For literally 5 years, everyone’s facebook feed has been filled with excited updates from friends proclaiming “It’s ‘Back to the Future’ day!” and a photo of the dashboard in Doc Brown’s souped up DeLorean. It wasn’t, and unwitting social media users took part in what has to be one of the most annoying viral trends in recent history.
This was in 2010:
This in 2012:
This in 2013:
And this in 2014:
Finally, the ACTUAL date has arrived and fans of the brilliant movie franchise can finally rejoice in it being the day when Marty, Jennifer and Doc Brown arrive in Hill Valley, California to save Marty and Jennifer’s future son from disaster. The definitive proof:
The future is here everyone, so post the hell away on facebook. But after today, please stop.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.