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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“To know and not to do is not to know”

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu”

“Traders would cut your heart out for an eighth of a point” (Wall Street saying)

Aquemuck (Aqueduct racetrack scandal)

“One is scared and the other is glad of it”



“The only useful thing banks have invented in the last 20 years is the ATM”

Uncle Sugar (Uncle Sam + sugar daddy)

State-Run Media (SRM)

Drive-By Media (DBM)

Murder City (Ciudad Jua?rez nickname)


Gubmint or Gub’mint (Gubment or Gub’ment)

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.”

Crescent City (New Orleans nickname)

Poor Man’s Gold (silver nickname)

Home of Happy Feet/The Track (Savoy Ballroom nicknames)

“Leaders don’t create movements, movements create leaders”

Corruptican or Corrupticon

Log Cabin Republicans

Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)

“Texas: illegally acquired; universally admired”

Demolicious (demolition of Texas Stadium)

Smoke-Filled Room

Pearl (Parks Department squirrel mascot)

“If your outgo exceeds your income, then your upkeep will be your downfall”

“Blood, toil, tears and sweat” (“Blood, sweat and tears”)

Big Red with the Long Green Stem (Seventh Avenue/Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard)

Main Drag of Many Tears (125th or 126th Street)

Pimp Steak (hot dog)

Strivers’ Row (West 138th-West 139th Streets)

Astorperious or Asterperious (from “Astor”)

House of Countless Drops (bar)

Schumwich (NY Senator Chuck Schumer’s sandwich)

Susie-Q or Suzie-Q or Suzy-Q (dance)

Run for the Carnations (Belmont Stakes)

Run for the Roses (Kentucky Derby)

Leaky Roof Circuit (small-time racetracks)

Pole Tax (homophone of “poll tax”)

Frying Pan Circuit (small-time racetracks)

Truther or Troofer/Trufer (9/11 Truth movement follower)

Tenther (Tenth Amendment to the Constitution adherent)

Birther or Birfer (presidential citizenship skeptic)

“If pro and con are opposites, is Congress the opposite of progress?”

“A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation”

“If not us, who? If not now, when?”

“He can run, but he can’t hide” (“You can run, but you can’t hide”)

Undocumented Democrat (illegal alien nickname)

MFM (MSM nickname)

Shrimp Wiggle (Lobster Wiggle)

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men”

“No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs back”

“What do they call Chinese food in China?”

Fornicaboobery (Fornickaboobery)