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 10, 2011
Crumbtard (crumb + retard)

A “crumbtard” (crumb + retard) is a term for one of the great masses of people who are left with “crumbs” while the super-rich take the whole economic pie. The term “crumbtard” was coined in a comment on the website Zero Hedge on May 8, 2011.

A similar term is “sheeple” (sheep + people).

Similar political terms using “retard” (or “-tard") include “Retardican” (since January 1996), “sheeptard” (since March 1999), “Republitard” (since April 2002), “rightard” (since January 2003), “patriotard” (since April 2003), “Demotard” (since July 2003), “libtard” (since July 2004), “GOPtard” (since July 2004), “leftard” (since August 2004), “wingtard” (since October 2004), “neotard” (since May 2002), “conservatard” (since November 2005), “truthtard” (since October 2006), “muzztard” (since December 2006), “ecotard” (since July 2007), “climatard” (since December 2008), “teatard” (since March 2009) and “occutard” (since October 2011).


Zero Hedge
David Stockman: “It Will Take A Major Dislocation In The Bond Market” To Wake Up America
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/08/2011 13:02 -0400
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COMMENTS
by Hephasteus
on Sun, 05/08/2011 - 13:07
It’s all very very simple. Hand out a few crumbs of wealth. Keep most of it for yourself. Then when it becomes clear that it’s not going to work. Ask for permission from the crumbtards to do some hurting and stealing for the good of everybody.
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by Oh regional Indian
on Sun, 05/08/2011 - 13:42
Crumbtards. Instant classic. Adopted. Much better than Sheeple.
Crumbtard.

by myshadow
on Sun, 05/08/2011 - 13:45
+1 on crumbtard.  Brilliantly pithy.

by WmMcK
on Sun, 05/08/2011 - 14:34
Sheep may be shepherded.  Ignorance is not stupidity.
Rebuilding with only warriors will be slower and brutal.
Those that refuse to listen will suffer but it’s not ultimately efficient to unnecessarily condemn/sacrifice. Fight club is OK, but we’ll do better to cooperate when we can.
Survival should not be enough for humanity.
“Crumbtards” does make me hungry, though.

by yabyum
on Sun, 05/08/2011 - 15:42
Crumbtard, A new ZH classic. I have met the enemy and it is us.

Zero Hedge
Greek Response Is Swift And Brutal
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/09/2011 08:48 -0400
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COMMENTS
by Oh regional Indian
on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 09:04
I think the anger is going to palpable where-ever this IMF noose snuggles comfortable around a nation’s neck.
First the banks lent easy money, but that too to the selected few (the rest were crumbtards as always). Then, the easy credit is sharply withdrawn.
And the crumbtards are left with the crumbs. definitely angry-making.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, May 10, 2011 • Permalink