Up & Coming Weekly

December 04, 2018

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28 UCW DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Compulsions David Rush of Boise, Idaho, has found a unique way to score his 15 minutes of fame. On Nov. 13, at the public library in Oak Brook, Illinois, Rush set his mind to achieving a new Guinness record for eating sweet corn kernels within three minutes with a toothpick. Rush, who holds 40 Guinness re- cords, succeeded on his third try, downing 241 kernels. "It's a ridiculous talent to have," Rush admitted to e Chicago Tribune. "I practiced skewer- ing a lot to prepare along with the size of the plate, spreading out the corn and best toothpicks to use." Rush told the Tribune he got in- volved in breaking records to promote science, technology, engineering and math education, saying a lot of kids don't feel confident about STEM sub- jects. "If you believe you can get better at something and work hard at it, you can get better at anything," he ex- plained. [Chicago Tribune, 11/14/2018] My generation Hasbro has determined that the buying hotels and houses aspect of Monopoly doesn't much appeal to millennials, who "can't afford it any- way." So just in time for Christmas, the company has released a new version of its classic game, Monopoly for Mil- lennials, in which players, whose game pieces include an emoji and a vintage camera, gather experiences rather than property. On the box, Rich Uncle Pennybags holds a takeout coffee and wears ear buds and a "participation" medal that reads, "If you had fun, you won!" USA Today reported the game's ex- periences include "rift Shop" and "Farmers Market," along with dining at a vegan bistro and attending a music festival. But make sure you Uber home: ere is still a "Go to Jail" space on the board. [USA Today, 11/14/2018] Bright ideas e Zolotoy Bridge in Vladivostok, Russia, is more than a mile long and opened in 2012, but three years later, inspectors banned pedestrians from crossing it because the walkways were too narrow to be safe. United Press International reports the ban didn't stop four pedestrians on Nov. 8, who attempted to cross the vehicle-only bridge wearing a yellow cardboard bus costume to disguise themselves. Police weren't buying it, though, and pulled them over. [UPI, 11/13/2018] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, diversify your investments if you are trying to boost your bottom line. As the saying goes, "don't put all of your eggs in one basket." Boost your odds. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You need to take a day or two for yourself, Tau- rus. It seems like you have been doing much for others but little energy is devoted to your needs and desires. You've earned a break. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 ink about how to look at a problem from a new angle, Gemini. Only then can you get a real grasp for the situation at hand and how to tackle it. e answer may be right there. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, get together with a spouse or romantic partner and work through a running list of what you'd like to do together. It is important to spend quality moments with one another. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, even though you may be tempted to draw attention your way, you may be better served by letting others grab the spotlight this week. Campaign for another's recognition. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Fitness becomes a priority for you in the weeks ahead, Virgo. Focus your efforts toward your fitness goals and lean on others if you're tempted to veer off course. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you like to play super sleuth and get to the bottom of sticky situations. Remember that not all information is accurate, and be careful what you share. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 You have a strong desire to make some major changes, Scorpio. ink about an extensive vacation, a potential relocation or a large home renovation. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You may have gotten in over your head with a certain home project, Sagittarius. It just doesn't seem to be moving along as antici- pated. Call in some reinforcements. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, sometimes staying silent is the best way to get notice. Others may appreciate that you take the time to think over an issue before chiming in, and that bodes well for your future. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Even though you may want to find the answers to all your questions, sometimes you have to accept what you cannot change, Aquarius. Focus your attention on something new. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 It will only take a few more days until your goal has been reached, Pisces. at will be an excit- ing time worthy of sharing with friends. Question: I really enjoyed watching the funny "Catastrophe" on Amazon Prime and have watched all available seasons. Any idea if additional seasons are being filmed and when they might be available? – Bob Matt Roush: e good news: ere will be a fourth season of the terrific Sharon Horgan-Rob Delaney comedy that's been nominated for Peabody and Emmy awards. e less good news: It will by all accounts be the final season. News yet to come: An airdate. (Can't even hazard a guess if they'll slip it in before the new year or wait till 2019.) Question: I try to read your column reli- giously, but maybe I missed this issue. More and more shows are embrac- ing the text message, and they insist on making us try to read the actual text on the phone. I don't know about you, but my wife and I can't read most of them; the text is too small. Last season, "Instinct" took a different direction and had the text appear in balloons like in a comic book and that worked great. I hope other shows figure this out. – Andy Matt Roush: Another frequent com- plaint (not as frequent as loud music drowning out dialogue), but bonus points for pointing out a show that does it right. Note to producers: If you're going to use this device, make it at least as easy to read as subtitles or closed-captions. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to Brandy Norwood for her shady "Star" power. As Miss Carlotta's back-stabbing little sister Cassie, the former Moesha more than holds her own opposite Queen Latifah and has given Fox's music-biz soap the kind of uber-juicy villainess we love to hate and hope to have around for seasons to come. She just needs to stop trying to shoot everyone! Jeers to fake newspeople A Chinese news agency recently un- veiled an entirely computer-generated "anchor" that uses artificial intelli- gence to deliver on-air stories, post on social media and, we assume, commu- nicate with Skynet's terminators. is is how it ends, people!

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