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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Nov 2, 2022   Updated on Nov 3, 2022, 6:26 am CDT

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

It’s the middle of the week and we’ve got some key reports to help you get through it. Our top stories are about: conspiracy theorists and conservatives being mad about Elon Musk’s “Satanic” Halloween costume, a viral video about getting charged $280 at a vending machine, a worker claiming a company laid off 100 people at once during a Zoom call, and people online accusing Netflix of not promoting a new film by the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline

After that, our Senior Culture Reporter Audra has her “Now Streaming” column. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

🔍 CONSPIRACY
Elon Musk’s ‘Satanic’ outfit befuddles conservatives—who now worry they championed the anti-Christ

Conspiracy theorists and Cristian conservatives are expressing outrage at Elon Musk over the billionaire’s “Satanic” Halloween costume.

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💸 VIRAL
‘This is why I don’t leave the machine until the purchase is 100% complete’: Person gets charged $280 at vending machine

A user on TikTok has gone viral after alleging to show a vending machine charging someone $280.

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💼 WORK DYSTOPIA
‘Wanna hear what it sounds like when 100 people get fired?’: Call center lays off worker, and her 100 co-workers, in one Zoom

A woman claiming to be a former employee of a call center company said the company effectively laid off 100 of its employees last week, according to a Facebook Reel.

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📽️ CULTURE 
‘Why would you not be promoting this?’: ‘Wendell & Wild’ fans are accusing Netflix of failing to advertise Henry Selick’s new movie

Co-written by Jordan Peele, it’s Henry Selick’s first film since Coraline in 2009.

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📺 Now Streaming

By Audra Schroeder

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Netflix’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ is your post-Halloween binge 

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Wednesdays our Culture Reporters Audra Schroeder and Michelle Jaworski review or analyze the latest streaming content in their “Now Streaming” 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.

🍕 A TikTok user is calling out a Pizza Hut store in Ohio after she says an employee disrespected her and her fiancé in an altercation in a store

☕ Unpleasant experiences at Dunkin’ have been circulating on TikTok.

📚 A former Barnes & Noble worker has a PSA for people who go to the store: don’t leave piles of books behind when you read in the store

🍻 Should you get drinks with your co-workers

🤔 A worker went viral on TikTok for asking an interesting question: How do people who work typical 9am-to-5pm jobs have hobbies?

🥤  This award-winning, minimalist seltzer maker is a dream come true for every seltzer addict.* 

⚰️ Here are the real-life stakes of faking your death online.

🛒 Looking for a self-checkout hack while shopping at Walmart? Look no further than this viral video explaining one

💰 This worker is going viral for sharing how companies boast about record earnings but still can’t give employees a raise

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👋 Before you go

In a viral video, TikToker and career coach Sho Dewan (@workhap) shared hacks on how to appear active 24/7 on Slack and Microsoft Teams while working from hom. His hack utilizes Google Slides, Zoom, and YouTube.

The video has over 31,300 views

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*First Published: Nov 2, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT