Up & Coming Weekly

March 19, 2019

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MARCH 20-27, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Bright ideas Judith Streng and her son, Rod, traveled to Iceland in February, where they visited Diamond Beach, in Jokulsarlon. The tourist attrac- tion features huge chunks of ice that have broken off a nearby glacier. The Texas grandma saw other visi- tors having their pictures taken on a beached iceberg that was shaped like a throne, so she climbed aboard for her turn. That's when a "sneaker wave" swept in and took Streng out into the lagoon. "A very large wave came in and kind of made the throne kind of rock," she told ABC News. Streng was rescued by a boater, Randy Lacount of Florida, who happened to be nearby when she drifted away from shore. "You know I always wanted to be queen," Streng said. "That was my chance." [ABC News, 3/1/2019] The long, harsh winter must be getting to folks in Muskego, Wiscon- sin, to wit: Police were called to a home on Feb. 22 after "a big teddy bear" was reported to be at a neigh- bor's front door. As it turned out, the human-sized panda — not native to the Badger State — was a 48-year- old man who had been asked to check on the dogs and thought it would be funny to prank his neigh- bors through their security system. "I knew my neighbors had cameras, and I thought I was going to make the ordinary extraordinary and dress up in the panda suit," the un- named man told CBS 58. Apparently he has also picked his daughter up at school and met her at the bus stop in the suit (pandas are her fa- vorite animal). [CBS 58, 2/28/2019] Least competent criminal In the category of Unnecessarily Calling Attention to Your Criminal Self, Trinidad J. Garcia, 26, of For- est Lake, Minnesota, wins the gold. On March 1, as Garcia motored his BMW north on snow-slick I-35, po- lice say he fired a stolen gun, with- out provocation, into the passenger door of a pickup truck that was passing him on the left. The Min- neapolis Star Tribune reported he then veered into the median ditch. Luckily for him, a state trooper was close by and stopped. Garcia, who had stuffed the loaded gun in his front pocket, was arrested; in his car, officers found a shoebox with $11,481 in cash. He was charged with second-degree assault, drive- by shooting and being a felon in possession of a firearm. [Star Tri- bune, 3/4/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Your mind is receptive to innovative ideas, Aries. You may feel inspired to try out many new things in the days to come. Catalog those that make you happy. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Turn off the logical part of your mind for a little while, Taurus. Let your fantasies run wild. Trying to manage everything down to the minute can short-circuit your brain. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, a truckload of new ideas is coming your way. ese may serve as catalysts for new hobbies, projects and even developing new friendships along the way. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 You may not be entirely sure what's holding you up this week, Cancer. But once you put your finger on it, you'll be able to work through the issues that much more readily. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You have carte blanche to hibernate for the week if you feel you need some alone time, Leo. But try to put your self-imposed exile to some good use around the house. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, why slip quietly into a party when you can make a grand entrance? Don't be afraid of pointing the spotlight on yourself for a change. en enjoy the rush that comes from it. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, home is where the heart is, especially this week. Spend as much quality time as you can with loved ones in the days to come. Find a cozy spot to read and unwind as well. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, might you be so fixated on a prob- lem that you're overlooking the simplest solutions? Take a step back and refocus. e answer might be simpler than you think. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You are always ready to take on more, Sagit- tarius. is week you may have to set some limits or you may burn out. An adventure with a BFF is doable. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 It is possible to accomplish much in stressful situations, Capricorn. But sometimes you don't realize when you need to take a step back. is is the time. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a long-held belief might be holding you back or preventing you from moving forward. Once you let it go, you'll feel eman- cipated and ready to take a step in the right direction. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, a bad mood need not dictate how you approach the day or even the week ahead. Call up a friend and beat the funk. Question: I am thrilled to see Sela Ward regularly on "FBI." I have to ad- mit that even though the show is not breaking new ground, it is very well made and very entertaining. However, I would like to see more of Ward and Jeremy Sisto, in my opinion two of the finest actors TV has to offer, so I am a bit frustrated to see them having so lit- tle screen time. I've been a fan of Ward since "On Once and Again." Would love to hear your thoughts. — David Matt Roush: e upside for fine actors like these is that a Dick Wolf procedural means steady work — as Sisto already knew from his stint in latter-day "Law & Order," much as Ward previously spent time in the procedural-franchise trenches on "CSI:NY." I also wish both had more to do within this ensemble, but the field agents played by Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki are, by the rules of the trade, going to get the meatiest mate- rial most weeks. And while I share your admiration for Ward, which for me stretches back even beyond the wonderful "Once and Again" to her Emmy-rewarded work on "Sisters" — can you believe her win was 25 years ago, in 1994? — "FBI's" not the sort of show that tends to ever get on the awards radar anymore. Maybe next time. (Here's a thought: A cable net- work putting her and another long- time fave, Dana Delany, in a "Big Big Little Lies"- type scenario.) To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to oddball superhero teams coming to the rescue! Between DC Universe's "Doom Patrol" and Net- flix's "e Umbrella Academy," it's awesome to see an assembly of di- verse, damaged avengers who kick ass, crack us up and complement the more dramatic derring-do of the Arrowverse and Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Jeers to Fox for these short seasons. With both "e Gifted" and "e Passage" heading into their season finales without being renewed, fans are left hanging with not just crazy cliffhangers (did Stephen Moyer's "Gifted" mutant really explode?!), but also the fear that we'll never learn how things wrapped up.

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