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Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Posted on May 19, 2023   Updated on May 22, 2023, 6:53 am 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: How an altered image of a bulge in former President Trump’s pants caused #DiaperDon to go viral, a woman’s viral video detailing how the bathtub she was in fell through the floor, a look at why 2023 has been dubbed the year of the “girlfailure,” and how the Supreme Court decided not to tear down a fundamental internet law. 

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

And, because it’s Friday, that means its time for our weekly news quiz. Scroll down below to answer the question, and if you guess correctly you’ll be entered to win a “Blogs in Bloom” shirt

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Is this massive bulge in Trump’s pants real?

The image caused the #DiaperDon hashtag to become prevalent. 


‘New fear unlocked’: Woman says bathtub fell through floor while she was in it

She says she was taking a bath on the second floor of her home, which then fell through the ceiling and landed on the floor beneath her, among her entire family.


Did ‘Frances Ha’ pioneer the girlfailure?

The eponymous protagonist of this 2013 indie film is the spiritual precursor to our favorite women who suck.


Supreme Court decides not to tear down Section 230

Section 230 isn’t going anywhere for now. 


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🗣️ This Week on the Internet

By Tiffany Kelly

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Suggested content is taking over social media timelines

In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Fridays our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany Kelly recaps the most pressing online discourse of the week in her “This Week On The Internet” 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.

🐜 You probably don’t want your short-term rental house to be infested with termites

💰 A woman is going viral after spending so much money at Costco that even the cashier was taken aback by their total.

📦 This Louisiana State University student said she was “visibly upset and confused” upon discovering flyers posted around her apartment complex accusing her of stealing other residents’ packages.

💍 A TikToker’s video of what she ate at her wedding has attracted a ton of criticism, with commenters accusing the video of promoting disordered eating

🏳️‍🌈 Start your movie night binge-fest with some of the best LGBTQ movies and series you can stream right now on Amazon Prime.

🍔 An interaction between a frustrated McDonald’s worker and an unsatisfied customer is gaining traction on TikTok.

🙅‍♀️ This worker is getting attention for posting about why she quit a “good-paying job” at Walmart

📺 From the Daily Dot archive: Here’s why you can’t take a screenshot of a TV show or movie on your computer.

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📅 Meme of the Week

Serving c*nt” in various ways is the hottest new meme. 

serving cunt on public transportation

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*First Published: May 19, 2023, 10:30 am CDT