Take me back to May 31, 2011
Let's go back to the 2010s.
The date is May 31, 2011, and it's a Tuesday. 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.
In the United States, the Memorial Day weekend of 2011 has recently come and gone. To many, this means that the summer has officially started. 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 The Hangover Part II is at the top of the box office.
David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Office", "The Big Bang Theory", "White Collar", and "The Walking Dead". 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. 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. Democratic Party congressman Anthony Weiner has come under fire following reports that he sent a woman explicit photographs over Twitter. Weiner is denying that he sent the images. Barcelona have won the 2011 UEFA Champions League after defeating Manchester United 3-1 in the final.
A blackhat hacking group called "LulzSec" is receiving a lot of attention following a number of high-profile attacks on companies such as Sony. 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. People are playing video games such as "Halo: Reach", "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood", "Dead Space 2", and "Total War: Shogun 2".
Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "One Tree Hill", "Glee", and "Team Umizoomi". Children are playing with toys such as Playmobil Horse Farm, the iPad, Rocky the Robot Truck, and Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls.