Horoscope for the week of August 9, 2000Aries In your explanation to the EMTs, you get no further than the part where you were "just trying to get the badger back into the mason jar."Taurus Mercury ascends briefly in Taurus this week but then suddenly disappears when the sun explodes.Gemini It's not easy to sit up in the sky and tell the people of the world their fortunes. That's why the stars have been imagining them in their underwear lately.Cancer Your life will be imbued with a deep sadness this week, but you'll be able to ignore it as usual.Leo The interesting thing about your future isn't its extreme brevity, but how many angry, drunken Cossacks it holds.Virgo You will have plenty of time to reflect on the vagaries of modern capitalism while being dragged behind a Learjet by your tie next week.Libra There is absolutely nothing wrong with you that a miraculous breakthrough in the treatment of post-metastasized brain tumors couldn't cure.Scorpio Happily, that person you met over the Internet will turn out to be a kind, personable, well-balanced individual. You're the stalker.Sagittarius This week, you will provide a good example of what happens to people who undertip funeral directors.Capricorn Sure enough, if you drive the ice-cream truck backwards, it plays "Pop Goes The Weasel" backwards, too. See how fast you can play it backwards!Aquarius If someone tells you that whales are not fish but aquatic mammals one more time, you're going to kill somebody.Pisces That's it: Pisces isn't going to do any more horoscopes for you unless you start showing some damn appreciation.