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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 viral video where a woman shares how she discovered she owed $13,000 in parking tickets, how Sen. Krysten Sinema’s ex-husband is an online ghost, a look at why attempts to create the next “Barbenheimer” aren’t going to work, and how Burning Man was the center of a number of conspiracy theories over the weekend. 

After that, our Senior Culture Reporter Audra has a “Now Streaming” column for you.

See you tomorrow! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Do not do what I did’: Woman finds out she owes $13,000 in parking tickets

In a viral video, a Los Angeles woman shared how she ended up paying $13,000 on her recent trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles—aka the notorious DMV.


Krysten Sinema’s ex-husband is an online ghost

Sen. Krysten Sinema has kept that part of her private life under wraps.


Your attempt to make Barbenheimer happen again won’t work

The latest attempt to replicate Barbenheimer? Exorswift.


‘There’s a virus on the loose’: A freak rainstorm at Burning Man led to claims the festival had been hit by an Ebola outbreak

Burning Man was beset by conspiracies.


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One shopper is putting Costco‘s $5 Kirkland Signature hats on blast, arguing that he won‘t spend his money on free advertising for the store.

In a viral video that has amassed over 333,000 views on the social media platform, user TheRealJDub (@therealjonwebb) explained why he thinks Costco selling a hat with the store’s signature brand on it is absolutely absurd.

“Who spends their own money, even if it is only five dollars, to be an advertisement for Costco?” the TikToker asked.

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