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  • The Times has a rundown of Curtis Sliwa's whole weird day trying to vote with his cat.
  • Curbed staked out Eric Adams' alleged Brooklyn apartment to see if he actually lives there (the verdict is still out), and caught him parking illegally and then driving on the sidewalk.
  • Best news of the day: Pavement will reunite to tour North America next year (including several shows at Kings Theater), and they made a cute trailer to celebrate.
  • The CDC unanimously endorsed the Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 5 through 11, so they can theoretically begin receiving them this week.
  • JFK Jr. did not come back from the dead to ordain Trump "king of kings," to the disappointment of hundreds of disturbed QAnon followers.
  • The Justice Department is suing to block Penguin Random House from acquiring Simon & Schuster, arguing that "post-merger, the two largest publishers would collectively control more than two-thirds of this market, leaving hundreds of authors with fewer alternatives and less leverage."
  • This weekend, Larry Trachtenberg will become the only person who ran in the very first NYC Marathon to run in the city's 50th marathon.
  • Vox writes about the, er, problem with Jon Stewart.
  • According to this Atlantic article, having kids is terrible for quality of life, but can offer people real meaning, so I guess having kids is...as they say...complicated.
  • Does Greg Kelly know how the ride a bus? Apparently not.
  • Jonathan Majors will host SNL on November 13th with musical guest Taylor Swift, then Simu Liu will host on November 20th with musical guest Saweetie.
  • And finally, now that Halloween is over, it's time to give the red pandas all our pumpkins: