Up & Coming Weekly

December 11, 2018

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DECEMBER 12-18, 2018 UCW 29 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Wait, what? Akihiko Kondo, 35, of Tokyo, spent $18,000 on a Nov. 4 wedding ceremony to marry the love of his life, Hatsune Miku — a computer-generated hologram with big eyes and long, turquoise hair. Kondo told Reuters he found Hatsune Miku, who has thousands of fans around the world, singing on the internet. e wed- ding ceremony included traditions such as the exchange of rings (hers was placed on the finger of a stuffed doll created in her image) and friends and relatives in attendance, although Kondo's parents did not attend. "I believe the shape of happi- ness and love is different for each person," Kondo said. [Reuters, 11/14/2018] Christmas comes early A Bank of America ATM in Houston, Texas, was the scene of a near-riot on Nov. 25 when it began dispensing $100 bills instead of $10s, reported Click2Houston. After the first lucky driver posted his score on social media, a crowd showed up and stood in line, with a few fights and argu- ments breaking out over about two hours, until police were summoned and the free money was shut down. Bank of America released a statement the next day that would have galled Ebenezer Scrooge: "Customers will be able to keep the money dispensed." Turns out the blame lay with a vendor who incorrectly loaded $100 bills into the $10 slot. ere was no report of how much money was with- drawn. [Click2Houston, 11/26/2018] What is fame? Former Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bau- tista has another honor to add to his re- sume, thanks to entomologist Bob Ander- son of the Canadian Museum of Nature. On Nov. 22, reported the Associated Press, Anderson named a newly discovered spe- cies of beetle after the star third baseman and right fielder. Sicoderus bautistai is a small black weevil found in the Domini- can Republic, where Bautista hails from. "I thought what a great way to kind of rec- ognize (Bautista's) contributions to Blue Jays baseball and to Canadian baseball, really, as a whole," said Anderson. e sci- entist has named about 120 weevils over his career. [Associated Press, 11/22/2018] Picky, picky A referee in a Women's Super League soccer match in Manchester City, Eng- land, stayed cool at the start of the tele- vised game on Oct. 26 when he realized he'd forgotten his coin for the kickoff coin toss. inking quickly, David McNamara had the captains of the Manchester City and Reading teams play "Rock, Paper, Scissors" instead. But the Football As- sociation, soccer's governing body in England, was unamused, and on Nov. 26, McNamara began a 21-day suspension after accepting a charge of "not acting in the best interests of the game," according to the BBC. [BBC, 11/13/2018] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, when you are fired up about something, there is no stopping you. If something doesn't go your way, don't let that stop you from pur- suing your goals. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Stick to activities that will help you feel grounded and centered this week, Taurus. Only put things on your schedule that pertain to your future goals. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, there may be something you say that seems wise at the moment, but may need to be reconsidered as days press on. It is alright to revise along the way. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Tap into the energetic flow that has been driving you to take charge of money matters, Cancer. A desirable outcome will arrive, and your bottom line will be better for it. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 No one seems to be able to sway your thoughts one way or another, Leo. With your self-deter- mination laser-focused, there is nothing that you can't handle. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Time is ticking, Virgo. However, you don't have to move until the time is right for you. Take your time and plan your next step before put- ting plans into motion. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a romantic partner shares your thoughts on a sensitive subject and now is a great time to have a discussion about it. Working together will strengthen your relationship. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, readjust your approach conversa- tions this week. What you have been doing might not be effective when communicating with people unaccustomed to your style of conversing. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, take some quiet moments to focus on a memory that makes you happy. When- ever things get challenging, you can call this memory to mind. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Any turbulence going on in your life right now can be remedied by thinking a bit more positively, Capricorn. ings will soon fall into place. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, try a new perspective in regard to looking at a difficult problem that's been tough to solve. Seek others' help, which is a sign of strength, not weakness. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 A profound time of introspection and revela- tion will begin for you this week, Pisces. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you Question: In the new "Murphy Brown," why hasn't there been any mention that Miles and Corky were once married? – Sue Matt Roush: is is a classic case of sitcom "retcon" (as in "retroactive con- tinuity"), in which a show decides to ignore events from its past life when it gets a fresh start. (e new "Will & Grace" ignored the original se- ries' ending, to its benefit.) I've read some suggestions (unconfirmed) that because the Miles-Corky marriage happened after series creator Diane English left the show, she opted to just ignore that it ever happened — and to be honest, it probably never should have — and that's why it never comes up. Given how rocky some of those fi- nal seasons were, it may be just as well. Question: On ABC's recent "Mickey Mouse" special, original Mouseketeers Bobby Burgess and Sharon Baird were introduced. Are they the only ones left from the 1955 show? – Carole Matt Roush: Of the original cast mem- bers who were under contract for the full run of the original "Mickey Mouse Club," only Annette Funicello and Doreen Tracey have passed away. Ac- cording to a quick search, Lonnie Burr, Tommy Cole, Darlene Gillespie, Cubby O'Brien and Karen Pendleton are also still around, but may not have been available for the reunion. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Jeers to holiday-movie overload. It's not that we don't love the sleigh full of seasonal flicks from the Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, Freeform and Netf- lix. It's just that there are so many now, we've lost track of which "One Tree Hill" vet is visiting her quaint home- town and how many soap-opera alums are stranded at snowy country inns. Cheers to "Superstore" for employing Eden Sher. "e Middle" star popped in to the NBC comedy's Nov. 8 episode as a hilariously peppy job applicant who made Sue Heck seem cool. Too bad she got a limited-time offer of one episode instead of a recurring gig.

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