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Newsletter: Beto calls out ‘motherf*cker’ laughing at gun violence

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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Aug 12, 2022   Updated on Aug 12, 2022, 4:45 pm CDT

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Happy Friday! To cap off the week, we’ve got our “This Week On The Internet” column from Our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany. As always, she also shares with you her meme of the week

Besides that, we’ve got a ton of key reports, including one on how Beto O’Rourke called a heckler a “motherf*cker” for laughing about gun violence. 

That’s a lot to get through, so enough from me. See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

The FCC is going on a $100 million spree to get the word out about its broadband discount program

The agency thinks many people who are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program aren’t aware that they are.


Starbucks worker of 13 years says he was let go for unionizing

A Starbucks barista and union organizer in Buffalo, New York, said they were fired after 13 years of working for the company.


Trump uses popular QAnon slogan to tease 2024 run after FBI raid

Former President Donald Trump capitalized on the attention created by the FBI’s search of his Florida residence by posting an 2024 tease. That ad includes a slogan popular with QAnon conspiracy theorists.


‘THIS is what we need’: Liberals swoon over Beto O’Rourke calling an Abbott supporter ‘motherf*cker’

 “It may be funny to you, motherfucker, but it’s not funny to me,” O’Rourke replied without hesitation.


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🗣️ This Week On The Internet

By Tiffany Kelly

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What the ‘millennial pause’ discourse says about millennial vs. Gen Z

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Fridays our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany Kelly recaps the most pressing online discourse of the week in her “This Week On The Internet” column.  If you want to read columns like this before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr to get your daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to you inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🥄 Welp. A TikToker claims that they “caught” workers at Chipotle making online orders with half spoons

🥞 An IHOP worker calls out his manager in a now-viral video, claiming that the supervisor did not honor a sign outlining the employee discount policy and immediately sent him on his break when he showed up to work. 

🚗 After TikTok users showed confusion as to why service workers were placing a metal sheet outside their drive-thru windows, one creator finally provided an answer

🥝 Passionfruit turned one this week! In honor of the anniversary, the team spoke to a few of their first interviewees about what’s changed in a year. If you want more stories like this, subscribe to the Passionfruit newsletter.

🥧 The ultimate smart oven can transform your kitchen experience—and even save you $200!

💼 Talk about a tough job market. A woman has gone viral for saying that she can’t land a job interview after applying for 76 jobs, sparking a debate. 

🦠 Here are the viral marketing campaigns that helped shape the internet as we know it.

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📅 Meme of the Week

Tom Hanks saying, “He’s white? in this year’s Elvis movie is a meme with a lot of uses.

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🎶 Now Playing: “Big Time” by Angel Olsen 🎶 

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*First Published: Aug 12, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT