Tom DeLonge Quit Blink-182 To Prove Aliens Exist
“And that’s when he was like, ‘Dude, you just drank a shot glass of LSD.'”
I spent a huge chunk of my day excoriating the internet for turning society into a comment section full of unproductive shitbags, which not only exposed me of being my own kind of hypocritical shitbag, but also torpedoed The Crap We Missed. I had a choice, and I chose poorly. But so did former co-frontman of Blink-182, Tom DeLong, who quit the band to pursue his lifelong dream of proving that aliens exist. This is not the better alternative of one’s time and effort I was suggesting. Via Science.Mic:
After a somewhat messy Blink-182 breakup last year, DeLonge is launching a multimedia franchise called Sekret Machines that will seek to investigate “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” from a serious perspective. The franchise will include fiction books, nonfiction books, new music from DeLonge’s band Angels & Airwaves and a documentary.
And if that all sounds like just a cash grab for a larger audience than however many diehard What’s My Age Again? fans there are left, don’t be so cynical. This dude really means it. I’m talking deep in the rabbit hole. So, I’m going to let him tell you in his own words about the truth they don’t want you to know about.
On how science has an approach, but Tom DeLonge, singer of Fuck a Dog and Does My Breath Smell? is going his own direction:
Yeah, they are, and they have their own way of doing things. I think there’s been a policy to find microbial life far out somewhere else, then start the conversation about life in the universe and how it could form, how far it can advance itself and could they ever come here. Maybe they sent drones here. I’m starting with the idea there’s been something else here all along.
There are two sides to looking for other forms of life. There’s one that’s looking at the interaction with humanity over a very long period of time. But there’s also advancing the idea that there was life or forms of life on Mars, on Europa, and even farther out — on exoplanets that look very much like Earth.
On how he now believes he’s an integral part of the national security aparatus. No, really:
Well it’s not so much about Blink. It’s about what I’m doing with my life now. When you’re an individual like me, dealing with something that’s a national security issue, and you’re being gifted with the opportunity to communicate something you’ve been passionate about your whole life — something that has the opportunity to change the world over time — being a small part of that is enormously important for my life path.
On using the gold standard that every bullshit huckster eventually falls back on:
I don’t think I’m going to be the person that offers the best evidence unless people really trust what I’m doing and believe me. There’s been hundreds and hundreds of thousands of eyewitness accounts. Trace evidence that’s been analyzed by scientists across the world. Events have happened on the ground. It’s all around us. I know of stuff I can’t talk about right now.
“But I’ll sell you all of my secret knowledge piece by piece in my books, music, and documentaries, please for the love of God buy this shit! If I have to sing When You Fucked Grandpa one more time, I swear I’ll beat a roadie to death with a mic stand.”
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