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  • An analysis by THE CITY found that a big reason why lines are currently so long outside New York City COVID-19 testing sites is because officials closed down more than 20 sites right before omicron hit.
  • For $250 a month, city restaurants and landlords can lease a sleek Italian-made rat trap that lures rodents in with the scent of crumbled Oreos.
  • This person cancelled their birthday party because of omicron, so the least we can all do is read their take on risk assessment.
  • Melania Trump is selling NFTs of digital watercolor pictures of her eyes.
  • For trees, 2021 has been the best of years and the worst of years.
  • Kim Kardashian and Bari Weiss hang out now.
  • Tom Brady is launching a line of logo-less black sweatshirts that he hopes will become one of the most influential sportswear brands in the world.
  • In an oral history of the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger Christmas toy-buying action movie Jingle All The Way, director Brian Levant admitted that "when it first came out and got such a poor reaction, I thought that maybe I should have paid more attention to other things, like story and character. But at the time, all I saw was this shelf of Turbo Man toys in my office, and I was sold."
  • And finally, salute this essential worker: