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These AI images depict ‘tae content’ so accurately

Because they show that stupid subjects attract attention

If you subscribe to scripted and brainless videos involving motorcycles, congratulations! You consume tae content. IMAGE FROM DALL-E/JAY MARK ESTRERA

One of my dreams is to have a good editorial cartoonist on our team. You know, someone with even half the talent and the wit of Pol Medina Jr. It would be nice to provide commentaries on motoring issues in the form of illustration.

Alas, we don’t know how to draw. But thanks to artificial intelligence, people with zero sketching skills can now come up with world-class drawings. With the use of text-to-image technology offered by programs like Midjourney, anyone can illustrate anything just by supplying text prompts.

The other day, a reader by the name of Jay Mark Estrera gave us the images that you see here, courtesy of his creative descriptions fed to DALL-E.

By the way, Estrera is the same dude who thought up the viral AI drawings of motorcycle-riding sweet potatoes (as in literal kamotes).

If you lack intelligence, tae content is addicting. IMAGE FROM DALL-E/JAY MARK ESTRERA

I don’t know about you, but I really find these images hilarious. So much so that I entertained the thought of hiring Jay Mark as our very first editorial cartoonist.

Tae content,” in case you’re not familiar with the term, is what netizens call social media stuff from irresponsible content creators in the motorcycle community. If I’m not mistaken, it was popularized by Makina owner Zach Lucero. In a nutshell, it means that vloggers who put out anything just for “the views” are worth, well, shit. And as such, they should be avoided at all costs so we can arrest the proliferation of bad content on the Internet.

Notice how the men in this AI drawing look like each other? That, to me, is the perfect explanation for it all: Stupid people resemble each other. IMAGE FROM DALL-E/JAY MARK ESTRERA

Just remember: If you watch videos made by reckless motorcycle riders, you contribute to the degeneration of the state of our motoring. Shame on you is what I’m saying.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.