1. A day shift manager at a grocery store who has hilarious encounters with employees and customers. Poor Chad Vader, younger brother to Darth Vader, just doesn't relate to people.
2. Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy Street Co-op. Chad Vader is younger brother to Darth Vader and works ineffectively as a day shift manager. The first episode was popularized through different social networking sites and has bee seen nearly 8 million times on Youtube.
Slang for Victorian houses with multi-colored schemes, such houses line many streets in San Francisco.
The Polar Plunge is an event for the benefit of the Special Olympics during which participants jump into a swimming hole in Lake Monona. Since the event takes place in late February (February 21st, 2009 at Olin Park), the lake is always frozen solid. Only the bravest (craziest) of souls dare jump. For many, sponsoring a "plunger" is the best way to participate in this very Wisconsinesque activity.
The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.
1. Hafa Adai (pronounced "half a day") is "hello" in Guam's native Chamorro language. It's used more or less the same way as "aloha" is used as a greeting on the Hawaiian Islands.
2. Can also be close to "what's up" in its meaning. Just "hafa" is often used, but it's the informal usage.