Up & Coming Weekly

September 12, 2017

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SEPTEMBER 13 - 19, 2017 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE Question: I know it's ridiculously early to bring this up, but can anything stop "Game of rones" from taking the Best Drama Emmy in 2018 after the season that just ended?? —Andy B Matt Roush: I was blown away by this season, which represents to me every- thing "Game of rones" is meant to be: epic on a scale heretofore unseen or maybe even attempted on TV, with one dramatic payoff after another, involving characters who had been kept apart on separate parts of the sprawling map for way too long. e irony is that HBO's "rones" be- came a better show once it was unshack- led from the books, which fatally stalled in the last two volumes. I loved the early seasons, which faithfully enacted the major events from the excellent first three books in the "Song of Ice" and "Fire" series. But this season in particu- lar delivered on so many fronts — action (dragons!) and emotion (the Stark sisters giving Littlefinger his comeuppance) — and I have to think anyone who wanted to be satisfied would be. Nothing this mammoth is perfect, and I could take issue with some individual scenes. Still, given that "rones" won the top drama Emmy two years in a row for lesser seasons, it's got to be seen as a front-runner for next year. e only handicap is that the episodes will have aired so long ago by next year's show. But these will be hard episodes to forget. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Difficult People" for hosting the best guests. As if stars Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner aren't fab enough, the Hulu comedy has so far featured drop- ins by Stockard Channing, John Cho, Jane Krakowski, Larry Wilmore and Amy Sedaris in the new season's first five episodes. Other comedies are gonna have, um, a difficult time topping that. Jeers to "American Horror Story" for clowning around. Sarah Paulson's char- acter isn't the only one suffering from coulrophobia now that an insane clown posse is bringing our nightmares to life in the new Cult season. Not cool, Ryan Murphy! NEWS OF THE WEIRD by CHUCK SHEPPARD Ow! Ow! Ow! On June 25, Doug Bergeson of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, was framing the fireplace of a home he was building when his nail gun slipped from his grasp and shot a 3 1/2-inch nail into his heart. Bergeson said it stung, but when he saw the nail "moving with my heart," he realized he wasn't going to get any more work done. So he washed up and drove himself to the hospital 12 miles away, where he alerted a security guard that he had a nail in his heart and said, "It'd be great if you can find somebody to help me out here." Bergeson underwent surgery to remove the nail, which his doctors said barely missed a main artery in his heart. [WBAY, 8/14/2017] Picky, Picky The Ford Motor Co. has hired smell- testers for its research labs in China, where consumers don't like the "new- car" smell that many Americans seek out. Ford calls the testers its "golden noses," who sniff materials such as upholstery, steering wheels and carpet. Testers are subjected to a stringent selection process and must not smoke or drink alcohol. "In North America," said Andy Pan, supervisor for material engineering at a Ford facility in China, "people want a new-car smell and will even buy a 'new-car' spray to make older cars feel new and fresh. In China, it's the opposite." [The Sun, 7/21/2017] Ewwww! Swiss grocery chain Coop announced on Aug. 17 that it will start selling burger patties made from mealworms as an alternative to beef. Essento's Insect Burgers and meatball-like Insect Balls also contain rice, carrots and spices. "Insects are the perfect complement to a modern diet," said Christian Bartsch, co-founder of Essento. "They have a high culinary potential, their production saves resources and their nutritional profile is high-quality." [United Press International, 8/17/2017] Weird Science The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board is investigating in Navi Mumbai, India, after stray dogs started turning blue. An animal protection group there contends that dyes being dumped into the Kasadi River by nearby factories are causing the dogs' fur to turn a bright shade of blue. [United Press International, 8/15/2017] Copyright 2017 Chuck Sheppard ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, communication is essential in any relationship, including ones of a romantic nature. Learn to get your point across without being too forward. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may have little desire to go above and beyond what is necessary this week. You may want to spend much of your time sticking to familiar routines. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you can probably use a good dose of peace and quiet right now, but there are too many things on your calendar for this to be possible anytime soon. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, enjoy a boost in ambition, stamina and overall energy in the coming days. is will help you initiate and complete projects with amazing precision. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Intense desires are simmering just beneath the surface, Leo. But you're not sure how to express your feelings just yet. Usually you are direct, but this may require finesse. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Hanging out with friends seems like a great idea, especially when all of your tasks at work and at home have been completed, Virgo. Don't let anything hold you back. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, spend some time relaxing at home in the coming days. e rest and relaxation will do your body good. Rise to action when you are called upon. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Pay careful attention to all details, Scorpio. ey are trying to tell you something about your future. You just do not know where the road will bend. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, it is not uncommon to feel on edge when leaving your comfort zone. Embrace this sense of adventure and uncertainty and make the most of a unique opportunity. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you desire stability even though you take some chances in the coming days. You may appear sure-footed to others, but your nerves may be out of control. Take things slowly. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, thoughts keep tugging at your emotions and leaving you with lingering feelings of doubt. It is time to push away those feelings once and for all. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, find different ways to express your feelings to your partner. is can open the lines of communication and strengthen your bond. Chuck Sheppard

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