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Brad's afternoon edition
* Breaking news: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is calling for a five-day waiting period to buy a carrot.
* Due to a glitch, at a big fireworks show in San Diego, every single firework exploded in the first 15 seconds. There were still fewer fireworks there than the 7-year-old next door to me shot off.
* Steve Nash was traded to the Lakers. He said he can't wait for the first time Kobe throws him the ball, which should occur sometime in early February.
* A couple were married at home plate at TD Ameritrade Park before the Home Run Derby on Tuesday. You look at how much concessions will run you at TD Ameritrade and I estimate the price of a wedding at $19 million.
* The bride's brother performed the ceremony after obtaining an officiant's license online days earlier. I'm just glad they didn't rush this thing.
* Because TD Ameritrade is such a pitcher's park, when the bride threw the bouquet it was a called strike.
* President Obama kicked off a two-day bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania on Thursday. On the two-day tour, Obama will be discussing his efforts to stimulate our economy. I think the main thing he's done is drop close to a million dollars on gasoline for bus tours.
* On his two-day bus tour, President Obama is going to discuss his efforts to stimulate the U.S. economy. No word on what he'll be talking about in the remaining 47 1/2 hours.
* Our neighbors up north just observed Canada Day. I celebrated Canada Day in traditional fashion - by taking up a lot of space and not really doing much of anything.
* Facebook has managed to alienate many of its 900 million users by switching their listed email address to @facebook.com addresses. That's a real feat - normally the only time you see 900 million people simultaneously alienated is when a new Nickelback albums drops.
* During a TV weathercast in Baltimore, the graphic behind the weather guy mistakenly said the temperature was going to reach 775 degrees. Oddly, this was still more accurate than the forecast of any Omaha TV meteorologist that day.
* Several Major League Baseball teams are considering establishing "quiet sections" of the stadium. I believe that's the same reasoning behind moving the students to row 98 at Husker football games. .
* Winners at the Olympic Swim Trials were asked to sign a phone booth. This is dumb. And I say this as a citizen of a country where it's a tradition to dump Gatorade on the winning coach.
* The ancient Olympians competed in the nude. Let's hope this doesn't give NBC any ideas on how to increase ratings.