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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Hockey Puck (a burger, especially a hamburger cooked “well done”)


Afterburners (Jalapeño Shrimp Poppers)

“In for a dime, in for a dollar”

Cement Doughnut or Cement Donut (bagel)

Roll with a Hole (bagel)

“Whenever you don’t know who the loser is in a transaction, then the loser is you”

“Speak truth to power”

Lazy Susan

Curate’s Assistant (muffin/cake stand)

Mike and Ike (salt and pepper shakers; jelly candy)

Hash-House Greek

Cheap Charlie (candy store)

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”

Boycott; Girlcott; Procott; Buycott

Soup Jockey (waiter or waitress)

Useful Idiot

“You should invest like a Catholic marries—for life” (Warren Buffett)

“Never bring a knife to a gunfight”

“If Hitler’s still alive, I hope he’s out of town with a musical” (Larry Gelbart)

Gotcha Journalism

Mayo (mayonnaise)

Apple-Pie Order

Aunt Samantha (wife of Uncle Sam)

Court of Public Opinion

Double Dip

Showstopper or Show-stopper (“stop the show”)

“Only as the power of persuasion replaces the persuasion of power can collective bargaining…”

“When you throw dirt, you lose ground”


Jewish Fruitcake or Jewish Gingerbread (lekach - honey cake)

“It may be dangerous to be America’s enemy, but to be America’s friend is fatal”

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (“big three”)

Dessertery (dessert + bakery/eatery)

Fringe Media

Mainstream Media (MSM)

Lick-log (“down to the lick-log” or “up to the lick-log”)

Fried Food Capital of Texas (State Fair of Texas)

Quesadilla on Steroids (mulita)


“One man’s chicken shit is another man’s chicken salad”

“You can’t make chicken salad out of chicken shit”

“Champagne wishes and caviar dreams”

King of Condiments (ketchup; mustard; salsa; shoyu; Tabasco)

Foodiot (foodie + idiot)

Gravy Train (Gravy Boat)

Bullet Sandwich

“Indescribably delicious”

Mexican Brownie

Breakfast Pizza

Vampire Squid (Goldman Sachs nickname)

The United States of Goldman Sachs

Fauxthor (faux author)

“Too small to bail”