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:
“It’s coffee and I need some Tuesday. Please excuse my incoherence, it’s still early” (4/24)
“Civil engineering implies the existence of criminal engineering” (4/23)
“Dungeness crab implies the existence of Dragoness crab” (4/23)
“If you don’t understand why the Electoral College exists, you’re the reason” (4/23)
Angertainment (anger+ entertainment) (4/23)
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Caketastrophe (cake + catastrophe)

Ferraro (answering questions until there are none left)

Patriotic Millionaire

Living Room of Lincoln Center (Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center)

East Harlem International Film Festival

“He who dies with the most toys wins”

Gorilla (grilled cheese sandwich)

Bank to the Stars (City National Bank nickname)

“You can’t sell from an empty wagon”

Fauxpology (faux apology)

“Everyone who’s for abortion has already been born”

T.J. Smaxx (T.J. Maxx nickname)

Jingle Mail

Deskfast (desk + breakfast)

Wait-a-Burger (Whataburger nickname)

Smart Money

Dumb Money

Government Sucks (Government Sachs + Goldman Sucks; Goldman Sachs nickname composite)

Wall Street Refiner

Doctor Doom or Dr. Doom (economic pessimist)

CRIMEX (COMEX nickname)

“Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it”

“Every night is election night on the sports desk”

“Four boxes govern the world” (ballot box, jury box, cartridge box, band box)

Lehman Moment

Rhinestone Cowboys (Dallas Cowboys replacements nickname)

Permawrong (Permaright)

“Sell when you can, not when you have to”

“No playoff series truly begins until the road team wins a game”

MSLGBT (MSNBC nickname)

“A football team that has two quarterbacks has no quarterback”

“On any given Sunday” (“On any given Saturday”)



“Never screw up on a slow news day”

Whiskey-taw Falls (Wichita Falls nickname)

Chernobyl Death Obligation (Collateralized Debt Obligation or CDO nickname)

Troika (European Commission, European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund)

Austerian (austerity + Austrian school of economics)

Condé Nasty (Condé Nast nickname)

“Litter Stops Here”

“Hide from wind, run from water” (hurricane adage)

“Don’t quit your day job” (show business adage)

“Actor can read the telephone book” (actor’s saying)

“Dying is easy; comedy is hard” (theatre adage)

“Voice, voice and more voice” (three requisites for an actor or singer)

“The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys”

“Comedy is tragedy plus time” (theatre adage)

“Too soon!” (comedy saying)

“Just because you don’t take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t in you”

Rong Aid (Rite Aid nickname)

“Rebounding translates (from college basketball to the pros)”

Twinkies (Twin Donut’s donut holes)

“You can’t coach speed” (“You can’t coach height”)

Fedster (Federal Reserve + -ster)

Uncle Fedster (Uncle Sam + Fedster)


Solarcoaster (solar stocks + roller coaster)

“It’s our currency, but it’s your problem” (“It’s our dollar, but it’s your problem”)

Pretzel Rod

Cottage Fries (Cottage Fried Potatoes)

“Thar’s gold in them thar hills”

“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your doorman—second notice”

Forever Demanding Increased Capital (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or FDIC nickname)

Libnut (liberal + nut)

Yankee Bond

World’s Longest Parking Lot (Long Island Expressway)

Debtocracy (debt + democracy); Debtocrat (debt + bureaucrat/Democrat)

“If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t get one”

“If you don’t like gay marriage, blame straight people (for having gay babies)”

“If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone will want them”

“God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve”