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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Nov 7, 2022   Updated on Nov 15, 2022, 9:22 am CST

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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 are about: a viral video of a woman finding out she was paying a majority of the rent unknowingly, people dunking on Disney’s upcoming Hercules remake, an Uber Eats customer’s greatest fear, and a That One Sound column from our Senior Reporter Audra. 

After that, our Tech Reporter Mikael has his weekly “One Dumb Conspiracy” column. 

Quick programming note: Our Senior Culture Editor Tiffany will be guiding you through the online discourse for a little bit. See you in a few days! 

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

Woman says she was paying 75% of rent for unit she shares with roommate without knowing

A woman cried in a viral video after finding out she was unknowingly paying the majority of rent for an apartment unit she shares with a roommate.


‘Finally, Disney knows what we want’: People are dunking on Disney’s TikTok-inspired ‘Hercules’ remake

The upcoming Hercules remake is going in a more experimental direction—but fans still aren’t happy.


‘It’s you again’: Uber Eats deliverer calls out repeat customer

A repeat Uber Eats customer lived out many customers’ greatest fear of being recognized by their food deliverer.


The simple pleasure of the ‘It’s a chicken salad’ TikTok

A Cleveland deli received the kind of promotion you just can’t buy, and made a salad go viral, thanks to one woman’s endorsement. TikTok has tasted the biscuit, and now it wants the chicken salad.


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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🍟 People are less than impressed with Taco Bell’s limited-time only TRUFF fries.

☕ We’ve all been there. A Starbucks worker shared why she is thinking of quitting after having to close the store alone

🍗 One TikToker isn’t happy with Zaxby’s chicken tenders, and his video rant prompted others to agree that the restaurant chain’s quality has gone down over the years.

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🍴 Starting one thing and being told all of sudden to do it differently can be a frustrating experience, and it’s something food service workers continually encounter

📺 We’ve got a review of the upcoming film WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story. Check it out here

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👋 Before you go

Earlier this year, a woman on TikTok went viral after claiming that she was sent home from work by human resources for her outfit. Now, she’s saying it happened again.

In a video with almost 19 million views, TikToker Marie Dee (@notmariedee) claims she was sent home by “the HR girl” because her outfit was “too revealing and distracting.” The outfit is a bodycon black dress.

Woman at work walking and speaking caption 'Guys it happened again I'm getting sent home for my outfit' (l) woman posing in dress at work caption 'This time the HR girl approached me. I'm about to ask her' (c) woman speaking at work caption 'I'm sorry you still can't wear that it's way too revealing and distracting' (r)

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*First Published: Nov 7, 2022, 12:00 pm CST