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 March 08, 2017
“I never thought I’d get into Feng Shui, but oh, how the tables have turned”

Feng shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmony that is reflected is many building designs. A “turn the tables” pun is often made. “People used to believe in Feng Shui. But less so, now the tables have turned” was posted on Twitter on March 31, 2014.

“I never thought I’d buy into Feng Shui, but oh how the tables have turned” was posted on Twitter on June 4, 2014.


Wikipedia: Feng shui
Feng Shui (pinyin: fēng shuǐ, pronounced [fɤ́ŋ ʂwèi] (fung shway) is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. It is closely linked to Taoism. The term feng shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the passage of the now-lost Classic of Burial recorded in Guo Pu’s commentary: Feng shui is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy (observation of appearances through formulas and calculations). The feng shui practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of “invisible forces” that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi.

Twitter
MJ‏
@sucittaM
“Ah! How the tables have turned!”
-Bond Villain who’s really into feng shui
3:56 PM - 29 Jul 2010

Twitter
Arron Palmer‏
@ArronPalmer
I argued with a friend yesterday about the benefits of Feng Shui, but he appeared to be having none of it. Finally, the tables have turned!
5:52 PM - 16 Feb 2011

Twitter
Jeffrey Vega‏
@nintendoboy
“Oh, how the tables have turned.” -A feng shui artist
4:08 PM - 14 Sep 2011

Twitter
James Martin‏
@Pundamentalism
People used to believe in Feng Shui. But less so, now the tables have turned.
5:33 AM - 31 Mar 2014

Twitter
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@Twisted_Mettle
I never thought I’d buy into Feng Shui, but oh how the tables have turned.
7:53 AM - 4 Jun 2014

Reddit—Jokes
I never thought I’d buy into Feng Shui
submitted August 19, 2014 by sglesley94
But oh how the tables have turned.

20 February 2015, Daily Mail (London, UK), pg. 58:
Your jokes
I NEVER thought that I’d buy into Feng Shui, but oh, how the tables have turned.
Nick Fletcher, Malton, N. Yorks.

Reddit—Jokes
I never thought I’d get into Feng Shui…
submitted March 9, 2017 by Cassandra111
but the tables have turned.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 • Permalink