Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
Anarchists install naked Trump statues across America
Following up on Illma Gore’s naked trump drawing from earlier this year, U.S. anarchist group INDECLINE have raised a number of statues depicting a naked, castrated Donald Trump in five cities across the nation. Bluntly titled “The Emperor Has No Balls,” the statues are an attempt to humiliate Trump, but considering all the dumb shit that he’s excreted from his mouth over the past year, it’s safe to say that this is a pretty feeble attempt to fell a man who quite obviously has no shame. Oh, and the statues were removed pretty quickly after going up. – The Guardian
Trump actually apologizes for something
After appointing the head of far-right news network, Breitart, as his new campaign chief, it was widely expected that The Donald would become even more extreme with his rhetoric, yet he’s actually apologized for the very first time this entire campaign cycle. In a scripted speech read from a telepromter (another Trump first), he vaguely expressed regret for causing “personal pain” with nasty words used “in the heat of debate,” suggesting that he might actually be prepared to change tact. Maybe he’s not such a bad guy after all? – Washington Post
Gawker set to shut next week
Having been sued into financial ruin after publishing a video of Hulk Hogan doing the dirty with his best friend’s wife, Gawker was rescued from oblivion by Univision, who bought the site and its web portfolio that also includes Jezebel and Gizmodo, for $135 million. Unfortunately for Gawker, it appears that its main site, Gawker.com is being killed off and 10% of the overall staff let go, a tenth that will also include its founder Nick Denton. – New York Times
Usain Bolt wins gold… AGAIN
Was it ever in any doubt? For the third Olympics running (geddit, running?), Usain Bolt has run away (geddit?) with the gold medal in the 200 metre sprint. It wasn’t even really a contest, and he was the only player to go the distance in under 20 seconds. Undoubtedly the greatest sprinter of his generation, Bolt has confirmed that he will be retiring from the Olympics this year as he goes for his ninth gold medal in the final of the 4 x 100m relay, with the aim of making it a perfect nine out of nine. – SkySports News
Uber launches self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh
Wiz Khalifa will be able to hail a self-driving Uber within the next month because the tech giant is set to launch a fleet of self-driving cars in Pennsylvania’s second-largest city. We are unable to confirm if they’ll be black and yellow, though. – BBC News
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