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Newsletter: This free pizza ‘hack’ is pretty much just stealing

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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Mar 24, 2023   Updated on Mar 26, 2023, 10:59 pm CDT

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

Happy Friday! Our top stories today are about: A viral “hack” to get free pizza at Little Caesars that is getting called out for just being stealing, a look at America’s new digital Satanic Panic, a massive Uber Eats order mess up involving Panera, and a columnist who says he was fired for anti-DeSantis memes

After that, our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany has her “This Week on the Internet” column and shares with you her pick for meme of the week. 

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⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Work here and can confirm this works’: Man shares Little Caesars ‘hack’ to get free pizza

A TikToker shared a hack for getting a free pizza from Little Caesars, and at least one user replied: “That’s not a hack; that’s a stealing.”


Welcome to America’s new, digital Satanic Panic

America is frequently gripped over fears of Satan.


‘And they tipped $0. That’s karma!’: Uber Eats customer receives another person’s $300 40-sandwich Panera order

When ordering food for delivery, it’s common to have either the restaurant or the courier mess up one or two details. What’s less common is getting another meal with your meal—or, in this case, 39 additional meals.


Columnist says conservative site fired him for anti-DeSantis memes, deepfake

A now-former columnist for the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) says that he was fired over Instagram posts criticizing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).


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🗣️ This Week on the Internet

By Tiffany Kelly

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Why Sofia Coppola’s daughter accidentally went viral on TikTok

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

💼 In a popular video, a worker explains how her job search is going after being laid off. Spoiler alert: Not well.

☕ Starbucks is discontinuing its raspberry syrup, and customers on TikTok are already mourning its demise.

🍗 An Uber Eats driver was left baffled after he asked a Chick-fil-A employee for a plastic bag for a customer he was delivering to. The request ended up becoming quite a dramatic affair.

💵 A TikTok video featuring a former employee of a Dollar General store has gone viral after she claimed that the store was infested with rats.

🐔 In a viral video, a Subway worker revealed how its rotisserie chicken is prepared, sparking mixed reactions.

🥡 While few would consider Panda Express to be authentic Chinese food, the company is furthering the distance between themselves and genuine Chinese cuisine with a viral offering.

📌 From our friends at Passionfruit, the Daily Dot’s creator economy newsletter: “How are creators adapting to Pinterest’s collage-making app Shuffles? We spoke to a ‘Super Shuffler’ to find out.” 

🧊 This nugget ice maker is an ice lover’s best-kept secret for chewable, crunchable, crave-able ice at home.

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

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📅 Meme of the Week

You can’t go on TikTok right now without seeing Pedro Pascal eating a sandwich.

person with Pedro Pascal eating sandwich with caption 'My boss telling me we've been slacking on the tiktoks so I said 'no problem, we just need to post with Pedro Pascal eating a sandwich' (l) Pedro Pascal eating a sandwich with caption 'me watching this trend wondering why that sandwich is so damn crunchy' (c) roller coaster with Pedro Pascal eating sandwich with caption 'Me watching my mates on the rides I'm too scared to go on but coming along as the bag holder otherwise I'll get fomo' (r)
@skywaybehavioralhealth/TikTok @jaylbayl/TikTok

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*First Published: Mar 24, 2023, 10:30 am CDT