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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Cox email has been restored after being out over the weekend. Cox customers could send emails but not receive them. Great, now that it's back I can finally find out if that stranger in Nigeria who was locked out of his car and needed $2,000 for a locksmith got the check I sent.
* Cox officials will have an explanation for the outage just as soon as they figure out a way to tie it to the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant.
* John Boehner is proposing raising taxes on those earning over $1 million per year. Mitt Romney said, "Oh, come on, John. I thought we agreed a middle-class tax increase was off the table."
* On Sunday night, ABC televised the wedding of “Bachelorette” couple Ashley and J.P. Here's the amazing thing: Almost 12 hours later, they're still together.
* More information is coming out about the missile North Korea launched into orbit. Apparently it's powered by a potent mix of high octane rocket fuel. This is the same stuff Lance Armstrong snorted during the 2005 Tour de France.
* North Korea has been holding massive rallies to commemorate its successful launch of a “weather satellite.” Either there's more here than meets the eye or they're incredibly geeked on knowing the barometric pressure.
* To commemorate the failed missile launch in April, North Korea held a parade that traveled 40 yards and then drove into a ditch.
* One popular Christmas gift this year – ugly sweaters. Who ever knew that members of the PGA and local news anchormen would be trendsetters?
* Wednesday is the last day you can mail a package and expect it to get there by Christmas. And Thursday is the last day you can drive to Westroads and expect to get a parking space before the 25th.
* The Federal Reserve just released a new statement. It is pledging to keep interest rates low until pigs fly through a hell that is completely frozen over.
* Colorado named a new head football coach – Mike MacIntyre. He's preparing to be Colorado coach by dodging snowballs while being booed.
* Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is engaged to ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele, who insists she can keep her objectivity during interviews. I don't know. Anytime an interview begins with “OK, baby doll, what were you thinking on the TD pass?” I'm thinking the interviewer is partial.
* This will be the first postgame interview that begins with “OK, sweetheart” since Brent Musburger last talked to the Honey Badger.