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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read Brad's morning jokes.
* Celebrities have been weighing in on the government shutdown. Because as all People magazine readers know, celebrities are the wisest people on the planet, and it's vital we get feedback from the guy who once starred on "Everybody Loves Raymond."
* CNN is getting a new sports show. Because it's CNN, all errors and fumbles will be blamed on the tea party.
* After it was reported he has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced he will renounce his Canadian citizenship. Democrats responded: “Wrong choice.”
* The U.S. Congress may intervene in NFL HGH testing. The current U.S. Congress doesn't even intervene in the economy.
* Nevada has passed a medical marijuana law. It's official. Everything is now legal in Nevada.
* V.P. Joe Biden recently referred to some members of Congress as Neanderthals. I think the major difference between the current Congress and Neanderthals is that Neanderthals passed more bills and had more common sense.
* After following the government shutdown debate, I think that Biden owes an apology ... to Neanderthals.
* A cow in Cuba gave birth to healthy quadruplets, and people are coming from miles to view the quads. This is Cuba's Disneyland.
* Forbes magazine named Seattle America's Most Miserable Sports City. When the Seahawks' ownership promised to bring the city a title, I'm not sure this is what Seattle had in mind.
* Seattle is Forbes' Most Miserable Sports City. I understand Kansas City and Buffalo are demanding a recount.
* The NFL has approved random testing for human growth hormone. It was deemed necessary when several linemen showed up for camp larger than the team bus.
* This weekend a Washington, D.C., bar is offering free shots for every interception that Tony Romo throws. Of course, the big concern is the bar goes bankrupt late in the fourth quarter.
* The Denver Broncos are 27-point favorites over the Jacksonville Jaguars. To put this in perspective, the same day, the Harlem Globetrotters are only favored over the Washington Generals by 26 points.