In a press release from Toyota, Back to the Future co-creator and producer Bob Gale offers some background on the manufacturer’s partnership with the franchise. “Toyota stands apart for their nod to the future and the past with the auto technology depicted in the movies. When Toyota approached us about helping tell a bigger story about the future and innovation with the Mirai, we loved the direction — and who can resist Marty’s retro Toyota truck?” Check out where, how, and when after the break:
If you listened to our Back To The Future podcast, you’d know that each of us geeks proposed a new Back To The Future 4 movie. How well did we do? That’s entirely up to you, but we’re not the first to think through this – check out the awesome parody after the break created by VJ4rawr2.
Great Scott! Lyft teamed up with Verizon for #WhyNotWednesday to give free DeLorean rides around NYC via McFly Mode. Request a ride in McFly Mode for a chance to get picked up in a DeLorean and take a free ride for up to 15 minutes. Don’t worry — these DeLoreans aren’t equipped with Flux Capacitors, so where you’re going, we still need roads.
Want to know more? Check out LYFT’s website.
75 years ago today, a cartoon short named “A Wild Hare” debuted. It featured a grey rabbit that uttered a famous greeting in form of, “What’s up, Doc?”
Yup. It’s Bugs Bunny’s birthday. That link will take you to a Time article showing the first time he used that line along with some other history of the character.
Bugs is one of my favorite fictional characters. One of his frequent directors, Chuck Jones, explained that Bugs was what many people wished they were. By contrast, Daffy Duck is the person we fear we secretly are.
For one of Bugs’ best reoccurring bits, see behind the cut.