The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 2, Episode 50 · 10 months ago

You Kids and Your TikToks

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We're old and we don't understand how TikTok works, you damn kids. Get off our lawn. Pull up your damn pants. 

This week, Mike & Mike talk about:

  • New trending stocks.
  • The Rittenhouse & McMichael/Bryan trials.
  • We can't figure out TikTok.

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Welcome to the Basement Lounge podcast with your host Mike Shay and Mike Wells. Sit Back, grab a drink, relax, let's see where the time takes. US enjoy. What's happens is, last time we got together, a couple of a couple of jury verdicts came down. Yeah, so Rittenhouse we all knew it's going to get acquitted. We all knew that was going to fuck it happen. I blame that one a lot on the prosecutors and a lot on the judge. Yeah, because I think the prosecutors did a shit job presenting their case. They relied way too heavily on they leaned a little too heavy on it being a hate crime and not just a crime, and which is hard to prove when the people who died were white and the shooter was white. Yeah, so they leaned a little too by into that. But the other one, the three dudes that attacked imed Aubrey, Aubrey, I met Aubrey. They all got fucking convicted. Here's the way thing on that one, I didn't think because the third guy just filmed everything. Right. So, okay, I don't know. I okay. So I had explain this to my grandparents. You're watching. We were watching the trial, seeing it. Charged at the first charge. So they all got charged with all the same shit. Yeah, but he didn't get found guilty of the first now, so here's that. Here's how here's how it works. So the one guy was found guilty of all counts. Yeah, because the main charge was was murder, malice murder and which is their version of like murder in the first degree. He gets that one because he pulled the trigger. The other two were charged with it because they're all charges co conspirators. So they get charge with the same bill of crimes. They were. They were found not guilty of malice murder because they didn't pull the trigger. Yeah, but they were found guilty of everything else. Yeah. So the question my grandparents had was why are they're like six felony murder charges per person, because the way Felony Murder Works is felony murder is you commit a felony that results in somebody dying. So you get a felony murder charge for every felony that was convicted, plus you get charged with all the individual felonies as well. So they had six other felonies they were charged with, plus a felony murder charge to go along with each one. But the guy who pulled the trigger, he's facing the death penalty. Well, he should. Yeah, and the other two are the other two are getting life in prison and they, if they get parole, they won't be eligible for thirty years. But they're both in like they're fucking s. So my dashes. You part about the guy who filmed is like he just filmed that got. Well, he got I don't know any other backstory than that. That's basically it. But because they were charged a CO conspirators, he gets it. You get charged with all the same crowd your if your charged a code conspirators, you face all the same charges. That happened to dog the bounty hunter when he was like eighteen years old. He was part of a gang. Yeah, at a bunch of gang members committed a murder and he got charged a CO conspirator and he did time for when. The irony is he released that video. That's the and that's they they thought they were saying that on Fox News. They were like, you know, if he had never released a video, none of this would have happened. We never would have known about this. Yeah, but they were all rideing fucking high because the what? Because they said that the one guy, the Dad, not the the dad, of the guy who pulled the trigger, was an ex cop who had actually busted Ahmed for like a right, his one robbery charge, HMM, years ago, and that's like that. We don't think he knew, we don't think he recognized renewing. They think it was a coincidence, which sure, fine, I can, I can buy that. But their whole thing is they were claiming, you know, citizens arrest and self defense, and they were like they even talked. They were like it's this one in the writtenhouse case, or kind of two sides of the same coin, because writtenhouse was claiming selfdefense over a situation that he may or may not have made worse. The prosecution did a shit job of presenting their case as opposed to these guys. Are The procetutors like no, they created the situation. Here's the proof, the video that these dumb asses uploaded, yeah, showing that they start the guy...

...was jogging and they pulled up in two trucks and cornered him, and so that's what happened. Yeah, they I didn't know that the one guy pulled up in the truck. All I know is that he recorded it. I was like, yeah, why they? They pulled up like two separate trucks or something, some shit, and corner of the guy and Yeahs Bla. I mean I was cold blooded murder. Oh about question up some fucking litely, because they were saying, like can you watch that video? It's really like grossed to watch that. You're like wow, oh, you're just trying to get away. And then like the one dude what pisses me off. If I remember the video, it's been for ever since I've watched the video. Yeah, it's like the guy pulls the gun on him. Yeah, and that doesn't he like try to reach for the gun to stop like him from like shoot, I can't remember. The Guy Pulls the gun and and then a med tries to fight him off. Yeah, and then that's where they were claiming, like we'll see, he was he was fighting them. So they were defina was defending himself when he pulled the trigger, and they were like no, the guy he pulled the gun on was defending himself. It was one of those. So I'm watching those cases with my with my grandparents who, which keep in mind, like my grandparents, my grandpa especially, like watches away. Huh Okay, he thought these guys were guilty of sick. That's my favorite, favorite. I remember that. Obviously work in Metaltown, and one guys like, don't get me wrong, like I'm bored, a second man, but those motherfucking murder that boy right exactly, and that that motherfuckers desert. And I remember he's like and them motherfuckers deserved the death penally, all three of them. I like a middle to the most conservative, like blue collar, like fucking trump train all day, and he like that motherfuckers deserved the Goddamn death. No it. My GRANDPA was like fry all three of them. I was like, you know what, GRANDPA, you get extra dark meat this year fucking thanksgiving. Like he was pissed about the written house verdict. What he think? He not. He was like the kid was guilty of sin. Are you kidding me? And he watches Oh A. My grandpa watches Oh again and thinks Ted cruise is like the greatest fucking politician of all time. But even he was like written house should have gone to fucking jail at all. Three of these bastards should fry. And I was like, I'm confused right now. GRANDPA. I love you and I love watching you argue with Alexa. I'm really confused. Why you agreeing to all of this? Yeah, it's it was. It was a fun it was a fun Thanksgiving because that was the day before Thanksgiving when the fucking verdict came down. It's like, happy fucking Thanksgiving to me. Yeah, which one was? Both of them? Hers Out just written. House is written. House was the week before and then Hans guys were the day before Thanksgiving. Yeah, which is so fucking funny. So, yeah, that was kind of a nice a nice way to go for the holidays. Yeah, I'm just glad. I mean, anybody kind the coyle right house saying? You're like yeah, they like we talked about it before. Yeah, I think you none of those episodes of aired, but yeah, talked about it. Attacking coalissues, set the fucking issues, but kind of agreed he's gonna get off, even though I deserved it. Yeah, but the Amada it was like so weird. So it was like so obvious that you're like, wait, this is that trial, like these guys are guilty as a motherfucker was a joke. Yeah, and and you know, but, like we both said on the episodes that have not aired, like he's gonna spend the rest of his life watching his same well, they've already the the whatever the fucking university is there that I guess he was getting accepted to or whatever. They've had like all these groups on campus of like started a fucking petition to the university to like like do not let him on this campus, like it's already started. Oh yeah, he's watch his backrest his life. Yeah, I should. I'll have to be fucking homeschool or some shit. Yeah, like he's an others like he's homeschooled. He's pretty sure. I fucking I cannot get that image of him crying on the stand out of my fucking head. I just can't. Booooo too boo, Boo boo.

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...you can't like put them later everything like that in the person's eye like that. Glasses not type of stuff. Okay, but the big thing is I have these. The lenses I have in my glasses are that blue light filter and it actually, when I ordered them, came with a little blue light laser pointer, did you geeze? And I shined it on these glasses in the light. Didn't penetrate it yet didn't come through. They're doing it for like the green ones. The green ones. Okay, heavy, you know I'm telling of the heavy dude. Oh, I have. I used to have one of those. Yeah, can't came illegal then't I or some show? Depends on the state, but a lot of them. What I say like don't point at airplanes. So I big think they're in. They're getting in the five G. They've nified you. But five g. What sucks about five G is it's amazing signal. Right, it's amazing fast. All that down less beats. Sure it has a problem penetrating through glass really declines to strength of the signal. So really cool thing what they're doing that I'm Meta material has this film made? This film actually helps enhance the signal to where you can they can put it on something and it will like enhance it in there and other people on the street and everything like that. So, like, I looks so hard to look sploit if they line my windows with it. Yeah, you'd line your windows with it, because right now g you have to have a bunch, I mean a bunch of little towers to get five g right. And even when the signal comes in it's so not as strong because it when it goes to the glass or whatever, or whatever goes through, it depletes a signal of bit. This enhances the signal. So no one hands a signal in the area, but it will also like if you're on the ground or whatever, like you'll pick up the signal to look still have perfect G. like Japan is already talking about doing their entire country in this, just just lining it with this material. Already there already in talks with this this company over there. They've had this partnership forever to company over there to line their entire country with this for five g and it's going to work for sixty two. Whenever sixty comes out, Jesus, I'm still on for so it's like kind of like one of those things you like that's a big one to the dice or the frost or in the windshields, big one, like menty materials. Is it just insane, like I did you watch the video I posted? No, not yet. It's way one minutes. It's really but for the medical aspect, this is the cool thing to you have the MRI, the medical imaging, the early stage breast cancer awareness type stuff. They like they can detect a press cancers. Yeah, earlier, the Non Evasive Glucose, the biosensors, everything. It just it just so much shit that you're like what. Well, they're they're having a kickstart shit right now. Is especially what right now, because you know they're still having that chip shortage and you see they're talking about how Samsung's building a plant out and I think Texas to start manufacturing the chips in country so they can get their phones out. So there's a lot of companies who are stepping up their game with the new technology stuff because they're not able to get it from overseas. Yeah, well, here's a here's a send you this link to your phone. Yeah, I'm going to a message it to you. This is exactly when I'm viewing. I gotta he also have to watch that video. It's why, I says when women's but the cool thing? What other cool thing? Why? I like all over the place today. Think it perks about having a kid. I guess where was I? You're talking about this. They're getting into the breast cancer screening. Yeah, just the MRA MAKES MRI's faster. Okay, like that less radiation on your body. That's good. Yeah, like he was explaining and the video he's explaining microwaves...

...and make away. It's no, microwave glass is clear. Wait, mean like it's not like a clear glass. Okay, they can get see in there, but you know how it's like kind of has like lines in here. It's yeah, that's because they have little things in there to help keep the radiator. Oh in right, does that come out? That shit will give you cancer. What their material in there? They're with the leading manufacturer microwaves. Yeah, partnered with them. There they the microwave people reach out them about it. They you put this material in there. It's because of materials transparent, right, you can't see it, and so like it now like that. It's like so many levels higher. So it creates more. Okay, so let's US less like can leak through or anything. It's it's so hard to explain, Holy Shit. But I, like I said, I was like looking into it. I was like fuck, like, I got to invest in this. So I have like almost one hundred shairs really, yeah, when I like twenty dollars worth a day right now. Really just got at home board. I just really like the company. Like they just bought. Oh yeah, this was going to talk about they. So you know who air bus is? Yeah, yeah, so they took their executive vice president or vice president of partnership. What's her name? Actually? How about my facebook? I woke up so excited. I saw that post you, that you posted about the lady. I was so excited today about. I was just like what, let's see. Actually, that post is what helped me narrow down which company it was. On we on, we will over, because I couldn't figure out which Meta company it wasn't supposed to invest in. So there's so many different ones. It's like a Meta Bank. Yeah, let's see, she was the Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and partnership away. Hold on, that's what she is now as a VP of head of strategic partnerships and innovation, Sheep's innovation officer, deputy and senior director of been development at Airbus. That's what she was an Airbus and now she's moving over to MEDA. Yeah, to do the same thing, I guess. Yeah, that's fucking great, because air bus is huge. YEARE. Oh, yeah, Holy Shit, they have. I they're working on people, Google, facebook, that type of stuff. They have a bunch of people they're working with. But the crazy like I saw that and I was like, Oh, fuck it, duck, like right, serious, like they already have like a kind of like a partnership with Airbus in a way. Right, but I think there's a lot of NDA's are not a lot of discuss right now. Oh, I'm sure, yeah, I'm sure, but doing that for like a whole and everybody's like pissed off because the stocks doing so bad. Reason why the stock went from like it's a heavily shorted stock to which is weird. But reason why it's heavily shorted. Also, it's because they gave it like a a two billion dollar evaluation as a company. Okay, and it had no, nothing of me to go on. Yeah, there is value, and so, like the soccer market does, just like, well, you have no revenue, like well, just short, you like you're not evaluating what you should be. They also have no debt as a company either. Nothing. Nothing coming in, but nothing that necessarily has. Well, now they have stuff coming in, but the problem is they bought this company called Nano Tech, which is going to help them roll out even more of that film further down the road. Factor. Yeah, but they still have no debt. So they don't. They're ass no, no, they're not boldened to anybody. So the other ones, because says is there's no debt at all. Yeah, and they have their putting their picking these people from the like crazy like Google, air bus, and yeah, on their team. That you's like they have over two hundred and fifty patents. How many? Two hundred and fifty, holy s Shit God.

So it's just like why wouldn't I invest in that? We guys a shark tanker, like fuck. It's a people like give the CEO Shit so much because they want, like now, hmm, giving my money now. A lot of people like are like all about the torch dividend, like they haven't got the torch dividend yet. Yeah, I don't even give a shit about that. Like ten years down the road, I want to retire from this company, right, so they're going to make you that fucking retirement money one it just had. If you look at their their they are should I sent you? There's just so much stuff that you just like yeah, one of these has to hit like off. Not only that, you got air bus, you got that person from air bus coming in your like, I mean the the windshield thing alone, when she'll think the glucosting. Yes, like Oh, people are people are dying for some new and some new tech. When it comes to doc to diabetes, they're dying sin of it's a four hundred, like, Oh my God, and that's all they do. This is all they do, right, is all DEXICON does. Hold up the one right, thanks. So a rate of wise is the MRI, medical imaging, the breast cancer screener, the Glucameter, this thing that's plugged into the phone, the molecular biosensor, whatever. That's for all right. So dexcom is a fifty three billion dollar company. Holy Shit, right, mark haffits three billion dollars. They only deal with diabetes. That's all they deal with. Their stock is five hundred and forty dollars a share. Oh my God, on I don't have the money for one share. So it's kind of like if if, like they met him, gets into the glucose and not avasive type stuff, like, oh, there's one avenue, all right, just going one avenue. So it's like I'm interested in that, in the F G, because I ain't because like my job I do with five g and I know like how shady the signals always is like. And if they can enhance the five g, then yeah, it's Golden. It's also just not very many devices that work with five g yet. So that's the other that was about the well, all the five Gu see is not really five G. Yeah, is it just for G, for Glt? Okay, it's a little bit faster. Yeah, now, if we get when you get like and get like five g ultra wide's like a gay about a second type Shit. That's when you're going at this is real five G. Gotcha. But they have the same problem for g rolled out as there weren't any fucking for g devices. Yeah, it's that. I mean, yeah, it's just one of those things that takes time. Yeah, you know what I mean. So now, but it's not really I'm not a financial advisor, but but working out so far. I mean I'm down money right now. Yeah, are you well? It's because, like it's gone from like I'm my my buying rates like four dollars and fifty cents. It's down to three dollars in thirty three cents. Gosha, because they haven't they're so new. There's such a new company. They haven't had any time to roll out right, like and their last US earnings, they bought Nano. They bought that Nano Company and Theni Tech Niana, I can't remember. They couldn't do their earnings in our last quarterly earnings because it was too soon. Okay, so their earnings and even qualify. But next but next time around it'll okay, yeah, it'll reflect that to Gotcha. So it's kind of like all right, now I that the divid here's the they here's a short aspect of in the dividend aspect of it too. So the dividend is torch, torch and met emerged. HMM, this is got got. This is...

...right. So I got the dividends. I got like like three hundred some hot dipidends or something like that. Three hundred and fourteen, Youah, three hundred and three hundred and twelve, the three hundred four, three hundred four dividends. So happens is, once they sell all the land, because there's a bunch of oil, right, that all gets split up and they think the average each person's going to get between twenty six dollars to forty eight dollars a dividend per dividend. Yeah, Oh shit. So I'm like, Oh, cool. And if they don't sell the lands, I think it's I think it's personally sold. They're just waiting. So here's a wild part torch. Here's and I was I still like play its short squeezes, tortures, heavily shorted. How heavily you like? Heavily shorted before they merge. It's like six hundred. The the stuck itself was only like a dollar, two dollars. Yeah, but you had to pay six hundred percent to short it. Oh Shit, so it's costing people like six hundred. Yeah. So, like I'm like company, I like right, merging with comming. There shorted, which I like short, Short, race right and I get a dividend. So what happens is on the dividend, right, like as soon as they merged, like that information goes away. You no longer short. Torch goes over the Meta. But this all this torch shares are still shorted, right. So when the dividend comes out, two routes ago, dividend comes out a like they have the continually buy the dividend, which makes the different go up even higher and higher and higher. Yeah, or be what happens is they spin it off to like another stock, which causes to dividend to go higher, higher and higher and higher, and met it to go higher, higher, higher, whichever oute they want to go. So I'm like us is the wind, wind, for me, it's just a matter of time. No Shit, yeah, she'script. So it's so much. It's so much. It's a lot of information. But if you look up Meta materials, it's like, I'm really cool about the five g in the glucose. That's what I love the most. Yeah, the the the frosting, the defogging would be awesome. Her with air bus. Yeah, and then the AAR. Then they're talked about like the AAR with was looking out of the AAR with the look like your glasses lens is. That's so cool. They're just so they're the first time. There's never been a company like this. MMM. So it's kind of like I compare getting into Tesla before Tesla boomed. That's why I compared to that's that's a good comparison. Yeah, because everybody started getting into Tesla after it was already a thing. Yeah. Well, here's the thing. Tesla eight years ago, five dollars a stock. Yeah, now almost one hundred. Yeah, and he's just selling shit off right now that you sold off another billion dollars worth of stock the other day. Yeah. So it's kind of like, yeah, of course I want to invest in this company. It because, honestly, if I g is the future medical imaging, all that stuff there. They always try to find less evasive ways to do that type of stuff. Yeah. Well, especially since covid I mean every since covid. Now they've got those thermometers of checker temperature. They just pointed at. They point it at your forehead and know what you're temperature. They're also work on something like that too. Yeah, less it detects early covid detection. HMM, better early to covid detection on some about the material that causes it to detect certain things in the body. Better, like in faster that. You're like, I so watch, I'll, I'll, I'll, I'll watch the video again with if you want to after just but it's just like yeah, Huh, I'll be damned nice. There are lots of ways you can help support what we do here at the basement lounge, and it's really easy to figure out how. You can just head over it a TBLPOD DOTNET support you'll find links to all of the places you can donate, like Kodah fee or buy me a coffee. Or you can even head on over to our patreon and become a monthly member of our VIP section, where you can unlock all kinds of awesome rewards and...

...gifts like membership cards, stickers, exclusive roles in our discord server and so much more. Just head on over to tblpod dotnet support and join our growing community. Today Alan See southpark tackle that? Oh, me too, as long as it's not on fucking paramount plus. I watched that. I watched the Kevin when I was like a funny the the Post covid one of them to vidure. It is not funny at all. It's the jokes are and I don't know if they did this again. I don't know if it was. Any of this was on purpose. I really don't know because, you know, because they did this one on paramount plus, even though all the rest of south parks on HBO Mat. Yeah, which is weird. But the whole episode like is it takes place in the year like twenty thirty something or whatever. Everything has either a plus or a Max after its name. Like starbucks is now starbucks plus, TJ, TJ Max is TJ Max plus. But you know the the world health organizations who max everything. So it's like they're making fun of the fact that, like there's all these fucking streaming services now. HMM. A lot of the jokes are really obvious and you see them coming a mile away. MMM. But but also a lot of what they'd talked about is is because Jimmy, Jimmy is now this late night talk show host. You know the comedian one, and all of his stand up is like, you know, Super PC, super clean, super like no real jokes, just being motivational and positive. been calling it comedy and kind of an underlying bit is how hard it is to do comedy in the year two thousand and thirty five. So I don't know if the they're smart enough to do that. That's what I'm saying. Yeah, I don't know if any of this, like the fact that it was super predictable and really not funny, was on purpose or not. Probably was. There's, there's, there's, and I will say it ends with the huge cliffhangers. There's going to be a part two and it does, like, you know, tie into the other specials they have done, like the the the actual pandemic special and all that. There's one joke that's that's really fucking funny. I don't want to spoil it, but but the whole thing is just like it's super met a, super selfaware. So that's where I'm like, okay, I'm glad I didn't spend money to watch this, but I just I don't know if it's just a miss or if it's an intentional miss. They're smart enough to make it intentional. I think they are. So that's why it's kind of what I'm leaning towards and I'm gonna Watch part fucking to because one is really south park from miss it exactly. Yeah, even when they miss it's still funnier than most other shit. Yeah, so so we'll see. But it was. It was. Yeah, it was. It was interesting to watch because again, like you can kind of see, me see most of it coming, but it was still kind of neat to see on screen, especially the thing that I love involves Carmen and it's just fantastic what they do with him. But yeah, it's it is kind of and it's been. It's actually been weighing, I will say, and I think they were kind of trying to make it a bit more pervasive because, like, I've been thinking about it a lot, specifically the whole like your two thousand and thirty five. It's impossible to do comedy anymore. That's been weighing on me a lot in the last couple of years and we've talked about it on here before, but it's it's one of those ideas of like yeah, like where is where is this fucking heading? Yeah, now it a great yeah, because I've seen about the other day as like you know, I can't say retarded, right, yeah, your might give a ten year. You can't say autistic. Yeah, at some point, like see, I'm saying, yeah, no, it's a slippery slope fallacy, but it's a it's there's...

...a lot of evidence backing it. Like it. Want, you know, when I was teaching, when I was teaching, you know, when I were a talk about logical fallacies. There was always the idea of making an argument valid and sound. And it's like at what point in as a fallacy become so pervasive that it's becomes a valid, sound argument, you know, and and this is one of those, it's like we because we've watched it happen on a national and international level. As now do I agree that there are certain things I shouldn't be said anymore? I mean, sure, I'm not a big fan of the, the, the, the, the gay F word personally, but that's more of a personal thing they think. I don't think it's one of the should be. Is it? Which is actually I'm rewatching South Park on Hbo Max and it's crazy to see because in those first half of the series run they use that word. Oh ton what? I just watched the shit episode and they actually make a whole comment about how well this character is gay. So they're allowed to say it, but you, when you say it, you get bleached and then Jimbo says it. Hey, Jimbo didn't get bleached. Tea must secretly be gay. And but as you get into the later seasons they stop using that word all together. It's yeah, it's I was going somewhere with this, but yeah, it's that relating to get back to the to the retarded autistic thing, it's like, yeah, it's at some point, where do you draw the line? And I know the answer to that is somewhere, and I'm like yeah, I know, but it seems like every five to ten years the line gets moved and that's why I do the comedy I do. Yeah, it's exactly I don't say any hate speech, but I just like do it stuff that you're not allowed to talk about. Yeah, I it's just fun. That's what I've been because that's what I've been trying to work on. Is I think the last couple of years I've played it a little too safe. Like I don't know, I'm like I'm not clean, but I tend to keep shit pretty like kind of cookie cutter like you know, to to describe myself the way describes a a little predictable time. So I'm trying to get to get out of that run a little bit. I'm still not nearly on the level as you are. That's a level of fearlessness that I do not fucking possess. I don't care. You just don't give a fuck. Nah, I give a little too much of a fuck. It's fight hurt my career because some people won't book me, which is sure. I mean I've been told I won't be booked in someplace just because what I talked about. I'm cool with that, like I respect your decision. Yeah, here, respect your decision, but that I people always remember my shit. Yeah, because they're like wow, I'd never expected somebody to ever tell that one. Also, with the way the Internet is nowadays, there's so many different avenues you can take comedy down these days. I was watching the tick tock or it's not comedian, traveling comedian. I'm like, how are you traveling comedian? Is a bunch of them like that, like they're might on tick tock and then they're like I've got I've got tour dates set up in fucking Vegas. And here I'm like, I've seen your stand up. Your tick tocks are funnier. Yeah, like I likes it there. I'm like fuck, there's a lot of them who have who like work comedians that weren't. We're struggling. So they got big on Tick Tock and they're using their tick tock the springboard the comedy. Yeah, which I mean, whatever do you. Whatever works, I guess. But it also gots me going, like is that the avenue I have to go down now, like I don't have a twitter or a tick tock presence. Am I not going to make it as a comedian now? Yeah, I'm it's good point. I start doing the videos on reels because I just really hate tick tock. That's fair. I've gotten some, but has nothing to do with my comedy. That's where I'm like, HMM, yeah, no, I my the biggest videos I have on Tick Tock, you know that, of hitting millions of views randomly, have nothing to do with me doing stand up. One of them is just me shitting on headphones, on expensive headphones. That that's it. has like over a million views. My one's got like five hundred K. it's basically about...

...me doing cocaine, which so here's the bullshit. I want to talk about that. Okay. So this video, hold on for here an a six thousand views, right. So it's got nine point four thousand shares, okay, and like twenty seven thousand likes, but not even a million views. That's weird, isn't that weird? That's fucking weird. Right. How does something have like that many shares? But like what? This videos got like two point seven thousand shares, right. Well, also, shares, share could also come from like people, the way I understand tick tock, which is not very well the way, and it's on tick tocks is on facebook's on face. Yeah, you know how the facebook's got those like one video, like you could start like shows, you like random like videos, like true. Yeah, so this this video, right, yeah, eighteen thousand likes, two point seven thousand shares, six point nine million views. What the fuck? Yeah, that doesn't make my I'm he said there. I'm like, this makes no sense to me. That, yeah, I as. Okay, so check that up. said that video. My video is guy, like I this sounds all really conceded and I'm sorry. So it's like night, like I said, almost tenzero chairs, right, nine point whatever thousand shares, Scott, four hund eighty six thousand views. So I have another video that's got five hundred and sixty thousand views. Yeah, five hundred twenty eight shares, okay, one point six thousand likes. I doesn't make sense to him. I don't know, man. Is that make any sends like any fucking sense? It's it makes about as much sense as out tick tocks algorithm. fucking word, yeah, which is not. No, you cannot tell me at this point that there's any kind of rhymer reason to what you see. I am telling you that tick tock is one hundred percent random. It was. You cannot convince me otherwise. I don't like, I don't understand any of the algorithm. You cannot convince me otherwise. There's no there is no possible way that you can convince me otherwise. I've a feeling my page. I'm on a band right now. Shadow. They're not my stuff. That's a lot of people. That's the thing. Is is you know, like I'll give you an example, like I post clips of like me doing stand up or of the podcast or just other original content on there. I'll be lucky if it gets a hundred views. M I'll do a video of me do wedding someone else's video, watching and laughing at it. fucking five thousand overnight. Well, here you're something wild. So, like I was getting like like a hundred to two hundred shares, like on my tweets whatever, just my stupid tweets. I do like the memes of my page, like maybe like four or five hundred likes whatever, like that's normal. So I do the Kyle Ortenhouse, couple kyle rat house ones, and immediately, like after that it was just like, Oh dude, that's been the thing since tick tock started. Is you start, you, you, you, your video happened, just happens to be about something they're not driving with, but they can't flag your video for suddenly your Shit just starts to stop showing up people's feets. Yeah, that has been a thing forever. So I'm trying to figureut how to get out of it. I've no idea how to get out of it. Like I had a one, like yes, I did, like Tuesdays feel like Monday's, but with a mullet like something stupid. But it had like thirty shares like immediately, but only like seven likes. I was like, that's weird. Yeah, and I post as I think facebooks not want to see my stuff at all. I mean, like I have like forty, thirty, Fourzero pick people now follow me and it only went not to like an hour. Only seven high people saw it after I got shared thirty times. Yeah, that's higher than that now because it got more and more about, like this isn't make sense. That's right. That's where I'm sure with Tick Tock is. I have over five thousand followers on Tick Tock. My videos barely get a hundred views so...

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