Open Phones: Your Predictions

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Brian is headed out for summer vacation, and a major news story is bound to break while he's away. What's your guess?
Comment below!

Comments [47]

constance from NYC

8/11: not a prediction; the jinx is still in play!
You missed the Edwards Scandal!

Aug. 11 2008 10:40 AM
Dave from Millbrook, NY

It will be discovered that Peter Sellers is still alive and has created the character 'Dick Cheney' preparing for Christopher Guest's updated remake of "Dr. Strangelove".

Aug. 01 2008 01:43 AM
Sivaprasad S from Pine Brook, NJ

Barack Obama is going to announce his running mate.

Jul. 31 2008 10:59 PM
rosie from ny

Manny Ramirez will be traded.

Jul. 31 2008 10:57 PM
Roberta from Manhattan

It will be discovered that the frozen dessert, Mars, not only had water but that you can get satellite radio up there to listen to the Brian Lehrer Show!

Jul. 31 2008 02:34 PM
Sweating In Brooklyn from Brooklyn


Many cannot afford such a long vacation in the mountains. Thanks for rubbing it in. Staying in touch with your listeners?


Jul. 31 2008 02:12 PM
the truth from Atlanta/New York

The stand in will read one of my posts on air.

Jul. 31 2008 01:00 PM
O from Forest Hills

Also check out the Hall of Springs in Saratoga! Really nice!!

Jul. 31 2008 12:22 PM
Joanne from Boonton, NJ

Cheney will go quail hunting with Bush.

In Lake Placid, check out Lisa G.'s. Have a great vacation, Brian!

Jul. 31 2008 12:12 PM
Yvette from Riverdale, Bronx

Atheletes will have to drop out of events on a wholesale basis because of the untenable pollution situation in Beijing.

Jul. 31 2008 12:05 PM
O from Forest Hills

If you go to Saratoga, don't forget the Old Bryan Inn and SPAC to see the Philadelphia Orchestra

Jul. 31 2008 12:00 PM
chris o from New York City

Don't you hate when cars honk at you when you are on your bike? Even when it is intended as a friendly honk?

Jul. 31 2008 11:59 AM

There will be a Dark Knight Joker imitator inciting some kind of anarchy.

Also Gov. Paterson will have another affair after witnessing his wife talking to another man.

While in the Adirondacks, Brian is going to take a day trip to Saratoga, avoid the racetrack and eat some crepes at the restaurant, Ravenous! One of my favs. Have a great vacation!

Jul. 31 2008 11:57 AM
NYC Thinker from NYC

Global warming will come to critical mass. Oceans rise enough to submerge Manhattan. You will be safe at high altitude.

Jul. 31 2008 11:57 AM
Enrique from Elizabeth NJ

Fidel Castro will reappear wearing his olive-green uniform; healthier than ever!

Jul. 31 2008 11:56 AM
Katie Kennedy from Huntington, NY

First, I think WNYC should forbid you to go on vacation. I can't stand it when you're not there.

Second, the headline will be, "Bush Invades Iran." See, you really don't want to be away when that happens.


Jul. 31 2008 11:56 AM
exlege from brooklyn

Gushing crude oil will be discovered in Adrondack State Park and Brian, you will be the on-the-scene reporter to cover it; to the great dismay of Brian's family.

Jul. 31 2008 11:56 AM
g. dyer from Mendham, NJ

In order to insure Obama's election, Hillary will be named his V.P.

Jul. 31 2008 11:55 AM
Robert from NYC

Nancy Pelosi will call for impeachment of both Buch and Cheney.

Jul. 31 2008 11:55 AM
Morse from Brooklyn

Rove will be arrested for contempt.

Jul. 31 2008 11:55 AM
gabby from new york

I was going to say Barack Obama announces that his VP choice is Hillary Clinton. But Suzanne [30]'s is even better!

Jul. 31 2008 11:54 AM
Richie from Williamsburg

One of our presidential candidates will probably drop because of some unforseen embarassing issue, that will ruin their chances anyway.

Jul. 31 2008 11:53 AM
Paulo from Paterson, New Jersey

George Bush will announce his plan for a WWII-style national mobilization for a greener America.

Jul. 31 2008 11:53 AM
RCT from Manhattan

Truly weird:

John McCain will choose Hillary Clinton as his running mate.

Jul. 31 2008 11:52 AM
Suzanne from NJ

Hillary will file for divorce, removing the biggest impediment to being chosen as Obama's VP

Jul. 31 2008 11:45 AM
Tillie from Manhattan

McCain will announce that he has chosen Mitt Romney as his vice-presidential nominee.

(Obama won't announce his choice until just before the convention, but I'm betting that the choice will be Evan Bayh.)

Jul. 31 2008 11:41 AM
Ahmad Raza

All of the optimists will be shocked and surprised when the Chinese govt. suddenly announces that it won't allow uncensored internet access to visiting journalists during the Olympics.

"But... but... they told us they would!!!"

Jul. 31 2008 11:41 AM
Rosie from Brooklyn

Nooooo! Don't leave us Brian!!

(Have a great vacation.)

Jul. 31 2008 11:40 AM
Chuck in NJ from NJ

I predict ... Nothing!

Jul. 31 2008 11:40 AM
hjs from 11211


Jul. 31 2008 11:32 AM
hjs from 11211

riots in china

or i find happiness with all the extra time on my hands since BL is gone...

Jul. 31 2008 11:31 AM
antonio from park slope

al gore will be obama's vp..

Jul. 31 2008 11:29 AM
O from Forest Hills

Bush can't invade Iran without Congress approval.

Jul. 31 2008 11:13 AM
CK from NYC

All humor aside, I am completely concerned we will invade Iran while you are away! Sometimes small things happen but sometimes they are big. There's no shortage of people guessing this will happen before the elections.

Jul. 31 2008 11:10 AM
Steve (the other one) from Manhattan

I'm guessing some sort of terrorist attempt to damage/destroy an Olympic venue. Also, watch for those poor athletes to keel over from the pollution in great numbers.

Jul. 31 2008 11:10 AM
robert from park slope

Barach Obama will win the 200 meters in Beijing

Jul. 31 2008 11:10 AM
David! from NYC

The MTA decides that the debit/credit is just too expensive and announces a return to tokens. It's partly underwritten by Madonna, who will have exclusive rights to half the ad space and the recorded announcements. She hails the move as a return to an "edgier" NYC.

Jul. 31 2008 11:08 AM
seth from Long Island

My greatest fear is that there will be a massive terrorist attack on the scale of 9/11.

Jul. 31 2008 11:07 AM
Jeffrey Slott from East Elmhurst

Bush will declare Martial Law and suspend the forth-coming election.

Jul. 31 2008 11:03 AM
O from Forest Hills

Hilary Clinton will say that she is running as an Independent for President.

Donald Trump will buy the Brooklyn Bridge and charge a $20 toll.

Australia will withdraw from the Olympics.

Jul. 31 2008 11:03 AM

WNYC's building will be turn into another Starbucks, Bank, and Pharmacy.

Jul. 31 2008 11:00 AM
Mike from Northern Manhattan

BRIAN HAVE A GREAT VACATION! Have you told us where you're going in case we have to call you to come back early since no great news event can go without you doing your show.


Jul. 31 2008 10:52 AM
GTA Bath from brooklyn

Obama's VP will be announced....? And it will be John the Baptist.

Jul. 31 2008 10:45 AM
Priya from DUMBO

The conclave will elect Barack Obama. The Queen will abdicate and Prince Charles will hand over his reign to Barack Obama. Kim Jong Il will step down as Dear Leader to pursue his life's dream to act in B films, and he will leave North Korea in the hands of Barack Obama. And so forth.

Jul. 31 2008 10:36 AM
David! from NYC

A heatwave will increase the terrible conditions on subway platforms and a snafu on the 4 line. A riot breaks out at Union Square, and the MTA shuts down debit/credit to restore order.

Jul. 31 2008 10:29 AM
Emily from Astoria

The war in Iraq... won't end.

Jul. 31 2008 10:26 AM
Tony Davis from Brooklyn, New York

Dick Cheney will resign the Vice-Presidency, saying that he wanted to “spend more time with my family.” Less that 12 hours later, Geo. W Bush will nominate John McCain to the office. Vowing to block McCain from attaining the office, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will....

Jul. 31 2008 10:23 AM

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