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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“If it’s obvious, it’s obviously wrong”

“Just when you find the key to the market, they change the locks”

“I don’t always have time to study…but when I do, I don’t”

“Being drunk with your best friend is the best kind of drunk”

“Nothing saves money like being antisocial”

Pub Alley (West 38th Street)

“The most exciting two minutes in sports” (Kentucky Derby slogan)

Decaf (short of “decaffeinated”)

“Two managers talk to each other”

“Cut a newsman and he bleeds ink”

“You don’t lose your job due to injury” (sports adage)

“What’s black and brown and looks good on a lawyer?” (lawyer joke)

“What has 75 balls and screws old ladies?” (bingo joke)

“House to let, inquire within; people turned out for drinking gin”

Runway Food

Barista Elbow (Barista Wrist)


Democalypse (democracy + apocalypse)

“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I would spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem”

Story Food

FIMBY (Fuck, It’s in My Back Yard)

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”

Park Rowgue (Park Row + rogue)

The International Magazine of Events (TIME backronym)

Realize It Can Happen (“rich” backronym)

“Lighting up the scoreboard” (scoring many points)

Pass Over Opportunity Repeatedly (“poor” backronym)

NATOstan (NATO + -stan)

“What do you get from a pampered cow?”/“Spoiled milk.”

“Learning Opportunity, Stay Strong” (“loss” backronym)

“Are those chopsticks in your pocket or are you just happy sashimi?”

Womenomics (women + economics)


Mr. Irrelevant (last person picked in the NFL draft)


Shady Park (Andrews Grove, Long Island City)

“Obedience is not patriotism”

Huffington Joke (Huffington Post nickname)

“Don’t short new highs or buy new lows”

“You can borrow for college, but not for retirement”

Reeking Regatta (Buffalo Bayou Regatta nickname)

Oscars of Architecture (Architizer’s A+ Awards)

Jefftown (Jefferson Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn)

“What you appreciate appreciates”

“Delay is the deadliest form of denial”

“When you get a new customer, make three trades” (Wall Street adage)

“As goes Walmart, so goes America”

“Never trust a warm front” (weather adage)

“Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won’t cure a cold”

“There are two ways to run for office—scared or unopposed” (political adage)

The Nation’s Newspaper (USA Today nickname)

Pipelineistan (pipeline + -istan)

Webutante Ball (Prom for Tech Nerds)

Shoppertunity (shopper + opportunity)

Shopportunity (shop + opportunity)

Roads, Rates and Rubbish (local government concerns)

Access To Money (“ATM” backronym)

Love-locking (Love Lock or Love Padlock)

Medicrat (medical + bureaucrat)

All But Dissertation (ABD)

“People who aren’t nice to waiters aren’t nice people”

InfoWhores (InfoWars + whores)

Huffing Paint Post (Huffington Post nickname)

“Once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed”

“I drink, therefore I am” (Bibo ergo sum)

Glambling (glamorous + gambling; glam + bling)

“Excrement living on increment”

“Borders, language, culture”

“I like my beer like I like my violence: domestic”

“Food tastes better cooked outdoors”

“Beware the injured golfer” (“Beware the sick golfer”)

“You are never more than a few feet away from a rat”

Follow One Course Until Successful (“focus” backronym)

“The most dangerous thing about marijuana is getting caught with it”

“Cut-off low, weatherman’s woe”

“Sell the problem, not the solution” (advertising adage)

“Know guns, no crime; no guns, know crime” (“No guns, no freedom; know guns, know freedom”)

“No god, no peace; know god, know peace”

Meteoronomics (meteorology + economics)