What a week it’s been, between Back to the Future mania and Star Wars continuing to rule everything around us. But even as science fiction tried to take over the Internet, reality fought back, whether in the form of websites failing when people needed them most or social niceties dropping away without warning. At least we managed to dance our cares away thanks to Drake. Here’s what you might have missed online while you were busy watching The Force Awakens trailer for the 20th time.

The Force Is Not So Strong In This One

What Happened: Tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens went on sale Monday. The Internet was unprepared.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: As fans around the world waited to watch the new Star Wars trailer—a trailer that almost broke the Internet—they tried to distract themselves by buying newly released tickets online. With an emphasis on “tried”.

Yup, it was true: after crashing UK cinema sites, the demand for The Force Awakens proceeded to do the same in the US, taking down Fandango, MovieTickets.com, AMC Theaters, ArcLight Cinemas, Regal Cinemas, and Alamo Drafthouse. Very quickly, the story became just how difficult it was to buy tickets, with the collective Internet seeming to forget that the movie would probably stick around in theaters for a while after that first night.

The Takeaway: Putting aside any cheap “I guess Fandango is run by the Empire, amirite?” jokes, the real takeaway here is avoid the Internet if you’re not seeing Star Wars on opening night and don’t want to be spoiled. Because, seriously, that’s going to be a nightmare.

Maybe This Wasn’t the Best Idea?

What Happened: Community creator Dan Harmon lost his chill on Twitter, and … well, you’ll see.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter

What Really Happened: This one came out of nowhere, and still seems more than a little depressing in retrospect. Dan Harmon, creator of Community found himself drunk, flying, and in possession of Twitter earlier this week, and disaster ensued.

A Twitter account that’s now locked, for reasons you’ll soon understand, responded by saying, “Uhhh ok? I guess you’re drunker than expected. That’s ok. But this isn’t that great of an idea?” which provoked the following:

It continues in this vein—including Harmon telling the Twitter user “Good luck topping today, fuck nut”—for awhile longer, before Harmon decided to block and insult any follower who’d said anything negative about his rant, hashtagging each tweet #harmonblock2015. After a run of blocks/insults, he then posted:

The Takeaway: Quite what actually happened remains unclear, but one thing is obvious: Unless you’re into being verbally abused for pretty much no reason, never, ever tweet anything to Dan Harmon while he’s flying. Or, perhaps ever.

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

What Happened: Yelp is suing South Park and Comedy Central for $10 million. OK, not really.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: You might have seen tweets like the following this week:

There’s only one problem: it’s not true. The story originated on fake news site NBC.com.co, suggesting that Yelp was suing the creators of South Park (and also Comedy Central, the show’s network) for $10 million in response to a recent episode that took aim at the service. “To compare the users of Yelp to terrorists is not only cruel, but the definition of libel and slander,” a spokesman for the site was reported as saying. “I believe any reasonable court in America will agree with the lawsuit and rule in our favor.”

Even as Yelp pushed back against the hoax—”We have no interest in legal action against the fantastic team that makes the South Park magic happen,” a real Yelp spokesperson told Eater—the rumor continued to spread, in part because the fake story still shows up, at time of this writing, in Google’s news feed, tagged as a legitimate NBC story.

The Takeaway: Everyone knows that Yelp wouldn’t sue a TV show over something like this. They’d just write a scathing review.

Love, Airbnb

What Happened: Airbnb wanted San Francisco to know it has paid its taxes. No one was impressed.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: On Wednesday, Airbnb unveiled a number of new ads in San Francisco, informing the world that it had paid the $12 million it owed the city in hotel taxes, and offering some suggestions how best to spend that money. “Dear Public Works, we hope you use some of the $12 million in hotel taxes to put escalators on all the hills,” read one. “Dear Parking Enforcement, please use the $12 million in hotel taxes to feed all expired parking meters,” ran another. A third—and maybe the most passive aggressive of all—went, “Dear SF Tax Collector, you know the $12 million in hotel taxes? Don’t spend it all in one place.”

Response wasn’t exactly favorable:

As the media started picking up the story, the company was forced to apologize for the tone-deaf ads.

“The intent was to show the hotel tax contribution from our hosts and guests, which is roughly $1 million per month,” the company said in an official statement. “It was the wrong tone and we apologize to anyone who was offended. These ads are being taken down immediately.”

The Takeaway: Who could’ve guessed that people wouldn’t be excited by advertisements in which successful companies passive-aggressively write about doing the very least expected of them when it comes to contributing to the community in which they exist? Oh, that’s right; everyone. On the plus side, maybe a future ad campaign will see Airbnb create posters in which every tax payer gets to suggest how their hard-earned contributions are spent.

Dancing Fool

What Happened: Drake danced in the video for “Hotline Bling.” Which, it turns out, was exactly the thing needed to turn the video viral.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: The video for Drake’s latest single dropped this week, giving the world a chance to see his moves for themselves. But we’re not talking slickly choreographed dancing here; we’re talking the kinds of moves that make the director of the video give interviews where he says things like, “he’s a good dancer, man,” adding, “we’re all used to music video dancers being people you need to pay professionally, but that’s legitimate, out-on-the-dancefloor, having-fun dancing right there.”

It was also the kind of dancing that the Internet couldn’t resist putting its own spin on.

As people tried to get their heads around what was happening, the Internet declared the meme over, tried to decode its meaning (more than once), wondered if it could be Hallowe’en-ized, got some experts involved, and wondered if he’d stolen his moves from someone else. But, of course, all good things come to an end:

The Takeaway: Genuinely can’t tell. Is the world now more safe for those of us who can’t dance, or less safe?

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