December 4, 2022

When does a dog get a NYT obituary?

When he was a TikTok star: "Noodle, Pug Known for ‘Bones’ or ‘No Bones’ Days on TikTok, Is Dead at 14/The pug’s videos served as a safe space and a distraction on an often divisive internet." 

If Noodle stood up for a few seconds upon waking up, it was a “bones day,” which meant good things were ahead or that it was a time to be ambitious. It was a “no bones day” when he plopped back onto his bed — not necessarily a bad day, but more of a slow, low-key day....  Noodle, who had 4.5 million followers on TikTok, would at times “crumple with ennui”....

You can scroll through all the videos here.

10 comments:

Mr Wibble said...

Gosh, why is old media dying? It's a complete mystery!

gilbar said...

so, just to Keep Track.. The NYTs IS the tiktok paper of record

Lem Former Twitter Aficionado said...

The dog is quiet... too quiet.

Nancy said...

I randomly clicked on one clip, which turned out to be about Giving Tuesday. The guy proposed to donate to 5 causes suggested in the comments. "Suggest anything you like!" Strangely his examples were all far left.

rhhardin said...

The NYT does paid obituaries so anybody might show up.

n.n said...

Laika - The New York Times

Sputnik 2 carried Laika, a Siberian husky, which became the first animal to go into orbit. Laika died when the batteries...

Lurker21 said...

Noodle was probably an entitled asshole, like Nom Nom in those three bears cartoons or Eddie Murphy playing Gumby.

Political Junkie said...

Dogs are great. Tend to think there are differences between cat people and dog people. I think Taylor Swift is a cat person and Carrie Underwood and dog person. Hmmm...

gilbar said...

Here's a story, that the NYTs WISHES they could obit
Ex-Intelligence Officials Who Said Hunter Biden Laptop Story Was a Russian Operation Silent After Twitter Files Released

Leon Panetta, a former CIA director and defense secretary, John Brennan a former CIA director, Mike Hayden, a former CIA director, and Jim Clapper, a former director of national intelligence — who all once said The Post’s reporting had ‘all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,’ — declined or did not respond to request for comment about whether the latest disclosures had changed their opinion


democrats are Amoral Treasonous Thugs.. Prove me wrong? Igna? Gadfly? Mark? ANYONE? Any One at all?

Temujin said...

OK. I took your invite and linked to the videos and started with the first one, announcing that "I'm so sorry to have to announce this, but Noodle passed away yesterday."

I have a 13 year old dog. And though she's still spirited, you can see her getting older (look who's talking). But I can be very sure that when that day comes, I won't be on TikTok crying to the world that 'noodle' has passed. Yikes.

Am I wrong in thinking the Chinese love our curated sensitive side?

Just kidding, Ann.