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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Oct 3, 2022   Updated on Oct 4, 2022, 8:25 am CDT

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

I hope you had a good weekend! We are kicking off the week with a number of key reports including: a look at how a woman campaigning for Congress is going viral for highlighting misogyny in politics, a Kansas Republican getting dunked on, a viral video of a Whataburger employee getting revenge on a manager, and an Amazon driver having to deliver packages ahead of Hurricane Ian. 

After that, our Tech Reporter Mikael has his “One Dumb Conspiracy” column. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

🗳️ POLITICS 
Candidate details misogynist messages she’s gotten during run for Congress

A woman campaigning for Congress has gone viral with a video of the comments and emails she receives that demonstrate misogyny in politics.

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🚽 FAIL
‘We go in the toilets’: Prominent Kansas conservative declares he pees in the toilet after NYC diss

One particular Kansas conservative tried to clap back at New York City Mayor Eric Adams. It backfired spectacularly

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🍔 VIRAL
Whataburger worker gets revenge on manager who allegedly threw drink on him

A Whataburger employee got revenge on a manager, who he alleges threw a drink in his face. He filmed the security footage featuring his “revenge” and uploaded it to TikTok.

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📦 WTF
‘Y’all knew this hurricane was coming, and you still ordered sh*t?’: Amazon driver says he has to deliver to 172 customers during hurricane

An Amazon delivery driver who delivered packages as Florida faced a hurricane shared his frustrations about the situation, reminding customers to think before they order.

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🔍 One Dumb Conspiracy

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🌯 A man went viral on TikTok after filming himself freaking out when seeing a huge group of people lining up outside of Chipotle as he pulled up to the restaurant.

🚗 A viral TikToker says he had a “crazy” experience when his manager couldn’t believe that he owned a Tesla.

💻 Over the past few months, work-from-home influencers and TikTokers have been sharing their setup, what their job is like, and what a real day in their life looks like. 

🧀 A customer showed off his “special” Five Guys order in a video that is getting a lot of attention: a “grilled cheese cheeseburger.” 

📺 A Jeffrey Dahmer TV series was removed from Netflix’s LGBTQ tag after online backlash

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💼 For Gen Z, office culture is both nostalgic and glamorous (sometimes). 

🎃 Ready for spooky season? We’ve got a review of Smile, which has some great scenes but gets lost trying to explain itself. 

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👋 Before you go

A TikToker is warning shoppers of new antitheft protections at Walmart after she picked up a discounted tiramisu cake in the bakery section and attempted to scan it at self-checkout. But the self-checkout alerted a team member and accused her of stealing

woman speaking in front of tan wall caption 'This is your warning to not steal in Walmart' (l) Walmart 'Scan & Go' station (c) woman speaking in front of tan wall (r)
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*First Published: Oct 3, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT