It’s Monday afternoon in New York City, where Comptroller Brad Lander is working from his sukkah (with COVID-19).
Here’s what else is happening:
- Speed cameras, red light cameras and even human traffic cops are being fooled into ticketing drivers who are using novelty New York license plates you can buy at almost any souvenir shop.
- This guy was also fooled into calling the FDNY after spotting what turned out to be a yule log playing on a massive flatscreen TV in someone’s apartment.
- A New Jersey man who’s accused of intentionally crashing his car into a police station while blasting “Welcome To The Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses is now facing terrorism charges.
- The judge presiding over Donald Trump’s civil business fraud trial has the hair for it.
- “In the late 1990s, [Steven] Spielberg would occasionally lend his [Trump Tower] apartment to Hillary Clinton when she needed a crash pad in the city.” Curbed’s obit-of-sorts for Trump Tower, which could fall out of Trump’s hands if he loses this trial, is full of good details.
- Le bedbugs have descended on Paris just in time to freak people out ahead of the 2024 Olympics.
- Mattel just made a Stevie Nicks Barbie doll.
- …which will soon be available at the select number of Toys ‘R’ Us stores repopulating American strip malls.
- And finally, he had to slice his cheese with something: