Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Our top stories today are about: A DoorDasher confronting a customer who allegedly lied about not receiving their order, speculation that billionaire Mark Cuban is considering a presidential run, an explainer on the extremely popular “kombucha girl” meme, and why rap star Nicki Minaj is receiving praise online following the death of Henry Kissinger.
After that, our Assistant Newsletter Editor Kira has a “Decoding Fandom” column for you.
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⚡ Today’s top stories
‘The fact that it’s exactly where you left it’: DoorDash driver confronts customer who ‘lied’ about not receiving order
A DoorDasher posted a video that went viral where she confronts a customer who allegedly falsely reported that her order never arrived, resulting in a violation on the dasher’s account.
The internet is speculating that billionaire businessman Mark Cuban is considering a presidential run after selling his majority Mavericks stake and announcing his forthcoming departure from Shark Tank.
Brittany Tomlinson, one of the most beloved creators on the internet right now, went viral on TikTok in August 2019 after she posted a video of herself trying—then hating, then kind of liking, and then hating again—kombucha for the first time.
‘Y’all have no idea what’s about to happen’: Nicki Minaj’s cryptic tweet has fans thinking she predicted Henry Kissinger’s death
Rap star Nicki Minaj is receiving praise across social media following the death of notorious diplomat Henry Kissinger. But why?
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⭐ Decoding Fandom
By Kira Deshler
Assistant Newsletter Editor
‘Scream 7’ controversy proves that producers and fans don’t see eye to eye
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
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👋 Before you go
Recently, TikTok user @thumbs.up.canuck noticed that McDonald’s had decided to open up a new location near him. Rather than simply being excited, he was confused—primarily due to the restaurant’s location.
“It’s literally in the middle of farm field,” the Quebec-based TikToker says. “It’s surrounded by farm, and there’s not even electricity yet. They’re running the d*mn place on a generator! That’s crazy!”
Immediately, TikTok users in the comments began to cry conspiracy, saying that the McDonald’s Canada Corporate offices must know something that everyone else does not.
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