Alex Mell-Taylor

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The Good Place Joyfully Embraces Death

On the surface, the Good Place (2016–2020) is a show about how to be a “good” person. The main character Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), finds herself in the titular Good Place by mistake after living a life of debauchery and cruelty. She has to learn how to become a “good person” in order to stay in the nice part of the afterlife, and not be sent to Hell a.k.a. The Bad Place.
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The Men Who Sold the False Hope of Stimulus Checks

When the pandemic hit America in March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist the millions of Americans and businesses facing hardships due to the ensuing recession. The law, among other things, set aside grant money for small businesses, temporarily increased unemployment benefits, as well as distributed a one-time stimulus check of $1,200 to all Americans earning under $75,000 a year.
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PS5 Scalpers and the Bots People hate

Sony’s Playstation 5 hit stores on November 12, 2020, and yet many customers have struggled to obtain a console for themselves. Retailers across the planet have been releasing steady opportunities for customers to purchase one. Still, despite this steady trickle of supply, consumers have been swamped by crashing home pages, glitched carts, and in some cases, long nights in line during the height of a pandemic.
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The Rise & Fall of 'Evil Paddington'

“oh btw pay no mind to that person in my basement. i took care of them,” tweeted out Evil Paddington on November 23, 2020. In another tweet, they would later clarify that by took care of, they meant murder.