Yankee fans wouldn't shut up about a curse that prevented the Red Sox from winning the World Series since 1918. That is, until the Red Sox won in 2004 to dispel such a myth.
This is a nickname for Ithaca. Ithaca claims to be the birthplace of the American ice cream sundae. A local soda fountain apparently experimented with candied cherries and cherry syrup on top of its ice cream. This Sunday special then caught on and spread across the country in soda fountains and with specialty syrups in grocer's aisles everywhere.
1. Boulder may be 25 square miles in area, but I wouldn't consider its surrounding a paragon of reality. I don't know that the folks in Aspen are in touch the reality of most Americans either.
2. Left-leaning? How about drastically left standing!
32 ounces of soda, normally obtained at a drive-thru window at a gas station.
"Let's drive-thru for some 32s"
Take a left (while driving).