Breaking Brad: Bet we're better than you at baseball, Norway! -
Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm / Updated at 2:37 pm
Breaking Brad: Bet we're better than you at baseball, Norway!

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* 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.

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I know of one kid in Lincoln who will be receiving a lump of coal from the Easter Bunny, just as soon as he's extricated from that bowling alley claw machine.
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Thursday was the last day of a Nebraska Legislature session. Before leaving town, legislators passed a bill to hold a lottery to hunt the Easter Bunny.
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We need a new rule in Lincoln. If your kid is discovered inside the claw machine at a bowling alley, you are forever barred from being nominated for "Mother of the Year."
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