Free event in the park season

From an Onion story, datelined Niskayuna, NY: "A spokesperson for the nation's girlfriends countered that it would be a shame not to take advantage of the tons of cool-sounding cost-free events, which include a craft fair, an outdoor screening of The Wizard Of Oz, and the appearance of a modestly successful mid-90s alternative band at the Tulip Festival." [via @BUNKRE and @tigerpop]

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I've actually seen The Onion mention Albany quite a bit over the years. I never know if I should be flattered or bothered that my city is a punchline.

LOVE IT!

I have a friend who's intimately connected to The Onion, I'll ask what the Albany connection is. To throw the Tulip Fest in is one thing, but to say there will be a modestly successful 90s alternative rock band playing? That's a homey who knows too well what it's all about.

Hah, that's awesome. Albany seems to pop up as the 'joke city' in a lot of tv stuff, too - I always assumed this was because writers based in NYC may be familiar with the area.

The Simpsons has used Albany a lot. I do enjoy a steamed ham!

There was a show about a year ago about a girl who lost her memory with a pretty long reference to the Karner Blue Butterfly and construction of Crossgates...

Scent of a Woman has an Albany diss too. Al Pacino puts a piece of paper in his mouth (containing a phone number to Albany) and he said "Uh, the phone number tastes like Albany".

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