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 February 17, 2017
“A book dies every time you watch a reality TV show”

Jersey Shore was an American reality television series that ran from 2009 until 2012. “Every time someone watches jersey shore, a book commits suicide!” was posted on Twitter on January 13, 2011.  “A book commits suicide every time you watch “Jersey Shore” was posted on Twitter on February 7, 2011. A popular photo illustration of books falling off a bookshelf accompanied the saying.

“A book dies every time you watch The Jersey Shore” was posted on Twitter on February 10, 2011. “A book dies every time you watch a reality tv show” was posted on Twitter on May 9, 2013.

“A book dies every time you watch a reality TV show” has been printed on many images.


Wikipedia: Jersey SHore (TV series)
Jersey Shore is an American reality television series which ran on MTV from December 3, 2009 to December 20, 2012 in the United States. The series follows the lives of eight housemates spending their summer at the Jersey Shore in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Season 2 followed the cast escaping the cold northeast winter to Miami Beach, Florida, with Season 3 returning to the Jersey Shore. The fourth season, filmed in Italy, premiered on August 4, 2011. The show returned for a fifth season, at Seaside Heights, New Jersey on January 5, 2012. The fifth season finale aired on March 15, 2012. On March 19, 2012, MTV confirmed that the series would return for their sixth season. On August 30, 2012, MTV announced that the Jersey Shore would end after the sixth season, which premiered on October 4. The series finale aired on December 20, 2012.

Twitter
Tanner B. Horne
‏@HonkIfYourHorne
Every time someone watches jersey shore, a book commits suicide!
8:57 PM - 13 Jan 2011

Twitter
James HIlton
‏@swagerdactyl
For every minute you watch Jersey Shore a book commits suicide
10:42 PM - 13 Jan 2011

Twitter
Damone Williams
‏@DamoneWilliams_
Photo: “A book commits suicide every time you watch “Jersey Shore”“. http://tumblr.com/xoy1gizi88
10:28 PM - 7 Feb 2011

Entertainment Weekly
A book commits suicide every time you watch ‘Jersey Shore’: Do you read high-brow, watch low?
STEPHAN LEE
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 AT 3:42PM EST
What you need is a bookend! Random House, Inc. posted this funny picture and axiom on its Facebook page. If you look closely, you can see what appears to be To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and an unidentified book plunging to their deaths because they refuse to exist in a world in which Jersey Shore is being watched. The photo is obviously a joke, but I refuse to believe you can’t read smart books while enjoying trash reality TV.

Twitter
Daniel Colby
‏@DanC1110
@cdrwyr WYR a book dies every time you watch The Jersey Shore OR your brain is used as a hard drive for porn shop surveillance videos
5:09 PM - 10 Feb 2011

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Imagechan
‏@imagechan
A book dies every time you watch it - http://www.imagechan.com/img/11012/a-book-dies-every-time-you-watch-it
5:03 AM - 20 Feb 2011

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Men’s Humor
‏@MensHumor
A book commits suicide every time you watch Jersey Shore.
12:30 PM - 24 Jan 2012

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Bojan Stojanovic
‏@bojanstojanovic
a book dies every time you watch a Turkish TV show
7:08 AM - 22 Jan 2013

Twitter
Zach -Chef- Lowe
‏@bendoverlowe2
A book dies every time you watch a reality tv show
5:30 PM - 9 Mar 2013

Twitter
Gillian Rudd
‏@GillianRudd
‘You do know that a book dies every time you watch a reality TV show?’ →Heard this today and thought it was brilliant, so am sharing! grin
10:14 AM - 11 May 2013

27 January 2015, Washington (DC) Post, “Everyone’stealing jokes online. Why doesn’t anyone care? (Posted 2015-01-27 17:36:17)” by Luke O’Neil (weblog post):
Last Saturday, the popular Twitter “parody” account @ozchrisrock posted the following to his 77,000 followers: “A book commits suicide every time you watch a reality show.” A clever enough quip, sure. So clever, in fact, it’s been posted hundreds, if not thousands of times since it first started circulating back around 2011. It’s been repeated so frequently, and on so many social media platforms, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where it even originated .

Twitter
Bill Murray
‏@BiIIMurray
A book dies every time you watch a reality TV show.
3:30 PM - 17 Feb 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Friday, February 17, 2017 • Permalink