I’m a bit surprised there hasn’t been more news coverage about today’s important anniversary. After all, it was 50 years ago (November 5, 1955) that Dr. Emmett Brown came up with the idea for the Flux Capacitor.
Story goes, Doctor Brown was standing on his toilet, hanging a clock, and he fell and hit his head on the sink. And that’s when he came up with the idea for the Flux Capacitor, which is, of course, what makes time travel possible.
Thanks to Doctor Brown’s important discovery, Marty McFly was able to go back in time, see his parents as high schoolers, and bring them closer together (after he almost made their entire relationship non-existent, of course).
I want you all to celebrate this special day with me, but since I can’t fit every one of my readers in a DeLorean, we’ll have to do it blog-style. Come back in time with me to September 1, 2005, the day of my very first posting on this site.
Now let’s all raise a Tab (“Tab? I can’t give you a tab unless you order something.”) or a Pepsi Free (“You want a Pepsi, pal, you’re gonna pay for it.”) to Doctor Emmett Brown and his groundbreaking scientific discovery!
[For the record, VB on the Fox 25 morning news made a big deal a couple weeks ago, on October 26, that that was the anniversary of Doctor Brown’s breakthrough. Well, he was wrong. See, it was on October 26, 1985 that Marty traveled back in time — to November 5. My assumption is that VB would like to go back in time to correct his mistake.]