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Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 20, 2023   Updated on Mar 21, 2023, 7:42 am CDT

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

Our top stories to kick off the week are about: A viral video where someone accidentally filmed a timelapse of himself getting fired, how TikTokers are blaming Mark Zuckerberg for a potential ban of the app, how Marvel wants Reddit to unmask whoever leaked dialogue from the latest Ant-Man movie before it came out, and a nightmare Uber Eats expierence that is resonating with people. 

After that, we’ve got a “One Dumb Conspiracy” column from our Tech Reporter Mikael

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘What stage of capitalism is time-lapse TikTok of people getting no-notice fired?’: Worker accidentally films timelapse of himself getting fired

While filming a timelapse of his workday, TikTok user @unprochef accidentally captured something unexpected: His own firing.


TikTokers don’t blame Biden, Congress, or China for a potential ban—they’re mad at Mark Zuckerberg

Users on the app speculated that Meta’s lobbying efforts contributed to a proposed TikTok ban.


Marvel wants Reddit to unmask whoever leaked ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ script

Disney’s Marvel Studios is trying to force Reddit and Google to unmask whoever leaked dialogue for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania a month before it was released, according to court documents.


‘Uber Eats really out here doing the shadiest sh*t’: Uber Eats customer says she was forced to pay for items she didn’t receive

An UberEats customer says she was denied a refund after more than half her order was not delivered by her driver, and her experience is resonating with viewers. 


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🔍 One Dumb Conspiracy

By Mikael Thalen

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🍕 Ever wonder what $55 will get you at Pizza Hut? Well, this viral video will show you. 

🚗 In a viral clipa woman dropped her car off at a Toyota dealership for a routine oil change and returned to an unfortunate surprise.

🍔 A U.K.-based McDonald’s TikTok account is getting dragged on social media for posting the correct way employees must take their lunch break while working for the fast-food franchise.

⚾ Amazon‘s A League of Their Own will reportedly conclude after a truncated four-episode season, wrapping up the story for an early cancellation. Fans of the show are frustrated

🧹 From our friends at Passionfruit, the Daily Dot’s creator economy newsletter: “Ileana Cabrera, aka MoreThanCleaning, shares advice gleaned from her CleanTok success.” 

🚰 A delivery driver on TikTok has a special message for people who order multiple cases of water and don’t tip.

🦠 From the Daily Dot archive: Here are the viral marketing campaigns that helped shape the internet as we know it.

💳 A user on TikTok has sparked debate after sharing a list of 18 cards that a hotel won’t accept from customers as payment methods.

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👋 Before you go

A TikToker claimed that they were recently tempted to buy a slice of a nearly $200 pie sold at Tennessee’s infamous Dollywood

@stonewall_kelsey’s relatively short video shows them looking at the various pastries sold at Dollywood—Dolly Parton’s family-centered theme park. As of Thursday morning, his video had over 1.9 million views.  

$230 pie at Dollywood,” @stonewall_kelsey wrote via text overlay.

In the caption, the TikToker doubled-down on their want for the ginormous treat. “You know we have to try a piece,” it read.

sign for 25 pound apple pie with 229.00 for whole pie on bakery counter with caption '$230 Apple pie at Dollywood' (l) Dollywood Sign outside of theater (c) apple pie in bakery counter with caption '$230 Apple pie at Dollywood' (r)
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*First Published: Mar 20, 2023, 10:30 am CDT