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

Our top stories today are about: How Donald Trump’s comments about Taylor Swift have both his fans mad and people calling him a “creepy weirdo,” people jumping on a trend where they share hilarious and horrifying videos of their “bad dogs,” an Amazon driver going viral for sharing why they quit on their second day, and a customer’s shocking discovery while buying salmon. 

After that, our Assistant Newsletter Editor Kira has a “Decoding Fandom” column for you. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today in Internet Culture

🥴 ‘CREEPY WEIRDO’
‘Mr. President, she’s ugly’: Trump calling Taylor Swift ‘beautiful’ upsets his fans—who think she’s a demon

An audio recording of former President Donald Trump discussing his thoughts on pop star Taylor Swift has the internet majorly creeped out. And is sparking some backlash from his base.

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🐶 OFF THE LEASH
Dog owners are sharing hilarious and horrifying videos of their ‘bad dogs’ on TikTok

Pup parents are sharing videos of their bad dogs on TikTok, exposing the escapades of their canine companions.

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📦 VIRAL LABOR
Amazon driver quits on second day. Viewers can’t believe why

An Amazon driver says she quit on just her second day. She posted a video explaining why, and viewers are in shock.

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🐠 WTF
‘I’d take it back’: Customer buys salmon at Grocery Outlet. She’s shocked when she opens the package

Ever had runny salmon for dinnerNeither have we.

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🌭 The Ultimate Veggie Dog Throwdown 

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FROM OUR FRIENDS AT COOL BEANS

Nothing stirs up FOMO like being the only non-meater at the BBQ. While everyone is chowing down on burgers and dogs, you’re left assembling a plate of sides and condiments. That’s why we’re declaring summer 2024 the summer of BYOD (bring your own dog). We rounded up five of the top plant-based glizzys and put them to the test

WHICH WEINER WON?


⭐ Decoding Fandom

By Kira Deshler
Assistant Newsletter Editor

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Fans feel seen by new anime-inspired Megan Thee Stallion song

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.

🚢 A woman who just got off a weeklong Carnival cruise reveals the three things future passengers shouldn’t waste their money on—and what to do instead.

🍜 Should you avoid microwaving ramen noodles

🍋 People are just now finding out what flavor “pink” lemonade actually is

💺 A popular TikToker is warning travelers against agreeing to switch seats with other passengers on commercial flights. His warning comes after he almost got scammed himself.

🍗 Does the idea of eating 28 wings make your mouth water or your stomach turn?

✏️ From the Daily Dot archive: Here’s a look at the wild history of fanfic censorship. 


📝 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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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

Did you know Big Bird looks different in every country?


🎶 Now Playing: “Otaku Hot Girl” by Megan Thee Stallion 🎶 

 
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