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* President Obama pardoned the White House turkeys. The way things have been going for Obama lately I was expecting several glitches. An aide shows up with the wrong birds. “Not geese, Sebelius, turkeys!”
* This Thanksgiving I missed Paula Deen and her bacon, pork rind and grits stuffing.
* The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade annually features giant hedgehogs, giant squirrels and giant rabbits. In a sign of the times, a small child looked up at his daddy and asked: “Steroids?”
* I think every American shares the same goal going into Thanksgiving dinner: To avoid getting the seat next to Grandpa and spending the next two hours hearing about his gallbladder operation.
* Kanye West said he's not going to mention President Obama's name in public any more. To put into context Obama's falling approval - Joe Biden said, “Me neither.”
* The “Judge Judy” program is suing a man who allegedly has been putting episodes of the show up on YouTube without permission. I can only hope they get a cranky, irritable, short-tempered judge who enjoys telling them off every eight seconds.
* The “Judge Judy” case has been dragging on since 2006. What? You mean every court case can't be resolved in 13 minutes?
* Of all the alternate uniforms I've seen this season, I rank the Pittsburgh Steelers "bumblebee uniforms" the worst. They looked like something the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., would dress his inmates in to punish them.
* Nebraska made a USAtoday.com list of college football teams with the most beloved fan bases. I believe it was the article about the guy who was buried wearing his rubber corncob head that did the trick.
* There's a rumor that Ashton Kutcher will attend Friday's Iowa-Nebraska game. The rumors are out of control. While in town, Kutcher is supposedly going to interview to replace Bo Pelini.