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December 21, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 22-28, 2021 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Wrong Place, Wrong Time Graham George Spencer of Singapore was walking with a friend in the Singapore Botanic Gardens in November when a runner dashed right into the path of a group of about 20 otters, causing them to change from "being quiet to going crazy like dogs," Spencer told todayonline. com. The otters, apparently confused about who was who, attacked Spencer, pushing him to the ground and biting him around his feet and buttocks. "I was bitten 26 times in 10 seconds," he said. "If it wasn't for my friend, I don't think I'd still be here. I'd be dead." At a hospital across the street, Spencer was given tetanus shots and antibiotics. GOAT No, not that kind of goat. Former (unsuccessful) mayoral candidate for Berkeley, California, Wayne Hsiung, an animal rights activist, is going to spend some time on supervised probation after a February 2018 stunt in which he stole a newborn goat, Berkeleyside reported on Dec. 8. The theft, a felony, took place in Transylvania County, North Carolina, at Sospiro Ranch. Hsiung said he stole the kid because he thought it was suffering and might face a cruel death, but the court was not entertaining his "right-to-rescue" defense. In fact, Judge Peter Knight sustained so many objections by the prosecution during Hsiung's opening statement that he wasn't able to finish it. Curtis Burnside, owner of Sospiro Ranch, said NipNap, the baby goat's mother, "cried for days and was beside herself looking for her lost baby." Bright Idea In the "this could never happen in America" category: New Zea- land is putting in place laws that will eventually ban smoking alto- gether by 2025, The Guardian re- ported. Each year, the legal smok- ing age will increase, said associate health minister Dr. Ayesha Verrall. Legislation will also make smoking unaffordable, reduce the level of nicotine in tobacco products, limit retail outlets and increase funding for addiction services. "We want to make sure young people never start smoking ... People aged 14 when the law comes into effect will never be able to legally purchase tobacco," Verrall said. Question: Holiday creep is out of control! ere were clas- sic Christmas specials on PBS Nov. 21. CBS aired "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" before anksgiving. Who do they think they are, Hallmark? — Mary Kay Matt Roush: And here I thought the "holiday creep" was the "Grinch" — who also made an early arrival this year, although airing the day after anksgiving feels a bit more appropriate than "Rudolph" showing up before Turkey Day. For what it's worth, CBS is repeating "Rudolph" and the "Frosty the Snowman" specials on the more seasonal early Decmeber. I also prefer my holiday traditions to be timed closer to the actual holiday. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvin- sider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Dexter: New Blood's" Deadly Family Ties." Now that serial killer Dex (Mi- chael C. Hall) suspects his own kid (Jack Alcott) of having a murderous side, we can't wait to see if — and how — the sins of the father may be revisited by the son in Showtime's A+ revival. Cheers to Kyle Richards' real good year. After surviving "Halloween Kills," the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star killed us with her turn op- posite "Breaking Bad's" Betsy Brandt as ex-besties battling over a decorating contest in Peacock's holiday hoot "e Housewives of the North Pole." Andy Cohen must be so proud. Jeers to "I Know What You Did Last Summer" for doing too much in Prime Video's Nov. 12 finale. A cult, a secret alli- ance, a not-so-dead girl, a re- ally dead mom and, like, four twists? Next Summer, let's try to relax a little. ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 e stars have been keeping you on your toes. ere has been much going on but somehow you have been able to wade through it like a rock star. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Others are asking you to stretch yourself beyond normal limits. Do your best, but weigh the effects that this could have on you. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Aim to be honest and direct with others as much as you can this week. If you can prove you are trustworthy, then more people are likely to follow you. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 You may be introduced to someone who is the ideal partner for you at work. is pairing can lead to the successful completion of projects new and old. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Prioritize your actions to maximize peace and quiet. You have been under pressure lately, so take every opportunity to enjoy some quiet time. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Your intuition is telling you that there are ten - sions growing at home or at the office. You will have to find ways to diffuse any situations that may grow out of control. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Continue to lean into an optimistic mindset. It will enable you to be a bright light when others are feeling a little down. Boost good moods. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 You are naturally compelled to look deeper into any circumstance you find yourself in. Always dig below the surface to unveil the truth, even if it takes work. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Be direct about any frustrations you may be harboring. Share your feelings with others who are willing and able to help. Releasing this burden will prove liberating. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 is week is packed with cosmic action. All of this energy has you a bit restless. Rest easy, as you will soon figure out how to juggle your personal and professional lives. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 You're on a truth-seeking mission and you're ready to question everything you see. Take a step back and figure out your strategy, which will require finesse. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Try to smooth over something that has been a thorn in your side for some time. Keep at it and you'll persevere.

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