Breaking Brad: Tips for Berkshire visitors; perspective on $400k car -
Published Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 12:01 am / Updated at 9:23 am
Breaking Brad: Tips for Berkshire visitors; perspective on $400k car

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Brad's morning edition

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* The other night public television aired a special on an ultraconservative sect discovered in the outer Himalayas - wait, my mistake, that was The World-Herald debate featuring the Republican candidates for Nebraska Senate.

* Because Warren Buffett is going to be tied up this weekend at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meetings, President Obama has graciously offered to step in and run the country for three days.

* A quick note to Berkshire visitors: It's not necessary to leave a wake-up call with the front desk. Thanks to thunderstorms we're now getting nightly, there are wake-up calls at 2, 3 and 5 a.m.

* After the Berkshire meeting, the Republican National Convention in August will be only the second-largest gathering of wealthy Americans this year.

* Two Dutch freelance journalists are coming to the Berkshire meeting with a new tulip named for Warren Buffett. I'm trying to confirm there's also a 300-year-old oak named for Charlie Munger.

* Berkshire shareholders will attend a fancy cocktail reception Friday evening at Borsheims in Regency Court. Meanwhile, Berkshire B class shareholders will receive 5 percent off at Culver's.

* Conor Oberst and a friend are going to open a bar in Omaha. Omahans who want to appear edgy are already spending evenings just hanging around outside the vacant building where the bar will open in six months.

  * The Omaha Lexus dealership is now featuring a $453,000 car for sale. Actually, it's a $100,000 car with a full tank of gasoline.

* Maybe if everyone in Omaha chips in, we can buy the car together.

* Huey Lewis and the News are going to be featured in the upcoming Bank of the West Celebrates America concert at Memorial Park. Fingers crossed they don't decide to focus exclusively on their new music.

* Kim Kardashian and Kanye West appear to be a couple. It's already getting serious. West is contemplating marriage to Kardashian. He thinks it'd be a great way to spend Memorial Day weekend.

* Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver threw a no-hitter against Minnesota. Because it was against Twins hitting, it will go into the record books with an asterisk.

* The CBI 2013 tournament schedule has been released. I wouldn't say interest in the tournament appears to be waning, but every game is listed as "if necessary."

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