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Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 17, 2023   Updated on Jan 18, 2023, 7:31 am CST

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Our top stories today are about: A Waffle House “hack” fail, a look at a senator who is mad at the FCC despite being silent on Biden’s nominee to fill out the agency, a review of The Last of Us, and a viral video of a Walmart worker cussing out their managers before quitting. 

After that, our IRL Reporter Tricia has her weekly “Problematic on TikTok” column. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Never again’: Waffle House customer tries to order the waffle sandwich hack. It was a fail

Thanks to a TikTok that went viral, the world now has a Waffle House waffle burger hack to try. But another creator posted to the platform  looking to get one made, and the results were decidedly underwhelming.


Senator who spent all of 2022 blocking Gigi Sohn’s nomination is now mad the FCC isn’t doing its job

The senator has been silent on Sohn for a year.


‘The Last of Us’ is a surefire hit, offering a sensitive yet gripping take on zombie clichés

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey bring emotional depth to this thrilling zombie apocalypse series.


‘Y’all got me f*cked up’: Walmart worker cusses out managers over loudspeakers before quitting

A TikTok user claimed that she cussed out her Walmart managers over the loudspeakers right before quitting.


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😬 Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins

woman at gym with caption 'Gabe it's fine, give it a go' (l) man at gym with caption 'Are you sure this exercise is for men?' (c) woman laughing and recoding in gym (r)

There’s yet another homophobic audio trending on TikTok

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Tuesdays our IRL Reporter Tricia Crimmins breaks down the trends on the popular app that will make you cringe in her “Problematic on TikTok” 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 you inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🐱 This TikToker is going viral for sharing how Walgreens sent a reimbursement check… to her cat.

🧀 In a viral TikTok, a Chipotle employee exposed the secret behind the Monterey jack cheese that customers adore.

🛒 Anti-theft shopping carts at Target are continuing to disrupt the shopping experience for customers. 

🚨 TikTok’s obsession with true crime has spiraled into something beyond bad taste.

☕ In a viral video, a Dunkin’ worker shared the brand of cold foam that Dunkin’ uses so that cold foam fans can enjoy the same flavor from the coffee chain without leaving home.

🍿 Fuel your hate-watching with movies so bad, they’re actually…kind of good. These are the best worst movies you need to watch right now.

📱 A Walmart employee says she was fired after sharing a video of her day doing inventory at the store she worked at.

📺 From the Daily Dot archive: Here’s why Netflix action movies always suck

🍗 In a viral video, a Panda Express worker shared how the American-Chinese restaurant chain makes its Sweet Fire Chicken.

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👋 Before you go

A woman says that her ex-wife lied about having terminal cancer by using the plot of John Green’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” in which one of the main characters dies of bone cancer.

In a viral video, the woman says that her ex-wife told her she was dying of “terminal bone cancer.” In 2014, when Kampen saw the film adaptation of Green’s book, she realized that her ex-wife had lied to her—and crafted the lie using elements of the plot of “The Fault in Our Stars.”

woman speaking in car with caption 'to prove that she was lying about having terminal bone cancer' (l) John Green the Fault In Our Stars book in front of greenery (c) woman speaking in car with caption 'I'm realizing that almost identical to the story plot of my wife's life' (r)
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*First Published: Jan 17, 2023, 10:00 am CST