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Brad's afternoon edition
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* During the Olympics opening ceremonies, one group of athletes wore bizarre ceremonial outfits reflecting a design and sensibility never before seen in the western - wait, my mistake, I'm thinking of the new Nebraska alternate football uniforms.
* A "mystery woman" crashed the athletes' parade and walked in with the India Olympic team. As much as she likes being photographed in public these days, I'm thinking it was Katie Holmes.
* NBC is being criticized for editing out a segment of the opening ceremonies which is described as "a study of death." NBC already has its own study of death – it's called "the weekly Nielsen ratings."
* The Spice Girls will perform at the London Olympics. They should sing at the starting line of the 200 meters, that way we may see some records of competitors trying to get out of hearing range.
* President Obama just addressed a VFW meeting. Rick Perry said, "I think the president has more important things to do than speak to makers of small German automobiles."
* Regarding the state of Iowa, a Mitt Romney political director said: "We know how to hunt where the ducks are." For a second I thought Ross Perot jumped into the race.
* A candidate for assembly woman in New York is being opposed in the general election by her own spouse. After hearing this, in unison Bill and Hillary Clinton said, "You can do that?"
* TSA agents in the U.S. are being sent to London to help with Olympic security. I'll sleep well knowing that the biggest event of the decade is in the hands of a group of people who think the greatest threat to world security is oversized bottles of Head and Shoulders.
* The TSA agents are going to pat down people attending the Olympic games in London. Most British people don't go this far with their spouses during the first year of marriage.
* Lightning struck a Boston TV station in the middle of the weathercast. Which meant the weatherman said: "Tonight, look for partly cloudy skies ... make that a 100 percent chance of thunderstorms."
* The Kansas City Chiefs are holding a contest where the winner gets to be a sideline reporter for an exhibition game. Ron Paul is so desperate for air time, he just entered.
* A golfer at the Canadian Open nearly scored a hole-in-one. Which is particularly impressive when you remember that because it's Canada they use pucks.