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Stretch of Peachtree Rd in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta that is marked by the presence of a number of large churches built close together.

1. Boulder may be 25 square miles in area, but I wouldn't consider its surrounding a paragon of reality. I don't know that the folks in Aspen are in touch the reality of most Americans either.

2. Left-leaning? How about drastically left standing!

The rash one gets after swimming in Green Lake, a man-made lake located north of downtown on the other side of Lake Union. "The itch" is relatively harmless, but considering that it is caused by the many ducks and geese (and all that they secrete), it has caused many Seattlelites to swim elsewhere.

In the midst of the debate over the Iraq war, a few US congressmen exercised their freedom to slight the French by renaming french fries and french toast in the congressional cafeteria. Enter "Freedom Fries".

1. Officially called the "The Great Dane Duck Blind", this is of the ways you can watch the Madison Mallards baseball team. The Duck Blind tickets include all you can eat food and all you can drink beverages (beer and soda). Of course there is plenty of Great Dane beer.

2. They call it the "Duck Blind" because nobody watches the games. I was there last night and almost got hit in the head by an errant foul ball. Having my life flash before my eyes was just an added bonus to an already great time. The entrance fee is a little spendy ($30 with beer, or $25 for just soda), but you can eat and drink all you want for several hours, and maybe even watch some baseball if you care to take a gander. (Yes, that's Mallard humor.)