The Tuesday night special at Wando's Bar on University Avenue. It features $1 beers as well as trays of free bacon. It was made famous by ESPN broadcaster Scott Van Pelt during his radio show. Van Pelt had visited Madison and ended up at Bacon Night, where he became smitten with the concept of free bacon.
Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings
Nickname for the city's award-winning daily newspaper, the Providence Journal. This paper holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously published daily in the U.S., having been started in 1829.
The trial involved dozens of people who competed for the fortune of a deceased prospector who left a six-figure fortune for the nebulous cause of scientifically proving the existence of the soul. The judge ruled in favor of the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time, many students and other renters leave vast piles of unwanted belongings on the curb as they change apartments. These items are often taken home by others as the population garbage picks the piles. When someone asks where you got an item, you reply "Hippie Christmas."