How’s your weekend going, guys? Anything fun happen? Anything exciting to report?

Yeah, that about sums it up.

If you read nothing else today, you should read this screenshot from Le Monde, attempting to explain Gritty (who among us can truly explain Gritty?) to a confused French person:

It’s especially appropriate that Gritty has become Pennsylvania’s electoral mascot because, for the first time in, uh, several presidents, there will be a hockey fan in the White House. I am, of course, referring to the future First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, who is a diehard Flyers fan. There’s something that feels very natural about this.

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Rodion Amirov is still out here scoring goals, and giving us hockey highlights to watch, like drops of water in a drought: