Remember those hoverboards that Back to the Future promised we’d have by 21 October 2015?
Were you as exasperated as I was when 21 October 2015 came and went, without the slightest need for public service announcements warning kids to always wear a helmet when hovering? Once again, we’d been deceived by the powerful and secretive Media/Flying-Transportation Complex, just as earlier generations had been deceived when they were promised jet packs and flying cars, and taken in by those fake “1969 Moon Landing” movies that were filmed in a North Carolina studio.
We won’t get fooled again.
Because this time, it’s for real. Our wait is over.
Here’s how the game ball was delivered at Portugal’s Cup Final on Sunday:
When Amazon offers a pre-order option, I’ll be the first to sign up.
And once again, I’m reduced to quivering fanboy status, unable to come up with anything more insightful than “Oooooh! Oooooh! Oooooh!” I feel the same way I did when Breaking Bad reached those final two seasons: I couldn’t wait to see the next episode, but at the same time, I dreaded the approach of the end of a masterpiece.
I’m not the only one feeling ambiguous about the completion of Game of Thrones. Word is that George R. R. Martin, always eager for an excuse to avoid finishing the Song of Ice and Fire book series on which the show is based, is working with HBO on four or five possible Game of Thrones spinoffs.
Better Call Littlefinger, anybody?
Brilliant trailer, btw, but of course it is.
The penultimate series of Game of Thrones will begin airing in the US on 16 July 2017, with a simultaneous screening in the UK, where it will be 2 AM on the 17th.
Being in Madrid reminded me of a video I’d seen about a year ago.
As part of a promotion for ROC headphones, a heavily disguised Cristiano Ronaldo wandered into the Plaza del Callao in central Madrid and started messing around with a soccer ball. He went undetected for about an hour.
Then he unmasked.
The Biggest Winner: Little Nicolás, who will be telling stories about this for the rest of the 21st century.
The Biggest Loser: The girl who turned CR down when he asked for her phone number, who will be kicking herself for about the same length of time.