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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 22, 2021
“Don’t forget to turn your bathroom scales back 15 pounds Wednesday night at 1am for Thanksgiving”

"Remember to set your scale back 10 lbs. this week” (or “Don’t forget to turn your bathroom scales back 15 pounds Wednesday night at 1 am for Thanksgiving") —a joke about adding holiday pounds, made similar to one’s setting a clock back for daylight saving time—is a Thanksgiving and Christmas saying that has been printed on many images.

“Helpful #HappyThanksgiving tip - Move scale back 10 lbs before going to bed. Do this & you won’t be shocked tomorrow morning” was posted on Twitter by Naughty Nudist Hottie - VIP Fan Club on November 26, 2009. “Did you remember to set your scale back 10 pounds today? #daylightslimmingtime” was posted on Twitter by Jack Sh*t on November 6, 2011. “Remember to set your scale back 10 lbs. tonight! #HappyThanksgiving !” was posted on Twitter by Sean Manley on November 27, 2013.

“Remember to set your scale back 10 pounds this week” was posted on Twitter by michaela on November 23, 2014. “Remember to set your scale back 10lbs this week #ChristmasWeek” was posted on Twitter by McKenna McClintic on December 22, 2015.

“Don’t forget, at midnight tonight, set your scales back ten pounds! #lovetoeat #turkeyday❤” was posted on Twitter by MARILYN HOLT on November 21, 2012. “Don’t forget to set your scales back ten pounds tonite : )” was posted on Twitter by TrishaM on November 21, 2012. “Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to set your scales back 10 pounds tonight” (shown on an ecard) was posted on Twitter by Mario M Horvath on November 22, 2012.

“Don’t forget to turn your bathroom scales back 15 pounds Wednesday night at 1 am for thanksgiving!” was posted on Twitter by Estrella Albarran on November 29, 2018. “Don’t forget to turn your bathroom scales back 15 pounds Wednesday night at 1 AM for Thanksgiving.  #Happy Thanksgiving #Just trying to help” was posted on Twitter by Avill2080 on November 21, 2018. “DON’T FORGET TO TURN YOUR BATHROOM SCALES BACK 15 POUNDS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 1 A.M. FOR THANKSGIVING” was posted on Twitter by Trish Reibert on November 19, 2019.


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Naughty Nudist Hottie - VIP Fan Club
@nudist_resorts
Helpful #HappyThanksgiving tip - Move scale back 10 lbs before going to bed. Do this & you won’t be shocked tomorrow morning
12:17 PM · Nov 26, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Jack Sh*t
@JackSht
Did you remember to set your scale back 10 pounds today? #daylightslimmingtime
3:19 PM · Nov 6, 2011·TweetDeck

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Ashley
@hello_healthy
LOL! RT “@JackSht: Did you remember to set your scale back 10 pounds today? #daylightslimmingtime”
3:35 PM · Nov 6, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

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MARILYN HOLT
@marilynholt
Don’t forget, at midnight tonight, set your scales back ten pounds! #lovetoeat #turkeyday❤
10:17 AM · Nov 21, 2012·Twitter for iPad

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TrishaM
@momtomaxmygs
Don’t forget to set your scales back ten pounds tonite : )
2:03 PM · Nov 21, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Charles Lee, III
@CharlesLee3
Before midnight on Thanksgiving Eve, set your scale back ten pounds so you can enjoy your holiday meal and drinks on tomorrow.
2:24 PM · Nov 21, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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LaBreaux, Inc.💫
@ougogrl
Remember to set your scale back 10lbs at midnight! lol
#EatWhatyaLike
4:04 PM · Nov 21, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Christine
@BlissfullyChris
Don’t forget to turn your scales back 10 pounds tonight then reset on January 2nd. #Thanksgiving
9:07 PM · Nov 21, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Karen Spears
@kare_bear911
Don’t forget to set your scales back 10 pounds tonight!
9:22 PM · Nov 21, 2012·Twitter for Android

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Thomas Webb
@twebb1984
I prepared for Thanksgiving by setting my scale back 10 pounds!!!
12:24 AM · Nov 22, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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David Hira
@davidhira
Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to set your scale back 10 lbs tonight!
2:04 AM · Nov 22, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Raven Flores
@NoAutographsPls
In honor of Thanksgiving, don’t forget to set your bathroom scales back 10 pounds.
2:35 AM · Nov 22, 2012·Plume for Android

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Brandon Steele
@brandonsteele78
Don’t forget today is Waistline Savings Time, set your scale back 10 pounds. Happy Thanksgiving!
11:53 AM · Nov 22, 2012·Twitter for Android

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Katie Heriot
@katieheriot
It’s the holiday season, don’t forget to set your scale back ten pounds.
2:38 PM · Nov 22, 2012·iOS

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Mario M Horvath
@mariomhorvath
Don’t Forget to set your scales back 10 pounds today!
(The following text is shown on an ecard by someecards.—ed.)
Happy Thanksgiving.
Don’t forget to set
your scales back
10 pounds tonight.
4:02 PM · Nov 22, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Eve Carter
@BeWellWithEve
Don’t forget to turn your bathroom scale back 15 pounds tonight at 1 AM for Thanksgiving!
Good morning DO-ers!...
6:54 AM · Nov 27, 2019·Facebook

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Mr. Beanz
@Beanz_MrBeanz
Remember to set your scale back 10lb. Tonight !!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!🦃
10:15 AM · Nov 28, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Orwell was right
@DrofnasInTexas
Replying to @berndt_jerry
Did you remember to set your scale back 8lbs on Thanksgiving Eve?
6:18 PM · Nov 30, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Pe-sh
@SisterMomGranny
Don’t forget to turn your bathroom scales back 15 pounds Wednesday night at 1am for Thanksgiving.
(This is also shown on an image.—ed.)
12:13 PM · Nov 22, 2020·Twitter for Android

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Jim Kwik
@jimkwik
Don’t forget to turn your bathroom scales back 10 pounds Wednesday night for Thanksgiving.
5:38 PM · Nov 23, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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