Why are 'Alpha' males trending on TikTok? An out-of-touch adult guide to child culture

Why are ‘Alpha’ males trending on TikTok? An out-of-touch adult guide to child culture

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This week, GThe eneration Z casts its collective gaze toward the sky, but they still find time to poke fun at toxic male podcasts, pick up cheaters in video games, and laugh at dumb monkeys’ noses.

NASA birthday photos have gone viral

NASAAstronomy picture todayWebsite launch waaaaay Back in 1995 (and HTML never seems to change), and it has taken so far for it to go viral. The site shows you a NASA photo of every day since the mid-90s, kids on TikTok enter their birthday and then post the result. # good morning It has more than 17 million views.

The fun of this trend comes from not knowing what you’re going to get. May your birthday picture be a picture from another world and beautiful Pillars of Light over Alaskaor it may be a file Kitchen strainer on a shirt.

Making fun of ‘alpha’ males on TikTok

A TikTok filter that adds a stubble beard, blue eyes, and septal piercings has given rise to a funny new trend: its use to make fun of “alpha male” podcast creators. Credit goes to Elsa Lekowho made the first video in this genre by applying the filter and referring to “If it looks like this, I’ll start a podcast. Other users ran with the idea, and before long, the top ranks of hashtags like #Alpha males And #high value– Once the true home of toxic masculinity – it has been swept up in parody, revealing who the real “alpha” are. Unlike the actual man-o-sphere podcast, these Videos be Really amusing.

Cheating in the Guitar Hero community

Cheating scandal rocked Guitar champ social communication. Lots of people are still playing Guitar champ—released in 2005, After all – but there is a small community of excellent players who have stayed with him, and taken the game to extreme, near-superhero levels. Among this rare company, a 20-year-old named Schmooey was the best of the best—or so people thought. It turns out that the amazing videos Schmooey obtained were fake.

Youtube Karl Jobst He posted a video that delves into the details, but the thumbnail is: While Schmooey is actually an amazingly good player in Guitar Hero, he’s not the best at all, so to win world records and boost his reputation, he faked his videos. Disgraced by his summons, Schmooey deleted his channel and set off into the underworld.

Cheating in the YouTube gaming community

cheating in Guitar champ Embarrassing—Imagine you’re going to have the trouble of faking videos for years Just to convince some geek you’re good at a video game – but the recent cheating scandal around YouTube games Paul Dinino “Ice Poseidon” Positively sly. self-proclaimed internet detective covezilla He exposed the scandal, in which Ice Poseidon deceived his followers by “investing” $500,000 in boondoggle cryptocurrency, and then keeping $300,000 of it for himself, allegedly buying himself a Tesla car. Most egregiously, Ice Posiedon’s reaction to his arrest: He told Coffeezilla that he had no plans to return the money because he was “looking for himself”.

Part of the responsibility falls [the fans] ‘ said Ice Poseidon as he was supposed to wrap his mustache on the leash.

This week’s viral video: True Facts: The proboscis

This week’s viral video comes from an internet legend frank’s costume. Real facts: the proboscis monkey Take a deep and fun dive into the world of monkey noses. Why the ‘nose monkey’ doesn’t have a nose at all, the proboscis monkey has a huge hanging headhNozola?

It’s a more exciting question than you might think, and it takes us to the intersection of comical evolutionary traits and the sexual attractiveness of primates. I had no idea that proboscis monkeys enjoy erections all the time, and that humans are the second largest of the nosed primates. While I definitely clicked this video hoping to laugh at some big-nosed monkeys, the joke was ultimately directed at me. As the narrator points out in the video: “If you want to laugh at a monkey with a big nose and a funny penis, call a friend and get naked. It’s much cheaper than going to Borneo.”

The generous side of TikTok

Looking at the world of young people through the lens of the Internet tends to produce a lot of stories about scandals, stupid behavior and shallowness. But the internet for young people has a more sophisticated side as well. tik tok user Tweet embed She exemplified this by uploading a video of elderly Doordash driver Keri Judd with the caption, “Tell me I didn’t get the best cleaning agent.” Commentators were touched by the spectacle of an old man supposedly having to deliver food to make ends meet, GoFundMe that quickly rose to over six figures.

Twist: Judd seems to love his side hustle. “I would love to share my DoorDash experience with others so that they can earn income and succeed in their great experience,Judd wrote at GoFundMe.

(I realize one can look at this sarcastically, and I point out that Judd only received his windfall from the public due to the popular belief that a 71-year-old Need Donations from peers to grandchildren. aAnd isn’t giving money to someone just because they are “cute” in the video disgusting? But let me just have that one thing, okay?)

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