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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read Brad's morning jokes.
* Omaha is experiencing slick streets, blowing and drifting snow, and wind chills of 20-below on Wednesday. And that's the good stuff.
* On my way to work, I'm pretty sure I saw the Abominable Snowman running down Leavenworth Street.
* A glacier in Greenland is moving at a speed of 150 feet per day. That sounds a lot like the morning commute in Omaha.
* On Tuesday afternoon, Omaha police were not responding to fender benders. But lawyers were.
* There was a huge traffic jam on Tuesday afternoon. Motorists had to drive around an 180-pound pile of brine the city dumped at 90th and Dodge.
* A debate erupted on Twitter about evolution Tuesday. Can we agree that there are some subjects that don't lend themselves to a discussion where you're limited to 140 characters?
* In Lovejoy, Ga., a half-smoked marijuana joint was found inside a Wendy's burger. Or, as this is sometimes known, "a Colorado Happy Meal."
* It was left there by an employee who didn't realize. OK, this is when you know you're not into the job; your half-smoked joint ends up in the food and you don't notice.
* I just saw the Farmer's Almanac -- wait, that was The World-Herald's coverage of National Signing Day.
* A Florida recruit the Huskers wanted "flipped" at the last minute for South Carolina. Let's see: The wind chill was -20 on Wednesday morning and streets in eastern Nebraska are snow-packed. How much of a surprise is it really that the kid from Florida bailed?
* I was just thinking about the best fake during the Super Bowl. But enough about the Red Hot Chili Peppers pretending to play their instruments.
* Peyton Manning was a last-minute entrant in the Pebble Beach Open golf tournament. Manning's hoping to work on the slice his passes developed in the Super Bowl.
* BMW has made an Olympic bobsled. You know cheating in sports is rampant when a team in the four-man bobsled is gunning its 300-horsepower engine.
* Peyton Manning won the NFL MVP award. I've seen presidential elections in Cuba with more suspense.
* The Detroit Lions signed a member of the U.S. rugby team. Of course, rugby features a giant scrum of men piling on top of a guy with a ball, so it's not too dissimilar to Lions football.
* Sochi is already being referred to as "the most corrupt Olympic Games ever." To give you an idea of how corrupt, the winners of the pairs skating gold were already announced; the event hasn't started yet.
* During women's figure skating, instead of flowers tossed on the ice, the skaters will be throwing money at the judges.