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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle signed the new tobacco tax ordinance. Suttle also became the first mayor of a midsize U.S. city to develop carpal tunnel syndrome purely due to signing new taxes into law.
* Thursday night is the vice presidential debate. If the presidential debate was compared to the Super Bowl, this is sort of like a less-prestigious Chick-fil-A Bowl.
* Sesame Street is asking President Obama to remove an ad using Big Bird. It's bad enough that according to some reports Bill Clinton had misgivings about endorsing Obama early on. But now Big Bird is distancing himself.
* Sesame Street wants no part of the 2012 presidential election because PBS is a nonprofit organization. Unfortunately, during the Obama administration, other nonprofit organizations include General Motors, Radio Shack, Yahoo ...
* Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway has endorsed Mitt Romney. Tea Party leaders are urging Romney to reject the endorsement of a man who used to place his hands under another man's rear end for a living.
* Ann Romney recently underwent hand surgery, making it all but impossible to shake hands with strangers on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton said, “If the public bought that, I may run for president again after all.”
* The Romney campaign is planning additional events in Iowa. The campaign wasn't specific, but pretty much the only event they've missed so far is the Indianola Chili Cookoff.
* A Los Angeles pizza restaurant has debuted the world's largest deliverable pizza; it serves 70 people. You know we're a nation of foodies when the pizza delivery guys have to use a crane.
* This year, artificial snow at a resort in Arizona will be made of sewage water. You thought you hated doing a face plant on the slopes before.
* Notre Dame and Michigan are ending their football rivalry. It's a sad day for football fans when Notre Dame-Michigan is no more, but you can watch the Las Vegas Locos-Sacramento Mountain Lions UFL game.
* After fielding a ball hit by an Oakland player, Tiger pitcher Al Alburquerque kissed the ball before throwing out the hitter. The way things go for Detroit pro sports franchises, Alburquerque will miss his next start with sod webworm of the tongue.
* Two Maryland State Police officers working the Yankee dugout asked Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher for their autographs during the game. This still isn't as bad as when the replacement ref tackled Drew Brees so he could get a picture with him.