"Smog Angeles" is what many San Diegans call Los Angeles, the rival city to the north.
Slang for Victorian houses with multi-colored schemes, such houses line many streets in San Francisco.
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.
The pizza principle is a well-known economic law in New York that makes the price of either a slice of pizza or a subway ride increase when the other does. Also called the "pizza connection".
The best time for the Waste Disposal services to strike is the hottest days in summer, with trash cooking in the sun; the best time for MTA workers to strike is at the height of Christmas Shopping. And they do.