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

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Entry from March 12, 2012
“A backyard barbecue draws two things … flies and relatives”

"A backyard barbecue draws two things...flies and relatives” was popularized by a list of “Truisms” that has been on the Internet since 2003. The saying has been put on T-shirts.


Amazon.com
A backyard barbecue draws two things...flies and relatives. - Funny Printed T-Shirt [BLK3051]

The Mornin’ Mail
Monday, March 31, 2003 Volume IX, Number 200
(...)
A backyard barbecue draws two things.....flies and relatives.

Google Groups: alt.wisdom
Newsgroups: alt.wisdom
From: (KBraman1)
Date: 15 Apr 2003 12:35:51 GMT
Local: Tues, Apr 15 2003 7:35 am
Subject: Truisms

A backyard barbecue draws two things....flies and relatives.

Pawprints: JCHS Alumni Newsletter (June 2003)
Truisms
(...)
A backyard barbecue draws two things....flies and relatives.

1 June 2004, Anniston (AL) Star, “Truisms” submitted by Bessie Certain, Huntsville:
A backyard barbecue draws two things ... flies and relatives.

Quotes Find (January 26, 2012)
A backyard barbecue draws two things...flies and relatives. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Monday, March 12, 2012 • Permalink