Up & Coming Weekly

January 29, 2019

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JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 5, 2019 UCW 23 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication First-world solution When Victoria Amith, 18, headed to college last fall, she couldn't take along her beloved cats, Tina and Louise. And her dad, Troy Good, 43, couldn't keep them at his new apartment in San Jose, California. So rather than abandon them, Good did what any doting daddy would do: He rented them an apartment of their own. Tina and Louise now live the good life in a 400-square-foot studio apartment behind the Willow Glen home of Da - vid Callisch, who told The San Jose Mercury News: "They're very quiet, obviously. The only problem is they stink up the place." Good pays $1,500 a month rent, and Callisch stops in every day to feed and play with the kit - ties. Sounds puuuurrrr-fect. [San Jose Mercury News, 1/14/2019] Promises, promises On Jan. 1, Curtis Brooner filed a lawsuit claiming a Burger King in Wood Village, Oregon, reneged on its promise following a traumatic incident on Dec. 15. KATU-TV reports Brooner was having lunch at the fast-food joint that day when he became locked in the restroom. Employees provided him with a flyswatter to use to wrench the door open, but Brooner cut his hand on it, and the lawsuit says employees laughed at Brooner from the other side of the door. It wasn't until an hour later, when a locksmith arrived, that he was set free. "To make things right," said Brooner's attorney, Michael Fuller, "the Burger King manager offered (Brooner) free food for the rest of his life" at that restaurant — and followed through for a few weeks. But eventually the regional manager stepped in and ended it. Brooner's suit seeks dam - ages of $9,026.16 — the price of one burger meal per week for the next 22 years. "There are funny elements of the case," Fuller told KATU, "but there is nothing funny about being locked in a dank bathroom for an hour." [KATU, 1/3/2019] Great art! Namibian artist Max Siedentopf, 27, has placed an installation in the ancient Namib Desert, consisting of six speakers attached to an MP3 player projecting the song "Africa" by Toto — over and over and over, for all eternity. The song, released in 1982, has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity and was one of Spotify's "Top Throw - back Songs" in 2018. Siedentopf told the BBC that solar batteries will keep the song playing forever: "I wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit 'Africa' in Africa ... but I'm sure the harsh environment of the desert will devour the installation eventually." [BBC, 1/14/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Change is on the horizon, but you don't yet know where you fit into the equation, Aries. Enjoy the unexpected and don't worry so much about the future. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, though you may think you can only choose one direction in life, you really can reverse course and go in another direction if you so desire. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, normally you are conservative and weigh things carefully, However, this week your other side takes over and you are apt to be a little more spontaneous. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, there is only so much time to learn something new at work and you may be wor- ried a bit. Someone will talk you through, and you'll find your way. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if life seems a little more hectic these days, you may be taking on too many respon- sibilities. Lighten the load and focus on what matters most. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 It can be challenging to wrap your head around certain goals, Virgo. However, you will manage to pick and choose those tasks that are most important and get things done. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you may be compelled to be introspec- tive this week. Use this time to reflect and explore all the reasons why you typically enjoy being an extrovert. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 If there is something on your mind, Scorpio, now is not the time to share it with everyone. Let this settle for a bit, then choose the right time to share your discovery. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 People around you who are irritable might try to pull you into their situations, Sagittarius. Resist the urge to become influenced by their bad moods and perceptions. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, a little extra concentration will have you flying through your to-do list in no time. Devote the time now and enjoy the reward and time off later. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, it is never too late to get some exercise, even if you think that a dedicated workout regimen can't fit in your schedule. Try socializing while working out. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 is could be a week passion comes to the forefront, Pisces. If you keep your options open, you may be surprised at what comes your way. Question: anks as always for talk- ing to TV fans. Why no love for Netflix's "e Ranch"? I am amazed at how good this show is. Ashton Kutcher and Sam Elliot are killing it as a real father/ son relationship. is isn't something that smacks of perfect father/son on other shows (I'm looking at you, "is Is Us"). is is real and heartbreaking. Kutcher consistently rises to Elliot's level of greatness. So, I guess I'm asking why no award/Emmy love for these perfor- mances? And how are the ratings? — Dana Watching Sam Elliott on the Golden Globes, I was reminded of how great this veteran actor still is — not just on "A Star Is Born," which should earn him a supporting Oscar nomination, but in "e Ranch" as well. His scenes with Ashton Kutcher are the heart and soul of the show, and in another time, they probably could have risen to the level of awards-show nominations — especially for Elliott, given his long career. But as I note just about every time I'm asked this question about any show, there are just a staggering number of shows and performances to choose from these days, and when even the brilliant Rita Moreno of Netflix's "One Day at a Time" can get overlooked, countless others are going to be left out of the race. As for ratings: Who knows? Netflix is beyond secretive about such matters, but they seem pleased enough to extend "e Ranch" into a fourth season. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "e Titan Games" for its rocking ratings. Like an American ninja warrior on human-growth hormones, the premiere of NBC's feats-of-strength competition from Dwayne Johnson helped the network win ursday night in viewers age 18-49 for the first time in two years (not including sports pro- grams). at's some serious muscle! Jeers to "Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club" for drowning in self- indul- gence. 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