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Brad's afternoon edition
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* On "Good Morning America," Mitt Romney defined "middle income" earners as people making $200,000 to $250,000 per year and less. I guess that means on the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans, anyone over No. 300 is "upper middle income."
* On Friday morning, I thought I was watching a group of seniors upset with Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal. Turned out to be attendees at the Big Red Breakfast drilling John Papuchis.
* The questioning of NU defensive coordinator John Papuchis at the Big Red Breakfast on Friday morning got a little intense. If it was any more intense, he would've been ducking sausage patties.
* The annual Street of Dreams begins this weekend in Omaha. It's called that because most people are dreaming if they think they can afford any of those houses.
* A Backstreet Boys cruise is planned. Three days of nonstop Backstreet Boys music. Passengers will be fitted with two life preservers in case the first breaks after they inevitably hurl themselves into the ocean.
* A new Denny's restaurant in Las Vegas will contain a wedding chapel. I think it tends to detract from the romance of a wedding when a waitress calls out, “That's two ham and cheese on rye, hold the bacon.”
* A passenger claims that before a Southwest Airlines flight out of Las Vegas, an airline employee told her she was showing too much cleavage. I think there are few things in life as humiliating as being told you don't meet the rigid Southwest Airlines dress code.
* You're familiar with the Southwest Airlines dress code? “No shirt? No shoes? Well, so long as you got pants.”
* Blue Ivy, infant daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, has just returned from her first yachting vacation. This kid is less than a year old and has already lived two-thirds of my bucket list.
* There are 86 new words in the latest edition of Webster's dictionary, including the word “zhoosh.” I believe that's the sound a UCLA running back makes as he's sliding through the tackle of a Nebraska defender.
* New York sports talk radio host Mike Francesa fell asleep on air. If any radio sports guy fell asleep on the air, I would've have assumed he was discussing the University of Iowa offense.
* Most Big Ten offenses are off to a slow start this season. Starting Saturday, every time a Big Ten school makes a first down in a nonconference contest, the game will be stopped so they can receive a plaque from the commissioner.