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Posted on Mar 5, 2024   Updated on Mar 6, 2024, 7:37 am CST

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

Our top stories today are about: Why right-wingers are claiming that Sydney Sweeney’s SNL outfit defeated wokeness, a video of an encounter between outraged customers and the organizers of the now infamous Willy Wonka experience, actor Will Forte breaking his silence on the shelved Coyote vs Acme film, and Trump’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that will keep him on the ballot during the next election. 

After that, Tricia‘s got a “Problematic on TikTok” column for you. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Sydney Sweeney’s ‘SNL’ outfit somehow defeated wokeness, right-wingers boast

Sydney Sweeney, the actress best known for her role in the HBO drama series Euphoria, hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) over the weekend and inadvertently became a culture war focal point after conservatives claimed her attire “defeated wokeness.”


Organizers of disastrous Wonka event confronted on camera by furious parents—admit it was all done with AI

Video of a confrontation between outraged customers and organizers of the now infamous Willy Wonka experience in Glasgow is going viral online.


‘A movie that should be seen, but won’t’: Will Forte breaks silence on shelved ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ film

Back in November of 2023, Warner Bros. announced it would not be distributing Coyote vs. Acme—despite the fact that it is a completely finished film.


‘Big win for America’: Trump cheers Supreme Court ruling keeping him on 2024 ballot

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that former President Donald Trump cannot be barred from appearing on state presidential ballots because of his connection to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.


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😬 Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins
Senior Reporter

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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 well-known barista is at work signal-boosting an incredible story involving a customer who felt entitled to payment after ordering free water.

🍔 Five Guys has garnered a reputation for being on the pricier side of fast food. So it’s no surprise that viewers are finding it impressive and shocking that a pair of customers found a way to hack the system at Five Guys.

🍳 A former Chick-fil-A worker revealed why she believes the egg white grill is the most underrated breakfast item on the menu.

🍩 TikTok has become a hotbed for money-saving life hacks—but the much-rumored free Krispy Kreme deal isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

🤔 This Walmart worker approached a customer, handing her work vest, with a strange request, can she quit for her?

🍵 A Dunkin’ customer posted a viral video showing how to order an iced milk tea for cheaper than a chai latte.

🛒 Since the advent of the self-checkout lane in grocery stores and larger retailers, customers have had many frustrations with the self-service systems.

🌐 From the Daily Dot archive: Is there a First Amendment right to assemble in the metaverse?

📝 Question of the Day

Everyone’s got opinions, and we want to know yours. Just click a button below to answer the question, and tomorrow we will let you know how fellow web crawlers like you answered. 


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👋 Before you go

If you have a stained cooking utensil hanging around your kitchen, this might be the hack you’ve been waiting for.

TikTok creator Jen (@alltheusernamesrtaken1) recently posted a video about restoring her roommate’s yellowed spoon after a run-in with some macaroni cheese. The video has racked up 12.7 million views and 2 million likes.

Jen offers a scientific explanation for her method. But the gist: She adds a bunch of epsom salt to a pot of water, turns the heat up on the stove, and starts stirring the spoon around in the hot water.

“Also if you do this, make sure you add a lot of salt. Not like you’re seasoning the water that you’re going to put your pasta in,” Jen says in the video.

Woman with spoon three split

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*First Published: Mar 5, 2024, 10:30 am CST