Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Happy Friday! Our top stories today are about: A worker using the ChatGPT bot to write a resignation letter to her boss, a new bill aimed at preventing AI from launching a nuke, a viral video of a Popeye’s worker destroying their store after allegedly not getting paid, and a review of comedian John Mulaney’s latest Netflix special.
After that, our Culture Editor Tiffany has her “This Week on the Internet” column. And, because it’s Friday that means it is time for our weekly news quiz! If you answer the question correctly, you’ll be entered to win our new “Blogs in Bloom” shirt.
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⚡ Today’s top stories
‘I cannot be sad and poor for another month’: Worker uses ChatGPT to professionally tell boss she’s quitting because she’s underpaid
In a viral video, a worker uses ChatGPT to professionally let her boss know she couldn’t work past her two-week notice because she didn’t want to continue being “sad and poor.”
Lawmakers introduced legislation aimed at preventing artificial intelligence (AI) from launching a nuclear weapon. But is such an effort the result of unrealistic paranoia, a necessary safeguard, or an exercise in futility?
‘Now he gotta pay for the damages’: Popeyes worker trashes store after allegedly not getting paid for a month
A Popeyes employee and her co-worker went viral on TikTok after she posted a video of him destroying their Chicago, Illinois, store.
John Mulaney doesn’t talk much about divorce, kid in Netflix special ‘Baby J’—but he debuts a new ‘persona’
This 80-minute special is about John Mulaney and addiction, but the way it’s framed makes it clear it’s also about people’s perception of him.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
👰 Almost nothing gets the internet riled up more around a wedding than the reveal that someone other than the bride wore white.
🍩 One TikToker’s boyfriend thought he was getting a steal of a deal when he found a certain Krispy Kreme promotion. Sadly, he ended up learning a lesson we too often find out the hard way: Don’t forget to read the terms and conditions.
💼 A woman took to TikTok to share that she got fired for the third time in a year … and this time, it was for oversharing about that job on TikTok.
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🥤 No one online can seem to figure out how many calories are in a McDonald’s sweet tea.
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🧃 How would you feel if you found mold inside bottles of Minute Maid apple juice?
☕ A Starbucks employee has sparked discussion after claiming he was the only person working at his store.
📺 From the Daily Dot archive: Here’s why you can’t take a screenshot of a TV show or movie on your computer.
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📅 Meme of the Week
It was quite the week for memes mocking Tucker Carlson.
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