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Brad's morning edition
* Thursday night's Republican National Convention ran a little long. By the end of the night, Newt Gingrich had a different wife than when the evening began.
* Clint Eastwood's speech during the GOP convention was confusing. At one point, CNN brought in Robert Blake to help translate.
* Eastwood conducted an interview with an empty chair. That gave Bo Pelini an idea for how Husker postgame press conferences should go. “Instead of me showing up, just talk to my chair.”
* Eastwood was the mystery speaker at the Republican National Convention. It was leaked that the speaker is known for saying “Go ahead. Make my day,” so most in attendance were expecting Dick Cheney.
* Eventually the delegates figured out it was Eastwood after they learned the mystery speaker was a Hollywood actor, and the only Hollywood actor who isn't currently campaigning for President Obama is Eastwood.
* At 82, Clint Eastwood was the youngest person in the arena.
* The Republican convention is finally over. There was talk of extending the convention another day so Chris Christie has time to mention Mitt Romney's name.
* The big goal of the Republican National Convention: Make Mitt Romney seem more engaged. Which explains why party officials rejected Romney's suggested campaign theme: “Whatever.”
* During Romney's speech Thursday night, Republican leaders wanted him to focus on appearing to be less aloof. So at the last minute they scratched his opening line: “Hello, little people.”
* The convention was all about appealing to women, so instead of a keynote address, Romney just read from “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
* Michelle Obama just hosted a kids dinner. Because this occurred in the middle of a campaign, it was a “one piggy bank per plate” affair.
* President Obama denied that he has run a dirty campaign. He's in a tough spot. If he convinces people he hasn't run a dirty campaign, then he automatically loses his Chicago citizenship.
* Obama recorded a call on Air Force One where he pleads for more donations. You think that sounds a little tacky? His second choice was to have skywriting trailing Air Force One reading: “Bucks for Barack.”
* Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan visited a family farm in Michigan. The event turned sour when Romney tried to milk a horse.
* I had a nightmare that a Husker football player faced disciplinary action – he watered his lawn on a Monday.
* The relationship between Husker football coaches and the media is said to be better this season. You know what that means – no longer will coaches and reporters be separated by barbed wire at postgame press conferences.
* Roger Clemens, 50, has decided to continue his pitching comeback. Apparently he's been watching the GOP convention and wants to earn extra money before his Medicare is cut.