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:
“Somewhere between a donut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
“Somewhere between a doughnut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP47 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP46 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP45 (7/13)
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Hail Mary (1975 Roger Staubach pass)

Daffodil Capital of Texas (Round Rock nickname)

Kolache Capital of Texas (Caldwell); Home of the Official Kolache (West)

“Between hay and grass”

“Whole kit and caboodle”

Dead Man’s Hand

Bear Sign (doughnuts)

Cowpoke (or Cow Poke)

Arbuckle (coffee)

Judas Steer

Cowgirl (or Cow Girl)

Partner; Pardner; Podner; Pard

Snake Poison (whiskey)

“Cowboy Up”


“I’m like horse manure in a rodeo (i.e., everywhere)” (Liz Smith)

Cowpuncher (or Cow Puncher)

Bola Tie (Bolo Tie)

Peacemaker (Colt revolver)

Gunslinger (or Gun Slinger)

Tenderfoot (or Tender Foot)

“God first, family second, career third” (Mary Kay)

“That’ll be the day!” (Buddy Holly; John Wayne; Kellogg’s cereal)

“I feel safer on a racetrack…than on Houston expressways” (A. J. Foyt)

“Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it took a carpenter to build it” (Sam Rayburn)

“To get along, go along” (Sam Rayburn)

Friday Night Lights

“Chief executives have no more feeling for stockholders than for African baboons” (T. Boone Pickens)

“Malfunction at the junction” (SWC football announcer Kern Tips)


“Texas—Where men are men and women are governors”

Mississippi Mud Cake (Mississippi Mud Pie)

Sun Belt (or Sunbelt)

“Only newcomers and fools predict the weather in Texas”

“Never kick a cow chip on a hot day”

Mail-Order Cowboy

Horse Opera

“Winning Ugly” (Texas Rangers manager Doug Rader)

Cowboy Cocktail (whiskey)

Brain Tablet (cigarette)

Pooch (puchera/puchero?)

Chuck Eater

Amber Alert

Waddy (Waddie)

Ranahan (or Ranny)

Coosie (or Cocinero)

“No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that’s in the right and keeps on a-comin’”

“Never let the facts get in the way of a good story”

“That’s what I like about Texas”

Alamo Burger

Texas Cake

Mexican Rice

“Keep College Station Normal”

“Keep San Antonio Lame”

“Keep Waco Wacko”

Texas Strategy (Paul Krugman NY Times column)

Howlers (Jalapeño Howlers or Texas Howlers)

Salsa Verde

Salsa Ranchera (Ranch Sauce)

Bum Steer Awards (Texas Monthly)

Texas Dim Bulb Award

Marriage Without Formalities (Common Law Marriage)

“It’s a Texas Thing” (“It’s a Texas Thang”)

Baseball Capital of Texas (Brenham nickname)

A Genuine Texas Town (Rotan slogan)

Clearly Texas (Uvalde slogan)

Where Dallas Goes for Fun (Addison slogan)

Sweetest Town in Texas (Honey Grove nickname)

Highest Town in Texas—Where the Stars Come Out to Play (Fort Davis slogan)

Where Yee-Hah Meets Olé (Eagle Pass slogan)

Town Without a Frown (Happy slogan)

Hot Mineral Water City of Texas (Marlin nickname)

Good Country Living (Lindale slogan)

Where Everybody Is Somebody & Home of Cowboys and Legends (Hico slogans)

Twice as Nice & Where Life Is So Large It Takes Two States (Texarkana slogans)

Charm of the Texas Coast (Rockport-Fulton nickname)

Star of the Texas Hill Country (Comfort slogan)

Ellis Island of the West (Galveston nickname)

Winter Texan

Lavender Capital of Texas (Blanco nickname)

Meat Goat Capital of America (Mills County nickname)

Eagle Capital of Texas (Rains County)

Most Air-Conditioned City in the Nation (Houston slogan)

Wine Root Stock Capital of the World (Denison nickname)

Wind Energy Capital of Texas (McCamey nickname)

“You had me at hello” (Renée Zellweger in the film Jerry Maguire)

“Once you get rid of integrity, the rest is a piece of cake” (J.R. on Dallas tv series)