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Posted on Nov 30, 2022   Updated on Dec 1, 2022, 7:41 am CST

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

We’ve made it to the middle of the week! Our top stories for you today are about: a discount airline horror story that’s going viral, the internet being appalled at what is on Elon Musk’s bedside table, a viral hack for never going idle on Microsoft Teams, and a man’s viral video of a “Karen” neighbor

After that, our Senior Culture Reporter Audra has her “Now Streaming” column, and down below we’ve got a story about someone ordering an absurd amount of roast beef. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

✈️ VIRAL
‘Am I the only one on this f*cking flight?’ Woman shares horror story of booking a flight on a discount site

A TikToker has gone viral after showcasing an empty flight gate on the video-sharing platform while claiming she booked her ticket on a discount travel site.

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💻 TECH
Elon Musk’s bedside table declared most ‘divorced’ by the internet

Elon Musk shared a picture of what he sleeps next to, which left the internet appalled, albeit for several different reasons.

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💼 WORK DYSTOPIA
‘Not suspicious at all’: Worker shares hack to never going idle on Microsoft Teams

You can use a fake meeting to make sure you never go idle on Microsoft Teams, this viral video says. 

 READ MORE

🗣️ KARENS
‘Looks like we got Karen as a neighbor’: Man says neighbor zip-tied her snow fence to his gutters

TikTokers posted a series of clips where they called out their neighbor who decided to use their house’s gutters to tie up their snow fence.

 READ MORE


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📺 Now Streaming

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

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🍴 A manager went viral on TikTok after revealing the rules of what to expect when dining at a restaurant with a large party.

🔬 23 unique holiday gifts that will wow the science enthusiasts in your life.

💸 It’s always a nice surprise to receive a free coupon with a meal. A less nice surprise is finding out you paid for one without asking.

🦃 A woman’s TikTok confession that she always orders her entire Thanksgiving dinner from Cracker Barrel has sparked a debate on the video platform.

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👋 Before you go

A TikToker who needed multiple pounds of roast beef in a pinch says they turned to their local Arby’s to get the job done.

In a video posted to TikTok, user Anthony (@to_ny49er) records his and his girlfriend’s experience going through the restaurant’s drive-thru. By Thursday, his video had over 234,000 views

“So they sent us to Arby’s. We’re about to order five pounds of just roast beef. No bread, no nothing, no sauce. Just roast beef,” Anthony says in the video.

man speaking in car caption 'Ordering 5 pounds of Roast Beef at Arbys so my girlfriend's mom is making French dip sandwiches today' (l) woman opening Arby's container of roast beef in car caption ' so we got a few of these but she's gonna open up reveal the oh my God' (c) man speaking in car caption 'and her dad requested that he only wants to roast beef if it comes from Arby's' (r)
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*First Published: Nov 30, 2022, 11:00 am CST