You gotta give Matt Patches a lot of credit. He’s an entertainment editor at Polygon. In 2010, Matt posted this on Twitter: "If Top Gun 2 happens, I will eat a shoe." (I'd post the actual Tweet, but who has time to scroll back twelve years?!?)
We know the movie finally happened. It made $156 million over the weekend in the US alone! So, what did Matt do? Well, he could have just ignored it...and hoped nobody would remember, but NO! Matt actually ate a shoe. It was made of fruit leather, edible glue, and licorice laces, but to be fair, he never specified what kind of shoe he’d eat. Plus, this guy actually wore the shoe! Outside. On the street. Before he ate it. Damn.
Before you ask, of course there's video! Why would I even start the conversation without one? Pshaw.
The whole presentation is entertaining, but if you wanna skip right to the good stuff, slide that timeline to the 15 minute mark.