Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
Coolio faces prison on gun charges
’90s rap novelty, Coolio, is facing prison after stupidly trying to take a gun onto an airplane. The balding rapper was arrested at LA’s LAX airport when a metal detector picked up the gun that he had stuffed in his carry-on luggage. His bodyguard tried to claim ownership of the bag, but police were having none of it and promptly arrested Coolio, who now faces three years in prison. I wonder where he was travelling to…. gangsta’s paradise, maybe? – US Weekly
EU rules out easy ride for Britain on Brexit
Ever since Britain voted to Brexit the EU in June, delusional conservative politicos have been passing their delusion onto the public by arguing that the UK is soooooo mightily important that the EU is going to give it a wonderful divorce agreement where it is still allowed access to the single market while not having to accept any of the responsibilities that come with it, like the free movement of people. Having their cake and eating it is the expression that bumbling foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, liked to use. This bloated sense of self-worth cuts right through to the roots of Brexit: it was driven by an arrogant nation that grossly overestimates its place in the world. Well, EU council president, Donald Tusk, has thrown Boris and the conservatives a swift backhander, telling them that they’re either completely in or completely out, and no in between. – The Guardian
Doom creator says Oculus Rift is coasting on novelty
Video game legend John Carmack, best known as the creator of DOOM, has pointed out that the current wave of virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift and Playstation VR are simply “cruising on novelty” and don’t offer the same depth or complexity of similarly-priced VR games. And he’s right: it is incredibly gimmicky. But to be fair, VR is still in its infancy, so maybe it’s simply a matter of time. – South China Morning Post
LA Dodgers beat Washington Nationals to reach NCLS
The LA Dodgers walked out as 4-3 winners against the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the MLB playoffs. After going 1-0 down in the seventh inning, the Dodgers scored four runs against six different Nationals pitchers (a record, btw) to take a three-run lead. The Nationals managed to close the gap and save face, but ultimately it wasn’t enough for victory. The Dodgers now head to the National Championship League Series where they will face the Chicago Cubs. – Bleacher Report
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