How is today going so far for you? My neighbour dropped off blueberry pancakes outside my door, which is delightful (pro tip: reheat pancakes in your toaster.) So here I am, full of pancakes and ready to fill your appetite for distraction.
Here’s today’s list of things to check out while you stay at home for the greater good.
The Best RATM cover you will ever see?
It’s the cover tune you never knew you needed and perhaps a little comfort if you were all geared up to see Rage Against the Machine in 2020. Watch little Audrey cover “Killing in the Name” and bring her own adorable rage.
I promise I won’t be doing any singing, but I’ll be keeping you informed and entertained 1-5pm. Feel free to tune in and check in and tell me how you’re feeling, you can call in or text 416-588-0881.
Check out Tom DeLonge’s UFO Research Academy videos
"Look at that thing!"
— ABC News (@ABC) April 28, 2020
I’m not gonna lie, I thought former Blink 182 member (*cue “I Miss You”) Tom DeLonge was a bit bananas for going full force into hunting for UFOs. Turns out, joke’s on me.
In 2017 and 2018, DeLonge’s UFO research organization, To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, shared three videos captured by Navy pilots showing strange objects rapidly accelerating in US airspace, and welp, The Pentagon has officially recognized their existence. Read more about it here. And perhaps see what Tom DeLonge’s been up to here.
Netflix Party with Jane’s Party!
Join in on the Netflix Party tonight! Think of it as Band and a Movie… but you can chat in real time while watching at home on Netflix.
Tonight join Mel and Jane’s Party, as we watch their pick: Extraction. Hang out with us in the chat! All you have to do is download the Netflix Chrome extension before logging in via the link to the movie before it starts at 8pm, it’s very easy.
Get more info here.
Learn to love spiders
I saved a spider yesterday, and though I know it’s not a medal worthy achievement, it got me wondering about how much they eat/ should I move it closer to my kitchen for the inevitable great fruit fly takeover of 2020.
Some scientists actually DID figure out just how much all the spiders in the world eat, the answer: they consume somewhere between 400 – 800 million tons of prey a year.
To put that into perspective: the biomass of every adult in the world is about 287 million tons. Which means spiders could eat all the people in the world in a year and want to do it all again (maybe twice.)
Sounds like the premise for a terrible horror movie BUT we need them, don’t kill spiders! They are very necessary, learn to love them, read up.
Also please appreciate the peacock spider’s incredible dance moves.
That’s it for today, I hope you’re feeling well and taking care over there. If you need some more suggestions of things to check out, here you go: