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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read Brad's morning column.
* Next Monday, Adam West, who portrayed Batman on the "Batman" TV series, will be on the UNL campus. There would be more excitement if one UNL student was old enough to remember the "Batman" TV show.
* On Thursday, Chris Christie said: "I'm embarrassed and humiliated." Hey, you don't have the Republican nomination for president yet. This is a little premature.
* Congress is cutting it close on a spending deadline. Stop me if you've heard this one 89,000 times before.
* Lindsay Lohan's laptop was reported stolen at the Shanghai airport. It's bad enough we're sending Rodman to the far east, but now we're unloading Lohan, too?
* Duchess Kate Middleton turns 32 on Thursday. Rumor has it she got what she asked for: a restraining order against Barbara Walters.
* A Bellevue woman set a world record by eating a 72-ounce steak in 2:44. She sounds like the world's worst dinner date.
* There's a popular online video titled: "What happens when you pee in sub-zero temperatures." Thanks, but I'll use my imagination.
* According to a report, Charles Manson may marry in prison. If this doesn't prove there's somebody for everyone...
* In the future, we may use a body part as our computer password. You know Americans will still be contacting their online provider, saying, "I can't remember if I used my toe or my butt."
* Applebee's may replace waiters and waitresses with tablets. If it means you don't have to tip, an American public is all for it.
* In Israel, a 10,000-year-old house was unearthed. It was going to be moved to Dundee until residents objected to its "futuristic look."
* There's totally unfounded speculation that Dennis Rodman may be working for the NSA in North Korea. How cool would it be if one of his nose rings turned out to be a recording device?
* Dennis Rodman admitted he'd been drinking before his interview with CNN. Sure, he probably figured: "CNN? Who's watching, eight people?"
* An annual competition in Delaware to see who can launch a pumpkin the farthest using a homemade contraption has concluded. ESPN2 taped it for airing opposite the Super Bowl.
* Johnny Manziel is headed to the NFL. Through force of habit, he wants $65 to sign his name on the contract.
* At Major League Baseball's winter meetings, two player agents got into a fistfight. So, home-plate collisions are gonna be banned, but it's OK for agents to throw down at the winter meetings?
* Prior to signing with the Cowboys in December, QB Jon Kitna had been teaching high-school math. "If Tony Romo throws three fourth-quarter interceptions, then another three fourth-quarter pick-sixes and fumbles twice, how many turnovers has Tony Romo committed?"