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 October 19, 2017
“A microwave is an easy bake oven for adults”

The Easy-Bake Oven is a toy that was introduced in 1963 to help teach young children to cook. A microwave oven is sometimes said to be a similar toy for older individuals.

“Our microwave is like an easy bake oven” was posted on Twitter on September 23, 2011. “A microwave is the college version of an easy bake oven” was posted on Twitter on February 18, 2014. “The microwave is an easy bake oven for teenagers” was posted on Twitter on March 21, 2016.

“A microwave is an easy bake oven for adults” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on October 20, 2017.


Wikipedia: Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven is a working toy oven which Kenner introduced in 1963, and which Hasbro still manufactured as of late April 2016. The original toy used an ordinary incandescent light bulb as a heat source; current versions use a true heating element. Kenner sold 500,000 Easy-Bake Ovens in the first year of production. By 1997, more than 16 million Easy-Bake Ovens (in 11 models) had been sold.

Twitter
Jenn St. Mark‏
@jennM_StMark
Our microwave is like an easy bake oven
1:32 AM - 23 Sep 2011

Twitter
B‏
@CapsBN92
OUR NEW MICROWAVE IS A GROWN-UP VERSION OF AN EASY BAKE OVEN. OFY.
7:11 PM - 9 Aug 2012

Twitter
cris‏
@cristiinaxo
My microwave is so shit it’s like an easy bake oven. I swear this kid is my best friend <33
7:49 PM - 5 Apr 2013

Twitter
Branch Cannon‏
@Bcannonballz
A microwave is the college version of an easy bake oven
7:34 PM - 18 Feb 2014

Twitter
Sarah Silva‏
@sarahmariasilva
Also, the microwave is essentially an easy bake oven. Grown ups use the stove.
9:15 PM - 1 Apr 2014

Twitter
Tony Bologna‏
@BolokneeBot12
The microwave is an easy bake oven for teenagers
7:55 AM - 21 Mar 2016

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
A microwave is basically just an Easy Bake Oven with 1000w bulb that puts out a lower frequency of light
submitted November 29, 2016 by pancakesandspam

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
A microwave is an easy bake oven for adults
submitted October 20, 2017 by drnoggins

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, October 19, 2017 • Permalink