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Posted on Oct 20, 2022   Updated on Oct 21, 2022, 8:06 am CDT

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

We crawled the web for you today and our top stories about: documents we obtained that show the support Martha’s Vineyard residents showed to migrants that were sent there from Florida, Airbnb hosts fretting about a drop in bookings, a viral video that continued the criticism Chipotle gets about its online order portion sizes, and a voice actress not returning for a popular video game series because of an “insulting” pay offer

After that, our Politics Reporter Claire has her weekly “Dirty Delete” column. 

See you on the internet! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Are you in need of volunteers?’: Records reveal how Martha’s Vineyard rallied to support migrants flown in by DeSantis

Emails obtained by the Daily Dot showed an incredible outpouring of support from local residents after the Sept. 14 arrival of 48 Venezuelan migrants to the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. 


In Airbnb Facebook groups, panic over decline in bookings

A viral tweet claimed that the “Airbnbust is upon us” after seeing some users in Airbnb Facebook groups complain about a drop in bookings.


‘That’s why your orders look hella small’: Chipotle worker admits to half-scooping online orders

Chipotle is once again under fire for its portion sizes when it comes to online orders.


‘Bayonetta’ voice actress calls for a boycott over ‘insulting’ $4,000 pay offer

Bayonetta fans were shocked this weekend after voice actress Hellena Taylor revealed why she isn’t returning for Bayonetta 3


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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

💼 A video satirizing the the guilt that comes along with considering calling out of work has gone viral. 

🐦 Twitter suspended journalist Yashar Ali after he posted a recipe for a Molotov cocktail.

💵 A debate about minimum wage was sparked after a Subway franchisee bragged about starting pay at $15

🏳️‍🌈 From Club Penguin to Roblox, LGBTQ youth have always flocked to gaming websites.

👻 Turn off the lights, grab a blanket, and get ready to be scared. These are the best Shudder original movies you’ll want to check out in the dark.

🍔 A Burger King worker shows all of the items that their store ran out of in a now-viral TikTok, including carbonation for the store’s beverage machine.

☎️ Yikes. In a video with more than 1 million views, a TikToker user shared their experience working at a call center, including a verbally abusive customer calling “10 times back to back.” 

🥪 One apparent sign of inflation these days? The cost of a footlong sandwich at Subway.

🍗 An ex-Buffalo Wild Wings employee shared how he used to get free food at the restaurant. 

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👋 Before you go

Recently, discussions of the new nostalgia-infused Adult Happy Meal have been circulating online. However, another beloved item has returned to the menu: Happy Meal Halloween buckets.

In a series of viral TikTok videos, a McDonald’s worker unboxes the Halloween-themed buckets and shows off the full meal.

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT