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• Big shout out to the Yankees' Spanish radio play-by-play guy Rickie Ricardo for pulling over in New Jersey late Wednesday night and rescuing 83-year-old WFAN Yankees announcer John Sterling from his flooded car.

• The canvas tote bag industry's PR nightmare took a turn for the better after Busy Phillips shared photos of herself filling a bunch of totes with dirt and carbs to mitigate the flooding damage in the basement of her Chelsea townhouse.

• Meanwhile in Brooklyn, City Councilmember Brad Lander managed to clear out the flooding of his Park Slope home while simultaneously remembering to check his privilege.

• The Guardian has a distressing story about construction industry subcontractors in New York that hire recently released ex-inmates — who have to get jobs as part of their parole stipulations — and then force them to work in dangerous conditions for way below union wages.

• In response to rising rates of depression and anxiety among children, Illinois passed a law this week giving school kids five mental health days each year.

• Pokemon purists who actually need the cards to play are pissed that bored rich people have been buying up all the good ones during the pandemic.

• Bennifer 2.0 has prompted scores of people out there to ask: Should I get back together with my ex?

• A business naming expert told the Wall Street Journal that it's a bad idea to intentionally misspell a word in your company name because it's not cute, it's just confusing.

• It's not the weekend until this 18-year-old teenager tweets out the SNL clip of Daniel Craig saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd."

• And finally, thanks for this Pee-Wee: