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.

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Entry from July 25, 2015
Month 06—June

The following words or phrases are about June:

JUNE
“Don’t prune in May or June” (gardening adage)
“(I Like New York in June) How About You?” (1941)
“I’m always late. My ancestors arrived on the Juneflower”
“She’s always late. Her ancestors arrived on the Juneflower”
“Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be”
“Summer means about three months of no school shootings”
“The only man worth chasing this summer is the ice cream man”
“There are three good reasons to be a teacher: June, July and August”

JUNE 2 (National Rocky Road Day)

JUNE (second Saturday) (Belmont Stakes)
“The luckiest horse wins the Derby, the fastest horse the Preakness, the best horse the Belmont”
Belmont Breeze (former official drink of the Belmont Stakes)
Belmont Jewel (official drink of the Belmont Stakes)
Belmont Park (cocktail)
Big Apple (former official drink of the Belmont Stakes)
Big Sandy (Belmont Park nickname)
Grand Slam (horse racing)
Run for the Carnations (Belmont Stakes)
Test of a Champion (Belmont Stakes)
The Championship Track (Belmont Park nickname)
White Carnation (former official drink of the Belmont Stakes)

JUNE 15 (National Lobster Day)
“I ate at Mary Poppin’s Restaurant. Super cauliflower cheese but the lobster was atrocious!”
“What’s the difference between a large chested lobster and a dirty bus stop?” (joke)
Lobsterrific (lobster + terrific)

JUNE 16 (National Fudge Day)

JUNE (third Sunday) (Father’s Day)
“Being a parent means knowing how to unwrap a Snickers without making any noise”
“Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day, only cheaper”
“I don’t always tell dad jokes. But when I do, he laughs”
“I tell dad jokes, but I have no kids. I’m a faux pa”
“When does a joke become a dad joke?"/"When it leaves you and never comes back.”
“When does a joke become a dad joke?"/"When it’s fully groan.”
“When does a joke become a dad joke?"/"When the punchline becomes apparent.”

JUNE 19
Juneteenth (June 19th, or Emancipation Day)

Posted by Barry Popik
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