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Brad's afternoon edition
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* A Republican National Convention official proposed to his girlfriend at the convention. There was some confusion because the other 25 convention officials down on one knee Thursday night were trying to coax Clint Eastwood from the stage.
* In his speech, Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair representing an invisible President Obama. To make matters worse, Donald Trump leapt up demanding to see invisible Obama's birth certificate.
* In a college football game against Towson, a Kent State player returned a muffed punt 58 yards in the wrong direction. This may be the first time ever that when a coach talks about turning around a program, he means it literally.
* We're hours away from the first Husker football game of 2012. Look for some changes this year, the biggest being that due to severe Lincoln water restrictions, the traditional postgame shower will be replaced by a sponge bath.
* Sen. Mike Johanns is running for re-election in 2014. This was announced in the American Medical Journal in an article titled: “Potential Cures for Insomnia.”
* I read that rock star Dee Snider demanded that Paul Ryan stop playing the song “We're Not Gonna Take It” at campaign events. That's incredible. I mean, just the part about Dee Snider being referred to as “rock star.”
* Alexander Payne is going to film his new movie, “Nebraska,” mostly around Norfolk. It's in a black and white. The good news: This should put Nebraska on the filmmaking map. The bad news: The rest of the world will think we haven't heard of color.
* Payne will be hiring some local talent. The joke's on all the actors who moved to Hollywood to break into films when they'd have been better off relocating to Norfolk.
* Snooki from “Jersey Shore” has given birth. The doctor slapped the baby. I hope that airs. I've been waiting five seasons for someone on that show to get slapped.
* An Alabama appeals court refused to block an order requiring a man to remove his dead wife who is buried in his front yard. You think you get nervous when the neighbor's dog is digging in your lawn ...
* Former “Facts of Life” star Lisa Whelchel has joined the new cast of “Survivor.” I wish I hadn't read that. After 26 years, last week I finally got the “Facts of Life” theme song out of my head, and now it's back.
* A Pennsylvania mother allegedly hacked into a school computer and changed her kids' grades. If she beats the rap, she's been offered jobs by the athletic departments of seven Southeastern Conference schools.
* Boxer Floyd Mayweather reportedly bet $3 million on Michigan in Saturday night's game against Alabama. This proves that taking shots to the head affects thought process – he just bet millions against an SEC team facing a Big Ten school.
* I read an article about a man in Kansas whose glass eye bears the logo of the Kansas City Chiefs. The article goes on to describe him as a devout Chiefs fan. You know, when I read the words “glass eye" and "Chiefs logo,” I sort of guessed that.