Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Our top stories today are about: Footage showing a fight erupt outside a school board meeting voting on whether to recognize Pride month in the district, an Airbnb guest claiming she was wrongfully blamed for $1,100 in damages, a review of The Flash movie, and a look at conspiracy theories about the Candian wildfires.
After that, our Culture Editor Tiffany has a “This Week on the Internet” column for you and shares with you her pick for the meme of the week.
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⚡ Today’s top stories
Footage out of California shows fights erupting outside of a school board meeting where a vote was supposed to be cast on whether to recognize Pride month by the district.
One Airbnb guest is paying big time after she claims a host wrongfully accused her and her husband of damaging their property.
Review: ‘The Flash’ is no match for ‘Spider-Verse,’ telling a similar story with far less style
Dogged by Ezra Miller’s scandals and a slew of cynical fanservice cameos, this belated DC spinoff is fun but unremarkable.
Meteorologist explains conspiratorial TikTok claiming Canadian wildfires all started at once
A Canada wildfire conspiracy is afoot, as theorists are citing satellite footage as proof that the ongoing forest fires were started on purpose.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🚽 Monitoring for shoplifters may be part of a Target worker’s duties, but guarding a customer’s shopping cart while they are in the bathroom is a peculiar extension of those surveillance responsibilities.
🏨 This teacher is going viral for sharing an amazing travel hack she’s billed as a “victimless crime.”
🕹️ A Main Event server went viral after posting a video in which he calls out customers who leave their table to play games before paying their tab.
💳 How would you react if you suddenly saw an extra $36 charge on your credit card after shopping at Walmart?
💵 A worker is going viral after sharing how her male co-worker was told by their regional manager to not tell her that he was making $2 an hour more than her.
🍴 A Cracker Barrel server reported that her first week of tip earnings was not quite what she expected, leading her to make a TikTok video alerting the world.
📅 Meme of the Week
We all found out who Baby Gronk was after this meme hit the internet.