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Posted on Dec 22, 2022   Updated on Dec 24, 2022, 12:43 pm CST

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

Our top stories today are about: A delivery driver’s “worst fear,” Radio City Music Hall using facial recognition to block a woman from seeing a Rockettes show, a look at the film Decision to Leave, and advocacy groups claiming Amazon spends millions on lobbying to maintain its dominance

After that, we’ve got a “Dirty Delete” column from our Politics Reporter Claire

See you tomorrow with something fun! 

— A.W. 

‘I’m a delivery driver and this is my worst fear’: Domino’s driver gets their car stolen during delivery

A Domino’s Pizza customer says her delivery order didn’t go as planned when her driver’s car got stolen during her delivery.


Radio City Music Hall uses facial recognition to block woman from seeing Rockettes show

The woman works at a law firm involved in litigation against Madison Square Garden Entertainment, which operates Radio City Music Hall.


‘Decision to Leave’ is a sweater movie

An under-appreciated aspect of Park Chan-wook’s latest film.


Congress made strides in breaking up big tech in 2022, but still has a ways to go

Athena Coalition claims Amazon spends millions on lobbying and astroturf efforts to maintain its dominance.


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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

📦 An Amazon driver is going viral for sharing a PSA for customers who are ordering holiday gifts.

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🥪 When one asks for “extra” ingredients on their sandwich at Subway, it’s difficult to know just how much extra they’re actually going to get.

🍔 This Wendy’s customer says she ordered sauce on the side, but ended up getting it on one side of her burger instead. 

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🥩 This restaurant manager says a man ordered an extra well-done steak, only to complain that it was overcooked

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👋 Before you go

A Domino’s customer said all the pepperonis fell off the pizza that he spent $35 on— but some viewers said that’s on him for paying so much at Domino’s.

TikToker Justin recorded the pizza in a video that racked up more than 400,000 views. In the video, he lifted the pizza up by the side, and all the pepperonis fell off and clattered into the pizza box.

Domino's pizza with hand grabbing slice (l) Domino's sign on building (c) Domino's pizza lifted above box with pepperonis flying off (r)
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*First Published: Dec 22, 2022, 11:00 am CST