Up & Coming Weekly

May 14, 2019

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MAY 15-21, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Running out of time Lukas Bates, 30, of southeastern England, dreamed big while running the London Marathon on April 28, according to Fox News. In addition to finishing, Bates hoped to secure a Guinness world record as the fastest runner dressed as an iconic build- ing. His costume, the tower known as Big Ben in London, rose several feet above his head — and that, it turns out, is what tripped him up. As Bates approached the finish line, his cos- tume got caught on the scoreboard structure overhead. Finally, a sympa- thetic race steward helped Bates free himself and make it over the finish line in three hours, 54 minutes and 21 seconds — missing by only 20 sec- onds the record held by Richard Mi- etz, who ran last year's Berlin Mara- thon dressed as Germany's Holsten- ter gate. [Fox News, 4/28/2019] Least competent criminal One way to assure a negative re- sponse to a job application is to lift a few items from your prospective employer on the way out. So it went for an unnamed 36-year-old man in Gillette, Wyoming, who visited a Sportsman's Warehouse on April 24, where he paid for some items with a rewards card but also left the store with some bullets and a pair of sunglasses. Two days later, the Gil- lette News Record reported, the man returned and asked to fill out a job application, then walked out with two more pairs of sunglasses worth $85. This time, workers called police, who arrested the man and recovered all the stolen items. [Gillette News Record, 4/28/2019] Awesome! Idahoans embraced the Big Idaho Potato, a 28-foot-long steel-and- plaster potato constructed in 2012 to mark the Idaho Potato Commission's 75th anniversary. It's been traveling the country ever since, promoting Idaho's biggest crop, and the plan was for it to be retired this year, when Big Idaho Potato 2.0 arrives. But Kristie Wolfe had a better idea. The tiny-house builder has converted the sculpture into a single-room hotel (aptly called the Big Idaho Potato Hotel), reported USA Today. It fea- tures a queen bed, two chairs and a bathroom with a whirlpool and sky- light for stargazing; Wolfe lists it on Airbnb for $200 per night. "It's a way of inviting people to experience Ida- ho in a unique way," remarked Frank Muir, CEO of the Idaho Potato Com- mission. [USA Today, 4/24/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 e more you take on, the more support you need, Aries. You can benefit from a mentor or consultant who has the expertise to help you get where you need to go. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Others understand that you're the go-to when things need fi x ing, Taurus. You have the abilit y to help in any situation. Em- brace this talent and help others as much as you can. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Listen to your gut, Gemini. If you do so, oth- ers will follow your lead. It is time to step up and take charge. Don't worr y, you will not need to justif y all the decisions you make. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 You must be ver y honest in your relation- ships this week, Cancer. Don't confuse opinions with the truth. Maintain an open dialogue with others around you. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Guessing will only get you so far, Leo. In- stead, you must base decisions off fact and forethought; otherwise, you may end up having to do ever ything all over. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Take a break from alone time and make reservations for dinner for two or more, Virgo. Socializing is invaluable and can have a positive, long-lasting effect on your relationships. LIBR A - Sept 23/Oct 23 It's alright to cede a little control this week, Libra. Delegating and sharing responsi- bilities can open your eyes to the talented people around you. Don't feel guilty about taking on less work. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 You are a creative force who inspires others to take up their own projects or follow their hearts, Scorpio. Expect others to recognize your influence and express their appreciation. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, take a step back and slow down the pace if you find you have been spread- ing yourself too thin. is is not giving up, but taking a break. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Some pretty big ideas may inspire you to do some impressive things, Capricorn. You just need to find an investor and put some firm plans on paper. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 It can be challenging to be productive if your house isn't in order, Aquarius. Give your personal life some attention and tend to affairs that may have been on the back burner for a while. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, take charge of a mission by encour- aging others to stay focused on the task at hand. You need to be the ringleader and set an example for others to follow. Question: Can the appearances in May on "NCIS: LA" of "JAG" characters Harm and Mac work as a "backdoor pilot" to revive the series? If "JAG" comes back, what will it mean for "e Code?" — Christa Matt Roush: While CBS is mum on the notion of a "JAG" reboot, speculation is understandable given the still potent draw of this brand-name series and its original stars. Should it happen, a "JAG" 2.0 would be a natural fit on a network that still leans heavily on the military procedural genre "JAG" instituted all those years ago. And this might not be good news for "e Code," which like "JAG" is a blend of military mystery and legal drama, and hasn't exactly popped, so it's unclear if it can stand on its own on Mondays. e next few weeks should confirm whether "e Code" is a keeper, but a "JAG" comeback might make that decision moot. Question: I'm wondering what hap- pened to Bobby "Axe" Axelrod's wife and family on "Billions?" — Claudia Matt Roush: "Billions" answered this question in the episode that aired Easter Sunday, when Lara (Malin Aker- man) returned so that Axe (Damian Lewis) could give his blessing for her and the boys to relocate to California. Akerman has filmed a lead role for an NBC pilot and was already curtailing her appearances on "Billions." To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "What We Do in the Shad- ows" for tripping the light fang-tastic. From the howlingly funny scripts to the killer cast to the darkly demented twist on the classic roommate com- edy, there's nothing that bites in FX's adaptation of 2014's indie gem about a pack of vapid vampires. Jeers to "Game of rones" for be- ing more fire than ice. As happy as we are to be back in Westeros, it was a bit lame to open the final season of the HBO drama with Jon and Aunt Dany (Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke) ro- mantically riding dragons like a damn Disney couple. Kids, the Army of the Dead is invading. Save the kissy stuff for your next family reunion.

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