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Brad Dickson

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Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Brad:

A man walks into a confessional after 37 years

No joke. → Read More

Breaking Brad: More sex ed discussion at OPS meeting; no injuries reported

Earlier this week, OPS held another meeting where sex ed curriculum was discussed. I know because I saw police donning riot gear. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Who needs a skating rink when you have Omaha's side streets?

Breaking: instead of clearing the side streets, Omaha is using a Zamboni to clean the ice. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Storz Trophy Room had it all wrong. People want bacon, bacon, bacon

The riverfront Storz Trophy Room restaurant is closing after failing to pay rent or property taxes. Let’s face it: The joint did not have the best location. Fifty percent of its clientele were lost air boaters. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Coming Saturday, kingdom of Quivira meets the UNO taco cannon

Saturday night, the Aksarben Coronation & Scholarship Ball will be held at Baxter Arena. I’m pretty sure this will be the first coronation ball to feature a taco cannon. → Read More

Breaking Brad: City Council members all for giving themselves a raise. I'm stunned

Omaha City Council President Ben Gray is seeking a two percent annual salary increase for council members. A few days after the City Council approved installing new parking meters, there’s a request for a raise for themselves. Let’s give ‘em the money in nickels. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Mexican drug lord's escape tunnel had ventilation, lights – what, no cable?

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison through a tunnel that was ventilated and had lighting. Prison escape tunnels now sound nicer than my first apartment. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Stop everything – the Beer and Bacon Festival is coming

On Aug. 1, Omahans will be flocking to the Beer and Bacon Festival. Well, flocking isn’t the right word. They will be making a pilgrimage. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Complain about the heat. Complain about the snow. Make up your minds, people!

The weather is all relative. Next February when you're digging out after a blizzard, you'll go: "Man, I sure miss that day last July when there was a heat advisory." → Read More

Breaking Brad: Pluto's 'canyons' should make Omahans laugh

Astonishing photos from Pluto reveal “chasms as deep as the Grand Canyon.” In Omaha we call those “moderate-sized potholes.” → Read More

Breaking Brad: Omaha no longer has the No. 1 zoo? Blame that glass-shattering gorilla!

According to TripAdvisor readers, the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium has dropped to No. 6 in the world, down from No. 1 last year. Thank you, glass-shattering gorilla that went viral. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Man named Bacon arrested in fight over sausage (seriously!)

A New Jersey man named Thomas Bacon was arrested for allegedly beating up another man in a fight over sausage. That is today's you-can't-make-this-stuff-up item. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Mayor Stothert instructs cicadas to communicate only by email

Instead of chirping, Mayor Jean Stothert issued an executive order that the cicadas, underground for 17 years, need to communicate by email. → Read More

Breaking Brad: How much would you pay for lunch with Warren Buffett?

Bidding to have lunch with Warren Buffett, which opened Sunday, is already well over $1 million. Now, does that include the Omaha restaurant tax? → Read More

Breaking Brad: A sort-of-serious farewell to retired OWH film critic Bob Fischbach

After 35 years at The World-Herald, film critic Bob Fischbach has retired. He wanted to get out before "Rocky VIII." → Read More

Breaking Brad: What Warren Buffett could learn from FIFA

An auction is underway to eat lunch with Warren Buffett. The highest bid wins. It's the same principle FIFA utilizes to select World Cup sites. → Read More

Breaking Brad: I want lunch with Buffett. Anyone got a million I could borrow?

Bidding to have lunch with Warren Buffett is over $1 million. An idea: Let the winner and Buffett attend next year's Taste of Omaha and eat $1.5 million worth of food, so the bidder gets his or her money's worth. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Anyone else worried about the Omaha zoo animals planning a coordinated revolt?

An employee at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium who was bitten by a komodo dragon is expected to be just fine. First the angry gorilla shatters the glass and now a komodo dragon bites its keeper. I'm trying to schedule a zoo visit this summer for a day when the animals don't mount a takeover. → Read More

Breaking Brad: Giggles the pig, 2 felons vie to be mayor of Flint, Michigan

A pig named Giggles is an actual candidate for mayor in Flint, Michigan. That’s insane! However, I do feel that Giggles would make a valuable addition to the U.S. Congress or Omaha City Council. → Read More

Dickson's Week in Review, May 24-30

Husker football Fan Day is being moved to the evening. That’s doable now that we no longer have to worry about the head coach sneaking out under cover of darkness. → Read More