Grubhub meltdown, a burrito sweatshop & some cats' birthday cakes 👀🍿🧃
Oh, and Ellen DeGeneres goes out with a scam
Hello Wrecklings! Anyone on TikTok? We’d love for y’all to follow us on there! We’ll be doing headline recaps but also one-offs that won’t be covered in the newsletter (ie: we got a recent tip about some interestinggg Will White merch).
After doomscrolling on Twitter late last week, we were the first outlet to cover Shaun King’s latest alleged scam. And without further ado— this week’s news:
“The Last Days of Ellen: Ellen tricks Audience Members Out of $2,500”- Who produced this show? I once bid way too much for VIP tickets to Monster Jam at a charity auction but at least I walked away with what I’d wanted.
“The QAnon Queen Told Followers They Didn’t Need to Pay Bills. It Didn’t End Well.”- This article is absolutely worth a read, if for no other reason that it’s an excellent opportunity to unclench your jaw as this story is jaw-droppingly nuts.
“Grubhub’s ‘Free Lunch’ Promo Went Predictably Haywire”- We already have a difficult relationship with Grubhub here at The Wreck List because our editor has been bamboozled by them a few too many times. And like hating a BFF’s ex that did them wrong, I feel like the same applies to companies? Keep up the great customer service, Grubhub!
“The WAGatha Christie Trial Is the Only Good Celebrity Court Case”- Leave it to the Brits to have a far more civilized (but equally scandalous) courtroom battle between two celebs.
“Hell in Amy’s Kitchen”- Turns out that sweatshops aren’t just for clothing, but also burritos. Sad to have to add this one to my personal boycott list.
“The most tragic thing I have ever witnessed!' Kendall Jenner's 'insane attempt' to cut a cucumber leaves the internet dumbstruck (but don't worry, she was rescued by family chef)”- This is like one of the best scenes fromThe Simple Life, but without the cheeky self-awareness.
“Charlie Puth Is the Latest Male Celeb to Queerbait for Likes”- I’ve recently been wondering about what momentarily-famous singers and actors do after they’ve faded from our pop culture radars. I guess here’s one answer.
“‘Crazy rich’ Indonesians’ arrests spotlight investment perils”- This article is fascinating but admittedly struggled to concentrate on much beyond who buys a $30k t-shirt?
“Activision Blizzard's New Diversity Game Tool Comes Across Terribly”- The limit to perplexingly bad marketing ideas does not exist.
“Fired CNN+ Staffers Were Reportedly Given Boxes Filled With CNN+ Swag and Welcome Notes”- Ahh, this is as graceful as when I got laid off and had to loop my boss into an email thread and she promptly introduced herself with, “Hi XX, we’re sad to see Lise go, but we get it!”
“Turns Out That 3,000-Year-Old Artifact That Was Destroyed In A Viral TikTok Was Fake And The Company Has Nobody To Blame But Themselves”- Do we think the fact this company is selling Egyptian mummy beads can be to blame for this *waves arms around at general state of things*?
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“He Was My High School Journalism Teacher. Then I Investigated His Relationships With Teenage Girls.”
Unsurprisingly, the video game industry has been very quiet about Roe vs. Wade
“Sony PlayStation Staff Fume Over CEO’s Abortion Comments”- Gotta love that the majority of his email was focused on… his two cats’ birthday cakes and… wanting to get a dog??
“As Roe v. Wade repeal looms, video game industry stays mostly silent”
“An OnlyFans Model Says She Stabbed Her Boyfriend in Self-Defense. Friends Claim She Was the Abuser”
“Toxic fans have made Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial inescapable”
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