Mid-Day Musings – Need Some “Space”?

Mid-Day Musings – Need Some “Space”?

Plus Billie Joe Armstrong’s awesome cover of “Kids in America”.

Most of us have spent the last month-and-a-half in quarantine . . . so the idea of going to a concert . . . especially a rock concert . . . seems like a futuristic dream, since it’s one of the LEAST sterile environments you could possibly find yourself in.

But it’s a lot easier to imagine if you had a special SPACESUIT to protect you from everything and everyone around you.

Some company has designed a suit called the Micrashell, which is kind of like a half-spacesuit with its own ventilation system.  It’s airtight, but only covers your upper body . . . so you won’t have any trouble hitting the restroom.

It has a camera, speakers, and a wireless communication system, which will even allow you to “mute” people around you.

Apparently, the idea is that the venues would own these suits . . . give them to attendees . . . and sanitize them between uses.  The company says they hope to have them ready by the time concerts start up again.  (There are pics, here.)


On a semi-related note, Netflix has released the first trailer for Steve Carell’s 10-episode comedy Space Force, centered on a four-star general who has been tapped to run Space Force, the new branch of the U.S. military. Premiering May 29 — and created by Carell and his old friend, The Office showrunner Greg Daniels — Space Force also features such familiar faces as Lisa Kudrow (as Naird’s wife) and John Malkovich (as Naird’s head scientist), as well as Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, and Fred Willard, plus Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Alex Sparrow, and Don Lake.

Check out the trailer below!

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day covered Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America”, the latest installment of his quarantine cover series “No Fun Mondays.”  Armstrong dedicated the quarantine version of 1981 hit to bandmate Mike Dirnt, who celebrated his 48th birthday on May 4th.