So, it’s that day. At last. The date Marty McFly punched into his time-traveling DeLorean: Oct. 21, 2015.

It doesn’t matter that, in fact, this day largely celebrates Back To The Future II, the middle film in the trilogy, which follows McFly into the future. Said film is arguably the worst piece of cinema ever conceived of or made by human hands.

BTTF II took the sweet, humorous concept we watched in the first movie and turned it into a dark, unfunny, post-apocalyptic cringe-fest that still stands as a monumental embarrassment. Yes, reviews at the time were mixed-to-slightly positive.

Still, I watched this movie recently for the first time with my kids after avoiding it for almost three decades. And it was so hideous that rather than cave to their incessant begging to watch BTTF III, I threw a brick threw the TV and declared that we were moving into a yurt with no electricity so we would never be exposed to this evil again.

Ok. Obviously not. Instead, I’ve decided to indulge in a bit of self-flagellation and scour the Web for amusing homages to the movie.

Behold:

 

Fan mash-up with Grand Theft Auto:

Brands, doing their thing:

Ukulele medley of BTTF music:

CERN is working on some of this stuff in reality:

Something incomprehensible from the European Parliament about Elvis and data security and privacy:

Well, it goes on and on.

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