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Newsletter: Even Trump fans think he’s lost his ‘meme magic’

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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 even Trump fans think he may have lost his “meme magic,” a woman going to the dentist to get a cavity filled and leaving in an ambulance, five tips to avoid getting scammed at a car dealership, and Cybertruck owners discovering a fatal flaw to the vehicles windshield wipers—rain

After that, we’ve got a “Decoding Fandom” column from our Assistant Newsletter Editor Kira

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today in Internet Culture

Trump’s far-right fans hate his ‘normie’ 2024 memes

As the 2024 election draws near, prominent right-wing figures are squabbling over who was responsible for the “meme magic” that led to the presidency of Donald Trump and whether it still existed.


🦷 WTF 
‘Existing dental fear increased’: Woman goes to dentist to get a cavity filled. She leaves in an ambulance

It seemed like other people have had problems with this same procedure as well


‘I know what I want’: 5 tips to avoid getting scammed at the car dealership 

As a PSA for anyone who might have to deal with a car dealership soon, we’ve listed five instances of blatant dealership scams, along with lessons on how to avoid them if they happen to you.


Cybertruck owners discover one-piece windshield wiper design has one insurmountable foe: Rain

The windshield wiper motors are reportedly burning out.


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⭐ Decoding Fandom

By Kira Deshler
Assistant Newsletter Editor

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Peacock’s Pride collection paints a compelling picture of queer fandom

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Wednesdays our Assistant Newsletter Editor Kira Deshler dives deep into the world of fan culture in her “Decoding Fandom” 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.

😯 Over the past few years, Kia and Hyundai vehicles have garnered an unfortunate reputation. In short, many claim that the cars are exceedingly easy to steal.

👕 A TikToker has gone viral after highlighting the strict clothing rules of designer outlet Gucci. In a video that’s amassed 1.6 million views the customer claimed that the store treated him differently depending on how he was dressed.

🥩 This Sam’s Club customer bought a case of hamburger meat—and couldn’t believe how much it cost

🚢 A man went viral after he said he tried a Royal Caribbean cruise for the first time, but immediately regretted it after a Carnival Cruise passed by. 

🚗 Here are thefive things you need to check on your car before going on a road trip

👮 From the Daily Dot archive: Police struggle to justify use of Fusus, a community surveillance tool they foisted on citizens.

📝 Question of the Day

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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

Hobby Horsing is the latest trend to know about 🐴

🎶 Now Playing: “There Will Be Blood” by Kim Petras 🎶 

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