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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

Recent entries:
“You can’t tax your way to prosperity. You can’t bomb your way to security. And you can’t ban your way to liberty” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to security” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to democracy” (4/21)
“You can’t ban your way to freedom” (4/21)
“If you can’t expose crime in the government, you don’t really have a government. You have a dictatorship…” (4/21)
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Godzillatron (Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium scoreboard)

Texas Basement (an attic)

“Bacon Strip” District

King Ranch Casserole (King Ranch Chicken Casserole)

Golden Corridor

National Magazine of Texas (Texas Monthly)

Frito Pie

Floribbean (Florida + Caribbean)

“National Beer of Texas” & “It’s a Texas Thing” (Lone Star Beer)

Birthplace of Texas (Deer Park nickname)

Governor’s Mansion Recipes (Lemon Yogurt Cake, Peach Tea Punch, Wonton Ravioli)

“Never ask a man if he’s from Texas…”

Houston Hot Sauce Festival

“Confused as a cow on AstroTurf” (or, “Confused as a goat on AstroTurf”)

Do Dat Barbecue (Nacogdoches)

“This ain’t my first rodeo” (“This is not my first rodeo”)

Oldest Town in Texas (Nacogdoches nickname)

“You can put your boots in the oven, but that don’t make ‘em biscuits”

“We’ve howdied, but we ain’t shook”

“Handy as hip pockets on a hog”

Wishbone Offense (football formation)

City of Ideas (Austin nickname)

“On earth, as it is in Austin”

Hot Sauce Festival (Austin Chronicle)

Korean Film Festival

Israeli Film Festival

Blue Norther

Huevos Rancheros (Ranch Eggs)

Longhorn (University of Texas nickname)

Cowboy (or Cow Boy)

Aggie (Texas A&M nickname)

“Gig ‘em, Aggies!”

Sun City (El Paso nickname)

New York Super Boat Grand Prix

Texas Omelet

Texas Taffy (beef jerky for dogs)

Texas Chicken (Church’s Chicken in Mideast)

Texas Timex (gold Rolex watch)

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Tornado Cake

Texas Egg Roll

Texas Bumper

Texas Straw Hat (similar to Frito pie)

“Katz’s Never Kloses” (Katz’s Deli and Bar slogan)

Breakfast of Champions (menudo)

Richmond County Fair

Williamsburg Jazz Festival

NY Musical Theatre Festival

Fall for Dance Festival (NY City Center)

Impact Festival

“Three things can happen when you throw the football, and two of them are bad” (UT coach Royal)


“One Riot—One Ranger” (Texas Rangers)

Mexonesian (Mexican + Polynesian)

Mex-Mex and New Mex-Mex

Beltbuster (1/2 pound hamburger)

“Don’t call him a cowboy till you’ve seen him ride”

Texas Sunrise (Big Red + tequila)

Metroplex (Dallas/Fort Worth nickname)

Texas Tonion (LongHorn Steakhouse)

City of Syrup (Houston nickname)

Texas Draw (buy/sell agreement)

Proud City

“Full of wind as a corn-eating horse”

Chili Queen (or Chile Queen)

Dallas County Jail Chili (Texas Prison Chili)

White Glove Building


Chili Powder

“If you know beans about chili, you know that chili has no beans” (1976)

San Antone (San Antonio)


Tenny Runners (or Tennie Runners)

Chili Head

“Steers and Queers”

Tamalero (tamale vendor)

Texas Fruitcake

New York Chain, New York Noose, New York Fahgettaboudit