Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Our top stories to kick off the week are about: A Star Wars-themed attack ad against former President Trump from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ team that seems to forget a crucial point of the saga, a renter sharing the “tenant special” she did to her apartment before moving, why Marvel fans are calling out the latest shows credit sequence, and a look at why “damp drinking” is going viral.
After that, our Tech Reporter Mikael has a “One Dumb Conspiracy” column for you. Down below, we’ve got another story about a hotel worker who Googles “rude” guests.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
Has anyone on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) team seen all of Star Wars?
‘Heres to hoping they don’t find out until after the move!’: Renter shares ‘tenant special’ she used to fix her carpet before move-out
While many people are familiar with the landlord special, often from first-hand experience, this renter is showing viewers her tenant special.
‘The worst intro for any TV show ever’: Marvel fans call out ‘Secret Invasion’ for using AI-generated art
The show’s credits sequence was created using AI—and viewers hate it.
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What does ‘damp drinking’ mean on TikTok?
TikTok has created a whole new set of terms for already-defined behaviors and things, but one that’s been getting some attention again is “damp drinking” or “damp lifestyle.”
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The QAnon crowd thinks Mel Gibson is set to expose the ‘elite’ with human trafficking documentary
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🥔 In a viral video, a Wendy’s drive-thru worker told a customer they were out of everything, including: frosties, strawberry lemonade, and even potatoes.
☕ A boutique owner is going viral for sharing how a customer was offended by a mug and demanded she switch it out from the store’s display.
💼 This worker bragged about how dedicated he is to his job. It backfired spectacularly.
🎬 Fans of The Flash want to know: Where was Grant Gustin’s cameo?
🐶 Pet owners, look alive. Here’s something you want to think about when it comes to dry pet food.
🥤 This award-winning, minimalist seltzer maker is a dream come true for every seltzer addict.*
📦 In a recent viral TikTok video, one Amazon delivery worker shed light on an accident they had, unintentionally capturing a comical yet relatable moment of his own.
🦠 From the Daily Dot archive: Here are the viral marketing campaigns that helped shape the internet as we know it.
🗣️ A Walmart customer filmed herself confronting a manager and accusing the worker of stealing money from her.
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👋 Before you go
A Holiday Inn worker revealed in a viral TikTok what he does to guests who are rude to him–he googles their names out of spite.
The video was uploaded by TikTok user Jake Ryan (@thinkjakeryan) who posts content about his job at Holiday Inn.
In the six-second clip, he sat at his desk, typing.
“Me googling up the rude guest that tried to flex on me to see if they really do own 3 businesses, 4 private jets, and have a school named after them.”
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