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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Hairy Man (Bigfoot/Sasquatch-type legend)

“There is a providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children, and the United States of America”

“Like a kid in a candy store” (many temptations)

Political Pundit (Punditry)

Jurassic Park (Morgan Stanley office for its older bankers)

Football Bat (Hockey Cleats; Hockey Court)

“Four cents short of a nickel”

Cowgirls (Dallas Cowboys nickname)

Soup Sandwich

“I’m so poor I can’t afford to pay attention”

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

“There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’”

“It’s not what you know, but who you know”

American Exceptionalism

Maven or Mavin

Un-American Statesman (Austin American-Statesman nickname)


Food Desert

Battlefield of Ideas (War of Ideas; Marketplace of Ideas)

Cadillac Health Plan (Cadillac Tax)

“Make Life Delicious!” (Shipley Do-Nuts)

“It’s five o’clock somewhere” (drinking saying)

Camel’s Nose

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future”

Fraudacity (fraud + audacity)

Whisper Number

Citigov (Citigroup + Government)

“For the love of Mike”

Nyets (Nets basketball team nickname)

Nots (Nets basketball team nickname)

“Never order sweet tea in a state that does not have an SEC team”

Enemies List


“Out where the buses don’t run”

“Out in left field” (“Out of left field”)

“Party of ‘no’” (opposition party)

Past Tense Media

Lamestream Media (Lame Stream Media)


RINO (Republican In Name Only)

DIABLO (Democrat In All But Label Only)

DINO (Democrat In Name Only)


“Collapse/Fall/Fold faster than Lehman Brothers”

Useless Nations (United Nations nickname)

Culinology (culinary + technology)


Demonrat (Democrat party nickname)

Repugnican or Repug (Republican party nickname)

Demoncrat (Democrat party nickname)

Amtrak Series or New Jersey Turnpike Series or I-95 Series or Liberty Series (Philadelphia vs. NY)

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog”

Gangster Government


Wow Boys or Wowboys (Dallas Cowboys nickname)

“There’s not one dime’s worth of difference in the two parties”

Pundette (female pundit)

TANJ (There Ain’t No Justice)


“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”

“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”