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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read Brad's morning jokes.
* It's reported that in 2009 Al Gore tried to buy Twitter. You think there are a lot of dull tweets now.
* Gore would have succeeded in buying Twitter. His initial offer was deemed high enough, but then the recount in Florida did him in.
* According to a new poll by the U.S. Public Policy Institute, cockroaches are more popular than the current Congress. But that's only because cockroaches have passed more bills.
* According to a marketing expert the cheaper of the two new Apple iPhones isn't selling well because “it doesn't make anyone jealous.” Remember the old days when we used to buy phones as a means of communication?
* Game 3 of the World Series ended with a Red Sox player called for obstruction, a call that is basically unheard of in major league baseball. Sort of like traveling in the NBA.
* There is speculation that in World Series Game 1 Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester cheated after “goo” was spotted in his glove. Turns out that was just beard wax.
* Johnny Manziel bounced back on Saturday after injuring his shoulder against Auburn. At first there was a lot of concern because it's Manziel's autograph signing shoulder.
* The Toronto Raptors mascot is out for next season after tearing his Achilles. I can already picture the coach shirking blame. “I realize the record isn't good but we've had some key injuries -“ ”Coach - your mascot got hurt.” “He was still part of this team.”
* A guy named Rousimar Palhares has been cut from the UFC for his too-aggressive actions in the ring. What did he do — drop a car on somebody?
* U.S. allies around the world had a productive weekend removing all the bugging devices we had placed in their cellphones.
* A European volcano, Mt. Edna, erupted over the weekend. Ironically, thanks to the listening device the NSA placed inside the volcano in 2002, the U.S. was the first to know.
* Great Britain has been battered by wind gusts of 70 mph. It's so windy a citizen was blown into a dentist's office.
* Singer Chris Brown was just arrested. There's something you don't see every - oh, never mind.
* The best fake punt I've ever seen was executed by Oregon vs. UCLA. I almost feel sorry for the Oregon punter. He's thinking, "Finally, in week eight of the season I get to touch the ball - oh, darn, it's a fake."
* Oakland Raiders QB, Terrelle Pryor, had the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in NFL history - 93 yards. The Pittsburgh defense didn't lay a finger on him. If the Pittsburgh defense had laid a finger NFL refs were prepared to call a penalty for "laying a finger on the quarterback. Fifteen yards on the kickoff."
* Some viewers are complaining that the Fox Network is making the World Series all about itself. There may be something to that. For the first three innings of Game 4 Erin Andrews was playing shortstop.
* World Series TV ratings spiked way up for Game 4 of the World Series. Sure, this World Series has had controversy, shouting, and lots of weird stuff. It's like a reality show.