And you can take that to the bank, unless you bank online these days: 2006 Los Angeles media predictions

question.jpgAs the co-proprietor of the seventh or eighth most-buzzed-about media blog in Los Angeles, I feel that I ought to offer some predictions as to whither Los Angeles media and culture in 2006.

In a cross-promotion with KCRW, Trader Joe’s will begin selling co-branded ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ cereal. It will have a lot of bran.

The Cobrasnake will quietly stop running new photographs and will instead simply recycle old material ad infinitum. Nobody will notice.

The following people will join the Huffington Post blogging brigade: Moby, Melrose Larry Green, Noah Baumbach, Rachel McAdams, Tiffany Stone, Ted Kaczynski.

The housing bubble will collapse on May 16th, 2006, at 3:32 PM Pacific Time. Start preparing now!

New indie film trend: low-budget gay horror movies.

The New Times-owned LA Weekly will actually be pretty good.

Reflexive LAT bashing will diminish by about seven percent. LAT print circulation will diminish by about eight percent.

Online LAT readership will jump by about thirty percent, but after the Oscars, will dip by about eight percent due to decreased interest in The Envelope.

Hot ironic T-shirt slogan in Silver Lake: ‘I [heart] My Prius.’

Hot ironic T-shirt slogan in Echo Park: ‘I Hate Your Prius.’