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June 02, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JUNE 3-9, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Fun with mannequins Dinner at the renowned three- Michelin-star Inn at Little Wash- ington in Virginia can set diners back a pretty penny — unless they're not eating. When the Inn opens on May 29, some of its pa- trons will be mannequins, report- ed the Associated Press, attired in fancy 1940s clothing and placed strategically at tables to help with social distancing. "We're all crav- ing to gather and see other people right now," said Patrick O'Connell, the Inn's proprietor and chef. "They don't all necessarily need to be real people." Just funny University of Arizona wildlife biology professor Michael Bogan caught Saturday morning car- toons as they came to life in a vid- eo he recorded of a coyote chasing a roadrunner May 9 in downtown Tucson. Bogan could be heard on his recording saying, "There is literally a coyote chasing a road- runner. I can't believe it. That is a straight-up cartoon." The reenact- ment of the classic setup between Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrun- ner caught Bogan's attention near the Santa Cruz River, Fox News re- ported. And, as life often imitates art, the real roadrunner escaped unharmed from the wily coyote. Inexplicable A Facebook group called "A group where we all pretend to be ants in an ant colony" began March with around 100,000 mem- bers, reported NBC. Then the world locked down, and mem- bership soared to more than 1.7 million. Started by Tyrese Childs, 20, of Fargo, North Dakota, the group's purpose is to serve their fictional queen and search out food for her, and it is one of roughly 70 role-playing groups on Facebook. Members of the ant colony can post photos about being ants and others join in by commenting with terms such as "MUNCH" and "LIFT." One post featuring a photo of ice cream with ants crawling on it invited members to deliver some of the sweet treat to the queen and got more than 18,000 replies. "I think people are searching for some- thing to do right now," Childs said. "You can only scroll so much on social media." Question: Why did the producers of "American Idol" choose to exclude the Western half of the country from selecting the winner? Last year they ran the show in real time, as well as repeating in prime time, but this year by the time the show aired in the Pacific and Mountain Time Zones, the live telecast was over. is was unfair to the finalists and to the viewers — hardly the way to run a final vote. — Nancy Matt Roush: So much about this final season of "Idol" was unorthodox and, by necessity, anticlimactic. Even the win- ner, Just Samm who smartly performed "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," the hit from "Idol's" season one champ Kelly Clarkson, barely got to react before it was over. And it's hard to imagine what ABC had going on in the afternoon hours (West Coast and Mountain times) on Sunday that would preclude them from airing the finale live to all time zones. Turns out, though, that "Idol" did have a mechanism for fans to weigh in on per- formances through the show's YouTube channel, where the songs were apparent- ly posted after they aired, and voters in all time zones could participate in the vote even if they weren't seeing it live on their TV. Would have been nice if the show had publicized this more; I didn't know about it until I did a little research after the fact. e last thing a show like this needs is a charge of voter suppression. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to e CW for letting its ladies call the shots. "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist, who plays Kara, and "River- dale's" Mädchen Amick (Alice) both handily directed early-May episodes of their shows, expanding the net's roster of actresses turned auteurs, which al- ready includes "e Flash's" Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin), Arrow's Katie Cas- sidy (Laurel) and Caity Lotz (Sara) from DC's "Legends of Tomorrow." Jeers to daytime's lost gems. ABC's "Story of Soaps" retrospective has us in a lather over the fact that there is no place to stream classic episodes of formerly iconic serials like "All My Children, " "Another World" and "Guiding Light." Especially now when so many of us are home during the day! ARIES - March 21/April 20 Your strong will and courage makes you capable of anything, Aries. Just be sure to use your powers for good; otherwise, it can be easy to get in over your head. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 Add an extra dash of charm to your requests, Taurus. You just may find that things go your way a little more easily. Have a partner work with you on a fun task. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Gemini, inspiration flourishes and you may feel some romantic sparks grow as well. Your senses are enhanced by all the things you experience around you the next few days. CANCER - June 22/July 22 is week your efforts to take care of home and family will pay off in big ways, Cancer. You have a knack for maintaining peace and tranquility even when situations are hazy. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 is week you may be examining your rela- tionships and seeing which areas have room for improvement, Leo. is is your opportu- nity to really make some important changes. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Virgo, a situation arises that can bring you a much-needed financial boost. is boost is a result of the hard work that you've put in over the last several weeks. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Lately you may be feeling more emotional, Libra. Talk about your feelings with someone close to you. Sometimes speaking about things can help you sort through everything. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Listen to your dreams this week, Scorpio. ey will guide you where you really want to go in life. Explore all the possibilities that come your way. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 Sagittarius, if you have been in a sociable mood, then embrace every opportunity to gather with friends or family when the op- portunity presents itself. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Capricorn, this is a great week to take credit for all of the things you have accomplished lately. You will gain traction on projects and may even be able to take on new ones. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 A goal to learn as much as possible is draw- ing you to the people who can offer you important life lessons. Take opportunities to engage in philosophical debates. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Pisces, a hint that comes your way from a friend or coworker can be the clue that you need to achieve a goal that has thus far been out of reach. 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