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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Nacho Salad

Slaw Dog (Slaw Dawg; Slawdog; Slawdawg)

Footlong (Foot-long)

Sonoran Hot Dog (bacon-wrapped hot dog)

“8 Days a Week” (Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart)

Giant Backside of Texas (parody of Lubbock slogan)


Danger Dog (Tijuana Hot Dog; Tijuana Dog; Mexican Hot Dog; Bacon Dog)

“You are now free to move about the country” (Southwest Airlines)

Mecca (Madison Square Garden nickname)

The Stroll (Seventh Ave. between 131-132 Streets)

Toxic City (Texas City nickname)

Dallas Star (cocktail)

“Walking back to Houston” (Ace-King in Texas Hold’em)

Moonlight Towers & Moonlight City (Austin nickname)

“Standing Over Texas” (Tex Randall statue slogan)

“How hard could it be?” (2006 Kinky Friedman campaign slogan for governor)

“Texas: Come for the adventure, stay for your wrongful execution”

“Let the bastards freeze in the dark” & “Drive 80 mph and freeze a Yankee”

“Tyler and Texas!”

Silicone City (Houston nickname)

Slacker Capital of the World (Austin nickname)

Brown Bag Special (“crack kit”)

Wham Bam Tram or A Streetcar Named Disaster (Houston’s MetroRail)

Texas Schmexas (Texas Shmexas)

“The energy to take you anywhere” (Valero Energy Corporation)

“Make it a Blockbuster night” (Blockbuster)

“Start Here. Get There.” (Austin Community College)


“You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.” (Men’s Wearhouse)

Wine Ice Cream

McHattan (McDonald’s + Manhattan)

Bat Bridge (Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin)

Roadhouse (Road House)

Rego Parkistan or Regostan (Rego Park)

“God bless Texas” (“God blessed Texas”)

Bukharan Broadway or Bukharian Broadway (108th Street in Rego Park, Queens)

Buharlem or Bukharlem (Bukhara + Harlem)

City With the Neon Skyline (Weslaco nickname)

City That Lifted Its Face (Weslaco nickname)

Stone Belt (Kidney Stone Belt)

Sputniks (Metropolitan Opera House chandeliers)

Harm City

Garage Mahal

Where thousands live the way millions wish they could (Needville slogan)

Trashy Tuesday (Tuesday night gay bar-hopping in Dallas)

Houston Crummyicle (Houston Chronicle nickname)

Cappuccello (iced coffee drink with lemon juice)

Manhatitlán (Manhattan + Tenochtitlan)

Corpitoz (Corpus Christi nickname)

“Friends don’t let friends eat imported shrimp”

Dallitude or Dallatude (Dallas attitude)


Cedar Chopper

Ranger Cookies

Stairway to Heaven

Colleywood (Colleyville nickname)

Raider Rash

Lubbock Clap

Corking (bicycle-caused gridlock)

“We’ll sell you the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge” (Texas Thunder Speedway)

Tanks for the Memories (Killeen slogan)

Austin: It’s what the rest of the country had in mind (Austin slogan)

Fiesta City or Fiesta Capital (San Antonio nickname)

Cactus Capital of Texas (Sanderson nickname)

City Without Limits (Killeen slogan)

Worst (W subway line)

Energy Capital of the World (Houston nickname)

“Houston is Los Angeles with the climate of Calcutta” (Molly Ivins?)

“San Antonio is the northernmost city in Mexico”

Tostada Burger

Chalupa Burger

Planet Albany