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Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 19, 2023   Updated on Jul 20, 2023, 7:02 am CDT

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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: A server who posted a video about getting gift cards instead of tips, how people online aren’t buying Donald Trump Jr.’s unprompted claim that cocaine was “not my thing,” a grocery store worker calling out customers who don’t put their shopping carts back in the parking lot, and how the showrunner of Daredevil is speaking out about unpaid residuals amid the writers’ strike. 

After that, we’ve got a “Now Streaming” column for you from our Culture Reporter Michelle

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Waitress gets stack of gift cards from Walmart, Olive Garden, Wendy’s, and more instead of a tip

A server showed off the various gift cards she was given by customers in lieu of tips, which sparked a litany of different responses from people who viewed her video.


People don’t believe Donald Trump Jr.’s unprompted ‘cocaine, it’s not my thing’ boast

Trump Jr. has long faced accusations online of drug use.


‘On one of the hottest days of the year’: Grocery store worker slams customers for leaving carts in the parking lot

One outdoor worker is going viral for calling out grocery store customers’ lack of consideration, specifically by not putting shopping carts back where they belong, amid a heatwave.


‘Daredevil’ showrunner speaks out about unpaid residuals amid writers’ strike

The Netflix show Daredevil remains one of Marvel‘s most popular TV spinoffs. But in a sadly familiar scenario for the industry, Daredevil‘s original showrunner is struggling to get paid for his work.


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By Michelle Jaworski

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🐜 Two girls are shedding light on an interesting ingredient they allegedly found in their frozen fruit treatants.

✈️ A United Airlines passenger stranded in Houston claimed that four of her most recent flights home had been canceled and that she was growing increasingly frustrated with the situation.

🌮 A Taco Bell customer is perplexed about a location they recently frequented that used kiosks to take customers’ orders instead of workers.

🍔 McDonald’s customers are downloading the restaurant’s point of sale training app for fun

💎  This ‘champagne of pepper grinders’ is the ultimate flex for bougie kitchens.

🤔 A food delivery worker was told that he completed his delivery too fast

💼 One woman is being celebrated on TikTok for starting her own business after her job ghosted her for two weeks.

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👋 Before you go

If you thought you were a deep sleeper, think again

A woman on TikTok says that she slept through an intruder breaking into her apartment, who then ate her bananas, and smoked cigarettes on her couch.

TikTok user Gracie (@gracie.mcura) put on a brave face as she detailed the strange string of events in her viral video, which by Thursday had been viewed more than 598,000 times.

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