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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Iran is preparing to launch another monkey into space. No, wait, my mistake. With the drastic sequester cuts, that's NASA.
* Despite the sequester cuts, so far U.S. airports seem to be functioning normally. Unfortunately "functioning normally" means long lines, delayed flights, utter confusion, abject chaos, stampeding Southwest passengers and luggage ending up somewhere in Nova Scotia.
* OPS is adding three more school days to the school year. Not to worry, kids, at the rate we're going, there will be about 15 snow days for a net of minus-12 fewer days in school.
* There are a record 259 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize. Right now, everyone is praying the list doesn't include Dennis Rodman.
* Monday night, "The Bachelor" came face-to-face with the dozen women he's kicked off the show. This is sort of like waterboarding, only worse.
* A man in China recently called police because his McDonald's chicken sandwich was too spicy. So not only is China passing the U.S. in science and technology, but now it's also threatening our bonehead supremacy.
* Police in San Diego have been searching for two suspected burglars who allegedly broke into a Hooters and stole a jukebox after mistaking it for an ATM. Ah, to be a fly on the wall when they cracked open the “ATM” to retrieve the loot, and “Call Me Maybe” began playing.
* There is online footage of Bo Pelini joining his players in doing the 'Harlem Shake.' I would've predicted there was a better chance of video emerging of Nick Saban owling.
* Backup Husker running back Braylon Heard has left the program. While that may not be a big deal in a lot of places, in Nebraska, the backup running back casts the vote to break all ties in the state legislature.
* Yankees' first baseman Mark Teixeira said, at $22.5 million per year, he is overpaid. Teixeira should only miss the first three weeks of the season with injuries suffered when his agent leapt across the room and landed on Teixeira's windpipe.
* For the first time, a woman attended an NFL regional combine. She's a kicker. She was treated just like any other kicker, meaning none of the other players paid any attention to her whatsoever.
* There is a new E! Network reality show called, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” ... Sorry, I just nodded off there for a second.
* This is the second entertainment vehicle based on the life of Ryan Lochte, with the first being “Dude: Where's My Car?”
* Mardi Gras recently ended. That's where people run around in colorful costumes and bright feathers with their faces painted. It looked like any road race in Omaha.