Up & Coming Weekly

January 22, 2019

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JANUARY 23-29, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Special delivery Veterinarian Molly Kreuze of Spring- field, Virginia, is planning to purchase an artificial Christmas tree next year after her natural one came with some- thing extra: more than 100 praying mantises. Kreuze told WJLA-TV the leggy insects emerged from an egg sac under the tree's branches and were "crawling on the walls, crawling on the ceiling, crawling on the windows." Kreuze captured as many as she could and was hoping to find a new home for them, as it seems "people really like" the bugs. e Pennsylvania De- partment of Agriculture advised that people who find the egg sacs on their Christmas trees should clip the branch and take it outside. Otherwise, without their regular source of food, the newly hatched insects will start to eat each other. [WJLA, 1/6/2019] Social media fail Game Warden Cannon Harrison, 24, is well known around his area in Okla- homa, so when he filled out a profile for the dating app Bumble, he didn't include his profession. But when he "matched" with a woman nearby in December, he was surprised when she messaged him that she had just bagged "a bigo buck." "I thought ... it was someone who was messing with me because they knew who I was," Harrison told e Washington Post. Deer season had ended, although hunting with a cross- bow was still legal, so he decided to play along. He wrote back, "Hell yeah, get em with a bow?" When the un- named huntress demurred, he asked her if she had been "spotlighting" — an illegal technique that involves shining a light into the animal's eyes to stun it before shooting it, and she replied, "Yeahhhh." Next she sent Harrison a photo of herself with her trophy, and Harrison went to work. He tracked her down on social media, and the following morning, game wardens appeared at her door. e woman paid a fine and will avoid jail time — and probably a date with Warden Harrison. [e Washington Post, 1/8/2019] That reminds me of a movie ... Eakins Oval, a Philadelphia traffic circle, was the scene of an ominous accident on Jan. 1 when a 21-year-old unnamed man tried to climb a monu- ment to George Washington at the center of the circle. WPIV-TV reported that the man slipped while climbing and fell on the sharp antler of a large deer statue at the base of the monu- ment, impaling his left side. He suf- fered lacerations and was admitted to Hahnemann Hospital nearby. [WPIV, 1/3/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 You can't predict how people will react, Aries. What you find humorous may bend someone else out of shape. If you suspect a joke won't go over well, keep it to yourself. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Keep your eyes open and you just may stumble onto something new and fascinat- ing this week, Taurus. Now is a good time to explore new ideas and integrate them. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You are not one to walk away from a chal- lenge, Gemini. is week you may be con- fronted with a challenging obstacle. Devote all of your attention to the task at hand. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Something will bring a smile to your face early in the week, Cancer. ere is pretty much nothing that will wipe this smile off of your face. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, try not to push yourself too much this week. Maintain a low profile and go through with your normal routine; otherwise, you might ruffle the wrong feathers. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Do not panic when a glitch occurs in your best-laid plans, Virgo. With a few easy modi- fications, you can work through it quickly. Look at the situation from a different angle. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sometimes it can be easy for you to fixate on a particular way of doing things. Consider if others have a better way to tackle the same task. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Expect to reach a big milestone in your life in the next few days, Scorpio. is likely has something to do with your family or career. e praise is warranted. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You need to focus and get back to work this week, Sagittarius. If things have slipped through your fingers, it could take a little time to regain your momentum. You can do it. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Shop around for the best deals before making a large purchase, Capricorn. Take inventory of your finances so your next move does not prove a setback. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You may be ready for something or someone new, Aquarius. Right now is a good time to connect with a new passion that can bring you even more success than you had imagined. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Try to focus your energies in a positive way, Pisces. You can accomplish what you set your mind to with the right attitude and perseverance. Question: Is "e Passage" worth watching? I could see it done well on HBO or Netflix, who are good at turn- ing books into good TV, but Fox? — Warren Matt Roush: I can only report on the first three episodes, and they're solid. I've read the first two books in Justin Cronin's epic horror trilogy, so I have an idea of the incredible scope of the story, which spans many years. My un- derstanding from last summer's Televi- sion Critics Association session is that the first season will deal primarily with the sinister doings in the labs of Project NOAH, which bring about the vampire apocalypse. And what I've seen so far has stayed tightly focused on NOAH's search for young Amy (Saniyya Sidney) and her protector, Agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), with subplots involving various NOAH scientists and test subjects. I understand there's skepticism when it comes to network TV's com- mitment to stories this big — there's a reason "Game of rones" ended up on HBO — and if Fox drops the ball before "e Passage" goes to the next level, it would seem a very hot prospect for a streaming service. But for now, I'll give Fox the benefit of the doubt. Network TV ought to be tackling more ambitious projects, and we should en- courage them instead of letting all the best stuff go to cable and Netflix. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Jeers to a "90210" reboot that is just the (peach) pits. Instead of reviving the classic Fox soap, the proposed update currently being considered is a mocku- mentary featuring most of original cast playing fictionalized versions of them- selves trying to get a reboot started. It's like Donna Martin's graduation doesn't even matter anymore! Cheers to "e Arrowverse" for putting the comic into comic-book TV. e CW's epic "Elseworlds" cross- over event saw Supergirl, Arrow and e Flash take on a body-swapping baddie with the heroic help of a Bat- woman (Ruby Rose) worthy of her own show, an out-of-this-world Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and more humor than ever. Who knew Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was so funny?

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