Short for Harley Davidson, a marque of American made motorcycle. Manufactured since 1903, the Harley Davidson's most recognizable features are it's 45-degree V Twin engine and distinct exhaust sound.
Harley Davidson dominated the American motorcycle market until the mid-1960's when Honda introduced a line of smaller-displacement less intimidating lightweight bikes. The smaller Japanese bikes could not match the performance of the then ing-of-the-hill Sportster, a bona fide street racer and land-speed record holder and still the best selling middleweight motorcycle in history.
But, the less-intimidating Japanese machines became top-sellers, and changing times hurt Harley Davidson sales.
Harley Davidson was acquired by AMF in the 1960s and quality, along with sales, plummeted. The "AMF Years" almost dealt a death-blow to Harley-Davidson and saddled the motorcycles with a bad reputation which has, unfortunately, been hard to shake, even though the current production bikes have a reputation among motorcyclists as having almost bulletproof reliability.
In the 1980s, Harley was bought back from AMF and completely re-vamped. Quality was back, and customers flocked to dealers, and still do.
Slang term for Mogen David wine, especially the fortified-wine MD 20/20 variety. The MD stands for Mogen David. It was shortened to MD for their line of bum wines to differentiate between their more respectable (if no less nasty) line of kosher wines.
Contrary to popular myth, there has never been a wine sold under the name Mad Dog.
Got me some Mad Dog last night and got fucked up.
There's a new flavor of Mad Dog called Buck Bunny and it's licorice! Nasty!
A powerful hoodoo charm, usually a cloth bag filled with roots, herbs, minerals, goofer dust, etc. Does not actually refer to an actual hand, but to certain roots commonly used in mojo. Also called a gris-gris.