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 November 02, 2018
“Condoms prevent minivans”

"Condoms prevent minivans”—that is, condoms prevent children that would necessitate a larger vehicle—is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images (especially bumper stickers). “Words to live by: condoms prevent minivans” was posted on Twitter by A Totally Different Charles on June 25, 2008.

The saying originated from a mother and was popularized when it was put on a bottle cap of products from the Magic Hat Brewing Company of South Burlington, Vermont.


Wikipedia: Magic Hat Brewing Company
Magic Hat Brewing Company is a brewery in South Burlington, Vermont. It began production in 1994, and has grown over the years being currently distributed across the US. Known for its creative takes on traditional styles. It brews year around favorites, several seasonal products, beer-wine hybrids and one-off batches available only at the brewe

Twitter
A Totally Different Charles
@charlesg
words to live by: condoms prevent minivans
9:53 PM - 25 Jun 2008

Twitter
Geoffrey Brown 🆕
@gwb
Rinaldi just got a can top that says “condoms prevent minivans”
7:56 PM - 17 Jul 2008

Twitter
tara
@t_ho
Condoms prevent minivans. Magic hat words of wisdom.
7:02 PM - 24 Sep 2008

Twitter
katiebakes
@katiebakes
Magic Hat bottle cap: “Condoms prevent minivans.” Preach.
3:57 PM - 25 Jan 2009

Jalopnik
How a mom came up with the ‘Condoms prevent minivans’ bottle cap slogan
Matt Hardigree
12/13/11 3:00pm Filed to: LOLCARS
Images of a Magic Hat Brewery (Vermont—ed.) bottle cap with the slogan “Condoms prevent minivans” have been floating around the Internet for a while so I decided to track down the story behind this insightful slogan. It turns out a mom came up with it!
(...)
“One of the parents of a few lovely children came up with that,” Hill told me. “A mom”

Google Books
Title Condoms Prevent Minivans
Author Active Creative Journals
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017
ISBN 1546459022, 9781546459026
Length 108 pages

Twitter
Metal Marvels
@themetalmarvels
Just a friendly reminder: CONDOMS PREVENT MINIVANS. 👍 Tell your friends. Shop here: http://bit.ly/MetalMarvels
11:13 PM - 7 Nov 2018

Twitter
Chloe 👺
@snailspasms
I just saw a bumper sticker that’s said Condoms Prevent Minivans
2:14 PM - 10 Nov 2018

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