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526. Pride Parade: NYC is quite tolerant of many unique lifestyles and cultures, but the annual (Gay) Pride Parade is the strongest sh...  
527. Strike, Annual: The best time for the Waste Disposal services to strike is the hottest days in summer, with trash cooking in the su...  
528. Harvard on the Hudson: An ironic reference to Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie's two-year school.  
529. Brett Favre: Future Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre was traded to the Jets after an illustrious career and heated soap opera saga with...  
530. Naked Cowboy: The Naked Cowboy is a street musician in Times Square who wears nothing but a cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and briefs....  
531. A-Rod: A-Rod's the nickname for the Yankee third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, who is often out of favor among New York fans fo...  
532. Broadway Brett: This is a new nickname for NFL legend Brett Favre after being traded to the New York Jets. The nickname is a play o...  
533. Larry Ellison: Larry Ellison is the founder and CEO of Oracle, as well as a New York City native. Ellison is the highest paid CEO ...  
534. Dome, The: A nickname for the Carrier Dome, the largest domed stadium located on any college campus. Constructed in 1979-1980,...  
535. Cloisters, The: The Cloisters are an extension of the Metropolitan Art Museum dedicated to the architecture and art of the European...
536. Pay-Rod: A play on Alex Rodriguez's nickname, "A-Rod". Rodriguez first got the nickname after signing an excessive $252 mill...  
537. Loisaida: The Spanish (or Spanglish) pronunciation of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This neighborhood is largely Hispanic...  
538. Nuyorican: A word that means New York Puerto Rican, obviously coming from a combination of the two terms. The Puerto Rican pre...  
539. boricua: Boricua is a nickname for Puerto Ricans. Borinquen is what the native TaĆ­nos called what is now Puerto Rico. Puerto...  
540. Neorican: Neorican is a word used for a Puerto Rican living in New York or a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent. In Pu...  
 
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Waunakee's main claim to fame is that there isn't another town in the US with the same name.

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.

1. The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace chairs in the store inside the union in red and white, but not in the colors outside (though students have been known to steal the real ones as college souvenirs to remember happy times drinking and socializing on the terrace). People have gotten "busted" for having them out on porches and balconies where their thievery is on display.

2. For me, the chairs represent the center of the Universe. I have traveled all over the world and have met people who know the chairs. Just this last weekend I introduced my 8 year old to the chairs. We relaxed in them and enjoyed a cool beverage while watching the boats on the lake and listening to reggae.

3. The terrace chairs represent some of my fondest memories at UW. I spent many a day sitting in them, looking out over the lake and pretending to study. The terrace chairs are quintessentially Madison.

4. Sure, the terrace chairs are emblematic of UW-Madison, and perhaps Madison as a whole, but nobody ever assesses their comfort. I find them quite uncomfortable.

(noun) Round dessert treat common throughout Maine consisting of a marshmallow filling in between two firm pieces of cake (usually chocolate). Its shape resembles a hamburger in a bun.

A nickname for the student section at Wisconsin Badger basketball games.