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Posted on Feb 20, 2024   Updated on Feb 20, 2024, 3:44 pm CST

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Hello fellow web crawlers! Kira here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.

Today’s top stories are about: an Ohio Senator’s potentially inappropriate search history, a man who went after the person who stole his iPhone, a customer who was surreptitiously kicked out of a luxury store, and a tax hack involving pets

After that, dig into Tricia’s “Problematic on TikTok” column.

See you tomorrow,

— K.D. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Did JD Vance accidentally reveal he searched for inappropriate video of a woman and a dolphin?

“I dread to think what the rest of your search history looks like dude,” an X user joked


‘It’s gonna go in the trash’: Man gets revenge on phone thief after catching him using Find My iPhone

A TikTok user revealed how tracking his stolen iPhone turned into a perfect revenge story.


‘They thought I was too ugly and poor’: Customer says luxury store lied to get him out

It was just like a scene in ‘Pretty Woman.’ 


‘Rich people write off their dogs on their taxes…And so can you!’: Expert shares ‘rich people’ hack for your taxes

“Put them freeloaders to work,” the video creator wrote


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😬 Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins
Senior Reporter

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A sexist Dave Chappelle audio clip is gaining steam on TikTok

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our IRL Reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down the trends on the popular app that will make you cringe in her “Problematic on TikTok” 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 your inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🍋 A customer discovered Panera is still selling Charged Lemonade – just under a different name

🐕‍🦺 A Walmart worker berated a customer who sat down in the store due to her fainting disorder

🎭 Here’s why Rachel Zegler sitting next to Jennifer Aniston at the People’s Choice Awards was such a meta moment

🛍️ A TikToker shared his side hustle: reselling women’s clothes he buys at TJ Maxx

✈️ A worker was asked to relocate for a new job. Three months later, the company fired her

🚙 Texas introduced new legislation that means cars no longer need annual inspections. Some Texas drivers are scared

📹 African greeting videos have exploded in popularity. Are they empowering or Blaxploitation?

🍿 From the Daily Dot archive: Here’s why Netflix action movies always suck.

📝 Question of the Day

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👋 Before you go

Love is Blind is a unique reality dating show where contestants search for love by participating in an “experiment” wherein they go on truly “blind” dates with people they’ve never seen before. The twist is that they only get to see the person they are falling in love with once they both agree to get engaged—as in engaged be married.

Some diehard fans have apparently decided to skip the “seeing” part altogether in an attempt to experience the show’s first few episodes the same way the contestants do: by not seeing them at all.

You see, TikTok user ktsumsion recently shared a video showcasing how they were viewing the program with their friends: by partially covering their TV with a blanket, only revealing the closed captions. 

They then remove the blanket to show the engaged couples right as they see each other for the very first time, so those viewing find out what the newly engaged pair look like right when the actual couple does, too.

love is blind covered tv

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*First Published: Feb 20, 2024, 10:30 am CST