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 September 27, 2013
Clowngress (clown + Congress)

“Clowngress” (clown + Congress) is a derogatory nickname for the U.S. Congress—although some might jokingly say it’s an insult to honorable clowning profession. “In the corridors of Clongresss” was a caption to a Gary Larson’s comic strip, The Far Side, on January 14, 1992.
 
Similar terms include “clowndidate” (clown + candidate), “clowncil” (clown + council) and “clownigarch” (clown + oligarch).
   
 
14 January 1992, St. Albans (VT) Messenger,“The Far Side” comic strip by Gary Larson, pg. 17, col. 2:
In the corridors of Clowngress
   
Google Groups: info.firearms.politics
Media Howl For Ban on Private Firearms Transactions
David Simmons
12/21/93
(...)
Oh, and hats off to Schumer who of course has a bill in Clowngress proposing to do just what’s necessary, of course, of course.
 
Twitter
Greg Irwin
‏@lionitr
Way to kill jobs clowngress! RT @Heritage new policy paper: House Bill to Hit Small Businesses with Surtax http://tr.im/tHSp #tcot #teaparty
6:15 PM - 23 Jul 09
 
Twitter
Brett Lawlor
‏@Torinir
I hereby resolve to only refer to Congress as “Clowngress”, since they’re a huge joke.
6:54 AM - 18 Jan 12
 
LewRockwell.com Blog
OMG–a Government Shutdown
Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. at 16:55 pm CDT on September 26, 2013
No more predation and killing by the biggest government on the face of the earth? We should be so lucky. Despite the lying claims coming from Clowngress and the media, the Pentagram will bomb, the drones will blow up, NSA will spy, the FBI will spy, the CIA will spy and assassinate–go down the rest of the list of the alphabet from Hell.
 
The Daily Page
clowngress 10 per cent approval rating
Postby gozer » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:43 pm
an interesting bit in the fine print:
 
drugs dealers: 31%
pimps: 26%
al-qaida: 13%
the crabs: 11%
congress: 10%

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • Friday, September 27, 2013 • Permalink


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