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 10, 2017
“Bought a pedometer the other day. It came with step by step instructions”

A pedometer measures the wearer’s steps. “Bought a pedometer the other day, it came with step by step instructions” is a jocular saying that was posted on Twitter by Chris Faulkner‏ on September 26, 2017.


Wikipedia: Pedometer
A pedometer is a device, usually portable and electronic or electromechanical, that counts each step a person takes by detecting the motion of the person’s hands or hips. Because the distance of each person’s step varies, an informal calibration, performed by the user, is required if presentation of the distance covered in a unit of length (such as in kilometers or miles) is desired, though there are now pedometers that use electronics and software to automatically determine how a person’s step varies. Distance traveled (by walking or any other means) can be measured directly by a GPS receiver.

Used originally by sports and physical fitness enthusiasts, pedometers are now becoming popular as an everyday exercise counter and motivator. Often worn on the belt and kept on all day, it can record how many steps the wearer has walked that day, and thus the kilometers or miles (distance = number of steps × step length).

Twitter
Chris Faulkner‏
@Chrisfaulkner77
Replying to @ShitJokes
Bought a pedometer the other day, it came with step by step instructions #shitjokes
1:55 PM - 26 Sep 2017

Twitter
Pillars 70‏
@Pillars70
Bought a pedometer the other day, it came with step by step instructions
2:05 AM - 27 Sep 2017

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
Bought a pedometer the other day, it came with step by step instructions.
3:27 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Twitter
Matthew Clack‏
@thefatmilchman
The pedometer i bought recently was so complicated set up.
Thankfully it came with step by step instructions.
7:06 PM - 10 Oct 2017

Twitter
Jokes & Memes & Shit‏
@ShittierJokes
The pedometer I bought was so complicated to set up.
Thankfully it came with step by step instructions.
4:21 AM - 11 Oct 2017

Twitter
Alan Watson‏
@AlanWPhotos
When I was out and about today, I bought a pedometer, it was so complicated to set up.
Thankfully it came with step by step instructions.
9:27 AM - 11 Oct 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 • Permalink