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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* The last Omaha mayoral forum was held Thursday night and the candidates mostly came across as civil and well-mannered ... who were these imposters?
* The topic of the Thursday mayoral forum was: how to improve local public transportation. Actually, two of the candidates missed the forum because they took the bus.
* There was just a meeting of the largest political action committee in the country. I believe it's called "Omaha Talk Radio Hosts Against Suttle."
* Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg owes $1.1 billion in taxes. Dionne Warwick told him: "You, too?"
* "The View's" Barbara Walters is retiring next year at age 83. She has interviewed 14 U.S. presidents. No, wait, she has interviewed President Obama 14 times. That's it.
* A New Jersey restaurant received a monthly gas bill of $59,257.87. When I heard someone got a monthly gas bill of $59,0000, I said: "Did the next MUD rate increase go into effect already?"
* Former CIA Chief David Petraeus, who left in disgrace, chose the USC campus for his comeback speech. He surrounded himself onstage with members of the USC athletic program, so he didn't seem so corrupt by comparison.
* A bowl purchased at a yard sale for $3 turned out to be 1,000 years old from the Song Dynasty and just went for $2.2 million at a New York auction. To add insult to injury for the couple who held the yard sale, they were asking $4 for the bowl but were talked down to three.
* History was made. This is the first time ever an object purchased at a yard sale turned out to be worth something.
* A zoo in Scotland is playing the Marvin Gaye songs “Let's Get It On” and “Sexual Healing” to put their pandas in a mood to mate. Let's just hope the Marvin Gaye songs can't be heard in the rabbit den.
* The Cleveland Indians are lowering the price of beer sold at their stadium to only $4. This should go a long way toward addressing the shortage of foul-mouthed shirtless guys at professional sporting events.
* During a soccer game in Switzerland, a weasel ran onto the field. Contrast that with American sports, where the weasels are in the commissioners' boxes.
* The NFL has formed a committee to study making the field wider. It's believed it needs to be enlarged to accommodate both Bill Belichick's and Rex Ryan's egos simultaneously.