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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“Somewhere between a donut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
“Somewhere between a doughnut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
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Entry in progress—BP46 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP45 (7/13)
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Republico (Politico nickname)

Nerd Prom (White House Correspondents’ Dinner)

Hipstrict (hipster + district)


Congressmoron (Congressman + moron)

Ticker-tape Parade

“Eat foods that spoil (just eat them before they do)”

Soft Tyranny

Soft Despotism

Fall Classic (baseball’s World Series)

Window Dressing

Occupocalypse (Occupy Wall Street + apocalypse)

“Tradition never graduates”

“Teamwork: The fuel that produces uncommon results in common people”

“Finish last in medical school and they call you ‘doctor’” (Texas basketball coach Abe Lemons)

“Together Everyone Achieves More” (TEAM)

“Everybody makes mistakes—that’s why they put erasers on pencils”

Banxodus (bank + exodus)

“No man escapes when freedom fails, the best men rot in filthy jails…”

“It isn’t sex that wrecks these players, it’s staying up all night looking for it”

Premium Support (health insurance)

Europocalypse (Euro/Europe + apocalypse)

Eurocrat (Euro/European + bureaucrat)

Demosclerosis (democracy + sclerosis)


Flat Broke

Obscene Profit Timeout (commercial)

Zuccotti Lung


“Life is a marathon, not a sprint”

“Anybody can manage the Yankees”

“There are no small parts, only small actors” (theatre adage)

Cowboys Classic (college football game)

POSX (U.S. Dollar Index or USDX nickname)

“Piss on the fire and call in the dogs”

Tip Jar

Destination Restaurant

“It’s a free country!”

“Trade follows the flag”

“Once you get Florida sand in your shoes, you never want to leave”

“There’s no crying in baseball!” (“There’s no sentiment in baseball”)

“Shopping days until Christmas”

“A friend in need is a damned nuisance”

Barclays Center Classic (Brooklyn Hoops)

“It’s always better to be a pallbearer than to be a body”

“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore”

Clowndidate (clown + candidate)

Stump Speech

“Dead voters vote Democrat”

“A fool and his money are soon elected”

“If you can’t win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record”

“Records are made to be broken”

“No harm, no foul” (“No blood, no foul”)

“Home run hitters drive Cadillacs and singles hitters drive Fords”

“Anything can happen in Brooklyn”

“The team in first on July 4th will win the pennant” (baseball adage)

“You can’t steal first base” (baseball adage)

“Man is the only animal that can he skinned more than once”

Old College Try

“Stay on the ice and pay the price” (hockey adage)

“Three yards and a cloud of dust” (football saying)

JetFU (JetBlue nickname)

“It rains on both sides of the field” (football adage)

“The team that won’t be beaten can’t be beaten”

“Keep your head on a swivel” (football adage)

Name That Party

Tom Turkey

Seeduction (seed + seduction)

Seedelicious or Seedalicious or Seedilicious (seed + delicious)

“I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out”

“Give blood—play hockey” (“Give blood—play rugby”)

“Football is a gentleman’s game played by ruffians; rugby is a ruffian’s game played by gentlemen”

“Forecheck, backcheck, paycheck” (three most important elements of pro hockey)

“Skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it’s been” (hockey adage)

“There’s boxing and then there’s heavyweight boxing” (boxing adage)

“Styles make fights” (boxing adage)

“Kill the body and the head will die” (boxing adage)

“Don’t touch that dial!”

“Stay tuned”

“We wuz robbed!” (“We was robbed!”)

“If you can’t beat ‘em, beat ‘em up” (hockey adage)

“Statistics are like bikinis—what they reveal is interesting, but what they conceal is vital”

“Statistics are for losers”

“Fighters don’t retire from the ring; the ring retires fighters” (boxing adage)

“The older I get the better I was” (sports adage)

“So dumb you need the recipe for ice” (food joke)

“So dumb you need a half hour to cook Minute Rice” (food joke)

“If it moves, kick it; if it doesn’t move, kick it until it does” (soccer adage)

“The ball never gets tired” (soccer adage)

“The game is the best teacher” (soccer adage)

“Fear the star” (Dallas Cowboys fan saying)

“Teaching creates all other professions” (teaching adage)

“Catches win matches” (cricket adage)

“Teaching is a work of heart” (“Nursing is a work of heart”)

Malazy (malaise + lazy)