Up & Coming Weekly

January 28, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020 UCW 27 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication The passing parade KTVX reported a man in Sandy, Utah, mistakenly assumed his lo- cal 24 Hour Fitness was open ... 24 hours. Dan Hill went to the gym late on Jan. 11 and finished his session with laps in the pool after midnight. When he emerged, he realized ev- eryone was gone and the doors were locked. "Doesn't the name suggest that they stay open 24 hours?" Hill complained on Facebook. He called his wife, who suggested he "find a comfortable place to sleep." Instead, he called police dispatch, "and the guy pauses for like 10 seconds and says, 'You're where?'" Hill said. He explained that he didn't want to risk tripping the alarm system and "get busted for breaking and enter- ing," so police responded and freed Hill from his unexpected prison. A manager from the gym apologized in a statement and said, "We made the decision recently to close select clubs in the overnight hours. ... We clearly did not do a good job of our closing procedures for this club on Saturday night." Irony The Daily Hive reported Jan. 15 that an event scheduled for that day at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver was postponed because of snow. Why is this weird? The event was a campuswide snowball fight set to take place at 12:30 p.m. The uni- versity reasoned that traffic problems and canceled classes would make it more difficult for students to par- ticipate. The school rescheduled the snowball fight for the next day. Chutzpah Journalist Vladimir Mkrtchyan, 41, of Moscow, Russia, came across a painting he made when he was just six years old and decided he ought to sell it, Oddity Central reported. It soon got a lot of attention after he posted it Jan. 13 on the Russian classifieds site Avito with an asking a price of 140 million rubles ($2.3 mil- lion). Mkrtchyan defended the price, telling Russian media the painting, titled "Red Army Man on Horse," reflects the realities of the Soviet era through the eyes of a child. "I put all my soul and all my childhood de- light into it. As you know, the artist's hand is guided by God, which means He liked it so much. ... The price ... is extremely low for such an artwork," he gushed. Question: I was caught up in the excite- ment of the "Jeopardy! e Greatest of All Time" tournament. Do you see a future for "Jeopardy!" in prime time, or for other game-show events like this? — Brad Matt Roush: Isn't it great when some- thing lives up to the hype, while earning terrific ratings to boot? I'm sure every network is spinning its wheels to try to capitalize on this frenzy. ere are reports that ABC could bring these high- profile players back in another format, maybe even to test their wits in another game — although there's truly no bet- ter quiz show than "Jeopardy!" — and already, ABC is planning a comeback of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" in prime time, while CBS is reviving celeb- rity prime-time editions of "e Price Is Right," after having some success over the ho lidays. Regarding the actual tour- nament, I was bowled over by how hard Jennings was playing, and winning, by large enough margins in the first game to seal the deal for each match. e combination of luck — landing on Daily Doubles and answering correctly and keeping them away from Holzhauer — and skill was awfully impressive. And while it wouldn't have mattered on the last night, because Holzhauer missed the Shakespeare clue — a really good one — in the second Final Jeopardy, I was floored when he didn't bet it all in the final of the first game, which would have kept him and Jennings closer. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "e Bachelor" for delivering its most diverse group of contestants ever. TV's greatest comedy- disguised-as-a- dating show has killed it with a very im- pressive group of possible paramours for Pilot Pete including Alexa Caves, Eunice Cho and Jasmine Nguyen in Season 24. Jeers to "Modern Family" for offing more kin off camera. First, they killed Shelley Long's Mama Pritchett with- out even a farewell episode and now, they've gone and done the same to Fred Willard's Frank Dunphy, who deserves so much more than an off-screen death after raising a great guy like Phil (Ty Burrell). 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