* * * * * * * * * *
Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read Brad's morning jokes.
* Forecasters are issuing a "dire" snow and ice storm forecast for Atlanta. This is very bad for a city that can be brought to its knees by a little fog and high humidity.
* Justin Timberlake put on an amazing two-and-a-half hour show Monday night. We've come a long way from those Omaha "American Idol" auditions a few weeks ago.
* Guests at Tuesday's state dinner will dine on "aged beef." It was aged during the time it takes to sign up for Obamacare.
* Guests will also dine on "American-made caviar." That's McNuggets, right?
* "The X Factor" has been canceled. One TV amateur singing contest down, about 77 to go.
* Two men set a world record by watching TV nonstop for 87 hours at a Vegas electronics store. The combined IQ of the men is 140 points lower than before they started.
* The George Zimmerman-DMX celebrity boxing event has been canceled. Too bad. After two weeks of these Olympics, it would have been nice to see a real sport again.
* In the Winter Olympic Games medal count, Norway, Canada, the Netherlands, and Germany are all ahead of the U.S. When do pitchers and catchers report for spring training again?
* In Sochi, temperatures are in the sixties. During alpine skiing, two competitors almost drowned.
* Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart is in hot water for shoving a Texas Tech fan. People in Lubbock immediately said, "Even Bobby Knight didn't do that."
* The Flying Tomato just made his debut at this year's Winter Olympics. Thousands of Russians were disappointed to learn the Flying Tomato is Shaun White, not fresh produce.
* Most of the time Olympic curlers sort of stand around, taking up space. It's basically the Occupy movement on ice.