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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“Build a man a fire and he’ll be warm for a night…” (joke) (3/23)
“Why are women and children evacuated first?” (joke) (3/23)
“I’ll have a rum and coke” (joke) (3/23)
“I’ve had so much coffee today I can see noises” (3/23)
“The most dangerous drinking game is seeing how long I can go without coffee” (3/23)
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Entry from July 25, 2015
Month 05—May

The following words or phrases are about May:

MAY
“Don’t prune in May or June” (gardening adage)
“If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?”
“Sell in May and go away (buy back on St. Leger’s day)” (Halloween Indicator)

MAY 1
Moving Day (May 1st)

MAY 4
“May the Fourth be with you” (Star Wars Day, May 4th)

MAY 5
Cinco de Drinko (Cinco de Mayo + drink)
Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May)
Sinkhole de Mayo (May 2008 sinkhole in Daisetta)
“The national arms are covered with glory” (Ignacio Zaragoza, after the battle of Cinco de Mayo)

MAY (last Monday)
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” (Nathan Hale)
“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press”
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it”
“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem”
“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them”
Decoration Day

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityCalendar • Saturday, July 25, 2015 • Permalink