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:
“Somewhere between a donut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
“Somewhere between a doughnut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP47 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP46 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP45 (7/13)
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Kimchi Quesadilla

Poor Man’s Miami Beach (Brighton Beach)

“Ash heap of history” (“Scrap heap of history,” “Garbage heap of history,” “Dustbin of history”)

Popcorn Chicken

Foochebag (foodie + douchebag)

Proglican (progressive + Republican)

“Death on toast”

“Death eating a cracker”

“Heart attack on a plate” (“Cholesterol on a plate”)

“Heart attack on a stick” (“Cholesterol on a stick”)

“Heart attack on a bun” (“Cholesterol on a bun”)

“Heart attack in a bottle” (“Heart attack in a can”)

“Heart attack in a bag”

Defeatocrat (defeat + Democrat)

Little Afghanistan (Flushing, Queens)

Religitics (religion + politics)

Poligion (politics + religion)

The only town in Texas that’s Knott Texas (Knott slogan)

Y’all Mahal (Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington)

Commiecrat (commie + Democrat)

“They talk about me like a dog”

Chilly Dog (ice cream on a hot dog bun)

GOTV (Get Out The Vote)

Runnin’ Scared (Village Voice column)

“The Newspaper That Can’t Be Bought” (Village Voice)

Mexploitation (Mexican + exploitation)

“Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite”

“Traders drive Chevrolets, investors drive Cadillacs”

“I wasn’t born Republican, Democrat, or yesterday”

“Jesus saves, but the Mongol hordes” (“Jesus saves, but the Mongol hoards”)

“Got Tea?” (tea party variant of “Got Milk?”)

WorldNutDaily (WorldNetDaily or WND nickname)

“Everything I really need to know about Islam, I learned on September 11th, 2001”

“Question Authority”

“When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras”

Liberal Elite

“Words mean things”

“The answer to 1984 is 1776”

El Chuco or Chucotown (El Paso nickname)

Limbaugh Rule (vote for most conservative candidate in primary)

Buckley Rule (vote for most conservative primary candidate likely to win general election)

Bedwetting Liberal

“Get the U.S. out of the U.N. and the U.N. out of the U.S.”

“The public ignores a presidential election until after the World Series”

Grand Old Tea Party (GOTP)

Schmear (Schmeer; Shmear; Shmeer)

“Looking for a job is a full-time job”

Golf Clap (moderate applause/enthusiasm)

Living Room Liberal

Educrat (education + bureaucrat)

Poet’s Building (437 East 12th Street)

Enthusiasm Gap

“There are three parties in Congress: Republicans, Democrats and Appropriators”

“Copper wire was invented by two Jews/ Scots/ Irish/ Dutch/ lawyers fighting over the same penny”

“So this is Flushing”

Meatkini (meat + bikini)


“Cup of tea” (a preference; frequently said of the tea party)

Leftwaffe (left + Luftwaffe)

Pitmaster (Pit Master)

“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free”

“I don’t make jokes—I just watch the government and report the facts” (Will Rogers)

“What this country needs is more unemployed politicians”

“Nobody believes a rumor here (in Washington) until it’s officially denied”

“During a campaign, the air is full of speeches—and vice versa”

“Born Free, Taxed to Death”

“I never vote for anybody; I always vote against”

“Never vote against an appropriation, and never vote for a tax increase”

“Remember November” (“Remember in November”)

“Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge” (EGBDF music mnemonic)

“9/11 was an inside job”

Blue Wall of Silence (Blue Code of Silence)

Hippie Punching

“Half of Louisiana is under water and the other half is under indictment”

Congressional Effect

Home of the Oatmeal Festival (Bertram slogan)

“I must have money because I still have checks left”

“Crime wouldn’t pay if the government ran it”

Hot and Sour Soup

“When all is said and done, more is said than done”

“Elephant in the room” (“Elephant in the living room”)

Deadbeat (someone who pays a credit balance in full and on time)

Wedge Issue

“Never give an opponent free publicity”

Deadbeat (Dead Beat)

“Congress opened with a prayer and closed with a probe”