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:
“Somewhere between a donut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
“Somewhere between a doughnut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP47 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP46 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP45 (7/13)
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“Put the biscuit in the basket” (put the hockey puck in the net)

“Water flows uphill toward money”

School of No (PS 106, Far Rockaway, Queens nickname)

Gourmaise (gourmet + mayonnaise)

“Any writing problem is a reporting problem”

“When any nation mistrusts its citizens with guns it is sending a clear message”

Mom Wine (Mommy Wine)

“Bad traders don’t make profits — they only take out short-term loans from the market”

“Leadership is not driving the train, it’s laying the track”

Knork (knife + fork)

“It takes ten years to become an overnight success”

Ramenrrito (ramen + burrito)

“Republicans fear their base; Democrats despise their base”

“Science flies you to the moon; religion flies you into buildings”

Big Apple Blizzard (Dairy Queen dessert)

Debt Star (debt + death star)

Wake and Bake (marijuana-infused coffee)

Bagnut or Dogel (bagel + donut)

“He can take his’n and beat your’n, or take your’n and beat his’n” (coaching adage)

“All work and no play will make you a manager”

Coney Island’s Fifth Avenue (Riegelmann Boardwalk)

“Housing IS the business cycle”

“Tips are for waiters” (Wall Street adage)

City With No Limits (Houston slogan)

“Earth without art is just eh”

The Young Turds or The Dumb Turds (The Young Turks nickname)

Ammosexual (ammo + sexual)

Gundamentalist (gun + fundamentalist); Gundamentalism

The Great Mentioner

“Too big to comply”

Bullionaire (bullion + -aire)

“When you’re good, you tell everybody; when you’re great, everybody tells you”

Big Apple Fashioned (cocktail)

New World Wine

Old World Wine

“Journalists become journalists because they aren’t any good at math” (journalism adage)

“Shareholders should be worried when a CEO builds a new headquarters”

“A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning”

“Government is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together”

“You can’t beat what you can’t catch”

“The fourth estate has become a fifth column”

“You can’t hit what you can’t see”

“You can’t hit what you can’t catch”

Birkenstock Liberal

Nurse-in (protest for breastfeeding in restaurants)

“Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners”

“List to last” (real estate adage)

“Capital punishment means them without the capital get the punishment”

“Nothing good happens after midnight”

“Run through a brick wall (for a coach)” (player loyalty)

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”

“You don’t build a church for Easter Sunday”

“You’re more likely to divorce than to switch bank accounts”

Frankensnack (Frankenstein monster + snack)

“If you want to get ahead, get a hat”

“The land is so flat you can watch your dog run away for three days” (joke)

Conspiracy Fact

“Goals follow goals” (soccer adage)

“You lift, you lose” (drag racing adage)

“Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us”

“Football…bloody hell” (soccer saying)

Defensive Back University or DBU (University of Texas Longhorns football team nickname)

“If you have to think about whether a player is a hall of famer—he isn’t”

“Football is 22 people on the field who need rest and 22,000 people in the stands who need exercise”

“Soccer is 22 people running after a ball” (“Football is 22 people running after a ball”)



Medical Industrial Complex

“Investing is simple, but it’s not easy”

“Markets don’t crash from all-time highs”

Mr. November (baseball playoffs hero)

Bawnd (bond)

Oblication (obligation + vacation)

Mirrortocracy (mirror + meritocracy)

“Bomb into the Stone Age” (total destruction)

“Accounting is the language of business”

Twiplomacy (Twitter + diplomacy)

“Work until your idols become your rivals”

“If you can shoot, you can play” (basketball adage)

Halftime Flush or Super Bowl Flush (bathroom break during halftime)

“I don’t believe the liberal media”

“The relationship of a journalist to a politician should be that of a dog to a lamppost”

The American Dream City (Arlington, TX slogan)

“We played like never before, and lost like always”

“I was an honor student—I don’t know what happened” (bumper sticker)

The Beautiful Game (soccer)