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 July 08, 2019
“Come to the dark side. We have cookies”

"Come to the dark side. We have cookies” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. The “dark side” in the Star Wars movies represents evil; the cookies provide a comical temptation.

“Come to the dark side. We have cookies” was printed in The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC) on October 15, 2006, when the saying was spotted on a bumper sticker.

“Come to the nerd side. We have Pi” is a similar saying.


Wikipedia: The Force
The Force is a metaphysical and ubiquitous power in the fictional Star Wars universe. It is wielded by “Force-sensitive” characters throughout the franchise: heroes like the Jedi use the “light side” while seeking to become one with the Force, while the Sith and other villains exploit the “dark side” and have always tried to bend it towards their will. The Force has been compared to aspects of several world religions, and the phrase “May the Force be with you” has become part of the popular-culture vernacular.
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The Force is sometimes referred to in terms of “dark” and “light” sides, with villains like the Sith drawing on the dark side to act aggressively while the Jedi use the light side for defense and peace. According to Filoni, Lucas believed a character’s intentions when using the Force—their “will to be selfless or selfish"—is what distinguishes light and dark sides.

Know Your Meme
Come To The Dark Side
Part of a series on Star Wars.
About
‘Come to the Dark Side’
(often followed by ‘we have cookies’,) is a popular phrase that has become prevalent on the Internet. When used online, it is meant to be a tongue-in-cheek catchphrase that supposedly attempts to persuade a person into being an antagonist.
Origin
The dark side is coined in Star Wars, but the phrase ‘we have cookies’ has been added on.

15 October 2006, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), “Good Morning, Low Country,” pg. B2:
We like these bumper stickers. Not all are political. Some are just loopy…
(...)
“Come to the dark side. We have cookies.”

Google Books
Notting Hell
By Rachel Johnson
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
2007
Pg. 111:
On top of that, she has Sellotaped a new announcement, which says, COME TO THE DARK SIDE—WE HAVE COOKIES.

Twitter
Jon
@whosdadog
Come to the dark side. We have cookies.
4:50 AM - 9 Apr 2007

Twitter
Natalie Metzger
@minitotoro
teehee… “come to the dark side, we have cookies.. -V” mmm… dark cookies. That means they’re chocolate, right?
11:31 AM - 25 Apr 2007

27 May 2007, Dayton (OH) Daily News, “Road Sage” by Dave Hoskins, pg. D11, col. 4:
Diversity was never more apparent as I encountered The Temptress (COME TO THE DARK SIDE—WE HAVE COOKIES) and The Traveler (SOUTH KOREA’S GOT SEOUL).
(On bumper stickers.—ed.)

Twitter
Sulamita Garcia
@sulagarcia
people looking weird at me because of my new t-shirt: “come to the dark side, we have cookies”... I wonder what’s wrong with them…
3:31 PM - 28 Feb 2008

Twitter
benag
@benag
“Come to the dark side - we have cookies.” bumpersticker of the week.
1:42 PM - 16 Mar 2008

Twitter
Andrew Leonard‏
@Ciono
Replying to @colinake
@colinake Don’t fight it. Give in, come to the nerd-side. Also, we have cookies.
3:47 PM - 4 Aug 2008

YouTube
Join the Dark Side. We have cookies!
Clartzy05
Published on Dec 4, 2008
Its a clip of the choreography and staging involved in the “Jedi Training Academy” at Walt Disney World. Its fun and cute to watch!

YouTube
Come to the Dark Side We have COOKIES!!!
RaquazaKirby
Published on Nov 18, 2010
Cookies own the world, the Dark Side owns Cookies!

OCLC WorldCat record
MAKER: Come to the dark side - We have cookies: Creating an interactive display to engage everyone in STEAM
Author: Pitcher M.T.; Espinoza P.A.; Nevarez H.E.L.; Gomez H.; Anaya R.H.; All authors
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, v2016-June (2016 06 26)

Google Books
Title Come to the Dark Side We Have Cookies Composition Notebook: College Ruled 93/4 X 71/2 100 Sheets 200 Pages for Writing
Author Flippin Sweet Books
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1796628921, 9781796628920
Length 102 pages
Subjects Humor › Topic › Business & Professional

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