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 May 03, 2012
Corporat or CorpoRat (corporate/corporation + rat)

"Corporat” or “corpoRat” (corporate/corporation + rat) is a derogatory term implying that corporations (and the people who work for corporations) are rats. “CorpoRat” has been cited in print since at least 2000.


Urban Dictionary
corporat
a person employed in a corporation where he/she takes part in a rat race and whose life is a perfect example of a yuppie-rat’s life
Frank: Hey, you know whom I saw yesterday? White shirt, black suit, fancy suitcase, glasses?
Jake: Morgan?
Frank: Bingo! Bastard’s a corporat!

by KurtSteinerPL Feb 16, 2010

Google Groups: alt.sports.soccer.sunderland
“andrew” May 5 2000
(...)
This does exclude Dave the Skunk who has been exemplary - but then again he is a working class supporter since before the CorpoRats, and actually is a football supporter as well as a skunk.

FatWallet.com Forums
sidewinder33625
posted: Dec. 3, 2002 @ 10:58a
Looks like these corpoRATs barked up the wrong tree...or should I say they’ve opened up a can of worms!
Lawyer: Sh*t this is not going to be good.
CorpoRATs: dammit this is not what we need!

Google Books
Thieves in High Places:
They’ve stolen our country—and it’s time to take it back

By Jim Hightower
New York, NY: Viking
2003
Pg. ?:
“GREED” DOESN’T SAY IT
Last year, I ran a name-the-scoundrel contest in my monthly newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown. Noting that we lacked adequate words to describe the perfidy of corporations that use Old Glory to disguise their looting, I invited readers to submit new words to fit the crimt. The winnerer were:

The winners were:
Grabbiteurs
Profiteerists
Vulture Capitalists
Corporados
Corporats
Terrortunists
Pillage Idiots
Sleaze Whiz

The Well-Armed Lamb
Friday, August 24, 2007
Didja ever notice, when the CorpoRats “manage” something,
some part of what it is they are “managing” dies?”

Walled-In Pond
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Chris Hedges Discusses “How CorpoRats Destroyed Us”

worldwide hippies
Wake’N’Bake 101: CorpoRats
2011 May 28
by Dr. Woody
(...)
This is one of those “kabuki” issues. It’s passage would prevent NOTHING, and would (“paradoxically!”) make buying representation even easier. There is nothing to prevent employees of larger, national/international corporations from receiving gratuities from the “home office” to contribute to candidates/causes favored by the folks back at Corporat, is there?

Given the endless and relentless telos of the CorpoRats to finally and irremediably undermine the basis of the “sovereignty of the People,” why is there any reason to believe that such measures conceal more than they purport to reveal?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • (0) Comments • Thursday, May 03, 2012 • Permalink