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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* How about that huge dogpile? Of course I'm talking about a group of Omahans excited that fireworks stands opened on Tuesday.
* Fireworks sales began Tuesday in Omaha. There are 15 more stands than last year. And I was just saying to someone that Omaha's problem is that some residents live over 35 feet from a fireworks stand...
* Omahans can set tree limbs up to a certain size from Monday's storm by the curb, and waste disposal will collect them. Just to clarify: Discarded roofs of homes cannot be set by the curb.
* UCLA's CWS title proves the old adage that pitching and playing on a field with the same dimensions as Yellowstone Park (where the wind blows in) wins championships.
* A writer to The World-Herald's Public Pulse, complaining about sky-high hotel rates during the CWS, suggested CWS fans' money may as well be confiscated at the airport. After hearing this, several Omaha hotel operators said: "Hmm..."
* The Mississippi State baseball team is known for the wild and rowdy 'Bench Mob.' We have something similar in Omaha -- the City Council.
* The CWS proves this is the age of specialization. At one point, a team brought in its 'two-out-guy-on-first-and-a-full-moon' relief pitcher.
* Now, all the Mississippi State fans are leaving Omaha. A 50-mile-long maroon line was visible from the International Space Station.
* There was a slight difference between the Mississippi State and UCLA cheering sections. I'm defining "slight difference" as one side shows up dressed in maroon, clanging cowbells and yelling frantically, while the other nods knowingly after their team wins the championship.
* Mississippi State first baseman Wes Rea is 6-foot-5, 272 pounds. When it rained Monday, TD Ameritrade Park workers used Rea to cover the field.
* On Tuesday, MSNBC, Fox News and CNN cut away early from President Obama's climate change speech. MSNBC cut to a special, "Hannity Stinks"; Fox News cut to a report on legislation requiring zoo animals to be clothed; and CNN cut to a story on Jimmy Hoffa being found on Pluto, which turned out to be false.
* MSNBC and CNN cut away from an Obama speech early. So Hell froze over?
* President Obama is taking steps to deal with global warming. If this works out, maybe we can do something to stop it from raining in Omaha every weekend.
* Obama has vowed to follow proper legal channels to get NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden back in the U.S. Imagine if Dick Cheney were still in office? Instead of proper legal channels, we'd use NASA's 55-foot robotic arm to grab him off the plane.
* Reportedly NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden had a safe and comfortable flight from Hong Kong to Moscow. Great. The one airline passenger who has a safe and comfortable flight this summer, and it's Ed Snowden.
* Snowden was in Russia but may be forced to leave after threatening to reveal Russia's biggest secret -- what President Putin did with Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring.
* On Tuesday, President Obama announced a plan to reduce carbon pollution. Then, he and his family climbed into a jet plane and flew off to visit three African countries in something like six days.
* President Obama is on his second trip to Africa as president. If you're a Nebraskan hoping to catch a glimpse of Obama, your best bet may be to book a vacation condo in Senegal.