Up & Coming Weekly

February 12, 2019

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FEBRUARY 13-19, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Wait, what? Vaev, a Los Angeles-based internet startup, is offering consumers the "luxury to choose" when to become sick with a cold, gushes 34-year- old Oliver Niessen, the company's founder. For $79.99, Vaev will send you a box containing a petri dish, which houses a facial tissue used by a sick person. Niessen explained to Time magazine that the recipient wipes their nose with the provided tissue and contracts a cold virus to get it out of the way before, say, leav- ing on a vacation. But Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, debunked Niessen's theory: "There are more than 200 types of rhi- noviruses ... getting inoculated from one doesn't protect you against all the others." He adds that Vaev's cus- tomers will never know what exactly is on the provided tissues, which Nies- sen says are produced by a "stable" of 10 go-to sneezers, some recruited on the internet. Still, Neissen claims to have sold about 1,000 used tissues, although the company's website currently shows the product as sold out. "We've had some supply-chain is- sues," Niessen said, without offering details. [Time, 1/18/2019] Gift with purchase A shopper at a Primark store in Essex, England, was startled to dis- cover a human bone in a sock on Dec. 10. Essex police reassured the public that the bone "did not appear to be a result of recent trauma," and it did not have any skin attached to it, according to Sky News. A Primark spokesman said the company is checking with its supplier, and "No evidence of any kind exists to suggest that any incident has occurred in the factory, so it is highly probable that this object was placed in the sock by an individual for unknown reasons." [Sky News, 1/25/2019] Uh, no On Jan. 29, the Chenoa (Illinois) Police Department put a call out for volunteers to help with a training session taking place that evening. "Officers are undergoing their an- nual Taser training tonight ... and are looking for members of the public who are willing to volunteer for the experience," announced WEEK-TV. Volunteers were required to sign an "exposure waiver" in order to par- ticipate, but it was unclear whether the Tasers would be live. [25 News, 1/29/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 A sense of magic is in the air this week, Aries. Some may conspire to keep you in the dark about a situation. Don't worry . it will have a pleasant culmination. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, once someone earns your love, that bond is not easily broken. You will find new ways to show your affection this week for a person close to you. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, sometimes your mind is too quick to speak before you fully think through your thoughts. is can get you into trouble in some instances. Find ways to address any faux pas. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Past relationships do not have to get in the way of current ones, Cancer. ings aren't al- ways as complicated as you make them seem. Just go through with your daily business. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, things will seem like a piece of cake this week, so much so that you may wonder if there's a catch. ere is no catch. Enjoy your good fortune and lightened workload. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may enjoy an unexpected respite in the next few days. Initially you may not know what to do with your time off. But soon enough you will figure it out. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, even if you might be afraid of confron- tation, you should not use that as an excuse that prevents you from righting wrongs. You will find your voice. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, your focus and commitment to the task at hand are unrivaled. Others may not understand your passion, but all will be happy with the results. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, be there for someone who comes up to you and asks for help this week. Every little bit helps, and your generosity will be greatly appreciated. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 ink about what you have to offer this week, Capricorn. Run your plan by someone you trust. You may not be ready for the spotlight. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a string of misunderstandings will soon get worked out. All will be right in the universe once more, and you can get on with all of the plans you have in mind. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, take a few extra moments each morning or evening to slow down and think about all the good luck that has recently come your way. Question: Do you think a streaming network could be successful whose only mission was rescuing and continuing to broadcast (or bring proper closure to) canceled series (quality only)? — Maurice Matt Roush: As pipe dreams go, this is a noble one, but with so many impractical pitfalls I don't even know where to start. What would you call it? e Endgame Channel? I was especially intrigued by the "quality only" qualifier, because I can testify through my mailbag that al- most every show, no matter how short- lived or critically derided, has some sort of fan base. (I'm expecting a complaint about CBS axing the mediocre "Happy Together" any day now.) e real issue, of course, is economics. All of the moving parts, from writers and producers to cast to crew, have to align to keep a show continuing for even one more episode — see the recent "Time- less" finale — that it would be unfeasible to expect most canceled series to get that one last shot, even if there was a ser- vice devoted to such a thing. Miracles do happen, of course (again: see "Timeless"), and streamers have given series as diverse as "Longmire" and "e Mindy Project" a robust afterlife af- ter the networks dropped them. But the reality is that TV on nearly every platform (even including streamers) is a high-risk business, and some shows just aren't go- ing to make it. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "e Passage" for tapping a new vein of vampire drama. In Fox's creepy adaptation of Justin Cronin's epic trilogy of books, bloodsuckers suf- fer from a virus that has gotten so out of hand, even Mark-Paul Gosselaar (as federal agent Brad Wolgast) may not be able to stop it. But we love watching him try! Jeers to not believing us about "You." We called Lifetime's take on Caroline Kepnes's bestseller a juicy stalker soap months ago, and nobody listened. e ratings sank lower than creepy Joe (Penn Badgley), the show moved to Netflix for the upcoming Season 2 ... and now Season 1 is a massive hit on the streaming service. Huh. "Cumberland County's Community Newspaper"

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