November 20, 2019

Althouse selects the best of TikTok.

1. A French bulldog skateboards:



2. A bee eats honey:



3. A dog looks through a fence:

21 comments:

Darrell said...

I'd hate to see the others, then.

YoungHegelian said...

Just watch -- that skateboarding dog will soon have a gig in Vegas.

Darrell said...

The bee reminds me of Howard. With felch instead of honey, of course.

Yancey Ward said...

"Just watch -- that skateboarding dog will soon have a gig in Vegas."

He could run for Congress, or go work at WaPo.

clint said...

How did they manage the camera work on the skateboarding dog?

john said...

This started about a month ago, these videos all say "failed to load". Anyone know why?

Lucid-Ideas said...

The line between the advertising economy, attention economy, fame, acting, stupid party tricks, stupid human tricks, charades, and elite court ritual have finally merged.

It's the apocalypse. I saw a pig fly by my window just now, and dogs and cats are sure to start mating anytime now. You'll be able to see both on TikTok shortly.

Pray with me.

Lucid-Ideas said...

I recently read something that among the top 3 desired professions for those under 25, one was 'youtube celebrity'. We are so completely fucked.

There's a tongue-in-cheek joke that in the late 19th century a race of hyper-smart aliens were running around Austria, Germany, and other EU countries getting it on with women as the products of these couplings produced men that:

1) Split the atom
2) Put it back together
3) Created the modern science of signals transmission
4) Computers
5) Advanced miniaturized electronics
6) Quantum physics & Quantum mechanics
7) Built an entirely new cosmological model not done since Newton
8) Etc. Etc.

I also read a-likely-fake-news article on Drudge that said our brains have shrunk 20%...but I still believe it. Do these kids know that just like 2-300 years ago acting and showing off was the purview of circus performers, whores, scoundrels, and the crippled? What the eff is happening? How did Hollywood completely take over every other honorable aspiration in a bid to entice the middle of the bell-curb to laugh and keep buying shit?

I'd say another Einstein will come along and fix this but he'll probably be aborted. Fuck.

Rick.T. said...

clint said...
How did they manage the camera work on the skateboarding dog?

I'd guess a drone. I watched some drone races for a few minutes. I wouldn't have believed they are that agile unless I had seen it already.

PM said...

The Chicoms liked.

Jon Ericson said...

@john
If you're using Brave browser, click the little lion icon and turn off "shields".
Worked for me.

eddie willers said...

Tik Tok needs a volume control if they want me to watch their videos.

john said...

I dont have a brave browser. I have a chicken browser. NTL I'll click on something in the upper right corner and see what happens. Thanks.

Lance said...

What happened to the vids of cats playing pianos? They not good enough anymore?

anti-de Sitter space said...

That app put 2 of those in front of me.

According to the algo, Althouse is like me. I’m sure she also gets a lot of fast baller boats and cool epoxy resin stuff.

stevew said...

Dat chit creeps me out.

grimson said...

I'm baffled by Althouse's fondness for TikTok.

anti-de Sitter space said...

BTW, I’m often very important re what videos are widely promoted there.

Their algo shoots low-view videos at a couple/few dozen folks, and then records the reaction. If this small sample isn’t into something, that thing will be cut from a chance to go big.

I get a fair amount of almost no-view stuff.


anti-de Sitter space said...

I’m an influencer. For algorithms.

[In more ways than one.]

Marc said...

I forgot about TikTok for a few days and then opened it up again. Finally realizing that there is a search function, ahem, has improved my experience. Owls, eagles, hawks-- it is amusing for the bus commute; reading while in motion has really never been something I can be comfortable with-- all sorts of exotic animals and the kind-hearted or ridiculous or stupid antics of the people who use and abuse them. Even a couple of seconds of the occasional cat is tolerable.

anti-de Sitter space said...

Marc,

The real key is to hold down so you get options. One option is “not interested.”

It still takes time, but you will push the algorithm.

Saving favorite type stuff re topics, creators, sounds, and such also help. But less so, I think.