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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Kira here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Today’s top stories are about: cursed Disney content that has some die-hard fans upset, an Uber Eats order gone very wrong, a shopper who was sent to Costco jail, and a Republican Congresswoman who got a little too wild while attending a musical.

After that, check out Mikael’s “One Dumb Conspiracy” column.

Until next time,

— K.D.

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Illegal Disney’ videos of behind-the-scenes Disney World have returned—and Disney adults aren’t happy

A popular TikTok account that posts videos of what costumed Disney characters do behind closed doors is getting heat from certain Disney fans – and Disney itself. 


‘I’m never ordering Uber Eats again’: Woman says Uber Eats driver tried to assault her, enter her apartment

A woman ordered food from Uber Eats, and later that evening an Uber Eats driver tried  to force his way into her apartment


Costco shopper refuses to show workers his receipt, says they ‘illegally detained’ him for not doing so

A TikToker who took a shopping trip to Costco says he was detained after refusing to show a store employee his receipt. Costco may be within their rights to do this.


‘You are no more special than the next person’: ‘Beetlejuice’ cast member calls out Lauren Boebert for vaping during show

Colorado Republican Laruen Boebert was kicked out of the “Beetlejuice” musical last week after vaping, singing, and taking flash photography. That’s one way to summon a ghost.


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👋 Before you go

A former radio host spilled the beans about caller numbers during giveaways. According to him, there is no caller 100.

The video started off with a stitch from TikTok user @tacoreacts who asked, “What’s a company secret that we shouldn’t know but you’re just like, f*ck it, I hate this job?” User @itsmcginn, a former radio host and DJ, took the opportunity to spill the tea about giveaways.

Fun fact, they actually never give it to the actual caller number 100,” he reveals.

The video garnered more than 33,000 views since it was posted. In the comments, alleged former and current workers in the radio industry confirmed @itsmcginn’s assertion.

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