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December 08, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 9-15, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Recurring Themes More than 22,000 votes were cast in the race for mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, on Nov. 3, and the winner, with 13,143 of those votes, was Wilbur Beast, a French bulldog, Fox News reported, beating out Jack Rabbit the beagle and Poppy the golden retriever. Rabbit Hash's mayoral election is a fundraiser for the town historical society, with each dollar buying one vote. Mayor Beast's spokesperson/owner, Amy Noland, thanked his supporters for their vote of confidence and encouraged them to reach out on social media, where Beast will be "all ears." Government in Action Indonesia has the highest death toll from COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, and officials there are getting creative with punishments in addi- tion to fines for not complying with mask laws. Metro News reported that regional governments are forc- ing scofflaws to do pushups, pull weeds, clean riverbeds and dig graves for coronavirus victims. Cof- feeshop owner Evani Jesselyn of Jakarta said she was given a choice of paying a fine or cleaning public toilets after she was caught not wearing a mask in her car. Rise of the Machines A thief in Lippstadt, Germany, was foiled by his own booty as he tried to make off with a robotic lawnmower. The Associated Press reported that the robot sent a mes- sage to the owner's smartphone that it had been flipped upside down. When the owner went to in- vestigate, he saw the thief with the robot under his arm. Police said the thief then dropped the lawnmower and fled. Bright Ideas An unnamed man from Idaho Falls, Idaho, pleaded guilty in a Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, court to citations including walking in restricted thermal areas of Yel- lowstone National Park after park rangers found him with a cooking pot and a burlap sack contain- ing two whole chickens near a hot spring. Witnesses tipped off rangers that a group of people were seen hiking toward Shoshone Geyser Basin carrying cooking pots, EastI- dahoNews.com reported. The man was ordered to pay fines and has been banned from Yellowstone for two years. Question: I have been curious if Scott Bakula really plays the piano on "NCIS: New Orleans?" — Cindy Matt Roush: Yes, that's him tin- kling those 88 keys. It may not be as well known to fans of his action series that before TV star- dom, Scott Bakula had a career in musical theater, including a Tony nomination for "Romance/ Romance" and also appearing at Carnegie Hall in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim's cult musi- cal "Anything Can Whistle." (I saw him in both, and even remember him during my Midwest college days at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park in a production of "e Baker's Wife.") To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to Whoopi Goldberg for using her voice to crack us up. "e View's" ringleader made a welcome return to her comedic roots with both a sassy voiceover cameo in Sarah Cooper's Netflix special "Everything's Fine" and as the howlingly frank narrator of ABC's docuseries "e Con." After all the screaming at her day job, it's nice to see — or at least hear — her having some fun! Jeers to Hulu for axing "Castle Rock." After a killer second season starring Lizzy Caplan as young Annie Wilkes, you can't cancel the creepy series inspired by Ste- phen King's characters and expect folks to be OK with it! ere are so many more backstories to be ex- plored, like why Carrie's mom was so opposed to proms or what Cujo was like as a puppy. is is caus- ing us such misery. Jeers to "e Real Housewives of New York City" for taking so long to add a Black cast member. We're excited to see author and TV host Eboni K. Williams in the Bravo mix, but it's — as Luann would say — all like, uncool that it's taken 13 seasons to happen. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 You may feel a bit pressured to start some- thing you aren't ready for. Take it slowly and think it through before you jump into the action. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 You may be anxious to get moving with a new plan that you've hatched, Pisces. If you have all of the facts, move ahead. 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