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61. Cradle of Basketball: Springfield fancies itself the cradle of basketball. The New England Blizzard of the ABL currently call Springfield...  
62. Rollstone Hill: One of the notable hills in the center of Fitchburg. The site of an old quarry with great views of town from piles ...  
63. NoHo: Slang for Northampton  
64. Big Three: Typically refers to the three main stars on the Boston Celtics--Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen. Also ref...  
65. Big Four: A reference to the three stars on the Boston Celtics, plus the recent addition of Rasheed Wallace. Many would still...  
66. Boston Three Party: A reference to the three main stars on the Boston Celtics--Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen. The term was ...  
67. Curse of the Bambino: Yankee fans wouldn't shut up about a curse that prevented the Red Sox from winning the World Series since 1918. Tha...  
68. More weight: Giles Corey utter these words during the Salem Witch Trials. Accused of being a warlock, Corey was arrested on Apri...
69. Witch City: A nickname for Salem, Massachusetts, because of the Salem Witch Trials, which took place in and around Salem in 169...  
70. Woostah: I have heard Worcester pronounced like this, but to clarify, the 'oo' sounds as it does in 'book' or 'cook'.  
71. Masshole: Disparaging nickname for people from Massachusetts, most often employed by people from other New England states.  
72. Naked Moped Guy: An elderly gentleman who rides around on a red moped with nothing but a little piece of cloth preventing him from g...  
73. Louie: Louie is an older African-American guy who rides around town on a tricycle uttering something that could only be de...  
74. CBS 3 Springfield: Springfield's CBS station and the exclusive home of YouNews, proud partner of CityDictionary.com  
75. CBS 3 Springfield: Springfield's CBS affiliate, broadcasting local news and sports to the entire Pioneer Valley.  
 
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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.

On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private discussion (and some beers) with Barack Obama at the White House after Gates' famous July 16th arrest.

This meeting has been called the "Beer Summit" by amused onlookers.

Old cable cars that go up the side of Mt Washington

Tyme is money, as the old Tyme slogan went...

1. To out of state folks "TYME machine" sounds like a "time machine". If you leave the state and ask for a TYME machine you will likely be given a blank stare. To us it is the generic term for a cash machine, to everyone else it is a futuristic machine that doesn't exist.

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

1. Bratfest is held every year on Memorial Day Weekend Friday - Monday on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. It moved to Willow Island a few years ago after being held in the Sentry Foods parking lot when it first began. In 2008 the fest set a world record for the most brats consumed in a weekend. Each year they try to break their own world record by selling more and more brats. In addition to Brats, Bratfest also offers hotdogs and Boca Brats (vegetarian) for very reasonable prices. Free live entertainment is available on two stages as well as carnival rides and sweet treats. Rutabega also offers kayaking for kids. Admission is free, parking is free, and a large portion of profits go to dozens of Madison area charities. Check it out!

2. Johnsonville sponsors the annual "World's Largest Brat Fest". It is usually held Memorial Day weekend on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. Parking, admission, and music are all free. Carnival rides and games are available. The rides cost $2-$4 each. Brats and hot dogs are relatively inexpensive ($1.50 in 2008). A large portion of the proceeds go to local charities.