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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Sugar Lander (inhabitant of Sugar Land)

Missionite (inhabitant of Mission)

Ciscoan (inhabitant of Cisco)

Lulingite (inhabitant of Luling)

Corsicanan (inhabitant of Corsicana)

Kerrvillite (inhabitant of Kerrville)

Kerrvillian (inhabitant of Kerrville)

Baytowner (inhabitant of Baytown)

Baytownian (inhabitant of Baytown)

Shermanite (inhabitant of Sherman)

Denisonian (inhabitant of Denison)

Gilmerite (inhabitant of Gilmer)

Harlingenite (inhabitant of Harlingen)

Grapeviner (inhabitant of Grapevine)

Port Arthuran or Port Arthurian (inhabitant of Port Arthur)

Pasadenan (inhabitant of Pasadena)

Victorian (inhabitant of Victoria, Texas)

Wichitan (inhabitant of Wichita Falls)

Weslacoan (inhabitant of Weslaco)

Lake Jacksonite (inhabitant of Lake Jackson)

Katyite (inhabitant of Katy)

Marshallite (inhabitant of Marshall)

Elginite (inhabitant of Elgin)

Carrolltonian (inhabitant of Carrollton)

Addisonian (inhabitant of Addison)

McKinneyite (inhabitant of McKinney)

Garlandite (inhabitant of Garland)

Irvingite (inhabitant of Irving)

“Practice doesn’t make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect”

“Ideas are bulletproof” (“You can kill a man, but you cannot kill an idea”)

“Volume is the weapon of the bull” (Wall Street adage)

War Street Journal (Wall Street Journal nickname)

Guess the Religion

Operation Chaos

“Three tickets come out of Iowa” (Iowa caucus adage)

Big Appler (inhabitant of the Big Apple)

Big Appleite (inhabitant of the Big Apple)

Pizza Connection or Pizza Principle (price of the subway vs. price of a slice of pizza)

“I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one”


Texas Treasure Chest (Texas Facilities Commission store)

“If it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage” (theatre adage)


“When you allow people to choose between the corrupt and the stupid, they will go for the corrupt”

White Trash Cake (White Trash Wedding Cake)

Laboring Under Correct Knowledge (“luck” backronym)

False Education Appearing Real (“fear” backronym)

Dump Cake


Politiho (Politico + ho/whore)

“If you want to be a hero, join the fire department” (police saying)

“It’s better to be judged by twelve than to be carried by six” (police saying)

“China makes and the world takes” (business saying)

“Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened”

“An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less”

“A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries”

“Study long, study wrong” (dominoes adage)


“It’s immoral to let a sucker keep his money” (poker adage)

Enron Field Curse (stadium name curse)

BOMFOG (Brotherhood Of Man, Fatherhood Of God)

Blue Smoke and Mirrors


“If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you” (theatre adage)

Forever Recession



Chickenhawk (Chicken Hawk)

Big Tent

“Acting is reacting” (acting adage)

“If you have a message, call Western Union” (theatre adage)

Sons of the Wild Jackass

“Where there’s a hit, there’s a writ” (show business adage)

“Stick to your knitting” (business adage)

“The odds are good that you will be laid up long before you are laid out” (insurance adage)

“Mind your business” (business proverb)

“Break a leg!” (theatrical saying, meaning “good luck”)

“A Marine on duty has no friends” (Marine Corps proverb)

“Comedy is a serious business” (theatre adage)


Destination Bartender

“An investment portfolio is like a bar of soap; the more you touch it, the smaller it gets”

“Lose your opinion, not your money” (Wall Street adage)

“Buy ‘em when they’re sleepin’, hold ‘em when they’re creepin’, sell ‘em when they’re leapin’”

Benedict Arnold Account (offshore account)

“Volume is validity” (Wall Street adage)

“Amateurs open the market, but professionals close it” (Wall Street adage)

Second Avenue Subway Cough (Second Avenue Subway Syndrome)

“Improvise, adapt and overcome” (Marine Corps motto)

Dallasonian (inhabitant of Dallas)

“Plays aren’t written, they’re rewritten” (theatre adage)

“Get your hero up a tree, throw stones at him, then get him down” (playwriting adage)

“Good theatre can be made with two boards and a passion” (theatre adage)

Warvangelical (war + evangelical)

“Merde!” (theatrical saying, meaning “good luck”)

“Never work with children or animals” (show business adage)

High Finance

Cheftestapant (chef + contestant + participant)

“Copper is the only commodity with a Ph.D. in economics” (Wall Street adage)

Chief Everything Officer (Chief Executive Officer or CEO nickname)

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