A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 25, 2013
Big White (White House nickname)

The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States (and family). The blog Michelle Obama’s Mirror satirically covers the activities of the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. The blog has used the nickname “Big White” for the White House since its post of November 20, 2009.

“Big White” could develop into a White House nickname, but its usage has so far been confined to Michelle Obama’s Mirror.


Wikipedia: White House
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C.. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage.

In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed Executive Residence in October 1817. Construction continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North in 1829.

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Friday, November 20, 2009
Decorating With Sushi
(...)
Anyway, back to Michael. He’s a HUGE designer from the left coast, and by that standard, pretty traditional, which is good news for the Big White.

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Monday, March 1, 2010
Since When Are Knee Pads in the Big White Considered Too Dressy?
Did you know that ABC still has a Sunday talk show? I didn’t either.

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Bewitched in the Big White?
Let me just begin by saying this story is NOT true: Obama Mom-in-Law Practicing Witchcraft?

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Monday, February 7, 2011
More Prayers at the Big White
Another year, another Super Bowl, another mega-million-buck icon screws up the Star Spangled Banner.
(...)
Everyone at the Big White Super Bowl par-tay was too busy noshing and hobnobing to notice the little slip up.

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Bully Day at the Big White Pulpit
Let’s see; Libya is in the middle of a civil war, gas prices are soaring, Wisconsin is on the verge of civil war, the budget crisis threatens to shut down the government. So what are we doing today?

“President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama took a firm stance against online bullying in a video posted Wednesday on Facebook.”

If it’s Thursday, it’s the Bullying Prevention Summit at the Big White!

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Saturday, December 17, 2011
T4T Hits & Mrs.
As in past years Lady M delivered a sack of toys to the Toy’s for Tots program, that Staff members were asked to donate to the cause. It’s part of our annual holiday gift extortion program in which Big White staff members are required requested to “donate” toys to Lady M’s sack so she can “contribute” it for redistribution by the Marines.

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Get out of here! And take your little dog with you.
(...)
Although not wanting to move into the Big White with Big Guy shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Michelle Obama’s Behind: the Scenes
(...)
Let’s start at the beginning, the big move to the Big White: ...

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Saturday, February 2, 2013
“Skeeter” Obama on a Unicorn Hunt at Camp David
THIS JUST IN: updated

The Big White has released a picture purporting to show President Obama “skeet shooting” at Camp David. The White House also warns all you mischievous internet types to not mess around with the picture:

Michelle Obama’s Mirror
Monday, February 25, 2013
Beam Me Up, Jim
(...)
Harvey Weinstein (who’s been to the Big White nearly as often as George Clooney and Ben Affleck) was the brain behind Lady M’s surprise appearance as the presenter of the BEST PICTURE of the year.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, February 25, 2013 • Permalink