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Brenna’s Take on the News: Enough with the hover boards

What I have to say about Wednesday, Oct. 21:

Yes. It’s “Back to the Future” day.

If you’ve been on the internet at all today, you have seen its fixation on the fact that at 4:29 p.m. will mark the beginning of the end of the future in the movie “Back to the Future, Part II.”

When you compare the actual year 2015 and fictional year 2015, a lot of things stack up. Bob Gale, the director and writer of the movie, was able to call out drones, a new green revolution and even how stupid Google Glass was going to look in the future.

But we just can’t get over the fact we don’t have hover boards.

What is it about the hover board that gets us all spun up? #IfIHadAHoverboard is one of the top trending topics. We already have enough trouble navigating longboards, bikes, and God forbid a Segway if it comes our way. And if hover boards caught on, how would you regulate traffic? If there were enough, you’d have to regulate it. The sky doesn’t have lanes or traffic lights, so how would you keep people from constantly colliding? Insurance companies would have a coronary.

I am all about that 2015 fashion though:







Joe Biden will not be running for president—for realsies this time

As many news outlets have reported, Joe Biden officially announced after months of suspense that he indeed is not running for President.

Although a Biden presidential campaign would have been downright cheeky and fantastic, the decision to not run is probably a big sigh of relief for the Democrats. Waiting for him to decide was painful—it was kind of like waiting for your cat standing in the middle of the sliding door, waiting for it to go in or out. Despite never formally announcing his candidacy, he still somehow managed to have higher approval ratings than the three other actual democratic candidates.

After sitting in the senate for six terms, it could be said that he has a right to be a little burned out. With as much personal tragedy and political firestorm he has handled, I would think this man has earned a good retirement.


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