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December 07, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 8-14, 2021 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Rock On Missouri man Kyle Scheele, with the help of friends, made a cardboard cutout of himself "jamming out with a pizza guitar" and advertising something called the "Kyle Scheele Meal." He then placed the cutout in a local gas station and waited to see how long his prank would last. But after the fake ad went viral on TikTok, convenience store chain Kum & Go made the Scheele Meal real. It included a Red Bull and a pizza sandwich, "which is just two pieces of pizza smashed face-to-face," Scheele said. The promotion ran for about a week, with Kum & Go donating $2 of every $5 meal to the charity No Kid Hungry. Do You Hear That? Residents of Barwell, a small English town, have been dealing with an unexplained noise for about a year. It's been described as "a humming noise," a "low- frequency droning sound" and a "horrible din" that never stops. Resident Ange Redshaw said, "At night, even lying on the pillow, you can feel the vibration, it's that loud. During the day, I can hear it over traffic noise." And now it seems to be spreading: Brian Heath, a resident of nearby Stapleton, says he has heard the "slow, rolling, rumbling sound" for a few weeks. "It's quite a heavy noise ... You can feel the pressure on your body," he said. No cause has yet been identified. Nope In Aswan, Egypt, recent in- clement weather — including "vicious rain, dust storms and snow" — has forced hordes of scorpions from their usual hiding places and into homes and streets. BBC News re- ported that three people have died so far from scorpion stings, and 450 have been injured. The injured are be- ing treated with antivenom. Health officials have even had to recruit doctors who were on vacation to help with the influx of patients. Question: I've been hearing about the "new" TV show "Ghosts." I remember a show titled "Topper" many years ago with the same idea. Mr. Topper and his wife were in a house (they were middle-aged), and Topper (Leo G. Carroll) was the only one who could see the ghosts of a young married couple. It was an enjoyable show. Am I cor- rect: Did this show exist? "Topper" was never mentioned when the new show "Ghosts" started (although "Topper" only had two ghosts, not the variety of the present show). — Doreen S., West Sayville, NY Matt Roush: Your memory is fine. "Ghosts," which itself is adapted from a British series, is the latest in a long line of comedies involv- ing spirits not everyone can see. "Topper," which aired on CBS from 1953-55, was based on a novel and a series of 1930s movies, originally starring Cary Grant as one of the ghosts. (A very short-lived 1989 remake on NBC, titled "Nearly Departed," starred Monty Python's Eric Idle.) e device was used in Noel Coward's classic "Blithe Spirit" on stage and screen, and I remember a similar premise in the more romantic 1968-69 sitcom "e Ghost and Mrs. Muir." ere are doubtless others. So while the idea may not be new, it is durable. And I'm thrilled that CBS gave "Ghosts" an early full-season re- newal. It's a keeper. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Grace and Frankie" for roping in Dolly Parton. e country music icon is reuniting with her 9 to 5 co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tom- lin as a guest on the Netflix comedy's final season. It's about time! Jeers to NBC for not feathering its nest. It's cool the network aired the Peacock pilot of Dan Brown's "e Lost Symbol," but how about some love for the streamer's stable of award-worthy comedies? "A.P. Bio,"- "Girls5eva" and "Saved by the Bell" could use the boost too. ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Dig deep into matters of the heart this week. Explore ways to nurture a relationship or push it to the next level. Don't hold back on love. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 You may rediscover your love for a good book this week. Ask others what they're into and peruse the best-sellers lists for even more inspiration. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 You often trust your instincts regarding money, but this week you'll be even more in tune with your finances. Your income could increase soon. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Some shake-ups at work could be on the horizon. Right now there's no telling what will happen, but preparation can ensure you're ready for whatever comes your way. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 If you have be en thinking about changing jobs or taking up a new profession, now is the time to lay that groundwork. A new opportunity could surprise you. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Radical changes to your life are just around the corner. A big move or career change will shake things up for you and anyone in your household. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Someone connected to your job may be do- ing things you don't agree with. It's a sticky situation that requires patience, finesse and caution. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Channel much of your energy this into mak- ing solid partnerships this week. is way you can call on your network whenever you need advice or a helping hand. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Research opportunities for a new business opportunity or promotion at your current place of employment. Now is a great time to take the next step in your career. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 A midweek burst of energy makes a project you have been working on suddenly seem like a piece of cake. Enjoy the fruits your labors. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Repairs around the house may be on your mind. Once you tackle these issues, you can focus on more recreational tasks. Enjoy the well-deserved R&R. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Creative project could take up much of your time this week. You'll be so caught up that the real world may pass you by for a bit.

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