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  1. If you seek a beautiful peninsula...
  2. America's Oven Mitt
  3. We're shaped like an oven mitt, as well as an elf hat popping out from atop Wisconsin
 
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1. Named after Claude Treme, the Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood (often referred to simply as 'Treme') is the first free neighborhood of color in America. Treme is the location of Congo Square, where African folkways and music were permitted to flourish long before slaves were able to freely congregate anywhere else in the country. Treme is also the site of Storeyville, and is as close to any one place in New Orleans as can be considered the actual birthplace of jazz. Claiborne Avenue, which forms the northern border of Treme, was once the wealthiest African-American commercial district in the US, until I-10 was constructed in 1966. Today, Treme is still home to beautiful creole architecture, vibrant restaurants (like Dooky Chase, Lil Dizzy's, and Willie Mae's Scotch House), and live oaks. Louis Armstrong National Jazz Park is located in Treme, as is the Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts.

2. Treme is also the name of an HBO series to come out in 2010 about the neighborhood's ongoing rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina. The series was created by David Simon, who also created the hit series "The Wire".

An LA-based chain for a frozen dessert like frozen yogurt, but with a distinct taste. Over the past few years, it has become a craze all over LA (though now NYC, too). Also referred to as crackberry or frozen heroin juice.

A stupid person.

An ironic reference to Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie's two-year school.

The native Rhode Islanders' reference to the hordes of tourists from Massachusetts who swarm their beaches each summer.