in fear of hidden cameras every time we have an interaction with a dumbass.
8. IRELAND WILL WIN A SIX NATIONS WITHOUT BRIAN O'DRISCOLL / GORDON D'ARCY'S BEARD
With B'OD-zilla no longer togging out for Ireland and Gordon D'Arcy's face long bereft of facial honour, the Six Nations is an open race now. It'll make for good rugby. And plus, there's the outside shot that Billy O'Driscoll may have an unexpected growth spurt and decide to don his father's jersey and line out for Ireland. It's unlikely, but still.
— entertainment.ie (@entertainmentIE) March 15, 2014
7. THE END OF BEARDS AS WE KNOW IT
Some time around March, possibly April of 2014, the world as we know it hit peak beardage. Since then, beards have seen a plateau that is going to come to an end in 2015. No longer will men roam the streets with face-manes. Stocks of razors will soon be depleted and lawlessness will take over the grooming parlours as brother fights brother for a hot towel shave. Yes, we will see the end of the beard in 2015. Do yourself a favour now and get rid of it before it's too late.
6. STAR WARS IS GOING TO BE EVERYWHERE
Good news if you like good films with Harrison Ford in them. Bad news for everyone else.
5. WE WILL ALL DRESS LIKE THIS IN 2015
Look, we're not saying it's going to be EXACTLY like this. Then again, we've seen people wearing this sort of get-up in the ultra-trendy nightspots in Dublin before so anything's possible. Also - hoverboards? When exactly?
4. SOMEONE'S GOING TO DIE IN GAME OF THRONES
Yes. Shocker. We know. But we can feel it. Someone is going to die in this season's Game of Thrones and it is going to be SHOCKING.
3. THE iWATCH REPLACES THE iPHONE AS THE MOST HATED PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY KNOWN TO MANKIND
Imagine the battery life in a normal iPhone. Now to transpose that to a watch. At the very least, people will believe you when you say you lost track of time because your watch died.
2. GARTH BROOKS RETURNS TO IRELAND, SWEARS VENGEANCE ON CROKE PARK RESIDENTS
His evil visage rises over Drumcondra and, then, with one strum of his guitar, it begins - the apocalypse.
1. WE WILL BE ASHAMED OF OUR SELFIE STICKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS
We've bought them now, but we can feel the novelty wearing off. And soon, in a few months even, they'll be nothing more than a reminder that people will literally buy anything that promises to make them look good.