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March 05, 2019

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MARCH 6-12, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Awesome! Zen TV painter Bob Ross has been gone for 24 years, but his inspiration lives on — at least at Madison Middle School in Abilene, Texas, where on Feb. 7, students in Brady Sloane's art class donned curly brown wigs, blue shirts and paint palettes for a "Flash Bob Flash Mob." Sloane's pre-Advanced Place- ment students were stressed about grades and projects, and she "wanted to find a way to re- ward them," she told the Abilene Reporter-News. The students used music stands as makeshift easels, where they painted "happy little trees" and projected an episode of "The Joy of Painting" as parents memorialized the special day with photos and videos. [Abilene Reporter-News, 2/7/2019] The foreign press Valentine's Day is complicated in Japan. On Feb. 14, women tradi- tionally give men chocolates: "giri choco," or "obligation chocolates," to their male colleagues, and "honmei choco," or "true feelings chocolate," to their boyfriends or husbands. (Men return the favor on White Day, March 14.) But according to Japan Today, Japanese women are rebelling against giri choco; 40 percent of workers see the custom "as a form of power harassment," and some companies have banned the practice. Women find giving chocolates to associates stressful: "Before the office ban, we had to worry about things like how much is appropri- ate to spend on each chocolate and where we draw the line in who we give the chocolates to," said one worker. [Japan Today, 2/5/2019] News that sounds like a joke At Towson University in Mary- land, an unidentified woman was reported wandering around cam- pus just before Valentine's Day, showing coeds a photo of her son and asking if they'd like to go on a date with him. Awkward! The woman, thought to be in her 50s, staked out the Cook Li- brary and the Center for the Arts in hopes of securing a love connec- tion for her son, reported The Balti- more Sun. Towson police are hop- ing to identify her, not so they can arrest her, but to ask her to stop. [The Baltimore Sun, 2/10/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, there's always ample opportunity to learn from past mistakes. You can make amends for previous miscues this week when you're reunited with someone from the past. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Others seem to be feeding you informa- tion on a need-to-know basis. is may be frustrating, Taurus. But a little extra patience is required for the time being. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, the need to delegate will present it- self throughout the week. Don't take on more than you can handle. Trust that those around you are up to the task. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 e image that you project can be much more important than the work you actually do, Cancer. Have a good public relations team in your corner. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 e good will you demonstrate will come around in time, Leo. Continue to be generous and help others whenever possible. Karma is on your side. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 It is not easy to admit when you are wrong, Virgo. When the need to do so arises, be gra- cious and offer your apologies in a heartfelt way that will resonate with others. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, support is a two-way street. If you boost the confidence of a friend or loved one, in return he or she may help you in big ways. Work as a team to foster communication. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Take a step back from the rush and pressure that has surrounded you lately, Scorpio. You can use the rest to clear your mind. is break will help you tackle new things. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may be eager to step into a new job right when another is finished. While this can be good for productivity, make sure you avoid burnout. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, sometimes you are acutely aware of details that others readily miss. is trait comes in handy when you are asked to advise others. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 It is important to be self-aware of the way you communicate with others, Aquarius. Pushing too hard might shut some people off. Adjust your approach accordingly. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Psychic feelings are pronounced this week, Pisces. Try to hone in on what these sensa- tions are attempting to tell you. Question: "Criminal Minds" ended the first week of February. "e Good Place" is gone until next year. "e Orville" only produces a limited num- ber of hours, as does "e Connors." Whatever happened to an actual TV season? — Aaron F. Matt Roush: ere's still a "tra- ditional" network TV season from September to May, but only a handful of shows — mostly procedurals and sitcoms — hew to it anymore. What you're seeing play out is a combination of factors: fewer episodes to be sure (shows like "is Is Us" and "e Good Doctor" averaging 18 instead of the traditional mid-20s), but also generally airing fewer repeats, which brings their seasons to a close even sooner. ("Doc- tor" is done in mid-March, and "is is Us" closes shop the first week of April.) Some producers purposefully choose to make fewer episodes per season, opting for quality over quanti- ty, though when a show like "Criminal Minds" is limited to 15, that's almost certainly an economic decision. In the bigger picture, the networks talk about being in the year-round programming business, which means staggering premieres throughout the year to keep their lineups fresh even in off months. It makes for some confusion and frus- tration for those who yearn for the old days, but that system is fading fast as viewing habits continue to evolve. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Jeers to MTV for giving two sons of a beach more real estate. "Jersey Shore" jokers Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly DelVecchio are heading into the shallow end of the dating pool with a "Bachelor"-ish series that will pair them with 20 singletons who really should be aiming higher. Cheers to "e Magicians"' spellbinding women. Stella Maeve's trauma survivor Julia, Jade Tailor's brusque badass Kady, Summer Bishil's High King goddess Margo and Olivia Taylor Dudley's gifted genius Alice — Season 4 of Syfy's hit has no shortage of beautifully flawed and fabulous female characters. If only more shows could learn this trick!

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