NYC is made up of five "boroughs." Each borough represents a different county of New York State. Manhattan makes up New York County; Brooklyn makes up Kings County; Queens makes up Queens County; The Bronx makes up Bronx County; Staten Island makes up Richmond County.
A hodad is a guy who pretends to be a surfer but really isn't. He may or may not actually surf, but for the most part chills at the beach and tries to look cool to pick up women.
Sarcastic reference to Santa Monica's tenant-friendly rent-control laws. The expression is popular among landlords in Santa Monica, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Nickname for none other than Larry Bird, native of French Lick and one of the best basketball players of all time.
Gravy made from instant coffee and ham grease. it probably tastes better than it sounds, but the non-Alabama native may opt to take someone else's word for it.