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 April 27, 2018
“Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with Windows”

"Failure is not an option. It comes bundles with Windows“ is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. “Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.—Ferenc Mantfeld” was posted on the newsgroup alt.music.korn on February 8, 1999. Ferenc Mantfeld is an author.

“ FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.  It comes bundled with the software” was posted, along with other bumper sticker sayings, on the newsgroup alt.fifty-plus.friends on February 9, 1999. “Failure is not an option—it comes bundled with Windows” was posted on Twitter on July 28, 2007.


Google Groups: alt.music.korn
Korn “Follow the Leader” promo mini-posters for sale
Mike Amburn
2/8/99
(...)
Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.
-- Ferenc Mantfeld

Google Groups: alt.fifty-plus.friends
hahaha
Janie
2/9/99
Bumper Stickers
If a woman’s place is in the home WHY AM I ALWAYS IN THIS CAR!
>>>>
>>>> ALL MEN ARE IDIOTS, AND I MARRIED THEIR KING.
>>>>
>>>> 24 HOURS IN A DAY - 24 BEERS IN A CASE! COINCIDENCE?  I THINK NOT!
>>>> FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.  It comes bundled with the software.

Google Groups: alt.sysadmin.recovery
Failure is Not an Option
Dave Aronson (remove x’s to reply)
2/10/99
Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.
-Ferenc Mantfeld

Google Groups alt.games.quake3
LPB whiners… gotta love ‘em smile LOL
pop
11/1/99
(...)
FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION: It comes bundled with MS Windows.

29 November 1999, Seattle (WA) Times, “Schell Taken to Cleaners—for Transit” by Jean Godden, pg. B1:
“Failure is not an option. (It comes bundled with the software).”

Google Books
A Treasury of Humor:
Thousands of humorous stories, jokes, anecdotes and one-liners, up-to-date and categorized for ease of use

By Lowell D. Streiker
Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, LLC
2000
Pg. 95:
Failure Is Not an Option. It comes bundled with the software.

23 April 2000, Providence (RI) Journal, “Edwatch - High schools’ ‘academies’ give students boost toward high- tech jobs” by Julia Steiny, pg. H1:
... on his wall reads, “Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with Windows.” ..

Google Groups: rec.humor
the art of creative swearing
Falcon
3/12/01
(...)
Failure is not an option
It comes bundled with the software

Twitter
john patrick calvert
@jonnyquest45
Failure is not an option—it comes bundled with Windows.
10:53 PM - 28 Jul 2007

Funny Status
Failure is not an option, it comes bundled with Windows
May 26, 2011 Misc. Status Updates
Failure is not an option, it comes bundled with Windows

Google Books
7 Simple Skills for Every Woman
By Pam Farrel
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
2015
Pg. 8:
Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with my software.

Twitter
Gina Ferrari
@WordYouDontKnow
Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with Windows. ~ Anon #Quotes
6:11 AM - 23 Apr 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Friday, April 27, 2018 • Permalink