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August 25, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM AUGUST 26-SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Chutzpah Daniel Albert Neja, 39, is a home- less man who resides in St. Peters- burg, Florida. For nearly two weeks, however, Neja lived in relative luxury, The Tampa Bay Times reported. Neja was arrested on Aug. 9 after a clean- ing crew found razors, shaving cream containers and blankets in a seldom- cleaned suite at Al Lang Stadium, where the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team plays. Neja had been helping himself to food and Rowdies clothing valued at more than $1,000. He had also consumed $250 worth of drinks. Police Report Brian Duffy, 40, was charged with felony battery following an incident on July 26 at a Pinellas Park, Florida, 7-Eleven. Around 9:20 that morning, Duffy allegedly complained about the price of his Slurpee, knocking the drink out of the worker's hands and causing the frozen treat to fly "onto the victim's person," the police re- port said, according to The Smoking Gun. Duffy left the store but was later identified by the 7-Eleven employee, although he said he didn't recall knocking the drink out of her hands. A judge ordered him to have no con- tact with the victim and to stay away from that particular 7-Eleven. Awesome! It isn't often that you can thank your overweight belly for saving your life, but a 28-year-old man in Henan Province, China, is doing just that. The man, identified as Liu, fell through a wooden cover on a well in his hometown of Fuliudian Village on Aug. 7, Fox News reported. Rather than plunging to the bottom, he got stuck in the opening with his built-in life preserver. At least five firefighters were needed to hoist the man out of the well using a rope tied around his waist, but Liu escaped unharmed. Government in Action Jade Dodd renewed her driver's license in Hickman County, Tennes- see, on time, but when she received the new card in the mail, it was missing her photo. Where Dodd's face should have been was an empty chair, WKRN reported. "The lady at the DMV did not really believe me when I was like, hey, I need my license fixed," Dodd said. But when she saw the ID on her computer, she said, "Oh, I need my manager for this." The chair photo was an old one on file for Dodd that was reused for the renewal by mistake, and she was issued a new license right away. Question: What the h-e-double-hock- ey-sticks is Disney thinking when they decided to release the movie "Mulan" on Disney+ for 30 bucks? —Justin Matt Roush: My initial thoughts when this was announced were: at's a big ask, and you'd probably have to really want to see it now — now being the new launch date of Sept. 4 — to shell out for it. On the other hand, if a family were to go to a theater to see the movie in first-run, as was obviously originally the plan, the outlay from tickets, con- cessions, maybe parking and other charges, depending on location, would likely have surpassed the $29.99 cost to stream it. I also remember Disney rushing releases like "Frozen 2" and "Onward" to streaming, bypassing or narrowing the pay-per-view window, in the early days of the pandemic, and they gave us "Hamilton" a year ahead of time, so on balance, I'd still consider Disney+ a value in this streaming world. It's no surprise that given these economically stressful times, a $30 sur- charge to watch a single movie would spark this kind of reaction, but looking at the big picture, the movie studios and industry at large are struggling with how to proceed with big-ticket investments like these and how to get them to consumers. e bottom line is that for those who see the release of "Mulan" in any medium as an event, they may feel it's worth it. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Muppets Now" for holding on to their old-school charm. Even though Disney+'s new showcase plays on the joke that Ker- mit and friends are now producing a streaming series, there's still plenty of hilarious behind-the-scenes banter and off-the-rails sketches to satisfy O.G. fans of "e Muppet Show." Jeers to Emmy snubs that still sting. While it's baffling how voters ignored most of the "Pose" cast, "e Out- sider's" Cynthia Erivo and "Better Call Saul's" Bob Odenkirk, we're most irked that Reese Witherspoon's triple shot of "e Morning Show," "Big Little Lies" and "Little Fires Everywhere" didn't earn her a single acting nod. ARIES - March 21/April 20 Aries, acting your age will not feel like fun this week, but you have to hunker down and be the adult. Even as others shirk responsi- bility, you know how to get the job done. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 Taurus, it is alright to go against the grain once in a while if it means that much to you. Sometimes you have to be a trendsetter. is week you stand out in a good way. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 is week could mark the start of a fun and informative phase for you, Gemini. Look around at all the possibilities to learn new things. You can expand your knowledge tenfold. 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