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'Awesome/Not Awesome' with Luke Burbank: Caine's Arcade renews Luke's faith in humanity

A look inside of Caine's Arcade.
A look inside of Caine's Arcade.
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Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," brings us his weekly wrap-up of the week’s awesome and not awesome news.

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer building a cardboard arcade inside his dad’s auto-parts store.

Caine's Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.

In Port Angeles, Washington, fugitive Travis Nicolaysen keeps eluding the police — without much effort. Nicolaysen periodically checks up on his Facebook, talks to his friends, and has also recently changed his Facebook relationship status to single. He's available, ladies.

Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons," told Smithsonian Magazine that the city of Springfield in the show was based on the city of Springfield, Oregon.


Luke Burbank, host of the radio show and podcast "Too Beautiful to Live."