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 January 21, 2007
“Keep Waco Wacko”

"Keep Waco Wacko” is an unofficial slogan (trademarked in 2004) of the city of Waco. “Waco We Do” is an official slogan.

The first of these slogans was “Keep Austin Weird.” The seemingly endless imitation Texas city slogans include “Keep San Antonio Lame,” “Keep Dallas Pretentious,” “Keep Dallas Plastic,” “Keep Dallas Douche,” “Keep Houston Dirty,” “Keep Denton Chido,” “Keep Abilene Boring,” “Keep College Station Normal,” “Keep Georgetown Normal,” “Keep Round Rock Mildly Unusual,” “Keep Wimberley Weirder” and “Keep Lubbock Flat.”


Prentiss Riddle: Austin
Glenn, I didn’t realize the Keep _____ Weird meme had spread that far. I do believe it started in Austin. My favorite copycat campaign is the “Keep Waco Wacko” shirts they sell in the Common Grounds coffeeshop next door to Baylor.

Stan, you mean you didn’t organize a field trip?
Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2005.05.05

All the World’s a Stage
Jun. 17th, 2005 @ 07:13 pm Keep Waco Wacko

(Trademark)
Word Mark KEEP WACO WACKO
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Cyclists’ jerseys; Gym shorts; Jerseys ; Short sets ; Short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts; Short-sleeved shirts; Shorts; Sleeveless jerseys; Sports jerseys; Sports jerseys and breeches for sports; Sports shirts with short sleeves; Sweat shorts; Tops. FIRST USE: 20040312. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20040312
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Design Search Code
Serial Number 78964094
Filing Date August 30, 2006
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Lenco, Inc. CORPORATION TEXAS 4707 West Waco Drive Waco TEXAS 767107015
Attorney of Record Derek T. Gilliland
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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