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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Forbes magazine released its annual list of billionaires on Monday. This is really no surprise: Two of the top 20 billionaires are Omaha gas station owners.
* Even though by law their pay cannot be affected by the sequester, give 'em credit, members of Congress are cutting back. On recess, instead of electric golf carts, they're using caddies.
* It's just one stupid move after another in Washington. President Obama introduced his nominee to head the EPA on Monday. To accommodate all the media present, half the rose garden was mowed down.
* The 2013 Iditarod began Sunday. After watching the start of the race, I think I've found the key to getting around on Omaha side streets the first couple days after a heavy snow – sled dogs.
* On Sunday night, the band Maroon 5 rocked a sold-out CenturyLink Center. Actually, due to the tough sequester cuts that just kicked in, the group is now Maroon 4.
* The U.S. Postal Service will launch its own clothing line. You think stores are crowded during back-to-school week now, just wait until teenagers can look like the guy who delivers their mail.
* Scientists have identified a species of jellyfish that is said to be immortal. The best thing about being immortal is getting to live long enough to see the widening of 144th and Blondo completed.
* Saturday was proclaimed the first annual “National Day of Unplugging.” It proved popular with all except for those on iron lungs.
* Dennis Rodman has completed an apparently successful diplomatic mission to North Korea. Instead of the president and Congress, maybe we should put Rodman in charge of solving the sequester. I think the odds of a solution are slightly better.
* Rodman's trip worked out so well that we're sending Chad Johnson to broker peace in the Middle East and Carrot Top will represent us at the next G-17 Summit.
* Dennis Rodman said on the show "This Week": "(Kim Jong Un) loves basketball. And I said the same thing. I said, 'Obama loves basketball.' Let's start there." Washington is so messed up, the closest thing to common sense is coming from Dennis Rodman.
* In North Korea, Rodman told dictator Kim Jong Un, "You have a friend for life." Which is saying something for a guy who ignored Phil Jackson for one entire season.
* News has broken of a possible Led Zeppelin reunion in 2014. After the story came out, a chorus of longtime Zeppelin fans said, “What? Did you say something?”
* After one season, CBS has canceled “The Jeff Probst Show.” How great would it have been if, when they gave Probst the news, CBS executives said, “The tribal council has spoken”?
* Bo Pelini participated in the Huskers' new Harlem Shake video. I'd have been less surprised to learn that a U.S. Supreme Court justice halted debate to do some planking.
* Pelini invited the media to attend spring workouts. This means there's a good chance we'll see the first hostile press conference of 2013 while there's still snow on the ground.
* In a recent stretch, Creighton played the Evansville Purple Aces and the Saint Mary's Gaels. This was to capitalize on that all-important selection committee rule awarding seeds based on the weirdness of the opponents' nickname.