I got locked in the Paris catacombs alone.

Happy Saturday, y'all! This week we've got the Amazon - Whole Foods mega merger, the Mayweather - McG
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I got locked in the Paris catacombs alone.
By Daveslist • Issue #50
Happy Saturday, y'all! This week we’ve got the Amazon - Whole Foods mega merger, the Mayweather - McGregor mega fight, and the Bitcoin mega volatility, plus a bunch of other cool stuff like getting lost in the Paris catacombs.
Let’s get it on…

Probably how it happened.
So every fight fan and MMA junkie’s dream came true on Wednesday when the long rumored fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather was confirmed for August 26. The numbers are nothing short of breathtaking. Showtime is expecting to sell 5 million pay-per-views at $100 a pop, and God only knows what the gate will be for this monster fight. If all the targets are hit, Conor stands to walk away with $127 million and Floyd could bring home more than $400 million.
When I think about all the times I’ve had my ass kicked for free…
Jeff Bezos continues his takeover of planet Earth. I have to admit, this one surprised me. I’m pretty excited to see what he’s got in store (no pun intended) for Whole Foods. From what I’ve heard, the Amazon bookstore in Manhattan is kind of a bust, so it’ll be interesting to see what adjustments he’ll make to run a grocery chain.
This truly is the stuff of nightmares. When I was living in Paris I got to know the staff of a dive bar in the Mouffetard. Late one night the bartender kicked everyone out and he and I had a couple of drinks. He asked me if I wanted to see something cool, so of course the answer was yes.
He took me downstairs into their liquor storage room and moved a few boxes, revealing a trap door into the catacombs. I climbed down into the narrow tunnel and he closed the trap door above me, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen darkness like that before or since. Moving ten minutes in any direction would have had me lost for all eternity. 
Musk provided a little more detail on his Mars colonization plan this week, but the big news for me was the rocket travel he was proposing here on Earth. How does London to Tokyo in 45 minutes sound? Or a transatlantic crossing in 10 minutes? 
Silicon Valley is probably the best show on television, notwithstanding this season’s slow start. In the episode in question, chief bad guy Gavin Belson enlists the services of a “transfusion associate”, aka a Blood Boy, to keep his own blood fresh and vital. The scene was hilarious, and took vampirism to a whole new corporate level. And it turns out blood boys are real.
On July 12, the internet is going to suck. HARD. All the major internet sites are going to be grinding to a halt in protest of the FCC’s plan to roll back net neutrality, and to give consumers a taste of what life will be like when the ISPs are running things.
It was a wild week in the cryptocurrency world. After hitting $3,000, Bitcoin slammed back to nearly $2,000 in a day, and has since come back to around $2,600. All the action caused Coinbase (America’s largest crypto exchange) to go offline for more than four hours in the thick of it. No bueno.
More proof that we’re living in a simulation. Putin is now straight trolling the US.
It seems everyone has a side hustle these days, but how much is it bringing in? Less than you’d probably think. This is an eye opener for your inner data nerd. 
I have so many questions. How do you know the lobster is 132? Why would you keep a lobster in captivity for 30 years? What the hell do you think is going to happen to this poor old guy on Day One in the wild? Humans are bizarre.
That’s it for this week, y'all. Let me know what you thought about this issue with the THUMBS UP or DOWN. As always, feel free to share far and wide with anyone you think might enjoy it. 
Have a tremendous weekend, stay safe, and I’ll see you next Saturday!
DAVE
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