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.

Recent entries:
“When you think, you stink” (sports adage) (10/30)
“Real estate is a relationship business” (real estate adage) (10/30)
Shit-in ("sit-in” for gender-neutral bathrooms) (10/30)
“Ask a basketball player for change of $1, get 75 cents back because no fourth quarter” (10/29)
Peanutzi or Peanazi (peanut + Nazi) (10/29)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from May 07, 2014
FIMBY (Fuck, It’s in My Back Yard)

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show did a segment by correspondent Jordan Klepper on May 7, 2014, about West Virginia’s lack of clean, drinkable water. Klepper said that the issue was one of “FIMBY” (or “FIIMBY")—Fuck, It’s in My Back Yard.

“FIMBY” is a variant on the popular term “NIMBY" (Not In My Back Yard).


Twitter
Chicken Noodle Goop
‏@GmaArka
To anybody who has a sense of humor,
Check out the Daily Show Tonight at 11, there will be a segment about WV and the water crisis.
4:08 PM - 7 May 2014

Twitter
Tim Palmer
‏@TimSophist23
#FIMBY On Jon Stewart means Fuck its in my back yard. A term for someone who suddenly cares about a social issue. After it affects them.
10:20 PM - 7 May 2014

Twitter
Secular Humanist
‏@Reilly4Sanity
BWAHAHAHA! #TDS new takeoff on #NIMBY , He said, in response to toxic water, republicans got a case of #FIMBY #FuckItsMyBackYard
10:21 PM - 7 May 2014

Twitter
Kevin Drew Davis
‏@kevindrewdavis
It’s a FIMBY issue - “Fuck, it’s in my backyard”. @TheDailyShow
from Toronto, Ontario
10:23 PM - 7 May 2014

Twitter
Michael Wilhelm
‏@mike_wilhelm
@TheDailyShow Is it spelled #FIIMBY or #FIMBY? Either way. AWESOME! 👍
10:40 PM - 7 May 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, May 07, 2014 • Permalink