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Posted on Aug 17, 2022   Updated on Aug 18, 2022, 7:35 am CDT

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

We have made it to the middle of the week. To help you get through it, we’ve got some key reports about a new viral TikTok trend, a crudité video from Dr. Oz that is getting dunked on, an Amazon worker exposing the worst parts of being a driver, and how Arizona’s Republican nominee for governor thinks two prominent Republicans have “big dick energy.” 

After that, our Culture Reporter Michelle breaks down the ending of Better Call Saul in her “Now Streaming” column. 

Let’s get to it all. See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Why this TikTok ‘hand trend’ is suddenly everywhere

TikTok’s latest dance trend is a graceful, twirling hand gesture.


Dr. Oz builds a nonsensical vegetable platter to complain about inflation in resurfaced video

A resurfaced campaign video is making Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz the laughingstock of social media.


Amazon worker shares 3 of the worst things about being a delivery driver

An Amazon worker used TikTok to share what he considers three of the worst things about being a delivery driver for the company.


Kari Lake wants you to know she thinks Trump, Ron DeSantis have Big D*ck Energy

Arizona’s Republican nominee for governor is going viral for sharing her NSFW opinion that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and former President Donald Trump both have “BDE”—or “big dick energy.”


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📺 Now Streaming

By Michelle Jaworski

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A farewell to ‘Better Call Saul,’ the best—and most stressful—show on TV

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

👞 A video showing an entire staff of employees simultaneously quitting jobs at a mall-based shoe department went viral this week. 

🚗 Yikes. A woman has garnered more than 3.1 million views on her video where she claims that a tow truck hit her car and tried to blame the accident on her

💼 A 29-year-old woman on TikTok says her 60-year-old co-worker got her fired after turning in a photo of her TikTok video to management. 

✈️ Ready to end your toxic relationship with Airbnb? Here are three alternatives that will treat you the way you deserve.*

🛏️ In a viral video, a woman shares her struggle affording furniture after moving into her new apartment, prompting a discussion about the affordability of housing

🖱️ Can we ever get back the excitement of logging on?

🍲 While many DoorDashers have gone viral for proclaiming “no trip, no tip,” another user has achieved similar virality after explaining the chain reaction this mentality paired with zero tips creates. 

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👋 Before you go

After sharing her knowledge of Apple products in response to an iPhone user receiving suspicious messages, one Apple employee is asking the company not to fire her. The TikTok user, comedian, and hardware engineer posted a sort of follow-up video, stating that her employer was unhappy with her public identification as an Apple employee.

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*First Published: Aug 17, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT