I've got 9 carefully curated TikToks for you this evening. That is, these are all things I liked.


I've got 9 carefully curated TikToks for you this evening. That is, these are all things I liked.

I've got 9 carefully curated TikToks for you this evening. That is, these are all things I liked.

1. Some have FOMO, but a lot of us have FOPU.

2. A lobster has been seen in real life.

3. Kayak camping and the coconut crab.

4. The L.A. conversation.

5. What does Dolly Parton think about prostitution? 

6. I remember when I lost my mind.

7. When David Bowie shouted out "It's great to be in Cincinnati..."

8. The different generations react to they/them pronouns.

9. Unclogging the drain.


29 Comments on Althouse: I've got 9 carefully curated TikToks for you this evening. That is, these are all things I liked.

  • Bob Boyd
    on December 05, 2022 | 17:47 Bob Boydsaid :
    "That clown hates it when he does that."
  • Readering
    on December 05, 2022 | 17:53 Readeringsaid :
    "Dolly kills.

    When I was 13 I would have killed for that drain uncloggimg job."
  • Nancy
    on December 05, 2022 | 17:54 Nancysaid :
    "Unclogging the drain FTW."
  • Lash LaRue
    on December 05, 2022 | 17:56 Lash LaRuesaid :
    "Dolly’s the best!"
  • Curious George
    on December 05, 2022 | 18:16 Curious Georgesaid :
    "I watch these and I think "Meade should run" then I saw the last one and rethought the whole thing. Then I remembered that you wouldn't go out when it's windy."
  • rhhardin
    on December 05, 2022 | 19:14 rhhardinsaid :
    "World's oldest profession after country music."
  • Merny11
    on December 05, 2022 | 19:39 Merny11said :
    "Dolly and the drainage!"
  • Will Cate
    on December 05, 2022 | 20:08 Will Catesaid :
    "Well done, neighborhood drain unclogger. Also #2 is adorable. "
  • MadisonMan
    on December 05, 2022 | 20:09 MadisonMansaid :
    "I expected the drain-unclogger to find himself suddenly waist-deep in a hole."
  • MadisonMan
    on December 05, 2022 | 20:16 MadisonMansaid :
    "I'm guessing the interview was about when Best Little Whorehouse in Texas was in theaters. I guess I'll go listen to Hard Candy Christmas.
    I will say that the "everyone there has ringworm" line about the Hot Yoga studio made me laugh. FOPU also made me laugh."
  • rrsafety
    on December 05, 2022 | 22:06 rrsafetysaid :
    "The drain guy has a YouTube channel called Post10. A nice decent guy. The TikTok account steals all his vids and uploads them. Post10 deserves better. I recommend his YouTube channel, especially if you want to see someone unclog culverts and drains for 30 minutes at a time. "
  • Justin
    on December 05, 2022 | 22:22 Justinsaid :
    "The Bowie one is from a recurring Conan bit in the 90s..."Celebrity Secrets"...hilarious."
  • Big Mike
    on December 05, 2022 | 22:38 Big Mikesaid :
    "There’s a whole YouTube channel where a fellow’s job is opening up clogged drains. Sometimes he has to clear out huge culverts that are packed pretty tightly with debris. A tough, thankless, job."
  • Quaestor
    on December 05, 2022 | 23:42 Quaestorsaid :
    "Well, at least the little boy didn't claim that a rainbow heralds the birth of a non-binary fox. I'd say that's progress toward a less dark future."
  • Wilbur
    on December 06, 2022 | 03:10 Wilbursaid :
    "Ha. Best Little Whorehouse was one of three movies I walked out of after 15 minutes. Totally unfunny witless dreck. Almost as bad as Spaceballs.
    But Dolly is very cool.

    #2 should be titled I Remember When I Lost My Mind."
  • Ann Althouse
    on December 06, 2022 | 04:13 Ann Althousesaid :
    "I agree that it's a problem that TikTok is used to grab snippets of other people's video and send it along. They should provide a link to the original at least. Do you think it's different from quoting a substantial paragraph on a blog?

    As for drain clearing as a random act of public service, we have that in our neighborhood in the snow season. Here are photos I blogged in 2019, showing the drain Meade "adopted.""
  • Andrew
    on December 06, 2022 | 04:58 Andrewsaid :
    "To be honest, Cincinnati isn't a bad city. It has real charm, and some great culture. I'm not sure if Bowie was joking. My guess is it was just one more city on a tour, and didn't have the glamour of other venues. I can assure you, it's a better city than Cleveland.

    It also has great history: abolitionism, Copperheads, the Underground Railroad, the Great Turkey Massacre...

  • Saint Croix
    on December 06, 2022 | 06:06 Saint Croixsaid :
    "ha ha

    "Are you a prostitute?"

    She is so sweet. Love it.

    Dolly played a madam in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. That was funny when I was a kid. More whores in that movie that any movie I've ever seen. Dancing whores, happy whores.

    Squeaked by with a C+!

    It’s a happy whore musical. Really, it should not work. You’re a whore! But all the whores are so likable. I like Charles Durning, who plays the governor. He’s a whore, too. Does his little whore dance. Everybody’s a happy hooker in this one, except Burt. He’s pissed off the whole movie. Probably because his girlfriend is a prostitute."
  • Saint Croix
    on December 06, 2022 | 06:08 Saint Croixsaid :
    "I think I'm going to memorize her response in case I ever get asked anything about prostitution.

    "Oh, prostitutes. Well, we're all sinners trying to find our way. I try not to judge. Are you a prostitute?"

  • Ann Althouse
    on December 06, 2022 | 06:32 Ann Althousesaid :
    "Click my Cincinnati tag. I had great times there!"
  • Ann Althouse
    on December 06, 2022 | 06:34 Ann Althousesaid :
    "I suspect the unclogging drains guy that you know from YouTube is also behind this TikTok account.

    It has many videos and over a million followers:"
  • Ann Althouse
    on December 06, 2022 | 06:37 Ann Althousesaid :
    "I withdraw the suspicion.

    @unclogging_drains has this at his page: "Credit: Drain Addict, Post 10"

    That is he's giving credit generally to 2 other accounts as he lifts their work"
  • Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker
    on December 06, 2022 | 06:49 Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hookersaid :
  • hawkeyedjb
    on December 06, 2022 | 07:33 hawkeyedjbsaid :
    "My ancestors came from the old country. Grandpa was a Basque leaf herder."
  • Left Bank of the Charles
    on December 06, 2022 | 09:18 Left Bank of the Charlessaid :
    "9 reminds me of the flooding of Barillari Books at One Miffin Place in Cambridge some 30 years ago. A storm drain clogged with leaves, then rain water level rose up over the curb and sidewalk and cascaded down the steps into the basement bookstore."
  • Ernest
    on December 06, 2022 | 09:40 Ernestsaid :
    "Re the drain unclogging video: In our previous home in northern Illinois our property backed up to the local high school’s sports fields. The school had sloped the ground so all the rain water flowed to a culvert on our property that ran right under my home office at the back of our garage. I had to periodically unclog the grate opening into the culvert in order to prevent my office being flooded."
  • Big Mike
    on December 06, 2022 | 12:14 Big Mikesaid :
    "@unclogging_drains has this at his page: "Credit: Drain Addict, Post 10"

    I checked. Post 10 is the YouTube channel that I used to get a kick out of. It resonated with me because there was a storm drain next to our driveway back where we used to live, and in winter I had to be careful to clean snow away from its opening or I’d have meltwater all over the front of the drive. Not a real problem if it stayed in liquid state, but if it froze overnight "
  • Susan in Seattle
    on December 06, 2022 | 22:07 Susan in Seattlesaid :
    "I liked the drain clearing. Reminds me of a street close by that often has develops a pool during heavy rain due to a clogged drain. It's an arterial so cars will come tearing through and send up rooster tails of water. A kindly neighbor usually goes out with his rake to clear the drain, just as this man did. "
  • Wince
    on December 06, 2022 | 22:40 Wincesaid :
    "I found that "I lost my mind" clip hilarious.

    What does that say about me?"

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