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 November 17, 2015
“A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width”

"A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width” is a popular one-line saying about dieting. “Diet: When You Have To Go To Some Length To Change Your Width” was cited on the newsgroup rec.humor in 1995.


Google Groups: rec.humor
D
David Coble
8/11/95
(...)
Diet:
1. When You Have To Go To Some Length To Change Your Width.
2, The Modern-Day Meal In Which A Family Counts Its Calories Instead Of Its Blessings.
3. Something To Take The Starch Out Of You.
4. Snack Bar.

Google Groups: rec.humor
DIET (PUTDOWNS)
Nancy Carson
3/27/96
(...)
A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Thoughts on diets
Joke List
1/17/99
(...)
A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width.

15 July 2002, The Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica),"Tomorrow we may diet” by Tony Deyal, pg. A4, col. 4:
A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width

Google Books
Healing Through Humor
By Frances Hunter
Lake Mary, FL: Creation House Press
2003
Pg. 84:
Dieting: going to some length to change your width.

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Comic Quotes
By Geoff Tibballs’London: Constable & Robinson Ltd.
2004
Pg. ?:
A diet is when you go to some length to change your width,

Twitter
Wendy Merron
‏@WendyMerron
A diet is when you have to go to some length to change your width.
#humor #diets #weightloss
9:39 PM - 5 Apr 2009

Google Groups: The Grif.net
01/12/12 Grif.Net - Dieting is . .
Dr. Bob
1/12/12
Dieting is the penalty for living beyond your seams.
Dieting is no piece of cake.
Dieting is wishful shrinking.
Dieting is for those who bend over and are exposed in the end.
Dieting is when you have to go to some length to change your width.
Dieting is trying to take your breadth away.
Dieting is for those who are too big for their britches.
Dieting is for losers.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 • Permalink