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Brad's afternoon edition
After seeing Mitt Romney at the Boston Celtics playoff game, Charles Barkley said that while Romney seems like a nice guy, "You're going down, bro." Later, Ted Nugent called on Barkley to soften his stance.
Colorado is considered a vital swing state in the upcoming election. That's a frightening thought. The next president of the United States could be determined by a citizenry whose top priority is tossing snowballs onto the field during football games.
In a bizarre incident, a woman walked onto the court during the Lakers-Nuggets game. She had no business being on the court during an NBA playoff game. Of course, a couple days ago they were saying that about the Knicks.
In La Vista over the weekend, a kite-flying festival was held. This was nice — the turnout included 120 members of the current U.S. Congress whose constituents called on them to go fly a kite.
Of course, with the winds we have in Nebraska this time of year, all the kites are now somewhere over Nova Scotia.
To mark the last day that students can drop classes without it showing up on their record, M.I.T. students pushed an upright piano out a 4th story window. I haven't seen an upright piano flying out a 4th story window since I was 8 and my recital teacher threw in the towel.
A man has designed a motorized toilet that goes 46 mph. The next time your wife says you wasted your weekend, show her this story.
The Lincoln Marathon was held Sunday. It's one of the flattest marathons in the world. The toughest part of the course is the feared "Heartbreak Knoll."
The Nebraska baseball team played at Indiana for the first time in 106 years. At UNL, that was approximately 89 tuition increases ago.
Amare Stoudemire punched a glass enclosure after the Knicks lost to the Miami Heat. Rumor has it that during the 4th quarter of an NBA Finals game LeBron James once tried to punch a fire extinguisher and missed.
The Nebraska basketball team signed 7-foot-1 Serbian center Sergei Vucetic. Coach Tim Miles was beaming ear-to-ear. Actually, that doesn't tell us much since Miles hasn't stopped beaming ear-to-ear since 1987.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is asking for player input on whether to keep the Pro Bowl. I'm not sure that's a good idea. You leave it up to players and the Pro Bowl will be replaced by a "Tweet-a-thon."
Our long, national nightmare is over — Iowans have agreed on a new Cy-Hawk Trophy. The old Cy-Hawk will be placed atop the Iowa State Capitol building to keep pigeons away.