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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 man catching his neighbor stealing DoorDash orders and implying the saga ended with police involvement and eviction, the internet reacting to wildly popular influencer Mr. Beast saying he would run for president, a look back at 10 now-defunct websites that will have you feeling nostalgic, and a look back at the history of the “surprise mothafaka” meme. 

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

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today in Internet Culture

🛍️ CAUGHT ON CAMERA
‘Eviction over Sonic is crazy’: Tenant confronts neighbor caught stealing DoorDash on Ring camera

A man shared how he caught his neighbor stealing his DoorDash on his Ring camera. In a viral 14-part TikTok series, he implies it ended with police involvement and an eviction.

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🇺🇸 INFLUENCERS
‘He would make a great leader’: MrBeast muses about running for president on X, the internet reacts

People online had a lot of reactions after the popular influencer said he would run if they lowered the age requirements

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🌐 NOSTALGIA
A look back at 10 websites that are now defunct—but live on in our hearts

The best of the web, back then.

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😯 MEMES
‘Surprise mothafaka’—a meme history

It’s a classic meme with a long history

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⭐ Decoding Fandom

By Kira Deshler
Assistant Newsletter Editor

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Fans celebrate David Tennant’s takedown of TERFs, Tories

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 pharmacist who is licensed in three different states shared the five medications you should not buy at the Dollar Tree. He also offers his opinion on which ones are worthwhile. Will you take his advice?

🚗 Baking soda is known to remove certain household odors. But, one TikTok user shared how baking soda can also remove such odors from your car as well.

🥝 A doctor is touting the health benefits of kiwifruit, including the incredible claim that kiwi can actually address damaged DNA.

🥡 Are the takeout containers at Panda Express getting smaller

🏀 Here’s a look at the best WNBA fits on TikTok. 

🌿 An expert on plants weighed in on the best oxygen-releasing plants for the bedroom based on their ability to release oxygen during the night as well as during the day.

🏳️‍🌈 From the Daily Dot archive: How a Sims 2 fan forum became an unwitting safe space for queer creatives.


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🤳 Today’s Viral Video

Music, strangers, and… stranglers?! 😅


🎶 Now Playing: “True Trans Soul Rebel” by Against Me! 🎶 

 
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