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Hi, all!

At the top is forward Lucy Quinn, and the Getty caption informs me that she was pretending to give an interview to the BBC in this picture.

Ramble of the Day

A while back, I was listening to an episode of the podcast Who? Weekly and the hosts were talking about the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum (and now facing a copyright infringement lawsuit for going by Lady A by a musician who has gone by Lady A for decades). They were talking about how the group has probably just the one well-known song, “Need You Now,” and that one of the hosts always hears the song in a Duane Reade and almost nowhere else.

They call it “a Duane Reade song,” because it’s one of those songs you end up always hearing in a pharmacy while picking up something entirely uninteresting but necessary for your life, like shampoo or medicine. It made me wonder what my pharmacy song was, and after a few minutes, I remembered the song I hear a little too often in a pharmacy — Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” feat. Bruno Mars.

Any music playing in a pharmacy is usually too quiet to be overbearing, which is why “Uptown Funk” can really be subtle enough for picking up an essential item as quickly as possible. It’s also popular enough that it would end up being played in a pharmacy, but old enough that you wouldn’t easily find it on a radio station if you were looking for it. It’s not like I listen to the radio much, anyway, but I probably run into that song in a pharmacy more than I do anywhere else.

tl;dr: What’s your pharmacy song? Mine is “Uptown Funk.”

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Links of the Day

Ten Premier League players and staff, 12 Genoa players, and seven additional Colorado Rapids players and staff tested positive for COVID-19.

Mainz fired Achim Beierlorzer after the players went on strike last week.

A longer read: Ben Fisher on fifth-tier Dover, who could be out of business if the National League doesn’t play this season for The Guardian