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 26, 2018
“I tried to buy a life insurance policy, but they just laughed and said I need to get a life first”

“Get a life!” is a popular expression. “I was denied life insurance, they said I had to get a life first” is a jocular saying that was posted on the newsgroup powersoft.public.powerbuilder.general on October 15, 1998. “I tried to buy a life insurance policy, but they just laughed and said you need to get a life first” was posted on Twitter by Swedish Canary on January 14, 2016. Authorship is uncertain.


Google Groups: powersoft.public.powerbuilder.general
Inheritance blues
Stephen Murgan
10/15/98
(...)
I was denied life insurance, they said I had to get a life first.
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(This random one-liner bought to you by Schitzosigs! V1.5)

Google Groups: alt.support.arthritis
San Antonio
Fire Chief
11/25/99
(...)
... I was denied life insurance.  They said I had to GET A LIFE first.

Google Groups: vim_dev
Vim and Mercurial
Mike Williams
5/14/10
(...)
I was denied life insurance, they said I had to get a life first.

Twitter
Swedish Canary
@SwedishCanary
I tried to buy a life insurance policy, but they just laughed and said you need to get a life first.
5:03 PM - 14 Jan 2016

Twitter
Keri
@kerirennie
My dad just told me that I need to get life insurance actual need to get a life first
11:35 AM - 29 Oct 2017

Twitter
a confused savant
@saint31891
I just tried to get life insurance, but they laughed and said I needed to get a life first. #rude
12:00 PM - 16 Jan 2018

Twitter
Leigh Way
@LA_Way
Saw a Life Insurance advisor tonight to see what my best options were. He advised I need to get a life first.
3:54 PM - 16 Jan 2018

Twitter
Bob Swanston
@SwanstonRobert
#badjokethursday
I haven’t got any life insurance.
When I tried to get it several years ago, the insurance company rep laughed & said I needed to get a life first.
1:20 PM - 26 Jul 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Thursday, July 26, 2018 • Permalink