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Many street names in downtown Knoxville are named after major streets in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Gay Street is one...
"Smurf Turf" is a common nickname for Bronco Stadium at Boise State University. It is the only blue astro-turf field in...
The vibrant, neon-lit, and congested heart of Manhattan, home to the theater district and the New Years Eve...
Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy...
Also called "Touchdown Jesus". Unfortunately he was struck by lightning on June 15, 2010 and burned to the ground. The...
This has become the popular name for Millenium Park's famed stainless steel sculpture, "Cloud Gate." It was completed...
A classic Milwaukee tavern. This 100 year old bar is famous for it's bumper stickers that read "I Closed Wolski's". The...

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July 29th
Tomato Pie: Trenton, NJ
Leftover tomato pie from Palermos (half fried eggplant, half garlic).

Trenton's unique vision of a pizza pie, light on the cheese and heavy with big chunks of tomato drizzled with olive oil.


July 28th
People's Republic of Boulder: Boulder, CO

Nickname given to the city of Boulder, alluding to its left-leaning populace.

July 27th
Jagger bush: Pittsburgh, PA

A rose bush or thorn bush

July 26th
White Castle: Wichita, KS

White Castle is the fast food burger chain infamous for its hamburgers called "sliders". It was founded in Wichita in 1921, nearly twenty years before McDonald's got started. White Castle was catapulted into pop culture immorality while being featured prominently in the Harold & Kumar movie series, the first of which was "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle".

July 25th
Tyme Machine: Madison, WI
Tyme is money, as the old Tyme slogan went...

1. ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were known as Tyme Machines instead of ATMs. They were notorious for "closing" with a sliding iron door coming down just when one needed to make a withdrawal. Visitors likely believed the worst of Madison's detractors when locals asked "Is the Tyme machine open?"

2. This is Madison speak for ATM. Many newcomers are puzzled when an old-school Wisconsinite asks them for a "Tyme machine."

3. It wasn't just southern wisconsin, it was most of if not all of the state. Before there were debit cards, there were Tyme cards!

4. The first ATMs were brought to Milwaukee through the M&I Bank. The president of M&I at the time was Dennis Keuster. He had the foresight to see that this would revolutionize banking.

July 24th
Cabbage Night: Boston, MA

1. Taking place the night before Halloween, youngsters take the opportunity to hurl foodstuffs (like eggs and cabbage, hence the name) at people and houses. Mischief Night seems quite descriptive, but Bostonians like to have their own names for things.

2. October 30th, the night before Halloween; elsewhere known as "mischief night".

July 23rd
Smallbany: Albany, NY

A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.

 
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That was to refer the Blazer teams of the 90s not an actual nickname
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