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

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Entry from May 29, 2016
“Eating clocks is time consuming”

"Eating clocks is time consuming” is a jocular line that has been printed on GIFs. “Once he ate a clock, but he didn’t like it. It was time-consuming” was cited in a 2003 book. “Eating clocks is time consuming” was cited on Twitter on March 12, 2010.


Google Books
To the Horizon and Beyond
By Valentina Filina-Pattison
Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing
2003
Pg. 201:
Once he ate a clock, but he didn’t like it. It was time-consuming.

Twitter
Troy Larkin
‏@troytopia
Going to work is like eating clocks.... It’s time consuming.
6:41 PM - 1 Nov 2009

Twitter
Thinkleton
‏@ClottedDreams
Eating clocks is time consuming
11:44 AM - 12 Mar 2010

Twitter
Craig S.
‏@YUCKYBOT
Eating an entire clock is time consuming.
9:12 AM - 30 Oct 2010

Civilization Fanatics’ Forums
100 Cheesiest Jokes
west india man
Sep 20, 2011, 04:39 PM
Eating clocks is time consuming.

reddit
Eating clocks is…
submitted September 17, 2013 by batman458
time consuming.
Sorry.

reddit
Have you ever tried to eat a clock?
submitted June 1, 2014 by Zangari
It’s time consuming.

Google Books
Word Play Jokes
By Joe King
Marine Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
Have you ever tried eating a clock? It’s very time consuming.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Sunday, May 29, 2016 • Permalink