Up & Coming Weekly

February 05, 2019

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FEBRUARY 6-12, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Fashion foibles Because white shoes are so distracting when you're lining up your putt? According to Time magazine, Nike will be mowing over the competition with its new Air Max 1 golf shoes, which fea- ture uppers covered with a green material that resembles grass. Matching green laces will further disguise your dogs as you play a round, but lest you think you'll disappear altogether, fear not: The trademark Nike swoosh on the sides is bright white. The sneakers, yet to be released, are expected to retail for $140. [Time, 1/14/2019] Just when you thought there was nothing new under the blue jeans sun: A Ukrainian designer is asking $377 for a pair of jeans that have one fitted leg and one flared leg. Ksenia Schnaider, who calls her design the Asymmetric Jean, told DazedDigital.com: "It's good to get people talking, and they're definitely going to make people turn their heads as you walk by!" [DazedDigital.com, 1/11/2019] What's that up in the sky? The rare super blood wolf moon of Jan. 20 was so captivating to some skywatchers on Florida's Ponte Vedra Beach that they didn't notice when the tide rolled in and waterlogged their Honda CRV. The St. Johns County Sher- iff's Office told News4Jax the oc- cupants were able to get out of the car and move to safety, although the vehicle itself wasn't recovered until the next day. A photo showed water up to the windshield on the front end. [News4Jax, 1/21/2019] Meanwhile, in West Palm Beach, Florida, two unnamed 24-year- olds chose to view the Jan. 20 eclipse by lying prone in the mid- dle of a dark road near the Apoxee Wilderness Trail. It would have worked out fine, except around 11:30 p.m. a West Palm Beach po- lice officer patrolling the area ran over the pair. Fortunately, report- ed the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, he was cruising at just 5 mph, and the human speed bumps sus- tained only non-life-threatening injuries. The officer was put on paid administrative leave while the incident was investigated. [Sun-Sentinel, 1/21/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Spend more time daydreaming, Aries. Even though it may seem to run counter to being productive, you may actually find some inspi- ration to get things done. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You may not take the same path or go in the same direction as the masses, Taurus. But you find the finish line nevertheless. Keep on tracking your own trail. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 A few blips on the radar may give you pause, Gemini. But no obstacle is going to keep you from your final goal this week. You are ready to forge ahead. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 No matter how much time you set aside, Can- cer, you seem to keep playing catch up. You may need to realize that a few extra helping hands will make a lighter load of your tasks. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You can't contain your excitement or keep a secret this week, Leo. Avoid seeking secrets because you might let the cat out of the bag and don't want to disappoint. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Do not try to take control of a situation on which you have a tenuous grasp, Virgo. Other things of greater importance require your attention. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Domestic bliss describes your life at this point, Libra. You may have welcomed a new baby or pet into the family, and you are enjoying this new dynamic. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, even though you may have had to jump over many hurdles of late, you will come through stronger for having done so. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 A demand for your attention reaches a fever pitch, Sagittarius. You may not know what is spurring on this sort of popularity, but you are anxious to enjoy every minute of it. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Big changes are on the horizon, Capricorn. It could be a new job opportunity or maybe a relocation if you have been thinking of mak- ing a fresh start. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, even though you may have to go out on a limb and out of your comfort zone, you may find that doing so gives you the fresh perspective you've been seeking. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, ask someone to remind you of an important deadline, as you have been a little scatterbrained as of late. Don't let this pass you by. Question: Might be a totally controver- sial topic, but do you feel like "Modern Family" has gotten stale over the years? I mean, I don't think it's bad or any- thing. ere are a few gems every now and then, and I still adore Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), Cam (Eric Stonestreet), Phil (Ty Burrell), Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and Jay's (Ed O'Neill) characters, but the show just hasn't been the same the last three or four seasons. —Flo Matt Roush: I appreciate how reluctant you are to call a favorite show out when it no longer lives up to your expecta- tions, but you're hardly alone on this one. "Modern Family" is still popular enough that ABC (and the 20th Televi- sion studio) is reluctant to let it end gracefully, but it's obvious to most that its best days are behind it. For me, the problem with this show (unlike "e Middle," which always lived in its shadow) is that the younger family members for the most part didn't develop into characters who are still fresh and funny. e traits that were amusing in the adults still by and large work after 10 seasons, some weeks more effectively than others, but "Mod- ern Family" is an example of how dif- ficult it can be to sustain such a high degree of quality over the long haul, especially when so many of the situa- tions are built on misunderstandings and farce. (e show's high concept of breaking the fourth wall also now seems more intrusive than innovative.) To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo" for sparking the joy of how- to shows that actually teach us how to do things. In translating her bestsell- ing guide to getting rid of clutter, the guru of domestic simplicity has given Netflix a soothing, bingeable original that's as instructive as it is inspiring for anyone whose home looks like a "Hoarders" episode. Jeers to "e Masked Singer" for be- ing so weird. Fox's new oddity wants judges Jenny McCarthy, Robin icke, Nicole Scherzinger and Ken Jeong to guess the crooning celebs disguised as giant deer (with host Nick Cannon) or plush cyclops, while we want to know who will be paying our therapy bill for the nightmares these outfits inspire.

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