Can you feel it?! We’re soooooo close to October! And that means one thing — it’s officially Halloween season! When you’re not busy thinking about your costume(s) every morning and afternoon during your commute, you should be passing the time with a handful of entertaining outlets. There’s only so much twiddling of your thumbs you can endure ;)

This week’s commute must-watch is the latest mashup video from YouTube sensation (and MTV star) Todrick Hall. After slaying us with his Beyoncé medley and giving us all the nostalgia feels with his Disney x ’90s R&B music vid (and countless other visuals on his YouTube channel), he’s back with another mega mix using another pop star’s music catalog. This time it’s Taylor Swift, and the multi-talented singer (who was our social media correspondent at Re:Make 2015) totally nails waaaaay more than a handful of Swift’s iconic tunes. The “Bad Blood” singer loved it so much, she shared her own enthusiasm for the tribute on Twitter and added Todrick to her ever-expanding squad. Fingers crossed next up in Todrick’s mashup lineup are Rihanna, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj.

Bonus Commute Essentials

  • Sad Animal Facts: This playfully illustrated Instagram feed is full of sometimes-sad, always-interesting tidbits on all kinds of animals (domesticated and wild). You’re gonna be hooked.
  • Switched on Pop: Pop music lovers will be obsessed with this podcast that dives deep into the making and meaning of today’s Top 40 tunes.
  • Get Peanutized: Gear up for the upcoming Peanuts movie by turning yourself, your friends, your family and whoever else into a Charles M. Schulz character. Funny, entertaining and time-consuming, exactly what your commute requires.
  • Hatch (Free on iOS): This app is the modern-day time capsule. Upload photo and video messages for yourself and others in your life to open in the future. Set a date and time you want the messages to be unlocked, then when the time comes enjoy your thoughts and theories on where you thought everyone would be years from now.

Let us know if you’ve got other commute essentials for the week in the comments.

(Photos via @toddyrockstar + @sadanimalsfacts)