Take me back to May 26, 2011
Let's go back to the 2010s.
It is Thursday, May 26, 2011. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 2011 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished.
Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. In America, the song "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele is at the top of the singles charts, while "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is at the top of the box office.
David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. People are using pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" to share funny and relatable experiences.
It's 2011, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Adele, Maroon 5, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Bruno Mars. The catchphrase "Every Day I'm Shufflin'" is being repeated and parodied following the success of LMAO's song "Party Rock Anthem". Anti-government protests are taking place in cities across Syria.
A civil war is raging on in Libya. Large battles are taking place between Colonel Gaddafi's government forces and Libyan rebels, who are being supported by NATO. There is a strange new fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location. The recent killing of wanted terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden at the start of this month is continuing to be a topic of discussion.
The game "L.A. Noire" has just been released. Wrestling fans are mourning the death of WWF legend Randy Savage, who recently passed away from a heart attack. Internet users are making jokes about how Harold Camping's "Rapture" prediction for the 21st of May did not come true.
The Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland has erupted and is disrupting air traffic across Europe. In soccer, Chelsea have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti after his second season in charge. 158 people have tragically lost their lives in Joplin, Missouri following a powerful multiple-vortex tornado.
Meanwhile, Call of Duty fans are excited following the recent release of the first gameplay trailer for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3". The ongoing trial of Casey Anthony for the murder her 2-year-old daughter Caylee is receiving widespread attention on social media.
Scotty McCreery has just won the 10th season of American Idol.
Actress Lindsay Lohan has just received a 120-day jail sentence for theft. Former Serbian general Ratko Mladić has been arrested in Lazarevo, northern Serbia for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries have recently become engaged. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ryan Dunn, Peter Falk, Betty Ford, and Roberts Blossom would all still be alive.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Psych", "Mad Men", "RuPaul's Drag Race", and "Game of Thrones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo: Reach", "Fallout: New Vegas", "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood", and "Homefront". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Peppa Pig", "Johnny Test", and "Big Time Rush".
Popular toys at the moment include Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig, Harumika (dolls), Rocky the Robot Truck, and Duck Hunter.