Up & Coming Weekly

October 24, 2017

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2017 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE Question: Why did CBS decide to only show one episode of "Young Shel- don" and then not again for more than a month? - Melissa Matt Roush: I'm betting that when Nov. 2 rolls around and "Young Shel- don" returns behind "e Big Bang e- ory," many of the 17 million who sam- pled "Young Sheldon" on Sept. 25 will be back. e "preview" airing exposed the spinoff to the widest possible audi- ence (following the heavily promoted "proposal" payoff on Big Bang). In that regard, CBS' strategy paid off. On the bright side, with "Young Sheldon" start- ing so late in the season, there won't be as many repeats in Season 1. Question: When my husband went to cancel CBS All Access after our free preview, they gave us another month of the service for free. Methinks a lot of Discovery fans felt the way we did, that we weren't paying a monthly fee for one show. - Veronica Matt Roush: Makes sense to me that CBS would make it as easy and attrac- tive as possible for consumers to access (as it were) this service. ere's still likely to be a significant drop-off when customers are eventually asked to pay, but as we've discussed before, one of the goals with Discovery and the other original programming on CBS All Ac- cess is to build awareness and get curi- ous folks to at least check it out. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Behind Closed Doors" for the eye-opening experience. TLC's look at three real-life couples was a voyeuristic trip made all the more fascinating by bouncer Paul's bonkers romance with Tam and un- faithful Andy's effort to win back dev- astated wife Deena. Cheers to "Freakish" for giving the zombie genre a lively twist. Like "The Walking Dead" meets "The Break- fast Club," Season 2 of Hulu's horror drama about teens trapped in a high school by flesh-hungry fiends proves that chills and kills can coexist with actual character development. NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication What's Old Is Weird Again You may have seen the widely distributed weird news story about the Mad Pooper, a woman who has been seen defecating on lawns in Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to KRDO.com, on Sept. 25, an unidentified man claiming to be a spokesman for the Pooper posted (and has since removed) two videos in which he tried to justify her movements and win sympathy for her. In the videos, the spokesman says the unidentified Pooper is not responsible for her actions because she has suffered a traumatic brain injury and has had gender reassignment surgery, leaving her unable to control herself. He also claims her actions are protected by the First Amendment, in response to which Colorado Springs attorney Jeremy Loew called foul: "Defecating in someone's yard is definitely not protected under the First Amendment, and it is actually a crime." Loew went on: "People all over the world are talking about this, and police will catch her." [KRDO.com, 9/25/2017] What's in a Name? Death Wish Coffee – a cold-brewed, canned coffee the company touts as "fiercely caffeinated" (as much as 4 1/2 times more caffeine per fluid ounce than regular coffee), with a skull and crossbones logo – recalled its 11-ounce cans on Sept. 20 because they could possibly contain the deadly toxin botulin. Company founder Mike Brown, 37, said no incidents have been reported, but he is very serious about the safety of his product. "I know our logo and name might not seem like it reflects that," Brown told The Washington Post. Production has been halted, and customers can request refunds from Death Wish's website. [The Washington Post, 9/22/2017] People Different From Us Mermaid Aries, 18, of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, likes to wear her specially-made mermaid tail when she swims at local pools. But the Dolphin Centre in Bromsgrove, under new management, has banned her from using the flipper because "they worry I might hit someone with my tail or might get into trouble in the water and drown," Aries (real name Leia Trigger) told Worcester News on Sept. 22. "It is my ambition to become a professional mermaid that attends children's parties and other events. The only problem is that I have nowhere to swim." (UPDATE: After the story made headlines, the Perdiswell Leisure Centre stepped up. Aquatic development officer Vanessa Bale welcomed Aries to the pool, offering her "early mornings and late evenings." Aries is thrilled: "I am absolutely ecstatic. I never thought I'd be able to swim with my tail ever again.") [Worcester News, 9/22/2017, 10/2/2017] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, embrace that others see you as a role model. ere may be someone close to you who holds you in strong regard. Pay attention to the influence you have on others. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, a difficult problem will ultimately prove very rewarding when you find the solution. Embrace this challenge and give it your best shot. You will be glad you did. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, attempt to connect with people on a deeper level for the next several days. Your home is a place of comfort and your personal sanctuary, and you can make it that for others, too. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, slow down a little and take time to smell the roses. A breather can help you appreciate all the things you have and give time to show that appreciation. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Your focus this week will be on acquisitions. You may be renovating a home or business or simply updating a wardrobe. Keep track of your spending. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, change is stirring things up in a way that should be beneficial for you. See where this excitement takes you and brace yourself for whatever comes your way. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, make an effort to be more financially prudent in the coming weeks. Some patience and discipline now will pay big dividends down the road. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Someone you know is interested in picking up new skills, and you are just the teacher for the job, Scorpio. Embrace this chance to help others. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 is is an excellent time to express your feelings, Sagittarius. Others will be receptive to your thoughts, and a new relationship may be on the horizon. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you may need to develop some thick skin as you begin taking on a new project. You're fully capable, so don't listen to any potential doubters. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Your motivation must come from within this week, Aquarius. Others are not around to be your cheer squad. Your inner drive is there; it just may need a boost. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, keep to yourself this week if you feel unwanted conflict is coming. Enjoy some solitary time until the waters calm down.

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