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 former McDonald’s corporate chef explaining what the “worst time” to go to the chain is, Sen. Mitch McConnell freezing up again during a press conference, a graduate student who claims to commute by airplane every week to attend her graduate school class, and a look at how knee-length jorts are getting mocked but are actually on trend this summer.
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.
P.S. — It’s Friday, which means it is time for our weekly news quiz! Just scroll down a bit to answer the question. If you guess correctly, you might win a “Hot Blog Summer” shirt.
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⚡ Today’s top stories
A former McDonald’s corporate chef explained in a viral video why 10:30 is the “worst time” to go to the fast food chain.
A student says that she commutes by airplane from New York City to Chicago one day per week to attend her graduate school class.
The look has been the source of jokes, but models and influencers are wearing knee-length jorts this summer.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🥩 A user on TikTok is calling out Walmart after seeing raw meat that had turned brown still for sale on the store’s shelves.
🔨 This Lowes worker is getting a lot of attention for calling out how a new hire with zero experience earned $2 an hour more than him.
💸 Goodwill has become notorious for reselling items for a higher price, and this incident is no different. A woman revealed a pot she discovered at the thrift store selling for $7.37 was originally priced at $6.99 at TJ Maxx.
🍸 This man who’s worked in the alcohol industry for 4 years, is going viral for sharing how to choose the right vodka brand.
🔒 Late-night shopping cravings are quite common, but what if your favorite store advertises 24/7 access and you find yourself locked out? This was the conundrum faced by one shopper whose attempt to enter an Old Navy store late at night turned into a viral video.
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🍗 If you’re a fan of casual, sit-down restaurants that give you mass quantities of food for low prices, then there’s probably a good chance you’ve heard of Applebee’s $12.99 all-you-can-eat wings and fries special.
💰 In a viral video, a Los Angeles woman shares her shock at how much it costs to furnish an apartment.
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📅 Meme of the Week
People keep making memes about the actor Skylar Gisondo.
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