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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Entry from May 26, 2024
“Welcome to the surface of the sun! Oh wait I mean Texas”

Texas is so hot, it’s sometimes joked that it is the surface of the sun.
 
“Welcome to the surface of the sun aka Texas. http://twitpic.com/8anfc” was posted on X/Twitter by Lee Ann Woolbright on June 24, 2009. “welcome to the surface of the sun. a.k.a. Texas. WOW. over 100 degrees again today” was posted on Facebook by Emjae Willette on September 15, 2010. “Our welcome sign doesn’t say ‘Welcome to Texas’ it says ‘Welcome to the Surface of the Sun’ ....enjoy your stay” was posted on X/Twitter by мтs on July 25, 2011. “Welcome to the surface of the sun! Oh wait I mean Texas” was posted on X/Twitter by Teas Humor on June 23, 2016.
 
   
X/Twitter
Lee Ann Woolbright
@LadyofWool
Welcome to the surface of the sun aka Texas. http://twitpic.com/8anfc
1:55 PM · Jun 24, 2009
     
Facebook
Emjae Willette
September 15, 2010 at 9:04 PM ·
welcome to the surface of the sun. a.k.a. Texas. WOW. over 100 degrees again today..
 
X/Twitter
мтs
@Saffle_fm
Our welcome sign doesn’t say “Welcome to Texas” it says “Welcome to the Surface of the Sun” ....enjoy your stay.
6:25 PM · Jul 25, 2011
   
X/Twitter
Natalie Hester
@_NatalieMoore
@thisreal4ever Welcome to the surface of the sun!!! #Texas
4:47 PM · Sep 15, 2011
     
Facebook
Nash Roth
June 23, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Houston, TX ·
Welcome back to Houston! A.K.A- the surface of the sun
   
Facebook
John Hardesty is looking for an air conditioner.
July 29, 2015 at 4:01 PM ·
Welcome to West Texas, located just over 2 miles off the surface of the Sun!!
 
X/Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
Welcome to the surface of the sun! Oh wait I mean Texas.
11:15 AM · Jun 23, 2016
     
Facebook
Cecilia Krystyne is at Vans Warped Tour At Reliant Stadium.
June 26, 2016 at 1:30 PM · Houston, TX ·
Welcome to Texas: the surface of the sun. 🔥🔥🔥☀️☀️☀️
 
X/Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
Welcome to the surface of the sun! Oh wait I mean Texas.
1:00 PM · Jul 11, 2017
 
X/Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
Welcome to the surface of the sun! Oh wait I mean Texas.
9:02 PM · Jul 25, 2018
     
X/Twitter
Stacey Lyons
@StaceyL46629606
We in Texas like the heat we’re used to. Come spend a July, August in Texas..
We’ll be here to tell you it’s hilarious yall can’t handle months of triple digit heat
Welcome to the surface of the sun
8:56 AM · Feb 14, 2021
   
X/Twitter
Ryan Rodgers
@CoachRodgers10
@weatherchannel I can save you some time for all the folks in Texas. Instead of giving us a daily forecast, just say “welcome to the surface of the sun!”
2:55 PM · Jul 8, 2022
   
X/Twitter
🤍 🖤 мєℓαиιє 🖤 🤍
@soulwhisper85
Welcome to the surface of the sun. Oh wait I mean Texas.  96° and Tornado watch. Ya gotta love Texas
5:29 PM · Apr 15, 2024
 
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Lone Star State - Texas
May 27, 2024 at 5:56 AM ·
Lone Star State - Texas
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Welcome to the surface of the sun! Oh
wait I mean Texas.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Sunday, May 26, 2024 • Permalink


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