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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* It's hard to believe but the first text message was sent 20 years ago. Do you have any idea how many important bits of information have been communicated by text in that time? About three.
* Lady Gaga has reportedly written 50 new songs for her next album. That means Madonna has to write 51 songs for hers.
* On Sunday, President Obama played golf with Bill Clinton. Afterward, they thanked their caddies – Joe Biden and Al Gore.
* Mitt Romney was spotted at Disneyland. Romney is taking his loss so hard that while he was there, Disneyland fell to the 73rd Happiest Place on Earth.
* A new president of Mexico was sworn in on Saturday. It was pretty embarrassing when someone noted he ran fewer Spanish language ads during his campaign than President Obama did in his.
* On Sunday, the new president of Mexico moved to the U.S. in search of a better way of life.
* The holidays are drawing near. BCS executives are shopping for gifts for their closest loved ones – members of the Northern Illinois football team.
* This is the time for celebrity holiday events. On Thursday, the TV special “Lindsay Lohan: Back in the Cooler for Christmas” airs on ABC.
* The city of Lincoln is raising the parking meters downtown to $1 per hour. This only affects the miniscule percentage of people able to find something they enjoy enough in downtown Lincoln that it takes an entire hour.
* The group Aerosmith is out with a new album and tour. I wouldn't say group members are long in the tooth, but if the tour comes to Lincoln, it will be playing Morrill Hall.
* Colorado fired its football coach, an event that occurs with such regularity this time of year that it's the sporting equivalent of the cranes returning to the Sand Hills.
* The Honey Badger, Tyrann Mathieu, announced he will be entering the 2013 NFL Draft. At which point a sobbing Brent Musburger threw himself at the Honey Badger's feet.
* Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to debut on Hall of Fame ballots. This could be that shot in the hip, I mean arm, that baseball needs.