Just like any new social media platform, I am always against it at first. Nobody wants anything new on social media, it means starting from scratch, learning the ins and outs, picking a new profile picture, or even confirming that you are not a robot for the fifth time. However, it takes just one video, or one day of quarantine in my case, to go falling down the rabbit hole into a new app. That is what happened to me the other day experiencing TikTok for the first time.
Now doubters will say, ‘Isn’t it for kids?’ which yes in a way it is, but the same doubter is most likely the one who just finished his second bowl of Cookie Crisps during this corona quarantine. We are all still kids. Me myself, I’m more of a Cap’n Crunch guy and right after my second bowl, I’m dialing it in straight to TikTok.
There are all types of shit in there, if you want to watch a mom of five make a new chicken fajita recipe, you can do that. If you want to watch Tacko Fall dance like a fool in the Celtics locker room, you can do that too. Want to watch Rob Gronkowski’s girlfriend, Camille Kostek reenact the Shakira halftime performance on the beach, guess what, you can do that too. It has got it all on there.
Lately, I’ve been following BBQ chefs seasoning a big thing of brisket and throwing it in the smoker. It’s not like I have a smoker in my living room and am going to follow suit with what they do, but watching a 315-pound chef show me how to make the perfect beef brisket gives me weird satisfaction. I figure it’s a good tool to have in my back pocket for the day I’m around a smoker and a piece of brisket.
What I am trying to get at here is I’m obsessed with TikTok, and I don’t see any signs of me slowing down. So if you happen to have 10 hours to spare today (which you do) download it and tell me if I’m wrong. Enjoy the madness.