If Stu's reading this, he's probably intensified to a sort-of bulging green colour now.
Anyhoo, my shameful lack of pop culture knowledge cropped up again this morning, due to this week's Back to the Future Twitter scam. A whole bunch of people excitedly tweeted about July 5, 2010 being the day Doc set his Delorean hoverboard machine to jump time into the future. "OMG, it's today!" was the general nature of the tweets.
Now you may be sensing the direction that this is going (I imagine Stu is some sort of dayglo orange by now).
I didn't jump onboard the meme - because I've never seen the Back to the Future movies.
(Fire engine red?)
And it turns out the meme was false - someone had just done some creative photoshopping. I triumphantly told Disco Stu and another colleague, Aaron, that finally my not having seen those movies paid off, as I didn't fall for the scam. That joke fell flat, as they merely looked at me with a combination of pity and resentment. Aaron even declared he didn't think we could be friends anymore.
A few months ago I was roundly admonished by my entire Tasmanian Babes Fiasco cast when they discovered I hadn't seen Back to the Future (there'd been talk of inserting a reference to it at some point, although I forget the details). Several of them told me that essentially I had no business being alive, let alone a director of fine comedy.
|Although his hair|
was different, wasn't it?
The West Wing