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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Great Moderation

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced”

“It’s better to know the judge than to know the law”

“I’d rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the one who sold it”

Wedgie (sandwich)

Venture Capital (Venture Capitalist; Venture Capitalism)

FinMin (finance minister or finance ministry)

People’s Microphone or People’s Mic/Mike (using voices for amplified sound)

Pink Ribbon Bagel

Two-Napkin, Three-Napkin, Four-Napkin or Five-Napkin Burger

“Don’t just do something, stand there”

Head-and-Shoulders Pattern

Cuptail (cupcake + cocktail)

Moron Stanley (Morgan Stanley nickname)

Worst Boston (First Boston nickname)

Crunkcake (crunk/drunk + cupcake)

“A tie game is like kissing your sister”

“It’s so hot, the hens are laying hard-boiled eggs” (Texas heat joke)

Ponzi Scheme

Pyramid Scheme

Environmental Persecution Agency (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA nickname)

“Lean to the green”

Long Depression (1873-1879)

Circus Peanuts (candy)

Candy Corn

“One man’s mob is another man’s democracy”

“One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”

“Wine improves with age—I improve with wine”

Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children (United States Marine Corps or USMC nickname)

“Profit is not a four-letter word”

“Nothing New York suffers from can’t be cured by doubling its budget” (J. K. Galbraith)

“Signs don’t vote”

“Women shop, men buy”

“I’m just here for the beer”

“In dog beers, I’ve only had one”

“I do my best thinking when I’m drinking”

Fedology (Fedologist)

Flea Party (Fleabagger)

Random Act of Journalism

“I question the timing” (IQTT)

Unwashed (“the great unwashed”)

“Hit the spot” (satisfy hunger or thirst)

“Let’s have a drink, let’s have some fun, because at last the job is done”

“It costs more to be poor”

“It’s not the X’s and O’s, it’s the Jimmys and Joes”

Virginia Farm Boys (Central Intelligence Agency or CIA nickname)

“Hot air balloon lands in a field” (accountant/ economist/ mathematician joke)

Poopstock (Occupy Wall Street nickname)


“When people have nothing left to lose, they lose it”

“Swing with ease into the breeze” (golf adage)

“Peace, love and candy”

Raspberry Effect

Moink Ball (bacon-wrapped meatball)

Wall Street North (Stamford, CT nickname)

Wall Street West (Jersey City, NJ nickname)

“Broke is temporary, but poor is a state of mind”

“Pizza is like sex” (Goldberg Pizzeria axiom)

Arrestable (protester predetermined to be arrested)

My Entire Team Sucks (New York Mets nickname)

“This is what democracy looks like”

Occutard (Occupy Wall Street + retard)

Siberia (second-class restaurant seating)

Expendables (children in drug smuggling operations)


Shaggy Dog (Frito chili pie + hot dog)

“Don’t scare the horses or the children”

“Store what you eat and eat what you store”

“Slow food is good food”

“If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right”

Occupier (Occupy Wall Street participant)

“Television is called a medium because it is neither rare nor well done”

“Make a living, not a killing”

Killing (“make a killing”)

Anti-Dollar (gold nickname)

Spox (spokesperson)

Pharmageddon (pharmaceutical + Armageddon)


Full Of Xenophobia (Fox News nickname)

Professional Homeless

“I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature” (Jefferson?)

Associated Propaganda (Associated Press or AP nickname)

Witch of Wall Street

Climatard (climate + retard)

“If you can walk, you can snowshoe”

“Politicians use statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts—for support, not illumination”

Fixed Noise (Fox News nickname)

“Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships”

“Every man is innocent until proven broke”

“Always check, it may be mate” (chess adage)

“A meal without wine is breakfast”

Liquid Gold (maple syrup nickname)