BREAKING BRAD

Punxsutawney Phil forecast an early spring. If it doesn't come to fruition, I only hope we don't lose confidence in the weather predicting skills of a rodent.

The definition of a snow day in Omaha: When it's too dangerous for kids to go to school so they spend all day sledding down the middle of the street.

The World-Herald profiled a local knitting group called the "Happy Hookers." It's composed of about 15 ladies who gather once a week to knit. They always have lots of fun — except for those two raids by the vice squad.

Cox Communications offered free Wi-Fi hotspots during the snowstorm earlier this week. The number of times that "Cox Communications" and "free" have appeared in the same sentence ... well, this is the first time.

On signing day I would've liked to see the state of Nebraska sign some five-star meteorologists. The type that can get within 10 inches on their snowfall forecast.

KFC is hinting that it will debut a new colonel during the Super Bowl. Shouldn't this guy be a general by now?

For Brad's latest musings, go to Omaha.com/Dickson

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