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

Our top stories today are about: Five viral neighbors from hell, people sharing their “boomer complaints” online and being surprised with how many they agree with, conservatives spreading false claims about Julian Assange’s plea deal, and how people online reacted to Katy Perry wearing a 200-yard dress

After that, the trending team shares with you their pick for “Main Character of the Week.” 

Also: It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our weekly news quiz. Just scroll down below and answer the question. If you guess correctly, you might win a “Take Me Out To The Blog Game” shirt

One last thing: If you missed it, we sent out an email last night that will catch you up on all the viral moments from last night’s presidential debate. Be sure to check that out! 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today in Internet Culture

‘Call the cops’: 5 viral neighbors from hell who left us shook

Most of us are fortunate enough to have amicable relationships with our neighbors, but others aren’t so lucky. We’ve listed five stories of neighbors from hell, as narrated directly from the victims who lived to tell the tale. 


Young people are sharing their ‘boomer complaints’ online, and you’d be surprised how many you agree with

One look at some of the most popular tweets about boomer complaints and you’ll be surprised at how much you can relate to.


WikiLeaks’ long-broken website spurs freakout that Biden got Assange to remove DNC emails in plea deal

Conservatives are spreading the false claim that WikiLeaks was forced to delete a cache of emails from the DNC as part of the plea deal that saw Julian Assange released from custody this week.


Katy Perry promotes her new single ‘Woman’s World’ with a 200-yard dress

The rollout of the singer’s new song ‘Woman’s World’ has been…odd.


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👑 Main Character of the Week

By Ramon Ramirez
Managing Editor

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Main Character of the Week: Woman who had poor customer service on American Airlines 

Main Character of the Week is a weekly column that tells you the most prominent “main character” online (good or bad). It runs on Fridays in the Daily Dot’s web_crawlr newsletter. If you want to get this column a day before we publish it, subscribe to web_crawlr, where you’ll get the daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to your inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the Web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🚗 In a viral video, a person shared a trick with his 51,000 followers detailing how he always parks for free in garages

🌮 A man went viral for revealing what another driver left him in a Costco parking lot after they hit his parked car. And it wasn’t their insurance information—it was tacos

🍬 Can you imagine going into Walgreens and discovering that the candy aisle was behind locked plastic

👩‍🦱 Wig TikTok is up in arms right now following what seems to be a free wig scam. One TikToker walked viewers through why they think it was a scam, and others chimed in, agreeing that there were several red flags.

🍴 A server was left stunned after a party of six sat down in the restaurant where he works and flat-out announced up front that they had no intention of tipping him

👥 From the Daily Dot archive: Here are the invisible victims of true crime content.

🤳 Today’s Viral Video

Can we get these… everywhere?

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