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April 09, 2019

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APRIL 10-16, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Mystery solved Along the Iroise coast in Brittany, France, residents have been puz- zled by a mysterious phenomenon for more than 30 years. Broken pieces of orange plastic landline phones in the shape of the cartoon character Garfield have been wash- ing up on the beach. BBC News reports the mystery has now been solved: A local farmer remembered the phone parts start- ed showing up after a particularly fierce storm in the early 1980s, and, more important, he also knew the location of a lost shipping container — in a sea cave accessible only at low tide. Members of the Ar Viltansou anti-litter campaign climbed down to the cave and found not only the remains of the container, but also more Garfield phones, preserved better than any that had made it to the beach. The container cannot be removed, so officials have pledged to keep picking up Garfield phones as they wash ashore. [BBC News, 3/28/2019] Every day's a holiday You don't need to be celebrat- ing a birthday to get a special cake these days. In Nashville, Tennessee, bakers at Signature Desserts made the news in early March when they filled an order for a woman trying to sweeten the deal for her husband, who was undergoing a vasectomy. FOX 17 reported the cake was decorated with lemons and read, "100% Juice, No Seeds. Happy Va- sectomy!" The pleased recipient "loved it!" according to his wife. The news outlet also reports that doctors see a big spike in vasecto- mies during the NCAA basketball tournament, when men have a constant source of entertainment as they heal. [FOX 17, 3/9/2019] Suspicions confirmed The nerve! Solange Troncoso paid $1.99 for a bag of TGI Fridays Sour Cream & Onion Potato Skins at a Bronx convenience store in June 2018. On March 27, she filed suit against TGI Fridays in the U.S. Dis- trict Court of the Southern District of New York, claiming that the com- pany misleads consumers because the snacks contain potato flakes and potato starch — but no skins. According to Reuters, Troncoso claims she and other consumers have been defrauded into buying an "inferior product." [Reuters, 3/27/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Curiosity is a useful tool, Aries. Keep a handle on it this week. Do not go delving into situations that do not involve you, or you could end up in trouble. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if a certain person's boastfulness is causing concern, you may need to speak up or simply avoid that person for the time be- ing. He or she may just be blowing off steam. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, save yourself a lot of frustration and accept the way things are right now. Focus on the positives in your life and count your many blessings. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 e universe has an important lesson to teach you, Cancer. It involves giving up a little bit of control so you can benefit in unknown ways. is is challenging, but worth it. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, think twice before you commit to any projects or confirm appointments with oth- ers. You have to have all of the details worked out in advance before you can proceed. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, if relationship issues are confusing you, it might be the right time to distance yourself and go it alone for a little while. is will help you get your bearings. LIBR A - Sept 23/Oct 23 Reach out to your to friends this week and ask them for advice on your current situa- tion, Libra. ey know you well enough and may have some important insight. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio your creativity is easily channeled this week and you are bound to surround yourself with others who are eager to brain- storm ideas. is can prove beneficial. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You have set goals and your feet are firmly planted on the ground. ese are assets that will serve you well, and others will soon look to you for inspiration. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Tr y a different approach if you want to see results, Capricorn. Doing the same thing over and over again hasn't worked for you thus far as it pertains to your relationship. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Take the scenic route if you are going on a trip, Aquarius. Getting sidetracked is the goal this time around, and you can wander off to parts unknown. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Support a friend who needs a strong shoulder to lean on, Pisces. is person isn't likely to ask for help, so reach out. Question: I haven't seen any talk about Nathan Fillion's talent for com- edy. Anyway, I cringe to watch him as "e Rookie" when he was so perfect in the role of "Castle." I know that actors don't want to be typecast, but I feel he's not showing his potential in this "Rookie role." Your opinion? — Granny Matt Roush: I get where you're coming from, and there's no ques- tion that the lighter touch required on "Castle" suited his considerable comedy chops better than this more earnest procedural. But I also feel that there's an innate likability and vulner- ability to the way Nathan Fillion plays "Rookie's" John Nolan, as he tries to start over at middle age with the cards stacked against him. Shows end and an actor's career goes on, and it's understandable that you'd prefer one role to another, es- pecially if the aspects of his talent you enjoy most aren't fully on display here. When the time comes for him to put his badge away, maybe he'll go back to comedy and you'll be more satisfied. Question: On the March 11 episode of "Magnum P.I.," was the barber played by the original T.C.? — William Matt Roush: Yes, good catch. at was Roger E. Mosley playing John Booky, a Vietnam vet who offers ad- vice along with his cuts. Don't know if we'll see him again, but that was a nice callback to the show's origins. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to NBC for rebuilding its comedy brand. Between "Superstore," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Will & Grace," "e Good Place" and "A.P. Bio," it's safe to say that ursday nights are a must-see buffet the Peacock Network can be proud of. Jeers to "Shameless" for giving Fiona a bum's rush. Yes, Emmy Rossum's decision to exit the Showtime dramedy left the writers in the lurch, but surely they could have come up with more than a forced twist that saw Fi leaving Chicago to basically find herself.

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