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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Our top stories today include a look at the reactions to HBO Max axing a Batman show, a rundown of the memes that came after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) stood *very* awkwardly in a photo, a viral video about what you need to do to succeed in corporate America, and a recap of how the far-right candidates did in Florida’s primary race.
After that, our Politics Reporter Claire takes a look at Herschel Walker in her weekly “Dirty Delete” column. Plus, if you scroll a bit, we’ve got a story on a peculiar Lyft ride that is going viral.
That’s a lot to get through. So let’s get to it. See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
‘Batman’ fans baffled as HBO Max cancels ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ follow-up from Bruce Timm and J.J. Abrams
Batman: Caped Crusader seemed like a surefire hit—but it’s one of many new projects shelved by HBO Max.
‘Like NPCs in Goldeneye’: Ron DeSantis’ weird stance gets roasted
It’s definitely one way for a human to stand.
TikToker says to succeed in corporate America you need to be ‘fake as f*ck,’ sparking debate
If you’re wondering what it takes to succeed in corporate America, some TikTokers say they have the answer: be fake as fuck.
Laura Loomer fares better than other far-right candidates in Florida primary race, still loses
Florida’s far-right candidates received uneven results.
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🗳️ Dirty Delete
Herschel Walker hopes his football career distracts voters from his many lies
In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content. On Thursdays our Politics Reporter Claire Goforth goes deep on the social media history of politicians in her “Dirty Delete” column. If you want to read columns like this before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr to get your daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to you inbox.
🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
👀 What should you say if someone at work asks if Microsoft Teams is down? Always say “yes,” this viral video urges its viewers.
💼 The tactics that “toxic managers” use to get workers to quit were highlighted in this viral video.
🛒 A Walmart worker has attracted a ton of attention after she posted about the mysterious messes she finds in the aisles while on the clock.
🍼 What you need to know about the little conception device that’s making it easier to get pregnant.*
🚓 An UberEats driver says he was allegedly detained by authorities while delivering food to a school in Texas.
🍔 In a viral video, a Wendy’s employee exposed the concerning conditions—including a moldy cooktop—in his store. More than 1 million people have viewed his video.
🌐 These students are ditching college to run an NFT business.
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👋 Before you go
Well, this isn’t probably what you’d expect when using a ridesharing app. In a video video, a TikToker claims that after ordering a Lyft on their way back from the club, a man showed up on foot to pick her up. The resulting ride allegedly took over an hour, but according to her, “we didn’t even complain.”
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*First Published: Aug 25, 2022, 12:00 pm CDT
Andrew Wyrich is the newsletter editor at the Daily Dot. He previously served as the deputy tech editor. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).