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We’ve officially celebrated the passing of October 21, 2015, otherwise nerdily known as the date to which Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled into the future, as seen in Back to the Future II.  With the 30th anniversary of the franchise in full swing, it’s time to look at a few of the super cool things that have happened in honor of of one of the most heavy film series ever to exist.

 

USA Today Covers Arrest of Griff’s Gang

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USA Today covered the arrest of asshole Griff and his face tattoo gang with this great cover of today’s issue. We love when the media actually takes the time to cover the news that we actually care about. Now all we need to know is what will his granddad charge to detail my hovercar.

 

Real Self-Lacing Shoes

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Nike has finally announced that they are ready to begin production on the actual working models of the Air Mags, as featured in the futuristic 2015 of Back to the Future II.  Click here to read our full story on this awesome bit of awesomeness!

Pepsi Perfect

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Of all the things we were promised by 2015, only Pepsi has truly delivered (except that a limited quantity had been released and quickly sold out, so head to Ebay if you want one). Maybe we’re strange, but we’d actually drink it, then maybe fill the empty with resin or something so it only looks like a soda. Although the launch didn’t go exactly as planned for Pepsi, it sounds like a second round of Pepsi Perfects may be on the way for fans.

 

Toyota Reunites Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox for Mirai Ad

This piece is a wonderful bit of nostalgia for all of us, while allowing Toyota to do its thing as well. We gotta admit, that while the idea of a car that can hydrogen for energy is nifty, we still want our hovercar, dammit! How else are we supposed to flip off airplanes?  And while all this is well and good, there’s still a few things that we’re still on the lookout for: to-the-second weather forecasting; self-drying clothes.; a giant holographic shark to terrorize our enemies with.

 

Michigan Police “Pull Over” the DeLorean

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Those cheeky cops up in Michigan “pulled over” Doc and Marty for speeding!  On their Facebook page, they detailed the particulars of the traffic stop.

 

American Airlines Brings Back Dave McFly

With a lovely salute to Doc’s line in the first film, “if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style,” American gives us a neat little clip of the DeLorean soaring through the skies with its airplanes – and a special appearance by Marc McClure, the actor who played Marty’s brother Dave.

 

Jimmy Kimmel Reunites Doc Brown and Marty McFly – in Character!

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At the end of an amazing Back to the Future Day, Jimmy Kimmel may have very well outdone everyone when he put Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd back onstage together again, in full character, as Doc and Marty.  Check out the full video here.  Oh, the feels.

 

Thanks to some fine and like-minded folks, there’s now a petition here to help get October 21 declared National Back To The Future Day. We don’t know about you, but we would love an extra day a year in which to call people buttheads and drive at eighty-eight miles an hour for no good reason.

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