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 October 02, 2013
Shutstorm (shutdown + shitstorm)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Other shutdown terms include “shut happens” and “shutdown theater.”

Matt Stevens
shutstorm is way better then lockout (live at http://ustre.am/ACPk)
9:27 PM - 20 Jul 11

Todd Seavey
Partisan blaming notwithstanding, remember: #GOVT brought you this #SHUTSTORM. #p2 #tcot #libertarian #shutdown #Obamacare
5:00 PM - 29 Sep 13

Time magazine
What’s a Furlough?: TIME Explains Government Shutdown Buzzwords
Words in the news can get awfully wonky when Washington is at the center of the story

By Katy Steinmetz @katysteinmetz Oct. 02, 2013
shutstorm (n.): a government shutdown marked by confusion and controversy.
The hashtag #shutstorm is currently making the rounds on Twitter, as veterans are being kept out of national war memorials and closed national parks are hemorrhaging revenue. This term is obviously a play on an excrement-based slang word which Green’s Dictionary of Slang defines as “a very confused or frightening situation.”

Austin Keeney
“Shutstorm 2013: America Sits On It’s Balls” John Stewart used the terms, zebra queefs and catastrofuck in the same segment.. Thank you john
10:10 PM - 2 Oct 13

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, October 02, 2013 • Permalink