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”
“Live every day like it’s a summer Friday”
“Live every day like it’s summer Friday”
“Live every Friday like it’s a summer Friday”
“She’s always late. Her ancestors arrived on the Juneflower”
“Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be”
“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush”
“Summer means about three months of no school shootings”
“Summer nights and ballpark lights”
“Summer nights and bonfire lights”
“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 (Pride Month)
“Avoid fruits and nuts—you are what you eat”
“Be a Fruit Loop in a world of Cheerios”
“Better blatant than latent” (gay slogan)
“Dad, a boy at school called me gay!” (joke)
“Froot Loops are just gay Cheerios”
“Gay and proud” ("I’m gay and I’m proud")
“God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve”
“Greenwich Village, home of short-haired women and long-haired men”
“I keep asking what LGBTQ stands for, but I never get a straight answer”
“If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone will want them”
“If you don’t like gay marriage, blame straight people (for having gay babies)”
“If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t get one”
“It’s Christmas Eve, not Christmas Steve”
“Legalize gay marijuana”
“My wife gets turned on by shopping. It seems she’s buy-sexual”
“No tea, no shade”
“No tea, no shade, no pink lemonade”
“Oh, you’re straight? Well, so is spaghetti until it gets hot and wet”
“Phoney as a three-dollar bill” ("Queer as a three-dollar bill")
“Spill the tea” or “Spill the T” (tell the truth)
“Steers and Queers”
“The fat, alcoholic transvestite just wanted to eat, drink and be Mary”
“The odds are good, but the goods are odd” (male-female ratio)
“Two condoms walk past a gay bar…” (joke)
“Two deer walk out of a gay bar…” (bar joke)
“We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it”
“What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar?"/"A flamethrower.”
“What do you call a gay milkman?"/"A dairy queen.”
“What do you get when you put guacamole on a BLT?"/"An LGBT.” (Gay BLT)
“Why do lesbians shop at Sports Authority?"/"Because they don’t like Dick’s.”
“You know you’re at a gay barbecue when the wieners taste like shit”
AIDS Walk
Bird Circuit (Manhattan gay bars with bird names)
Bull Dyke or Bulldyker (dyke or dike); Bulldyking
Circuit Queen
Devil’s Playhouse (Webster Hall)
Dressed Resembling A Girl ("drag” backronym)
Fraudway; Queerialto; Double-Crossroads of the World
Gay Bar
Gay Greenwich Village
Gay Paree
Gay Pride Week (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender PRIDE March; Moment of Silence)
Gay Set
Gay White Way (Broadway)
Gaystapo (gay + Gestapo)
Homo Set
HOT! NYC Celebration of Queer Culture
Lavender Set
LGBTPed (LGBT + pedophile)
LGBTQQWERTY (LGBTQ + QWERTY)
LGBTQWERTY (LGBT/LGBTQ + QWERTY)
LGBTQWXYZ (LGBTQ + WXYZ)
LGBTQXYZ (LGBTQ + XYZ)
LGBTWXYZ (LGBT + WXYZ)
LGBTXYZ (LGBT + XYZ)
MSLGBT (MSNBC nickname)
Pride in the City (People of Color in Crisis)
Rainbow Jihad
Swish Set
Three G’s of Politics (God, guns and gays)
Vagenda (vagina + agenda)

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)
“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be”
“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”
“Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things”
“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”
“Life was simpler when we honored father and mother rather than all major credit cards”
“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)
Juneteenth (June 19th, or Emancipation Day)

Posted by Barry Popik
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