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* The Wednesday morning forecast calls for freezing drizzle with strong winds and falling temperatures. Other than that, it should be a beautiful day.
* Tuesday night, Husker A.D. Shawn Eichorst was interviewed on the Husker Sports Network. This is reminiscent of the scene in “The Wizard of Oz” where the curtain is pulled back and you finally see the wizard.
* There are plans for a “It's A Wonderful Life” sequel. Being somewhat familiar with Hollywood, I predict that Jimmy Stewart's banker will be replaced by a robot who has to save the bank from starving zombies on Christmas Eve.
* A family in Australia has reclaimed its Guinness World Record by stringing up a display featuring more than a half-million Christmas lights. This makes my inflatable Mrs. Claus look even more pathetic.
* You can pay to see the display, with the money going to a good cause. It's so the neighbors can move into a motel until Dec. 26.
* On Tuesday, Speaker John Boehner denied the 113th Congress is the least productive in history. Then he had to rush off to issue a tie-breaker in the House beer pong tournament.
* With seven days to go in the Congressional work year, on Tuesday a House committee held a hearing on space aliens. At least nobody can question the priorities of the current Congress. #sarcasm.
* On Tuesday, a U.S. House committee held a hearing on space aliens. Which is only appropriate if we're going to encounter a space alien who has a solution to our debt ceiling problem.
* According to a report, the Obamacare website contractor was hired in a rush. This, from a president who sometimes spends two minutes lining up a putt.
* Joe Biden is on a trip to Asia. Biden left on the first of the month, so he's probably going to China to drop off our rent check.
* Florida voters are divided on the issue of recreational marijuana. Is that what we need in Florida? To legalize a drug that kills brain cells?
* A new line of signature Dennis Rodman vodka is out. I don't know about you, but I'm a little uneasy about a guy who is flying to North Korea on Dec. 18 mainly to promote his new line of vodka.
* A U.S. Navy commander allegedly traded government secrets for Lady Gaga tickets. You think Edward Snowden was bad, at least he didn't swap NSA info for tickets to the Whitesnake reunion show.
* Have you seen the new ad for Foot Locker where Mike Tyson gives Evander Holyfield his ear back? If this doesn't put you in the holiday spirit, I don't know what will.