Look: Romance is hard. First dates are particularly bad, a fumbling moment in which two ostensibly lonely humans attempt to sniff out the other’s possibilities as a partner. A new video from Funny Or Die starring Blink-182 and Linkin Park explores this, following the story of two people on a date who take advice from the bands in order to better hit it off and maybe stave off the lonely death that is the fate of all sentient beings.
The video inspires a glimmer of hope that, despite our faults, we may end up with someone special. Because while Blink-182 may have splintered with longtime member Tom DeLonge, and Linkin Park may be Linkin Park, at least these two crazy groups of millennial alt-rockers have each other. Yes, the two are heading out on a “Blinkin Park” mini-tour, along with obnoxious person Machine Gun Kelly and whatever portion of the Wu-Tang Clan can be convinced to show up. True love is hard to find, but sticking together through thick, thin, and a tour with Machine Gun Kelly—that’s the sort of logic-defying love for which we all can only yearn. Especially given Mark Hoppus’ increasingly unfortunate haircut.