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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Demi Lovato sang the national anthem for Game 4 of the World Series. Aretha Franklin was scheduled to do the honors for Game 5, but it wasn't played. Something is just wrong when Aretha Franklin follows Demi Lovato in the lineup.
* In the upper Midwest, Bill Clinton is on a whistle-stop tour for Obama. Here's how it works: When the train stops, Clinton whistles at the first woman he sees.
* On Thursday, two new Chick-fil-A locations in the Omaha area will give away free chicken for a year for the first 100 people in line. One man is already in line at the Bellevue Chick-fil-A. He's described as a guy from Florida who travels around the country attending the opening of Chick-fil-As. How stupid will this look if the presidential race is decided by one vote in Florida?
* On Thursday, two new Chick-fil-As open in the Omaha area. Finally, a week before the election, President Obama has a viable plan to stimulate the economy.
* As of Monday, one person was already lined up in front of the new Chick-fil-A in Bellevue, hoping to win free chicken for a year. If this person turns out to be a member of the Omaha City Council or Nebraska Legislature, we're in even more trouble than I thought.
* A bird flying overhead pooped on the heads of a local news anchor team from Sacramento covering the World Series in San Francisco. Apparently, the bird was familiar with local newscasts.
* I think everyone who's ever watched a local newscast has wanted to do this at one time or another.
* I've learned that the video of the news team getting pooped on becomes slightly less funny when you watch it for the 300th time.
* According to a scientific study, mice can sing. We're getting rid of that Red Sky Music Festival just in time.
* Burger King is going to begin partnering with Cinnabon. The move was immediately praised by the group “People Who Still Don't Think Americans' Rear Ends Are Large Enough.”
* A woman in France received a phone bill for $15 quadrillion. When I saw “$15 quadrillion” in the headline, I assumed another OPS superintendent was getting his retirement package.
* Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen was suspended one week and fined $50,000 for an outburst following the game with Air Force. Which is pretty steep considering that for $50,000 you could buy Laramie.
* The New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams 45-7 in London. There was just one problem for the Patriots. With his personality and expression, Bill Belichick was repeatedly mistaken for a Buckingham Palace guard.
* After the game, several players were interviewed nearly nude. The British press mistook this as a tribute to Prince Harry.