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, 2012
Unicorn Farts (imaginary clean energy source)

A “unicorn fart” is an imaginary and magical substance; it’s often joked that the energy of the future won’t be gas or coal (or even solar or wind), but unicorn farts, rainbows and pixie dust. The term “unicorn farts” has been cited in print since at least 2007 and became popularly used (especially on the political right) in 2008 to describe the energy policies of then presidential candidate Barack Obama.


Urban Dictionary
Bottled Unicorn Farts
Skeptical reference to renewable energy sources such as biofuels, wind, and solar-electric. So-called because of the perceived naiveté of renewable energy proponents.
Spain is going bankrupt attempting to replace oil and gas with bottled unicorn farts.
by Marcellus_vrw Jun 24, 2010

Large Prime Numbers
D & L
by brendanlee;05222007;1748
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And you might think that would be enough, to catch a little thing like Love all there alone by her lonesome, but get this: she’s on God’s own moped, that girl, and she’s pushing that holy chunk of tin on high-octane rainbows and unicorn farts, and it’s always just fast enough to hold the distance there.

Captain Capitalism
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Price to Earnings Ratio of a College Degree
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You can’t just major in Socialism Unicorn Farts or Political Science like your beloved hope and change leader (oh, wait, he was a professor too, wasn’t he?). In the end for society to thrive, let alone survive, you must produce something of value.

Futurismic
Rainbows and Unicorn Farts…
Tom James @ 19-06-2008
…are about as likely to solve the two little problems of peak oil and global warming as hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Gas2.org
Ryan says:
October 12, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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I think you people just want to bitch about change in general. They could make it emit only unicorn farts and rainbows from the tailpipe and you’d bitch about it.

RedState
Spiral...seriously what is your deal…
Attack Mode (Diary) Wednesday, November 19th (2008) at 3:38PM EST
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“I’ll create 5 million jobs from out of unicorn farts and pixie dust” Justatron paraphrasing Obamessiah…yes I love it that much.

Google Books
Wired for War:
The robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century

By P. W. Singer
New York, NY: Penguin Press
2009
Pg. ?:
Whether you believe the cause is man-made carbon dioxide or unicorn farts, it is without dispute that the warming of the Earth will make life more difficult for many.

Land Rover Enthusiast Forum
Cosmic88
12-15-2010, 11:23 PM
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According to EPA standards, CC’s must be replaced when they no longer are efficient at converting “dragons breath” into “Unicorn farts”.

The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
More Unicorn Farts From President Food Stamp
Posted by Emperor Misha I on February 24, 2012
Now that we feel a bit better (nothing like an F-5 hyperbole-laced full-on frustration rant to get your blood pressure down again) we note (via Cold Fury) that President No Gas has yet another pie in the sky alternative to fuel that we’re sure will soon see multi-billion dollar subsidies (as long as the recipients donated heavily to the NSDWP, of course) that will then disappear into thin air.

Ace of Spades HQ
February 25, 2012
Unicorn Farts Are an Impractical Substitute for Oil
Algae. Wind. Dreams from My Father the Nut.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Saturday, February 25, 2012 • Permalink