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1. Dan Cook: Sports guy that coined the famous saying "It ain't over till the fat lady sings."  
2. Central Distressway: Nickname for the Central Expressway (or I-75) because of its horrible congestion.  
3. People's Republic of Austin: People's Republic of Austin is a nickname for the liberal capital city of Texas. "People's Repuplic" is a namesake ...  
4. Leslie: Despite rumors over his supposed death, Leslie is recovering quite nicely from his recent fall and subsequent brain...  
5. Corpus Time: Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings  
6. more SoCo than thou: Phrase describing those who frequent the shops and restaurants along South Congress Avenue and are way cooler than ...  
7. Selahdor: This nickname for Dallas must be pretty deep "underground" because I have never heard anything like it for the city...  
8. Zebra's Head: You can find out more at www.thezebrashead.com . Store hours, location, even product listings with links! You shoul...  
9. Drowning Pool: Another hard rock band from Dallas, Texas that got signed to a large label. You've probably heard their song "Bodi...  
10. Dallasite: Term given to those that reside in Dallas.  
11. Corpus Christians: Not based on any religious affiliation, but rather what one is called that is from Corpus Christi.  
12. Driving Etiquette: Stay to the right if driving at or below the speed limit, since people in the spread-out city of Houston drive fast...  
13. NASA: NASA Johnson Space Center (think "Houston, we have a problem…") is open to visitors (bit a bit pricey-see the nearb...  
14. Keep Austin Weird: Keep Austin Weird was a slogan initiated by the Austin Small Business Alliance to help promote the city and its loc...  
15. Chopped and Screwed: A slower version of Southern hip hop that includes techniques like beat skips and record scratches, originating in ...  
 
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This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time, many students and other renters leave vast piles of unwanted belongings on the curb as they change apartments. These items are often taken home by others as the population garbage picks the piles. When someone asks where you got an item, you reply "Hippie Christmas."

A person so transfixed by gambling machines that he or she becomes virtually oblivious to the rest of the world.

Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under a federal blockade and could not import enough coffee, which necessitated blending the coffee with chicory root. Chicory is added to coffee in other parts of the world, including Madras and Belgium. Made famous at Cafe Du Monde on Jackson Square.

A stupid person; short for "bucket head".

In irresponsible (yet funny) fashion, the UW student government orchestrated an early-morning smattering of pink flamingos (over 1,000 of them) on the lawn in from of Bascom Hall. These shenanigans were typical of the student government in those days (this prank in 1979). For years pink flamingos would adorn apartments, dorm rooms, and front lawns around campus.