Up & Coming Weekly

January 08, 2019

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JANUARY 9-15, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Editors' Note: This week, we're revisiting some of the weirdest of the weird news we enjoyed in 2018. Happy Weird New Year! Wait, what? Ikea took advertising in a whole new direction with its print ad for a crib. e ad, which appeared in the Swedish magazine Amelia, invited women who think they might be pregnant to urinate on the paper to reveal a discounted price. "Peeing on this ad may change your life," the ad read at the top of the page. "If you are expecting, you will get a surprise right here in the ad." Adweek reported that the agency behind the gimmick adapted pregnancy test technology to work on a magazine page. [Adweek, 1/9/2018] Want to get away? Many citizens of the world are weary of the war and strife that seem to be consuming the news, and nearly 300,000 of them have already signed up to put it all in the rear-view mirror by becoming citizens of Asgardia. is coming-soon colony on the moon is led by Igor Ashurbeyli, a Russian en- gineer, computer scientist and busi- nessman who was inaugurated as its leader on June 25 in Vienna. Asgardia's parliament plans to set up "space arks" with artificial grav- ity in the next 10 to 15 years, where its projected 150 million citizens can live permanently, Reuters reported, and Ashurbeyli hopes settlement on the moon will be complete within 25 years. Asgardia is named after Asgard, a "world in the sky" in Norse mythology. Its leaders hope to attract a population from among the "most creative" in humanity, perhaps using "IQ tests," according to Ashurbeyli. [Reuters, 6/25/2018] Armed and frustrated Linda Jean Fahn, 69, of Goodyear, Arizona, finally succumbed to a frus- tration many wives suffer. On Dec. 30, 2017, as her husband sat on the toilet, she barged in and "shot two bullets at the wall above his head to make him listen to me," she told Goodyear police when they were called to the scene. Fahn said her husband "would have had to be 10 feet tall to be hit by the bullets," ABC15 in Phoenix report- ed, but officers estimated the bullets struck about 7 inches over the man's head as he ducked. She was charged with aggravated assault. [ABC15 Ari- zona, 1/8/2018] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Look forward to solid and passionate develop- ments in the days to come, Aries. If you're seeking love, then sparks may soon fly. Be on the lookout. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, after some recent turbulence, rest easy knowing that calmer waters are ahead. Some tranquility and stability is just what the doctor ordered. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, expect some big changes in your love life in the weeks to come. Count your blessings because you deserve all the good news that's coming your way. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Surprises are in store for Cancers who are will- ing to take some risks. If you resign from your job, you just may find a dream position shortly after - things can be that dramatic. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Some cosmic goodness is in store for you, Leo. Be excited about your prospects. is year can start out on the right foot, especially as it pertains to domestic matters. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, things in your domestic sector are bound to settle down in a few days. If you planned im- provements at home, you'll sail through those in no time with some help from friends. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, some pivotal changes may come into your life shortly. You may find out your family is increasing or learn that a career change is in the works. Start counting good fortune. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 A talent that you used to feel insecure about can be an avenue to earn a significant amount of money, Scorpio. Don't hesitate to monetize and share your gifts. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 While you have been in a stable relationship for some time now, both parties may be look- ing to shake things up. It can go two ways: A breakup or newfound depth. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Venus, the ruler of your career sector, will point your professional efforts in the right di- rection, Capricorn. Your professional outlook might turn completely around. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You may notice people in your social life are more friendly and accommodating lately, Aquarius. In fact, friends have always been there for you because they believe in you. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, if you've been waiting for seed money to start a venture, then your patience will pay off. Expect some good news to come. Question: I'm curious what you think about the recent failure of reboots and revivals lately like "Murphy Brown," "Magnum P.I.," "Charmed," etc.? I know that "e Conners" is doing OK, but they aren't getting the numbers the network must've expected compared to "Roseanne," and frankly no one even watches or cares about "Fuller House" or "Will & Grace" anymore. Could this be a sign? And BTW, I know "Hawaii 5-0" and that godawful "MacGyver" re- make are doing fine, but those are more exception to the rule than a fact. — Phyllis, Murfreesboro, TN Matt Roush: is may be overstating the case a bit — some of these shows are doing just fine, considering how few actual hits exist in the broadcast TV world (and how would anyone know if no one's watching "Fuller House" on Netflix, not that I'd dream of it) — but the trend is definitely com- ing down to earth. I'm sure CBS had hoped for better returns from "Murphy Brown" (too preachy) and "Magnum" (too unnecessary), and I can't imag- ine the expectations were high for "Charmed," since almost nothing pulls a notable number on e CW in linear ratings. If the conclusion ultimately is that the networks have dipped from the nostalgia well too frequently, and as a result we see fewer remakes of titles from our past, that's probably a good thing. (In other words, memo to ABC: Leave "Bewitched" alone!) To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to actresses who set the bar for "Best of " lists everywhere: Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve." Amy Adams in "Sharp Objects." Christine Baranski in "e Good Fight." andie Newton in "Westworld." Elisabeth Moss in "e Handmaid's Tale." e ballroom queens of "Pose." e list of 2018's Fierce Fe- male Roles goes on and on, and we can't wait to see how many more amaz- ing ladies reclaim their time — and claim ours — next year. Jeers to HBO for playing the waiting game. An entire year has passed without a single new second of footage or even a spoiler from the final season of "Game of rones!" Winter has come, gone and come again and it's not OK. What is tak- ing so long? Are the powers that be trying to rebuild that wall Viserion blew down?

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