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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* Now that the Bo Pelini audiotape saga appears over, maybe an entire state can stop obsessing over Husker football and get back to normal. Wait a second -- this entire state obsessing over Husker football is normal.
* Twitter users won't consider the matter closed until Fake Shawn Eichorst, Faux Harvey Perlman, Not Tom Osborne and Fake Bo Pelini all weigh in.
* A judge has upheld Nebraska's ban on indoor smoking. So, if you see smoke indoors, it's probably coming from the ears of Harvey Perlman or Shawn Eichorst.
* Bo Pelini has "an idea" who leaked the tape. It was someone with an agenda to make Pelini look bad. The Association of Big 12 Football Referees?
* The new UNO arena's cost has increased $11.6 million; on Friday, UNO leaders go before the Board of Regents to ask for approval of the increase. The big concern is members of the Board of Regents getting double hernias from laughing so hard.
* On Omaha.com, there is a map of road maintenance work in Omaha. It's just a map of Omaha with the entire city highlighted.
* Creighton University is conducting a two-year study of e-cigarettes. Creighton was chosen after its groundbreaking study of "How many overpriced lattes can college basketball fans consume in one half?"
* It's reported that supposed Bigfoot tracks found in the Loess Hills may belong to a deer or a human. I feel sorry for the hiker who goes home, turns on the news and sees that his footprint may be mistaken for that of Sasquatch. "Honey, I told you that you have big feet."
* The new "Dancing With the Stars" cast is not so famous. Let's face it: The NSA couldn't identify several of these people.
* Sen. John McCain has written an op-ed for Pravda. Pravda was originally going to publish McCain's op-ed on Tuesday, but of course bumped it for coverage of the Bo Pelini audiotape.
* Pravda has been called the Russian version of The New York Times. Now, McCain is working on a colorful pie chart for the Russian version of USA Today.
* New York's Attorney General has sued Trump University. This will have zero impact on Commissioner Jim Delany's plan to invite Trump University to join the Big Ten to increase revenue.
* President Obama has penned an essay for People magazine on fatherhood that I cannot wait to read. Because it's in People, I will read it, just as soon as I'm in my dentist's waiting room in five months.
* Because President Obama's essay is in People, hopefully we will finally get an answer to that all-important question: boxers of briefs?
* Obama has called for bipartisanship in Congress. This is sort of reminiscent of when Obama called for sending a man to Mars, only more challenging.
* I believe this is Operation: Pipe Dream.
* It looks like the latest vote on Obamacare may be delayed. Sure, that's because Congress is still debating Eisenhowercare.