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This time, it's really, really personal.

It's been a busy couple of months for fans of Back to the Future. Not only is it the 30th anniversary of the original's release, but Oct. 21 will mark the exact date when Doc Brown and Marty McFly arrived in Back to the Future 2's future.

Many people are celebrating in different ways. Some are building awesome DeLorean golf carts. Some are helping you build your own hoverboard. And Christopher Lloyd put his lab coat back on.

Universal Studios decided to celebrate by putting together a trailer for Jaws 19, the movie featured at Hill Valley's cinema.

And it's a lot of fun to watch.

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We know you were planning a lot for the 10th anniversary for the greatest love story ever told. Well so was Stephenie Meyer.

Apparently, her plans were to make more money by 'reimagining' the 10-year-old Twilight through trading the genders of the two main characters.

Sure. Whatever.

All this, according to Entertainment Weekly

In honor of the 10th anniversary of her best-selling vampire romance, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has written a 442-page reimagining of the novel that made her a publishing sensation. This time around, she's switched the genders of her protagonists. Yes, it's true. In the new tale titled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, Bella Swan is now a boy named Beau (short for Beaufort) and the brooding Edward Cullen is now Edythe. Meyer is expected to discuss the project in more detail during an appearance Tuesday morning on Good Morning America.

Meyer explains in her foreword to the anniversary edition of the novel that she decided to go with the gender bending to underscore her position that Bella isn't a "damsel in distress" as certain critics have charged. Rather, the author insists, the character is a "human in distress," or as Meyer calls her, "a normal human being surrounded on all sides by people who are basically superheroes and supervillains." Meyer also takes issue with the criticism that Bella was "too consumed with her love interest, as if that's somehow just a girl thing." The author mentions, too, that Beau is "more OCD" than Bella was and that he's "totally missing the chip Bella carries around on her shoulder all the time."

Based on this, it sounds like the mystical, master class of writing that can only be found by using 'Replace All'.

Just please, PLEASE, don't make more movies to reflect this 'reimagining'.

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Nintendo celebrated the 30th birthday of Super Mario Bros. with the release of this excellent little video documenting the creation of that iconic game.

Shigeru Miyamoto explains his inspiration and process for how the lasting gem came into being.

Technically, Sept. 13 was the 30th anniversary, but who knows when that is relative to today, what with modern time zones and all. So, Google got into the spirit today with a nifty little Easter egg.

If you type "Super Mario Bros." into search, a question box will appear in the results and you can go ahead and collect all the coins you want.

Unfortunately, you do not receive an extra life if you click it 100 times.

Happy belated b-day Super Mario Bros. Thanks for introducing me to a life long habit of reality avoidance.

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20 years ago today, Microsoft released Windows 95 into the world.

It followed up on the success of Windows 3.1 and radically expanded Microsoft's dominance in both the personal computing market and the enterprise world.

The OS included many features that have since become legacy hallmarks of Windows, like the Start menu and the taskbar.

It was a pivotal upgrade that introduced many, many more to computer interactions. Chances are, you have experience on or around or complaining about Windows 95.

But does it really need an anniversary? Probably not.

It's an important moment in technological history, but it doesn't really need a day when we can remember the launching of an OS.

HOWEVER, we do need a day when we can remember Bill Gates and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer dancing at the launch.

Never, ever forget.

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If you need another reminder that time's flat circle will eventually roll over and crush you, it might as well be in the form of Harry Potter news.

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the public's introduction to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as the three precocious, magical children who found adventure, friendship and eventually love in the halls of Hogwarts.

Seriously, 15 years.

You probably have memories of this, don't you? Meaning you are even older than old.

Here's part of the original press release that preceded the filming of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:

ATTENTION ALL MUGGLES! Director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman have discovered their Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the thousands of children who cast their names into the hat to play the roles. Young actor Daniel Radcliffe will be the film's Harry, with newcomers Rupert Grint and Emma Watson taking on the roles of Ron and Hermione, Harry's best friends at Hogwarts, in Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming adaptation of the first in the best-selling series of Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.

The hashtag #15yearsofDanEmmaRupert has sprung up around the anniversary with people sharing their memories and their appreciation for the wizarding trio.

By the by, this is what they look like now:

And you're probably older. Much older.

Sorry about the reminder that death is hurtling towards you at lightning speed.

Sarah Michelle Gellar honored Robin Williams on the anniversary of his death.
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Aug. 11 marks the one year anniversary of Robin Williams' death.

There have already been tributes from news sites and ways to remember him, like which of his movies to stream.

One heart-felt remembrance leapt out from Sarah Michelle Gellar as she posted the following picture to her Instagram.

One of Williams' last roles was on the CBS television show The Crazy Ones. It was a single-camera sitcom that CBS cancelled after one season in May of last year.

Gellar played Williams' daughter on the show and she might have been one of the last to get to know the comedian during the final months of his life.

It's an incredible quote from Emerson and another reminder of one more great talent lost.

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