A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 18, 2017
“College is soup and I am a fork”

"Life is a soup and I’m a (fucking) fork”—a utensil useless for drinking soup—is a saying that has been printed on many images.  The song “(I’m Gonna) Kick You Out” (1998) by the Twelve Caesars opens with this lyric:

“I am what I am in the back of beyond
a man with a fork in a world of soup
Baby all this time I begged for a spoon
but now I know what I have to do.”


“Best thing I have heard in a long time: ‘I am a fork in a world of soup’” was posted on Twitter on June 30, 2009. “Life is soup and I am a fork” was posted on Twitter on December 14, 2015. “Life is a soup and I’m a fork” was posted on Twitter on January 5, 2016. “Life’s a soup, and I’m a fucking fork!” was posted on Twitter on January 18, 2016.

The soup saying is often applied to school. “College is soup and I am a fork” was posted on Twitter on December 13, 2015. “High school is soup and I’m a fork” was also posted on Twitter on December 13, 2015. “University is soup and I’m a fork” was posted on Twitter on December 14, 2015. “Finals are soup and I’m a fucking fork” was also posted on Twitter on December 14, 2015. “School is soup..... And I’m a fork” was posted on Twitter on December 22, 2015.


OCLC WorldCat record
Youth is wasted on the young
Author: Caesars (Musical group)
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Minty Fresh, ℗1998.
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : English
Contents:
I’m gonna kick you out --

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3. Twelve Caesars - (I’m gonna) Kick you out
AddictionIndie
Published on Jan 1, 2015
Twelve Caesars
“Kick you out”
1998
0:30
I am what I am in the back of beyond
a man with a fork in a world of soup
Baby all this time I begged for a spoon
but now I know what I have to do

6 February 1999, Billboard - The International Newsweekly of Music, Video and Home Entertainment (New York, NY), “The Twelve Caesars: (I’m Gonna) Kick You Out” by Chuck Taylor, pg. 25:
THE TWELVE CAESARS (I’m Gonna) Kick You Out (2:51)
PRODUCER: Klas Ahlund
WRITER: Joakim Ahlund
PUBLISHER: MCA Music Publishing
Minty Fresh 3 (CD promo)
So what if “(I’m Gonna) Kick You Out” sounds like last year’s “Walkin’ On The Sun” by Smash mouth? This Swedish outfit recalls the neurotic geek love of the Violent Femmes, with boppy British invasion organ and a bloke-ish vocal aesthetic that could teach a lesson to Oasis’ Gallagher brothers. The slide guitar on the bridge (was that cribbed from the “Pulp Fiction” soundtrack?) is just inept enough to be acceptable in this context, and the lyrics aren’t much ("I am what I am . . ./A man with a fork in a world of soup").

21 April 2009, Asia News International (New Delhi, India), “Next Oasis record will be in five years, says Noel Gallagher”:
London, Apr 21 (ANI): It seems the tension between Noel Gallagher and his brother Liam has hit an all time low, with the former saying that it will be five years before band Oasis makes another record.
(...)
“Liam is constantly developing techniques for balancing that f****** tambourine on his head.

“He’s rude, arrogant, intimidating and lazy. He’s the angriest man you’ll ever meet. He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup,” he (Noel Gallagher—ed.) stated.

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Nick Chao‏
@Nick_Chao
Best thing I have heard in a long time: “I am a fork in a world of soup”
4:46 PM - 30 Jun 2009

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Jude‏
@saysavonlea
Ugh. I’m a fucking fork in a world of soup.
4:03 PM - 18 Nov 2009

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JomsOf________‏
@JomsOfMNL
“I’m a fork in a world of soup” is like the most profound line in a MadLibs song.
11:24 AM - 10 Jun 2014

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Chuck Parker‏
@ChucktheDrummer
@RobScallon #musicalmadlibs “I’m a fork in a world of soup.” Best. Lyric. Ever. Props to the writer…
1:47 PM - 30 Aug 2014

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aмy вυrnѕ‏
@amyburnss
College is soup and I am a fork 🍴
6:06 PM - 13 Dec 2015

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Alex T‏
@tr1x__
High school is soup and I’m a fork
11:18 PM - 13 Dec 2015

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nick‏
@RealNickRoman
Life’s a bowl of soup and I’m a fork
8:37 AM - 14 Dec 2015

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Max‏
@mack_maxi
“University is soup and I’m a fork”
9:15 AM - 14 Dec 2015

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Gabriel‏
@gabriellopez0
“Finals are soup and I’m a fucking fork”
5:17 PM - 14 Dec 2015

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McKenna Smith‏
@MckennaLindseyy
Life is soup and I am a fork
9:41 PM - 14 Dec 2015

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raye robinson‏
@raye_robinson
“college is a bowl of soup and I’m a fork” is the most accurate description I can give you of life right now
12:51 AM - 15 Dec 2015 from Greencastle, IN

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Marissa Webb‏
@rissa_roo_
school is soup and I am a fork
11:25 AM - 15 Dec 2015

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Yik Yak‏
@YikYakApp
“College is soup and I am a fork.” — Tufts University
9:21 PM - 18 Dec 2015

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College Student‏
@ColIegeStudent
College is soup and I am a fork
1:20 PM - 21 Dec 2015

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Sixth Form Issues‏
@SixthFormIssues
A-levels are soup and I am a fork
2:08 PM - 22 Dec 2015

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tamed Jalapeño‏
@robthomas1027
“School is soup..... And I’m a fork.” @katiethhomas ladies and gentlemen
4:59 PM - 22 Dec 2015 from La Grange, NY

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Carlos Latapi‏
@clatapi
Life is soup and I’m a fork
8:45 PM - 23 Dec 2015

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College Humor‏
@_CollegeHumor_
College is soup and I am a fork
5:50 PM - 24 Dec 2015

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Student Life‏
@poorstudentsUK
*Analogy for how my grades are doing *
University is soup and I’m a fork
5:10 PM - 29 Dec 2015

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Darya‏
@d_lovelacee
Life is a soup and I’m a fork
Ahaha
10:24 AM - 5 Jan 2016

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Student Problems‏
@HiSchooIProbs
School is soup and I am a fork
4:31 PM - 6 Jan 2016

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JENNA MARBLES!‏
@ItsJennaMarbles
School is soup and I am a fork
6:45 PM - 14 Jan 2016

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Sebastián García‏
@Sebastian_AGN
Life’s a soup, and I’m a fucking fork!
11:08 AM - 18 Jan 2016

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JLF‏
@JuliaFridvall
Life is a soup and i’m a fork
12:15 PM - 19 Jan 2016

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D҉‏
@Dipxsss
My life is a soup and I’m a fucking folk
9:58 AM - 23 Jan 2016

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abdul muqeet‏
@inquisitive_abi
Life is a soup and I’m a bloody fork.
6:14 AM - 18 Aug 2016

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FEDE‏
@sexyfede19
Life is a soup and I’m a FUCKING fork
1:59 PM - 23 Aug 2016

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APRIL 1, 2017 BY LIFEONTHEBORDERLINEBLOG
Life is a soup and I’m a fucking fork 💔
Today, I’m sad. I’m not the ‘every day’ sad but the type of sad that makes you feel sick. That makes your heart beat faster. And your body go cold.

Life Is a Soup & I’m a Fork
WELCOME TO LIFE IS A SOUP
May 5, 2017 by lifeisasoup
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Life’s a Soup (and I’m a Fork) -Original Song
Nathan Gittleman Music
Published on Dec 21, 2017
Just a jokey lil ditty

Posted by Barry Popik
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