New SNL writer and New Yorker cartoonist Zach Kanin drew up some pretty exciting predictions for 2012. (You know, in his spare time. I hear they keep a really lax schedule over at SNL.) According to Kanin, we can expect big surprises from Newt Gingrich and a sizable increase in young-adult novels written by rabbis. Perhaps the biggest news here, though, is that the season of Looking Back On 2011 has officially arrived, and before Halloween no less. Let the reflective blog posts and magazine top-ten lists commence!