Good Wednesday afternoon in New York City, where the Battle of the Brooklyn Dad Band T-Shirts is raging. Here's what else is happening:

  • Two male pedestrians — a 31-year-old and a 32-year-old — died this morning in Inwood after a BMW driver hit a car that then struck two parked cars.
  • The New York City Health Department is returning to parts of Queens and Staten Island next week for another round of anti-mosquito spraying.
  • In response to an emergency-level shortage of extra blood, the New York Blood Center is doing a promotion over the next month called "Pints for Pints," wherein blood donors can get a voucher for a free pint of beer from participating breweries. (You can't use the voucher the same day you donate, for obvious reasons.)
  • The 1970s were a fun — if precarious — time to be a New York City teenager who loved punk rock.
  • Alex Jones conceded in court today that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was not a hoax, but rather "100% real."
  • The Takeaway has a good (but sad) segment about how Tunisia's democracy, which was the first to emerge from the 2011 Arab Spring protests, fell apart and led to a referendum vote that'll essentially usher in a dictatorship.
  • Chunks of a SpaceX capsule crashed to Earth and landed in a pair of Australian sheep farms.
  • The BBC profiled a man in Tokyo who makes a living as a "do-nothing man," which is sort of a misnomer — he rents himself out as a general companion for people who want to go to restaurants, take field trips, or just have someone around because they're lonely.
  • The Kid Mero said in a new podcast interview that he and Desus had been planning to split for over a year.
  • Orthodox Jewish guys in Brooklyn are reviving the art of cantorial music.
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  • And finally, nap time: