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Ramon Ramirez


Ramon Ramirez is the managing editor, and formerly the Dot’s news director, entertainment editor, and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.

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Main Character of the Week: Woman unfairly profiled at SeaWorld’s waterpark 

Are we back in middle school or something?

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Woman who refuses to put shopping carts away 

In the sphere of social media, even the most innocuous statements can quickly draw the ire of a large group of people.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Woman who had poor customer service on American Airlines 

The story landed like a bomb and sparked discussion because of the emotions it carries. 

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Woman who had the most ‘standoffish’ job interview ever

The TikTok video was deeply relatable, with commenters sharing their gross first impressions at job interviews.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Mom (allegedly) charged for school supplies her son broke

This viral anecdote from a momfluencer has divided the internet.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Spirit Airlines traveler who went through an emergency landing

The stories about Spirit Airlines get more absurd every day.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Mom who filmed herself baking and set off a firestorm 

This one tests the limits of that old adage “there are two sides to every story.”

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Carnival customer who had her $15k trip canceled

The Carnival Cruise is the most quintessentially American experience possible.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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5 weird songs that are suddenly everywhere thanks to TikTok

‘My dog ​​is dressed more expensive than you.’

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LIFE HACKS

6 life hacks the internet just taught us. Yes, you’ve been doing it wrong

From free drinks at Panera, to historical hangover cures, to using coffee grounds to repel mosquitos—here’s the way.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Teacher who let students braid his hair and paint his nails

At question is whether his interaction violated classroom policy on boundaries.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: The Chipotle deserter

Sometimes, it takes an iconoclast to disrupt protocol and shock the internet into disorder.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: McDonald’s secret shopper

The internet is fascinated by the controversial side hustle.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Cybertruck car wash guy

We all got a good laugh at Cybertruck’s kryptonite-like reaction to the car wash.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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Main Character of the Week: Woman whose car was disabled by a dealership at a Planet Fitness

The internet was collectively shook this week when it realized that car dealerships could disable vehicles when owners got behind on their monthly payments.

On by Ramon Ramirez

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