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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