I was more upset than Phil Collins this morning to discover Doc Brown didn’t set June 27, 2012 as the future date in Back to the Future. It’s all been a pack of lies!
I’m not usually one to fall for Interwebz hoaxes. Seriously.
Well, that’s not entirely accurate. Here’s what normally happens:
“TJ, OMG! Look at THIS! It’s totally true and shocking!” I say.
He looks at the thingy in question and says, “Huh.” Then, he sniffs out the truth. Without a word, he turns his laptop to me with the damning evidence of my gullibility on the screen. “Yeah, not true,” he says.
“Oh,” I say, deflated. “Well, it should be!”
It’s a quick interlude that’s saved me embarrassment more times than I’d care to admit.
But, yesterday, I came across the viral picture of Doc Brown’s time machine time code date whatsit. It was SO COOL! I immediately showed it to TJ. He’s soooooo Interwebz savvy that I rarely get to show him something that he hasn’t already seen.
He expressed some doubt, but couldn’t find a screen shot to prove me wrong. Nor did he have the time to watch Back to the Future to find out for sure.
So, I shared it, delighted to be able to give some others a bit of fun trivia.
This morning, Mashable popped my bubble.
Apparently, it was all just a marketing ploy that was unintentionally spread. This makes me unaccountably sad for some reason. Plus, this isn’t even the first time the world at large has been fooled in this manner! Total Film did it to us in 2010.
The real date is Oct. 21, 2015, so, we’ve got a couple of years to go before hoverboards and self-drying jackets.
I feel used and betrayed. The Interwebz has lied to me and played me like some talented kitty tickling the ivories!
WAIT! That’s not real, either?!