A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 22, 2018
“It’s nice to see Blood oranges and Cripps apples side-by-side in harmony in produce”

“Bloods” and “Crips” are the names of rival gangs in California. There are “blood oranges” and “Cripps Red”/“Cripps Pink” apples, and there have been several jokes.
 
“Should I keep the Cripps apples separate from the blood oranges in the fridge?  I’d hate to have a rumble in the crisper drawer” was posted on Twitter by GNate on April 12, 2009. “Are Cripps apples the enemies of Blood Oranges?” was posted on Twitter by Doug McGuffog on October 26, 2009.
 
“It’s always nice to go to the produce aisle and see Blood oranges and Cripps apples side-by-side in harmony” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on August 21, 2018.
 
“Blood oranges imply the existence of Crip oranges” and “High blood pressure implies the existence of high crip pressure” are related jokes.
   
     
Wikipedia: Bloods
The Bloods, also known as Original Blood Family (OBF), are a primarily African-American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California. The gang is widely known for its rivalry with the Crips.
 
Wikipedia: Crips
The Crips, also known as Original Crip Homies (OCH), are a gang based in the coastal regions of southern California. They were founded in Los Angeles, California in 1969 mainly by Raymond Washington and Stanley Williams. Once a single alliance between two autonomous gangs, they are now a loosely connected network of individual “sets”, often engaged in open warfare with one another.
       
Wikipedia: Blood orange
The blood orange is a variety of orange (Citrus × sinensis) (also referred to as raspberry orange) with crimson, almost blood-colored flesh.
   
Wikipedia: Cripps Red
Cripps Red is a cultivar of apples; the fruit are eaten fresh. The original tree was bred by John Cripps from Golden Delicious × Lady Williams.
   
Twitter
GNate
@GNate
Should I keep the Cripps apples separate from the blood oranges in the fridge?  I’d hate to have a rumble in the crisper drawer.
10:39 AM - 12 Apr 2009
   
Twitter
Doug McGuffog
@darkdeity
are Cripps apples the enemies of Blood Oranges?
10:08 AM - 26 Oct 2009
   
Twitter
Dirty Andy Danger
@AndyDanger
I refuse to take sides in the vicious gang war between Cripps apples and Blood oranges. Can’t we all just get along? And make fruit salad?
8:45 PM - 4 Feb 2010
   
Twitter
105.3 The FOX
@105TheFox
Crash’s Poll: Who will win the war for grocery store territory? Cripps Apples or Blood Oranges… http://fb.me/xxsPFj1Y
9:25 AM - 18 Apr 2011
   
Twitter
Mark Henry Hutton
@tonupvicar
Just bought some Cripps apples put ‘em in the fruit bowl but forgot there were a couple of Blood oranges in there. Carnage!
9:15 AM - 28 Jan 2012
   
Twitter
Ted Raymond
@TedFriendlyGuy
No grocery store, what are you doing!? You can’t put the cripps apples next to the blood oranges!
3:54 PM - 2 Mar 2012
     
Twitter
Indicted Republicans R Us
@herbdoom
Someone put the Crips apples next to the Blood oranges. #OhTheFRUmanITy
1:10 AM - 8 Nov 2012
 
Twitter
Devyn Lambrecht
@devyn43
Things gonna get real in the produce dept if these Cripps apples find out there r blood oranges the next aisle over.
6:59 PM - 29 Oct 2015
 
Twitter
Whip
@thewhipshow
At the grocery and I saw there is an apple called a Cripps Apple.  I wonder if the Cripps Apples don’t get along with the Blood Oranges.
6:37 AM - 7 Dec 2017
 
Reddit—Shower Thoughts
It’s always nice to go to the produce aisle and see Blood oranges and Cripps apples side-by-side in harmony.
submitted August 21, 2018 by TheAnagramancer

Posted by Barry Popik
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