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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“Guilty until proven slave”

Givernment (giver + government)

Giverment (giver + government)

“Easy money causes hard times”


Tulipcoin (tulip mania + bitcoin)

Shamsung (Samsung nickname)

“What does a clock do when it’s hungry?”/“It goes back four seconds.”

“The four seasons are salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar”

“Work will win when wishing won’t”

Mooshine (moo + moonshine)

Foodstapo (food + Gestapo)

Rubber Chicken

Rubber Chicken Circuit

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”

“If someone wants you, nothing will keep them away”

“Million-dollar ideas are a dime a dozen”

“My legs are weak, my arms are sore, my chest is heavy, my body is tired, I WILL NOT BE STOPPED”

Africa’s Big Apple (Lagos nickname)

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country”

Groath (growth)

“Good players inspire themselves; great players inspire others”

“You’re only one workout away from a good mood”

“If you want to succeed, double your rate of failure”

Bitcoinaire (bitcoin + billionaire/millionaire)

“I Have a Little Dreidel” or “My Dreidel” (The Dreidel Song)


“F@ck the s@ck” (FTS)

“The suck”

“Eat the apple, fuck the Corps” (Marine Corps saying)

Volcker Rule

“No one has ever become poor by giving”

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart”

“Embrace the suck”

Demokraut (Democrat + Kraut)

Brookhattan (Brooklyn + Manhattan)

Uncle Sam’s Motorcycle Club (“USMC” backronym)

Uncle Sam’s Mountain Climbers (“USMC” backronym)

Unlimited Shit and Mass Confusion (“USMC” backronym)

“There are two seasons in the North—winter and road construction”

University of Science, Music and Culture (“USMC” backronym)

Uncle Sam’s Canoe Club (United States Navy nickname)

Wolf of Wall Street

“Two seasons—winter and August”

“That’s what money’s for—to spend”

Greece of the Caribbean (Puerto Rico in financial crisis)

“Give me four years to teach the children, and the seed I have sown shall never be uprooted”

Five Apple Seeds, Five Boroughs (1990s?)

Snowpocalypse (snow + apocalypse)

Cenosillicaphobia (fear of an empty glass)

Snowmageddon (snow + Armageddon)

B-Dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings nickname)

“Potential is what gets coaches fired”

Santa Claus Curse (New York Mets)

“What do you throw to a drowning lawyer? His partners” (lawyer joke)

“What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 50?”/“Your Honor” (lawyer joke)

New York City is shaped like an apple (1970s)

An apple tree on every street (2013 movie explanation)

“When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground” (proverb)

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies”

“Falling on your face is still moving forward”

“If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going”

Scarebus (Airbus nickname)

Happy Waitress (grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and tomato)

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable”

“Keep your business in town if you want to keep your town in business”


“Jesus is the reason for the season” (Christmas saying)

“Ball is life”

Labor-Electoral Complex

“I don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day”

Bank of Japandemonium (Bank of Japan + pandemonium)

“Lose one’s shirt” (become impoverished)

“Maple syrup is thicker than blood” (joke)

“It’s the thought that counts”

Neiman Marxism (Neiman Marcus + Marxism); Neiman Marxist

Management of Perception Economics (MOPE)

“Fashion changes more frequently than the weather”

Fracktivist or Fractivist (fracking + activist); Fracktivism or Fractivism

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled”

Richistan (a place where rich people live)

“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one”

Seastead (sea + homestead); Seasteading

“Show me a successful person, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity”

“What’s a shy and retiring accountant?” (joke)

“Wine, dine and sixty-nine”

“It’s the Jewish new year 5768 and I still write 5767 on my checks” (joke)

“Get off my phone!” (radio talk show saying)

Boroughite (inhabitant of a borough)

Economedian (economist + comedian)