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November 16, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM NOVEMBER 17-23, 2021 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Who Knew? When David Saunders, 98, died of COVID-19 in late August, his family donated his body to Med Ed Labs for medical and science research. But KING-TV in Portland, Oregon, reports that Med Ed sold the cadaver to Jeremy Ciliberto, the organizer of the Oddities and Curiosities Expo, which travels around the country and charges spectators $500 to observe in person the autopsy and dissection of a human body. When investigators alerted Mike Clark, the funeral director in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who had prepared Saunders' body for donation, he was mortified: "I was totally horrified ... he and his family thought that his body was going for the advancement of medical students." Instead, it went to a Marriott ballroom, where participants were invited to examine and touch the body — which might still have been infectious. Ciliberto says he can "guarantee" that the departed and his family knew what his body would be used for, but a Med Ed spokesman says the event organizer was "beyond dishonest." Least Competent Criminals In Winnipeg, Manitoba, a heist went wrong when thieves broke into a vacant house to steal a furnace. The Winnipeg Police Service told the CBC that neigh- bors reported smelling natural gas, and when officers responded, they saw two unconscious people inside the home. The thieves, who had been "overcome by the noxious gas fumes" after the gas line became dislodged, regained consciousness outside and were questioned, but, because this is Canada, were later released with- out charges. Bright Idea Islamic police in Karo, Nigeria, arrested 26-year-old Aliyu Na Idris because he was trying to sell himself for 20 million nara, or about $49,000, Oddity Central reported. He works as a tailor, but said, "The decision to sell myself was due to poverty. I plan to give my parents 10 million nara when I eventually get a buyer." Police said what he did was "forbidden in Islam," but he was released the day after his arrest and said the police only gave him advice. Question: I'm puzzled as to why Outlander isn't getting any publicity. It's the BEST show on TV. It doesn't compare to Bridgerton! — Barbara M Matt Roush: It's not that "Out- lander" is hurting for publicity. Just wait for the onslaught when the show returns for its sixth season in early 2022. "Outlander" is to Starz what "Game of rones" was to HBO, but I suppose you're reacting to "Outlander's" lack of presence at awards shows like the Emmys. is has nothing to do with publicity as much as the TV industry's narrow vision when it comes to fantasy/ historical romances that aren't (like "Bridgerton") promoted heavily by a powerhouse like Netflix and pro- duced by the high-profile likes of Shonda Rhimes. For whatever rea- son, "Outlander" never made much of an impression on Emmy voters early on, and it's rare for a show to suddenly get discovered this late in its run. ("Schitt's Creek" being an ex- ception to the rule.) Even having the first four seasons available on Netflix hasn't seemed to move the needle. I bet that if "Bridgerton" had aired on network TV or any other platform instead of Netflix, it wouldn't have enjoyed that Emmy bump (12 nomi- nations, one win for hairstyling). I'll be curious if it exerts as heavy a hold on Emmy voters when shows like "Succession" or "Better Call Saul" are back in the mix. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Chucky" for making the cut. e killer doll from the "Child's Play" movie franchise makes the perfect bleeding, er, leading man in Syfy/USA's funny, frightening and sharply satiric adaptation. Jeers to "You" for making us sym- pathize with a killer. Penn Badgley's sociopathic bibliophile Joe Goldberg has stalked, stolen, lied and killed. Yet somehow, Season 3 of Netflix's hit thriller is making us feel bad that he's trapped in suburbia with social media–obsessed neighbors, wife Love (Victoria Pedretti), who is just as bonkers as Joe is, and a baby who hates him. How dare you, "You!" ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 You may not jump out of bed excited to work, but things may change in the next few days. Pleasant interactions at the workplace play a factor into your good mood. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Stop and smell the roses as much as possible. Cherish the good things you encounter. Take advantage of an opportunity to indulge. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Don't let trivial things distract you from the bigger picture. Even if a small opportunity does not initially seem like a big deal, it could grow in the days to come. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 People are interested in what you have to say, even if you're normally inclined to keep things under wraps. Start practicing what you are going to talk about. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 You may experience a burst of productivity in the days to come. Harness this energy and get as much done as possible. Expect a helping hand from others. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 is week will be a lesson in putting yourself first.Even if you don't crave the limelight, people will be shining a spotlight on you for the time being. Prove your worth. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Progress you make in the next several days could be beneficial to you in the long run, even if doesn't seem like it right now. Keep plodding on. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 A surprising energy may compel you to eschew responsibilities and seek out some new hori - zons. Don't shy away from exploring wherever you see fit. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Don't be surprised if things get a little stressful at work this week. Instead of feeling over - whelmed, think of it as an opportunity to find success. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Figure out how to strike a balance in your life. is may mean sharing work with other people to free up more opportunities to spend time with family. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 You will be presented with various opportuni - ties in the days to come. Some may be more worthy of your attention . Vet the options that come your way. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Uncertainty may hang over your love life. You may need to find a way to sum up how you feel. en you can take action. 1 PHIL WICKHAM House Of The Lord 2 CASTING CROWNS Scars In Heaven 3 MATTHEW WEST What If 4 ANNE WILSON My Jesus 5 JEREMY CAMP When You Speak 6 TAUREN WELLS Until Grace f/Rascal Flatts 7 FOR KING & COUNTRY Relate 8 WE ARE MESSENGERS Come What May 9 MAVERICK CITY MUSIC Promises 10 TASHA LAYTON Look What You've Done

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