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.

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Satan Sandwich

Shit Sandwich

“Get while the gettin’s good”

Can Do Shipyard (Brooklyn Navy Yard)

Super Congress

Debt Man Walking

Tearrorist (tea party participant + terrorist)

“The economy is too important to be left to economists”

Yentervention (Yen + intervention)

Pointy Boots

Fauxsterity (faux + austerity)

Hot Tub (Washington, D.C. nickname)

“Politics is the art of taking money from the few and votes from the many”

Dirty SA (San Antonio nickname)

“You don’t need analysts in a bull market, and you don’t want them in a bear market”

Lost Decade (2000-2009)

Gallerina (gal + art gallery + ballerina)

Luxury Liner Row

Thunder on the Left (Thunder on the Right)

Dirt Bond


“Good judgment comes from experience—and that comes from bad judgment”

“Politics is too important to be left to the politicians”

Blameocracy (blame + democracy); Blameocrat (blame + bureaucrat)

ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy)

“It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission”

New York Alphabet or Brooklyn Alphabet (“Fuckin’ A, fuckin’ B, fuckin’ C…”)

Staten Island Tuxedo

Greater Recession

Damnocracy (damn + democracy); Damnocrat (damn + Democrat)

Repulsican (repulsive + Republican)

“Let the people know the truth and the country is safe”

Bank of Failmerica (Bank of America nickname)

“First the free market dies, then dies democracy”

Substandard & Poor or Substandard & Porous (Standard & Poor’s nickname)

Harlem Hilton (FDNY Engine 69, Ladder 28)

A great place to hang your hat (Paris, Texas slogan)

Helicopter Drop or Helicopter Printing Press (“Helicopter Ben” Bernanke)

Timber (Political Timber; Gubernatorial Timber; Presidential Timber)

Ponzimonium (Ponzi scheme + pandemonium)

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies”

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”

Flip-Flop (Flip-Flopper)

Iron Triangle

Cartoon News Network (Cable News Network or CNN nickname)

Church of the Painful Truth

Rose Garden Strategy

“It’s so hot, the trees are whistling for dogs” (heat joke)

“I Love NY” (“I Love NY More Than Ever”)

“If (...) then the terrorists win”

Washington Monument Syndrome (Washington Monument Strategy)

“So dry the Baptists are sprinkling, the Methodists are spitting…” (Texas heat joke)

“The Houston Astros/Texas Rangers have won the World Series!” (Texas weather joke)

Firebagger (FireDogLake + teabagger)

“Money is gold, and nothing else” (“Gold and silver are money—everything else is credit”)

Pain Trade

America’s Sweethearts (Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders nickname)

Dear Colleague Letter

BSPN (ESPN nickname)

Dark Horse

Protection Racket


“Long time between drinks”

Common Man’s Metal (silver nickname)

Fortress Balance Sheet

Al-CIAda (Al-Qaeda + CIA)

Great Reset

Shampaign (sham + campaign)

Robot or -bot (Obamabot or O-bot; Paulbot)

“If we lie to Congress, it’s a felony and if Congress lies to us it’s just politics”

POSPOTUS (POS + POTUS or President Of Some People Of The United States)

“To be the best, you have to play the best”

“America’s chickens are coming home to roost”

“If you want to build a crowd, start a fight”

USSA (United Socialist States of America or United States of Socialist America)


“Eat well, sleep well” (“Do you want to eat well or sleep well?”)

Environazi (environment + Nazi)

PolitiFarce (PolitiFact nickname)

“Those who can’t teach, teach gym”

“You can pretend to care, but you can’t pretend to be there”

“It’s so dry, the catfish are carrying canteens” (Texas heat joke)

“It’s so dry, the birds are building their nests out of barbed wire” (Texas heat joke)

Cowboy Way (cowboy tradition; Dallas Cowboys tradition)

“Bet that it would never rain again” (Texas weather joke)

Fix Everything My Ass (Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA nickname)

Jewyorican or Juyorican (Jew + Nuyorican)

Perrymander or Perrymandering (Governor Rick Perry + gerrymander/gerrymandering)

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups”

“Disasters don’t discriminate”

Conscience of the Congress (Congressional Black Caucus moniker)

Scooter Pie