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.

Recent entries:
“Better days are just around the corner. They are called Friday, Saturday and Sunday” (3/29)
“Nothing screws up your Friday like realizing it’s only Thursday” (3/29)
“Thursday—the most useless day of the week” (3/29)
“It’s Thursday, or as I like to call it: Day 4 of the hostage situation” (3/29)
“New York leads all cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move” (3/29)
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Entry from August 25, 2008
“Harder than eating red beans with a pitchfork”

"Harder than eating red beans with a pitchfork” is said to be an East Texas saying for something that is very difficult to do. Nobody eats beans with a pitchfork—the beans slip through.


Austin (TX) American-Statesman
State Bar’s client fund provides limited recourse
By Robert Elder
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Monday, June 23, 2008
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“As the old East Texas saying goes, ‘Harder than eating red beans with a pitchfork,’ “ said Austin lawyer Charles “Chuck” Herring, author of a book on legal malpractice in Texas.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, August 25, 2008 • Permalink