"Why would somebody do this, Doc?"
"Because people in the future are idiots, Marty."
Yesterday quite a few people were taken in by this image, which went full viral on Facebook and Twitter:
It indicates, on the display of Doc's time-traveling Delorean, yesterday as the day Marty McFly traveled to in the future. However, the image above is a hoax.
Those who faithfully remember the Back to the Future series of movies will recall Marty skipped thirty years at a time, traveling backwards from 1985 to 1955—and forwards to 2015, not 2012. Some Photoshopper created the image above.
What's sadder, this is the second time this hoax has been perpetrated! In July of 2010 someone released an image with that 2010 date punched into the machine:
Below, folks, is the date we're all waiting for.
So you can relax a bit, Nike designers. You've still got three years to get these together.