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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“Eating is an agricultural act”

“Hey, hey! Ho, ho! (Person/thing) has got to go!” (protest chant)

“(Liar, liar) Pants on fire”

Grip-‘n’-grin (Grip-and-grin)

“Hippies use side door” (restaurant sign)

“Lead, follow or get out of the way”

“A week is a long time in politics”

“Shut up and sing/dance/act” (entertainers taking political positions)

“In the beginning, a patriot is a scarce man, hated, feared and scorned”

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme”

“Whatever melts your butter”

“Whatever trips your trigger”

“Whatever tickles your pickle”

“Whatever butters your biscuit”

“Whatever bakes your cake”

“Everyone should believe in something—I believe I’ll have another drink”

“If you hear an onion ring, answer it”

“I want my food dead—not sick, not wounded—dead”

“Americans have more food to eat than any other people and more diets to keep them from eating it”

PMSNBC or PMS-NBC (MSNBC nickname)

“Some like carrots, others like cabbage”

Din-din (dinner)

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

Delish (delicious)

Grape-vine or Grapevine (“I heard it through the grapevine”)

“An empty stomach is not a good political adviser”

“On the fence”

“A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground”


MSNBS (MSNBC nickname)

Spillion (oil spill + million gallons/dollars); Spillionaire (oil spill + millionaire)

Fox Spews or Faux Spews (Fox News nickname)

“Nothing can be politically right that is morally wrong”

“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may”

Patriotard (patriot + retard)

Gulf Coast Coffee (BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico)

GOPtard (GOP + retard)

Bankerette (female banker)

“Stuck on stupid”

“They tried to kill us…we won…let’s eat!” (Jewish holiday parody)

Za (pizza)

“Off the reservation”

BOGSAT or BOGSATT (Bunch of Guys Sitting Around The Table)

Shakedown (Shake Down)

“If your mother says she loves you, check it out”

Food Fight

“Eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside”

We Need Your Cash (WNYC nickname)

“Not Just Wall Street. Every Street.” (New York Times slogan)

“There’s always a bull market somewhere”

“Be risk diverse, not risk averse” (“Be risk aware, not risk averse”)

“If you can’t bill it, kill it” (“If you can’t bill it, it’s a hobby”)

“A happy customer tells a friend; an unhappy customer tells the world”

“What gets measured gets managed” (“You can’t manage what you can’t measure”)

Dextrosphere (right blogosphere)

Sinistrosphere (left blogosphere)


Gunset Park (Sunset Park)

Brownstone Belt

Dormandie Court or Dormandy Court (Normandie Court)

Parthenon of Cast Iron (Haughwout Building)

God Box (Interchurch Center)

The Corner (23 Wall Street, at Broad Street)

Meatloaf (Meat Loaf)

“Eating spaghetti with a spoon”

Piggy Bank

Launder (money laundering)

Leftosphere (left blogosphere)

Rightosphere (right blogosphere)

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal”

“No matter who you vote for, the government always gets in”