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Brad's afternoon edition
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* To protest the fact that Costco is refusing to sell her book, Joan Rivers handcuffed herself to a shopping cart inside the store in California and had to be escorted out by police. It'd be worth the price of a Costco membership just to see this.
* Los Angeles was just rocked by a shallow earthquake. Even the earthquakes in Los Angeles are shallow.
* I don't think Ryan Seacrest is particularly knowledgeable about some Olympic events. For example, he showed up at the water polo venue and asked how fast their horses swim.
* According to the terms of her contract, OPS interim superintendent Virginia Moon gets 25 days off per year. It's sort of like being an OPS student, only with more vacation.
* Under terms of her contract, Moon will receive a $275,000 salary, plus a tax-sheltered annuity worth 12 percent of her salary. She's the former interim superintendent in Broken Bow, and now she plans to use the money to buy Broken Bow.
* There's a new candidate for full-time superintendent. When he heard about the tax-sheltered advantages, Mitt Romney applied for the job.
* At the Olympics, the mayor of London got stuck on a zip line. I think our only hope of solving the fiscal cliff is for members of Congress to get stuck on zip lines.
* The Federal Reserve governors are said to be mulling additional stimulus. At this point, all they're left with is forming a national bingo game and all Americans get a free space.
* The city of Cambridge, Mass., may ban soda pop. This, after reports of 76-ounce soda pops. That's not a drink – it's a jacuzzi.
* Graduates at a northeastern Nevada high school were stunned to see “graduation” misspelled as “graduataion” on their diplomas. Having lived in Nevada, I can say this is shocking. I mean, the part about anyone noticing.
* I wouldn't say one man seems to be dominating Summer Olympics coverage, but NBC now stands for Nothing But Costas.
* In Olympic equestrian competition, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter won silver. I'm a little suspicious of favoritism because she didn't use a horse.
* New Dolphin receiver Chad Johnson said he doesn't care who throws to him in Miami, and that “Oprah can play quarterback.” The Indianapolis Colts immediately stepped in and claimed the team has draft rights to Oprah.