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November 30, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2021 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication High Standards The 10-foot-tall artificial Christmas tree that the town council installed in the Grimsby town center in England left locals under whelmed, Grimsby Live reported — to the point that the council had the expensive decoration removed. Snarky comments included one from a resident who said he had a bigger tree in his house, and another called it "an insult to Grimsby." The council responded that the tree cost more than 1,000 pounds but said it had been installed too early, and the traditional live tree from a nearby farm would be installed on Nov. 25. The fake tree will be reinstalled for a Christmas market. Least Competent Criminal Jerry McDonald of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was with an acquaintance when he passed out from drinking. His friend, trying to help out, took McDonald's phone to text his boss that he wouldn't be in to work that afternoon. But instead, the friend found alarming texts in which McDonald detailed a plan to kill an unnamed woman and take her money: "Please kill her babe, please. I'm begging you. There's over a million in her dad's safe. I'm saying I won't get caught," McDonald had texted, according to NewsChannel9-TV. But, of course, he did get caught, and now is held in the Hamilton County jail on $75,000 bond. Terrifying AND Gross Seizures are frightening enough, but seizures caused by tapeworms add an element of "eww." According to doctors in Massachusetts who recently described the case in the New England Journal of Medicine, the otherwise-healthy 38-year-old man who had dead tapeworm cysts lodged in his brain for decades — a relatively rare form of infestation called neurocysticercosis. When these cysts become stuck in the brain, they can cause pressure, inflammation and neurological symptoms that are sometimes confused for brain tumors. But symptoms may not manifest for years. This man's cysts caused no problems until three years ago, when he fell out of bed, "shaking and speaking gibberish," then had a two-minute seizure on the way to the hospital. Luckily, he was discharged after five days of treatment and remains in good health today. Question: Will there be an "Ally Mc- Beal" remake? We recently watched the original full series (though they would have done well to stop before the final season) and we were taken by how forward-thinking the show was, way ahead of its time. We could use this type of magical realism mixed with a romance backdrop, filled with quirky, imperfect characters. More please! — Marco G. Matt Roush: ere was a report to this effect back in March, but spring and summer and now fall have come and gone since then with no news or updates, so I'm assuming it's either stuck in development hell for the time being or that wiser minds have prevailed. I would counter that "Ally McBeal" was very much a show of its time, and while many of its issues would still be relevant, this seems trickier than most to try to recapture that special lightning in a bottle. If this were to be a reimagined remake with a new cast (like ABC's "e Won- der Years"), that could be interesting. But it's hard for me to envision the original players hitting those same neurotic beats without being even more annoying and indulgent than the series sometimes felt the first time around. Still, reviving so-called "intel- lectual property" is the trend of the moment, so anything could happen. And since "Zoey's Extraordinary Play- list" went away, I've been pining for some musically driven whimsy. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to the "Schitt's Creek" stars' new gigs. Dan Levy is set to host an HBO Max cooking competition, and dad Eugene Levy booked a quirky hotel travel show for Apple TV+. Can Catherine O'Hara get a wig docuse- ries, please? Jeers to "Succession's" heir-raising siblings. HBO's brilliant drama about media mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his dysfunctional clan is TV's best. However, the amoral Roy off- spring (Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck and Sarah Snook) are the worst. e Mansons were warmer than these monsters. ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 When life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Take that to heart and see the silver lining when an obstacle gets in your way. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 It's one thing to stand by your views,. It's an- other to stubbornly refuse to listen to others when they make good points. Be open-minded this week. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 You may be juggling too much at one time. If you're finding it difficult to manage your time, reach out to a friend or colleague for help. ey're ready and willing. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Lately you have been a person of few words, and others may be wondering what is going on. Confide in someone close to you if the need arises. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 If you are up for an adventure, look to those around you for inspiration. Maybe you'll overhear a coworker talking about a dream getaway. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 You may start to rethink a decision you made a while ago when an unexpected hiccup occurs. Reevaluate your decision-making process. LIBR A Sept 23/Oct 23 Good times are ahead. Focus on the fun that is coming your way and make an effort to include more good times in the weeks ahead. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 A situation at work will require the utmost patience and perseverance. e outcome will be in your favor if you take a measured approach. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 You could use a night out with friends. Make a concerted effort to get together and invite the people whose company you most enjoy. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 You may have to reexamine your priorities. Don't let something pull you in one direc - tion when a friend or family member may need you more. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 You're not much of a fan of waiting games, but you will have to stick things out a little longer until your plan can come to fruition. Patience will pay off. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Avoid overzealous spending in the weeks ahead. Find ways to be generous with your time rather than with your wallet. 1 PHIL WICKHAM House Of The Lord 2 CASTING CROWNS Scars In Heaven 3 JEREMY CAMP When You Speak 4 FOR KING & COUNTRY Relate 5 MATTHEW WEST What If 6 TAUREN WELLS Until Grace 7 WE ARE MESSENGERS Come What May 8 ANNE WILSON My Jesus 9 MAVERICK CITY MUSIC Promises 10 CROWDER In The House

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