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 13, 2018
“Heat, Pressure, and Time. The three things that make a diamond, also make a waffle”

“‘Time, heat and pressure.  The same things that make a diamond also make a waffle.’ ~Scott Meyer” was posted on the newsgroup Google Groups: seattle.eats on June 14, 2001. American artist and author Scott Meyer used the saying in his webcomic in 2007 and 2011, but beginning “Heat, pressure and time.”

“Heat, Pressure, and Time. The three things that make a diamond, are also the three things that make a waffle” was posted Reddit—Shower Thoughts on July 11, 2016.


Wikipedia: Scott Meyer
Scott Oscar Meyer is an American author, comedian, and artist, known for his webcomic Basic Instructions and his comic fantasy series Magic 2.0.

Google Groups: seattle.eats
Suggestion for a great Seafood restaurant?
Comedy Guru
6/14/01
(...)
“Time, heat and pressure.  The same things that make a diamond also make a waffle.”
~Scott Meyer

Google Groups: alt.comedy.standup
I need a name for my business
Comedy Guru
6/18/01
(...)
“Time, heat and pressure.  The same things that make a diamond also make a waffle.”
~Scott Meyer

Google Books
The Manual of How to Cheat on Your Wife
Edited by Grace Ann Neff
Virginia Beach, VA: Dead Dog Publishing
2002
Pg. 97:
Time, heat and pressure; the same things that make a diamond also make a waffle.

Twitter
Brian Webster
@bwebster
QOTD: “Heat, pressure, and time.  The three things that make a diamond, also make a waffle.” http://tinyurl.com/2wzzw8
9:57 AM - 9 Sep 2007

Twitter
Keith
@SELLTEAM
Heat, pressure and time are three things that make a diamond. That is also three things that make a waffle.
12:41 AM - 5 Aug 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Heat, Pressure, and Time. The three things that make a diamond, are also the three things that make a waffle.
submitted July 11, 2016 by IDontCareAboutUpvote
COMMENTS
hillip1
This is from a comic. http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2011/9/29/how-to-decide-what-to-do.html

Don_Bardo
Stolen from Scott Meyer’s Basic Instructions Volume 1: Help is on the way!.
Edit: The original strip

Twitter
joji
@otphrhnz
Heat, Pressure, and Time. The three things that make a diamond, are also the three things that make a waffle.
12:58 PM - 11 Jul 2016

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Heat, Pressure and Time. The three things that make a Diamond, are also three things that make a waffle
submitted October 1, 2016 by Ask-if-I-Like-Lemons

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Heat, pressure, and time. The three things that make a diamond, are also the three things make a waffle.
submitted February 4, 2018 by jcd718

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Heat, Pressure, and Time. The three things that make a diamond, are also the three things that make a waffle.
submitted July 14, 2018 by ebw15

Posted by Barry Popik
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