The year: 2074. In a retirement home. IN SPACE. Grandkids Danny and Bella Boo Boo Bot are visiting. "Grandpa Josh," B to the fourth asks, "What was the year 2012 like?" A brief pause. "Well, it's like this," I begin, "do you remember the end of Star Wars Episode XIV?" The grandkids nod vigorously. "It wasn't like that at all." Another longer pause. I continue, "There was no Jedi Jar Jar. No Baby Han Solo fighting Baby Greedo. No 15-minute interlude to salute Lord General Disney." The kids stand. "HAIL DISNEY." They salute. They sit. "There were a lot of dogs in 2012. A LOT. And it was wonderful. Let me show you something."
"This is what 2012 was like...What's this? Oh, that's right: past me left a note explaining that should this conversation ever be used as a framing device, I'm supposed to say that GIFs, already-mentioned memes, and scripted TV show screenshots aren't includ...GET AWAY FROM THAT ROBOT HOOKER, DANNY."
Episode aired before 2012, but this was my favorite article to work on this year. (Via)
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