Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on "Saturday Night Live" (Photo: NBC)

Jim Carrey debuts as Joe Biden on a sleepy ‘Saturday Night Live’

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” returned for its 46th season with comedian Jim Carrey playing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Alec Baldwin returning as President Donald Trump, and a tone that suggested the rush of recent events were even too much for the writers to process.

Those events included that debacle of a presidential debate, Trump’s failure to denounce white supremacy, and Trump being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

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WordPress Hands Everyone Coal for Christmas

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Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

WordPress is looking a little desperate these days.

Not a week goes by without some email exhortation to upgrade my plan.

“30 percent off Cyber Monday!”

“Hello Black Friday!” 

Still, I did appreciate seeing a recent commercial for WordPress on TV.

Rival Wix has dominated the airwaves in the last year, promising easy, breezy, cheesy websites with just a few clicks. It almost seemed as if WordPress was holding its nose, acting as if it was above shilling to the masses.

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‘Tomb of Dracula’: When the Terror Got Real

img_0316In 1973, just a few months at the helm, Marv Wolfman was already shaking things up at Marvel Comics’ “Tomb of Dracula.”  He had introduced Blade, arguably one of the most important characters in the Marvel Universe, in TOD No. 10. Of course, we only know that in hindsight.

But Wolfman wanted readers to know the horror title would live up to its grim potential. This wasn’t going to be the typical Marvel book in which the characters get pummeled one issue and are fine the next. Violence would have consequences.

Some bad things were going to happen. And no one was safe.

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