Breaking Brad: Miley Cyrus is officially too much -
Published Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm / Updated at 3:47 pm
Breaking Brad: Miley Cyrus is officially too much

Brad Dickson's humor column, "Breaking Brad," appears daily on and in The World-Herald. To read more from Brad, check out his past columns at and follow him on Twitter.

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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning jokes.

* The MetLife blimp circled Omaha on Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm trying to confirm that, after it landed, Omaha police ticketed the driver for violating anti-cruising laws.

* Actually, with all the road construction in town, the only viable commute is by blimp.

* I have a scary Halloween costume already picked out. I'm going as Thursday's stock market.

* Warren Buffett predicted on Thursday that we will go "to point of extreme idiocy," but we won't cross it. Of course, being familiar with Omaha City Council votes, Buffett knows extreme idiocy when he sees it.

* Harry Reid is reportedly angry with CNN's Dana Bash. Sen. Reid, if you're upset with CNN's point of view on the government shutdown, you may want to avoid Fox News.

* United Airlines offered to fly the Air Force football team to its game with Navy at no charge. Now, Congress is even looking bad compared to a commercial airline.

* MTV aired a 60-minute documentary on Miley Cyrus. Remember the good ol' days when we used to get documentaries on Winston Churchill and Harry Truman?

* The Miley documentary is for people who found the Levi Johnston book too intellectually challenging.

* The backup quarterback is always the most popular guy around. According to a new poll, Tommy Armstrong and Ron Kellogg III are leading the Nebraska gubernatorial race.

* The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 2. That makes perfect sense. Compared to the groundhog, the predictions of the "NFL Live" team won't seem so ridiculous.

* Two football coaches brawled after an Alabama high-school football game. C'mon, guys, this isn't life or -- oh, wait, because it's high-school football in Alabama, it is life or death.

* NASCAR has had several recent long rain delays. NASCAR drivers can't drive in the rain. So they have that in common with Omaha commuters.

Also from Brad: Here's to hoping I get high marks at cannabis college

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Brad comments in a funny way on topical events in the news and the wide world of sports.

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NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
Beau McCoy calls Pete Ricketts a 'convenient conservative' for immigration stance
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Agreement reached to end dog racing at Bluffs Run at end of 2015
Police probe bank robbery
Man accused of trying to open flying plane's door pleads not guilty
Ben Sasse shifts tactics, calls ad by Shane Osborn 'hypocritical'
Forecast on the upswing after Thursday's rain
EB Harney Street lane closed
Ex-UNMC student loses appeal; claimed program didn't make accommodations for his depression
Grace: Your older self has a request — use sunscreen
At NU's helm, J.B. Milliken built the university by building relationships with state leaders
City's Personnel Board is behind ‘ban-the-box’ proposal
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Richard Paul Dreier, 90, was wounded in attack during WWII
Police issue arrest warrant in teen's shooting death
Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
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3 Nebraska Board of Education candidates call for high standards
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Breaking Brad: Walmart beats Russia, stakes a claim on the moon
Russia is claiming it owns a section of the moon. If you follow the news, you know this probably doesn't end well.
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
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Kelly: Huskers' glory days of '80s live on — on the small screen and on stage
The 1984 NFL draft was unusual for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and these days it's remembered in the name of a rock band, the 1984 Draft. Tonight, the band is featured on the NFL Network.
Breaking Brad: Nebraska GOP candidates unified against naked squirrels
Some of these Nebraska campaigns are tilting pretty far right. At a recent forum, there was a consensus that we need to ban public dancing and clothe naked squirrels in public parks.
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