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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: How Netflix fumbled the live special of Love is Blind and the entire internet (including a congresswoman) melted down over it, a truly wild Amazon order mix-up, why “bombastic side eye” is taking over TikTok, and the shocking amount of dolls a DoorDasher was greeted with while making an order. 

After that, our IRL Reporter Tricia has a “Problematic on TikTok” column for you. 

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 


⚡ Today’s top stories

📺 INTERNET CULTURE
Netflix fumbled a live special it had been promoting for weeks—and the internet melted down

Plagued by technical difficulties, the ‘Love is Blind‘ live reunion was a very public failure for Netflix. Even AOC was upset was upset about the fiasco

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🍚 WTF
‘This is why I always record myself opening expensive stuff’: Customer orders MacBook on Amazon, receives a bag of rice instead

Another case of a seller sending the wrong item has gone viral.

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😒 THAT ONE SOUND 
‘Bombastic side eye’ goes viral (and global) on TikTok

Side eye is a universal expression, one that conveys everything without words. But one popular sound does use words, and it’s become part of TikTok’s “language.” Here’s a look at how the “bombastic side eye” sound took over.

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😱 VIRAL 
‘That pizza would have become a frisbee’: DoorDasher delivering Little Caesars shows customer’s lawn full of dolls

TikTok users were in utter shock after a DoorDash driver shared a video of them dropping off food to a customer who had dolls littered throughout their front lawn

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😬 Problematic on TikTok

By Tricia Crimmins

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Paralympic athletes are being ridiculed by the event’s official TikTok account

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.

💳 One Panera customer is putting the bakery chain on blast after she said a restaurant employee pocketed her debit card

👀 A woman shared her brilliant strategy for dealing with a homophobe over on Reddit’s Am I The Asshole? subreddit

🚗 A woman says she got her car appraised by Carvana after crashing it, and the used car dealer gave her a whopping $4,000. Viewers are claiming she got more from Caravana than she would have gotten through insurance.

☕ A TikToker who claims to work at Starbucks said she will be “crying” once the company begins charging customers for no ice in their drinks.

📵 Ever wonder what it’s like to escape to a no-tech getaway in the middle of nature? Here’s what happened when one of our editors spent the night with Getaway.

💼 This corporate worker is going viral for sharing how to not look lazy while working from home

🔍 From the Daily Dot archive: Telegram issupercharging conspiracy theories across the planet.

🍪 In a viral video viewed over 647,000 times, a TikToker voiced his confusion about the reasoning behind Oreo Thins Extra Stuf, sparking debate about Oreos and how much stuff is enough.

📷 A Canva user realized she could utilize the website’s recently-released, AI-generated “Magic Edit” feature rather than taking new professional headshots.

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👋 Before you go

One woman is sleeping in a tent in her own home because she claims it’s infested with bugs and her landlord refuses to do anything about it.

In a viral video that has received 200,000 likes and been viewed more than 2.3 million times, TikTok user @sav_goldstein makes light of the icky situation from her zipped-up tent.

“Don’t bother me, I’m having enrichment time in my enclosure,” she mouths along to a music track called “enrichment time” by Kaylee.

Commenters took to the comments section to offer support and also give suggestions on what to do.

tenant in tent on bed with caption 'Me going into my 7th month of sleeping in a tent because my landlord won't fix the roach infestation' (l) roaches on window (c) tenant in tent on bed with caption 'Me going into my 7th month of sleeping in a tent because my landlord won't fix the roach infestation' (r)
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🎶 Now Playing: “Self Control” by Rani Adi 🎶 

 
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