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May 26, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Not men from outer space People in Washington's Puget Sound were startled on the evening of May 6 by a brilliant streak of light across the sky followed three minutes later by a loud explosion. "Huge boom that shook the house. It was the loudest boom I've ever heard," one witness in Brier report - ed, according to KOMO. The Ameri- can Meteor Society investigated the many reports it fielded and determined the noise came from an exploding meteor entering Earth's atmosphere. The meteor may have been part of the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which occurs when Earth moves through the remnants of Halley's comet. Questionable judgment Joseph Todd Kowalczyk, 20, tweeted at the FBI on May 10, threatening that he had "10 bombs ready to go off ... in my basement ... come get me you guys have till 8 be - fore I make this city in my own little hell #forwaco." The FBI determined the tweet came from a mobile home park in Clinton Township, Michi - gan, according to The Detroit News, and officers showed up at Kowal- czyk's home the next day, where he explained that he was "testing the government" and was upset that they had not responded more promptly. He told agents he had no weapons and would not make any more threatening tweets, but as the day wore on, Kowalczyk taunted the FBI in further posts, disparaging the agency and police for their slow re - sponse. On May 12, he was arrested and charged with transmitting a threat to injure, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. Florida A Mother's Day bouquet became a weapon during an altercation in Pinellas County, Florida, early on May 11. Sandra Kay Webb, 32, al - legedly became angry with her hus- band because he bought flowers for her children to give her for Mother's Day. The Smoking Gun reported that Webb threw the bouquet at her husband and hit him with it then spit on him. Webb was charged with domestic battery; she admitted throwing the flowers, but denied the spitting. Question: It's tiring to see the use of "star" and "celebrity" in show titles. I clicked on to the "2020 Celebrity Edi- tion of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America" and truly said "WHO are these people?" Isn't it time we used terms like "celebrity" a little more carefully? — Ralph Matt Roush: And maybe think about renaming "Dancing with the Stars" while we're at it, right? We are getting to the point where it's harder to find household names at a time in a culture where people can become "famous" simply by appear- ing on reality TV. I admit I had to look up several names in this year's "Worst Cooks" cast. Dave Coulier ("Full House") and Robin Givens are fairly high-profile, and Bridget Everett is familiar to me from her comedy and cabaret work, and Brian Posehn may not be a "name," but he's a familiar face from sitcoms — includ- ing recurring on "e Big Bang eory." But the others, not so much. And it reminds me that I wouldn't recognize a Real Housewife if she came into my own kitchen. Question: What was the final body count on "How to Get Away with Murder?" I lost count. — Ralph Matt Roush: I stopped counting after the second season, when I realized it wasn't worth the effort trying to make sense of this nonsense and bailed. But they sure did get away with a lot! To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Parks and Recreation" for putting the "special" in "reunion special." e only thing sweeter than seeing the Pawnee posse (including Amy Poehler and Adam Scott) back together on NBC for their April 30 virtual check-in was that the cast did it all to benefit the charity Feeding America. Is it too much to ask for seconds? Jeers to "Zoey's Extraordinary Playl- ist" for not giving us mo' Mo. When you have a vocal powerhouse as gifted and enjoyable as Glee vet Alex Newell play- ing Zoey's sass-tossing semi-bestie, any episode of the NBC dramedy that failed to give him a huge solo was a waste of talent. ARIES - March 21/April 20 Something is stirring in your life, but you can't zero in on what needs to get done at this point in time, Aries. But you will get your focus and be able to zero in on the tasks at hand. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 A conflict between your personal values and those of a larger group may not make you popular with everyone, Taurus. at is alright, as you need to stick to your beliefs and feelings. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Hold your tongue when others ask for your opinion this week, Gemini. You may not be able to take things back once the words are said. Bow out graciously instead. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Cancer, do not feel bad about caring for yourself this week, even if you must put your needs above the needs of others. How can you help others without first helping yourself? LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 It is okay to be skeptical from time to time, Leo. Just do not let negative perceptions bog you down. Realize there are moments when things are right and you can forge ahead. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Virgo, you may have an idea of what your relationship should look like, but it may be built on unreasonable perceptions. Get to the heart of your partner this week. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Libra, it may take a leap of faith to get to the next level in your career. Instead of taking the safe path, you might need to change things up a bit to ensure action. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 A project that once inspired you, Scorpio, may no longer seem worthy of your time. You're not fickle; you just want to maximize productivity. Something new will turn up. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 Love isn't always easy, Sagittarius. Of- tentimes you have to work at it to make it stronger. If you're willing to put in the effort, you will reap the rewards. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Clear and concise conversations will compel others to see your side of the story, Capricorn. You will probably gain a few extra supporters in the process. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 is week you will get a chance to express your values in a new way, Aquarius. Convey your feelings with gusto so that you can get the message out to as many people as possible. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 How you are feeling inside may be at odds with the way you are portraying yourself on the outside. You don't always have to hide feelings, Pisces.

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