Up & Coming Weekly

July 14, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JULY 15-21, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Idle hands TikTok user Kevin Wise told KSLA he was looking for his five minutes of fame when he jumped into a fish tank at Bass Pro Shop in Bossier, Louisiana, in late June. "I said that if I got 2,000 likes, I would jump in the tank," Wise said. "I got way more than that and didn't want to be a liar." Shopper Treasure McGraw recorded video of Wise swim- ming around in the tank before he climbed out and ran through the store, soaking wet. "We heard a big splash, and I thought it was one of the fish," McGraw said. Initially, Bass Pro Shops said it would not press charges, but on June 26, the company filed a complaint with the Bossier City Police Depart- ment, noting that it had to empty the 13,000-gallon tank and clean it after Wise's swim. Wise wouldn't recom- mend the stunt to others. "Don't do spur-of-the-moment crap like I do," he warned. Questionable judgments The Sun reported on June 29 that two Ryanair pilots are in the (chicken) soup after they recorded themselves getting silly with a rubber chicken in the cockpit of a Boeing 737-800. In the video, thought to be recorded as passengers boarded the plane in Birmingham, England, the first officer and pilot trade off using the chicken to operate the airplane's throttle and making it squeak while mugging for the camera. Other crew members laugh in the background. A spokesperson for Ryanair commented: "These pictures and videos show crew on the ground in a parked aircraft with the engines shut down. While the images are un- professional, the actions in them posed no risk and safety was never compro- mised. ... (Nevertheless) we are investi- gating the matter further." Chutzpah Fisherman Dawson Cody Porter, 22, of Eagle River, Alaska, was arrested June 27 outside the Fisherman's Bar after arriving there driving a stolen fire truck with its emergency lights flashing, The Anchorage Daily News reported. Bristol Bay Borough police said Porter broke into the King Salmon Fire Sta- tion around 9 p.m., where he started the truck and drove it through the sta- tion's closed bay doors, making his way west on the Alaska Peninsula Highway about 15 miles to Naknek. Police Chief John Rhyshek said Porter caused about $10,000 in damage and put the fire truck out of commission while repairs are made to it. Question: We found a good show that we really enjoyed, NBC's "Council of Dads," and we saw where it is not being renewed. Is there anything that can be done to keep it on the air? anks for any help you can provide. — Eugene Matt Roush: I hate to be a downer on this subject, but cancellations are an unfortunate fact of TV life, everywhere from the broadcast networks even to Netflix, and it's especially acute this time of year from late spring to early summer, when fates of so many shows (including late midseason arrivals like Dads) are announced. e fact is that it's exceedingly rare for a show to come back from being canceled after just one short season. If you want to take action and express your disappointment, you can reach out to NBC's feedback outlet online, or write NBC Entertainment the old-school way (3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, CA 91523). Going to social media, or joining a fan campaign online, are other ways to join the fight. It may not help, and in the case of this show I'm pretty sure it would be a lost cause — this is the second series (after "e Village") that tried to cash in on the sentimental tear- jerking vibe of "is Is Us," and that's a very high bar. But in my experience, it's better to let yourself be heard, because you really never know what the result might be, and you'll likely feel better for having got it off your chest. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Floor Is Lava" for turning kid's play into fun for the whole family. At a time when TV is overflowing with game shows, Netflix's scorchingly crafty mashup of "Wipeout" and "American Ninja Warrior" has us locked into binge- and-cringe mode as teams swing across watery escape rooms designed to kick their ashes if they touch the ground. Jeers to TV's "Ugly And Not-so-Ancient History of Blackface." Given that it has never been OK, we're stunned by how many recent shows — "30 Rock," "Scrubs," "Community," even "Golden Girls!" — have pulled episodes that fea- tured the racist sight-gag from streaming services. Even if "the joke" was on charac- ters who didn't see the problem, we hope everyone now sees that it really is one. ARIES - March 21/April 20 Aries, there is a lot you want to say to some- one special, but for some reason the words get stuck on your tongue. You may need a little more time to formulate your thoughts. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 e adage "look before you leap" is never more pertinent for you, Taurus. Weigh all of your decisions carefully before you start any new projects this week. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Try to keep the peace with other people this week, Gemini. Lead by example rather than telling others what to do. is approach will be more warmly received by others. CANCER - June 22/July 22 You may want to look up old friends who you haven't seen for a while, Cancer. You may be feeling sentimental or sociable and a simple text or phone call can be effective. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 You like to have the final say in all matters, Leo. But there is a fine line between taking charge and being a control freak. Let others' reactions help you fine tune your delivery. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 You will be able to get to the root of problem this week if you put in some serious effort, Virgo. It may involve receiving and analyz- ing feedback from many different people. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 is week's overall outlook is positive for you, Libra. However, you may have to work a little bit for that positivity. e attitude you present is what you will get in return. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Scorpio, embrace your creative side rather than your analytical side. Employ your cre- ativity this week and you may be surprised at the results. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 You may have to rethink certain principles that you have adhered to for years, Sagit- tarius. After some reflection, you may real- ize life has changed and you must adjust. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 It may not be easy to get things done this week, Capricorn. You might find it chal- lenging to muster up the energy to be effec- tive. If so, look to others for motivation. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Aquarius, lately you have been challenged to assert yourself in many different ways. You tend to thrive in a leadership role, but don't let the stress get the best of you. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Many things come to you naturally. Exam- ine your strengths and figure out how to be as productive as possible in the days ahead. ALL TOGETHER NOW. We've been hard at work reporting the latest news and informing you about a pandemic that's disrupted everyone's lives. We're proud of our brand of trusted journalism. 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