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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Aug 25, 2023   Updated on Aug 27, 2023, 7:17 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: A McDonald’s customer going viral for claiming to find “GPS trackers” on various pieces of their order, how Rudy Giuliani’s mugshot sparked a flurry of memes, a new lawsuit against Tile that alleges a stalker pulled data on his ex-girlfriend 16,000 times, and how fans of director Zack Snyder are convinced his new film looks better than Star Wars

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

‘Calm down McDonald’s nobody’s gonna steal ur cups’: Customer allegedly finds ‘GPS trackers’ on McDonald’s containers

A McDonald’s customer has sparked discussion online after claiming to have discovered GPS tracking devices on various pieces of their order.


‘He looks like my dog when he in trouble’: Rudy Giuliani’s mugshot becomes instant meme

The image, of a grim-faced former prosecutor and mayor being forced to submit to the authorities, lit up the anti-Trump internet in glee.


Alleged stalker pulled data on ex-girlfriend 16,000 times, new lawsuit against Tile claims, saying tracker lacked safety features for almost a decade

The class-action suit aims to include all women who were stalked by exes using Tile.


Zack Snyder fans are convinced his new movie ‘Rebel Moon’ looks better than ‘Star Wars’

Zack Snyder‘s upcoming sci-fi movie Rebel Moon looks… extremely similar to Star Wars.


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🗣️ This Week on the Internet

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

😱 How would you react if your car randomly shut off while you were going 55 mph? 

🙅‍♀️ A worker’s video has gone viral after sharing an incident that made her quit her hotel job after less than a half hour.

💄 Everyone loves a good discount, but the savings that one customer managed to accrue at an Ulta store is the stuff of retail savings legend—if something like that existed.

🛒 A worker went viral when she posted a short clip celebrating her new job at Target and claiming it was “like getting into Harvard.” 

👖 A TikTok creator has gone viral for sharing how she uses Kohl’s even exchange policy to avoid paying for new jeans.

☕ The Eighth Commandment: You shall not steal. But one Reddit user and barista thinks that their coffee shop employer is violating the age-old rule by allegedly not paying out credit card tips.     

🛍️ From the Daily Dot archive: #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt: Why TikTok shopping is now the ordinary.

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📅 Meme of the Week

Fictional characters parted ways with Scooter Braun in one of the biggest memes of the week. 

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*First Published: Aug 25, 2023, 11:12 am CDT