Big-Z is the nickname of Chicago Cubs' pitcher Carlos Zambrano. The 6'5" native of Venezuela is one of the better pitchers in the game today and is one of the best hitting pitcher in the modern era with a career batting average around .240 and legitimate home run power.
Paczki's are deep-fried Polish doughnuts which mark the beginning of Lent, and are most often consumed on "Fat Tuesday." Traditionally, these rich doughnuts were intended to use all of the forbidden lard, sugar, eggs, and fruit in one's house before the season of abstinence began. These flattened spheres are often dusted with powdered sugar or a simple glaze. Popular fillings include prunes, rose-petal jam, and apricot, though Paczkis can also be found with more common fillings such as Bavarian cream, raspberry jam, or custard.
The grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb, usually owned by the city.
A slang name for the town of Oroville, CA; Often used by the more fortunate residents when describing the less than desirable aspects of the area: high unemployment, considerable lower-middle class population, conservative politics, scarcity of culture, abundance of roadside fast food strips, etc. Historically, Oroville has roots linking it to California's Gold Rush era. Its name is coined from the Spanish word for gold ("oro") and a truncated, slang diminutive for village (-ville), thus inspiring its local promotional tagline, "The City of Gold."
1. The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recently been made co-ed, however, so the virigns have been let out...