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

Our top stories today are about: A woman explaining how a “dream job” interview left her in tears, a traveler calling out American Airlines for delaying his flight 15 times in one day, former President Trump sharing and deleting a post calling for military tribunals for his political enemies, and a KFC worker caught on camera with her mic still on at the drive-thru

After that, we’ve got another edition of “Meme History” for you. 

Also: Don’t forget to take our weekly news quiz if you haven’t already! Just open yesterday’s newsletter to answer the question. If you guess correctly, you might win a “Take Me Out To The Blog Game” shirt. 

See you next week! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today in Internet Culture

Woman goes to interview for ‘dream job.’ So why does she leave in tears?

Is a nightmare interview just the price you need to pay for a dream job? “Absolutely not” is what most comments say on a TikToker’s video where she explains a job interview gone south.


✈️ WTF
American Airlines passenger says flight was delayed for 12 hours in Dallas for jaw-dropping reason

In a viral video, a passenger called out American Airlines for delaying his flight about 15 times in one day.


Trump shares, deletes post calling for televised military tribunals for political enemies

Former President Donald Trump shared a post on social media that endorsed military tribunals for his political enemies.


‘I hope you ordered the slaw’: KFC customer pulls up to drive-thru. Worker doesn’t know her mic is still on

In a clip with over 1.6 million views, a customer shows himself waiting in the drive-thru line at a KFC. Unbeknownst to the person working the drive-thru, she has accidentally left her microphone on—leading to some funny out-of-context clips.


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🤓 Meme History

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Video Producer

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Meme History: Disappointed Cillian Murphy

Meme History is a weekly column that dives deep into internet lore to uncover the history of famous memes. It runs on Saturdays 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.

🍪 A Costco shopper who attempted to use her mother’s store membership card to purchase treats for a family event said she was made to do a “walk of shame” back to the bakery section after she was stopped from shopping by a store employee. 

🍽️ This server posted a storytime video on TikTok after two customers allegedly tried to dine and dash on their $100 tab. It backfired

🛬 Want to know the real reason flight attendants greet you when you walk onto a plane? It’s not to be polite.

📱 A recent iOS update has iPhone users around the country reporting SIM failure problems with their phones.

🔨 Doing DIY can be dangerous. While most people believe that the danger starts when work on the project actually begins, this isn’t always the case.

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

🤳 Today’s Viral Video

The French aren’t happy to host the Olympics and are not afraid to poop about it

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