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 03, 2016
“I’m a Ph.D.—Pizza Hut Deliveryman”

Pizza Hut is an American pizza and pasta restaurant chain that offers sit-down service, as well as take-out and delivery. “I’m a Ph.D.—Pizza Hut Deliveryman” is a joke a poor person (who has definitely not achieved a doctorate) might tell. Pizza Hut filed a “PHD” trademark in 2007.

American comedian and musician Rich Hall did several Pizza Hut commercials in the 1980s. He often performs as “Otis Lee Crenshaw” and mentioned Pizza Hut in the song “White Trash State of Mind” (2009):

“I guess I got it made—my bills are paid and I got a Ph.D. But it stands for ‘Pizza Hut Deliveryman.’ It ain’t exactly a degree.”

Other Ph.D. backronyms include “Papa Has Dough,” “Permanent Head Damage,” “Piled Higher and Deeper,” “Poor, Hungry and Determined,” “Poor, Hungry Doctor,” “Poor, Hungry and Driven” and “Pretty Huge Debt.”

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree is sometimes called “Bachelor of Fuck All.” The Bachelor of Science degree is frequently called B.S. ("bull shit") and the Master of Science degree is called M.S. ("more shit” or “more of the same"), with both referenced in print since at least 1932.

Popular backronyms for the M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) degree include “Massive Bank Account,” “Master Bullshit Artist,” “Mediocre But Aggressive” and “Mediocre But Arrogant.” M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) degree backronyms include “Money Doctor” and “Much Deeper.”

Wikipedia: Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut Inc is an American restaurant chain and international franchise, trading as Pizza Hut, known for Italian-American cuisine including pizza and pasta as well as side dishes and desserts it, is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world’s largest fast-food restaurant company.

In 2015, the company had more than 6,000 Pizza Hut locations in the United States, and 5,139 more locations in 94 other countries and territories, making up a total of 11,139 branches (restaurants or takeouts) worldwide.

Wikipedia: Rich Hall
Richard “Rich” Hall (born 10 June 1954) is an American comedian, writer, and musician, first coming to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980s. He wrote and performed for a range of American networks, in series such as Fridays, Not Necessarily the News (popularising the “sniglet” neologism), and Saturday Night Live. After winning a Perrier Comedy Award in 2000, using the character of Tennesseean country musician Otis Lee Crenshaw, Hall became popular in the United Kingdom, regularly appearing on QI and similar panel shows.

Otis Lee Crenshaw (Rich Hall) - White Trash State of Mind
Uploaded on Feb 10, 2011
Rich Hall’s alter ego (and uncle) Otis Lee Crenshaw sings White Trash State of Mind accompanied by the Honky Tonk Assholes. If you want me to upload any of the other songs that I haven’t already, just write a comment and I’ll see to it.
“I guess I got it made—my bills are paid and I got a Ph.D. But it stands for ‘Pizza Hut Deliveryman.’ It ain’t exactly a degree.”

Rich Hall songs are excellent. I got a PhD, Pizza Hut Delivery...hehehe.
5:52 PM - 30 Dec 2010

I got a phd, but it stands for pizza hut delivery man #richhall
6:20 PM - 26 Nov 2011

Ruairi O’Hagan
I’ve got a PHD. But it stands for pizza hut deliveryman #RichHall
6:04 PM - 2 Dec 2011

PHD = Pizza Hut Deliveryman ~Clarky :’wink
6:00 AM - 19 May 2012

Potassium Hydroxide
My Pizza Hut Deliveryman just wore a shirt that read ‘PhD’ - GENIUS!
5:25 AM - 9 Jun 2012

14 July 2013, Washington (DC) Post, “Style Invitational Week” by Pat Myers, pg. T20:
2. Winner of the gag no-tear toilet paper AND the toilet paper imprinted with pictures of euros (wow, are we lavish or what?): Pizza Hut Deliveryman? You’re Almost, Like, Employed!: PhD, YALE(Chris Doyle, Ponder, Tex.)

Word Mark PHD
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 030. US 046. G & S: Pizza
(ABANDONED) IC 039. US 100 105. G & S: Pizza delivery services
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 77350328
Filing Date December 12, 2007
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition April 22, 2008
Owner (APPLICANT) Pizza Hut, Inc. CORPORATION CALIFORNIA Legal - Trademarks 14841 N. Dallas Parkway Dallas TEXAS 75254
Attorney of Record Philip M. Davison
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

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