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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“Wine—How classy people get wasted”

“Try Organic Food…or as your grandparents called it, ‘food’”

“Blisters are braille for ‘awesome’” (running saying)

“Rabbits or tigers?”

Saudi America (oil-producing areas of the United States)

“Life was much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits”

“Government—Protecting and serving the hell out of you”

“I didn’t say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame you.”

“Aspire to inspire before you expire”

“Where the elite meet to cheat”

“24 hours from vine to brine” (pickling adage)

“Grow what you can and can what you grow”

“If you see the play happen, you have missed the picture” (sports photography adage)

“Don’t agonize, organize”

“Two faces and a ball” (sports photography rule)

“The best camera is the one that’s with you” (photography adage)

“2 teach is 2 touch a life 4 ever”

“Treat new plays like classics and classics like new plays”

“The bond market is smarter than the stock market”

“Swapping the witch for the bitch” (trading one addiction for another one)

Mulligan Stew

“You’re so dumb, you think Taco Bell is a Mexican phone company” (joke)

“Hotter than donut grease” (very hot)

“Tighter than the skin on a grape”

“He squeezes a nickel so tight the Indian cries” (he’s cheap)

“He squeezes a quarter so tight the eagle screams” (he’s cheap)

“The brave don’t live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all”

“Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others”

“Why is there only one Monopolies Commission?” (joke)

“Hire teenagers now, while they still know everything”

“If you can smile when things go wrong, then you have someone in mind to blame”

“Never let your money get mad”

Water Sommelier (Water Steward)

“Math trumps politics”

“Money trumps politics”

“Every camera is hot and every mic is live” (broadcasting adage)

“No player is bigger than the club”

“You are at your most vulnerable when you have just scored” (soccer adage)

“It’s a great game, but a crappy business”

“If you think you’re going to hit into a double play, strike out”

“Never make the first or last out at third base” (baseball adage)

“If they liked it once, they’ll love it twice” (Broadway adage)

Mental Abuse To Humans (“math” backronym)

“I’m eating just in case I get hungry in the future”

Sushi Burrito; Sushirrito (sushi + burrito)

Pizzagiana (pizza + parmigiana)

Ramen Burger

Hangry (hungry + angry)

Securitocracy (security + -ocracy)

Terrorganda (terror + propaganda)

“Grinning like a jackass eating briars”

“What’s in the well comes up in the bucket” (proverb)

“A few oil wells make ranching a fine business”

“It doesn’t matter how much milk you spill, as long as you don’t lose the cow”

“If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets”

Acquikill (acquire + kill)

“The only thing the prevent defense does is prevent you from winning”

But It’s Not Google (Bing backronym)

“A bloop hit looks like a line drive in the box score” (baseball adage)

“Hire character. Train skill”

“Winners are grinners and losers can make their own arrangements”

Stat Rat (inhabitant of Staten Island)

“A holding company is where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you”

“Think things through—then follow through” (six-word success formula)

“Find a need and fill it” (six-word success formula)

“Everybody wants to eat at the government’s table, but nobody wants to do the dishes”

“The best way to go into business is with high hopes and low overhead”

“Character is what you have left when you’ve lost everything you can lose”

“Vacations are easy to plan — your boss tells you when, and your wife tells you where”

“Some people battle their way to the top, while others bottle their way to the bottom”

“A reckless driver is one who passes you, in spite of all you can do”

“Gossip always travels fastest over grapevines that are slightly sour”

“Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount”

“All money is both ‘hard’ and ‘easy’—hard to get and easy to spend”

“Disability is not inability” (“Disability does not mean inability”)

Golden Arches (McDonald’s nickname)

“Does comedy on television cause comedy in the streets?”

“Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible”

Dry Bar (alcohol-free bar)

“No one needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one”

“Restaurants where they wait on you hand and foot charge you an arm and a leg”

“The two most important things about money are, to make it first, then make it last”

“A gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar on top”

“Everyone reads the false report and no one reads the correction”

“57 channels and nothing on” (television saying)

“Don’t worry about biting off more than you can chew—you have a big mouth”

“Eat on the run, forget about sleep, and change horses often”

“Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky”

“A lot of people are in debt because they spend what their friends think they make”

Pentagram (Pentagon nickname)

Shooter’s Sandwich

“All you need to run is a pair of shoes” (running adage)

“Underpromise and overdeliver” (business adage)

“Winning is the best deodorant” (sports adage)

“Give a jackass an education and you get a smartass”

“If defensive backs could catch, they would be wide receivers” (football adage)

“Hit what you see and see what you hit” (football adage)

Fauxnut (faux + cronut/donut)

“What we teach children to love and desire outweighs what we make them learn”

“Poor people are crazy; rich people are eccentric”

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