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 02, 2017
“Is this the person you want to watch stare at their phone the rest of your life?”

People never seem to look up from their phones. “Before you get married ask yourself: is this the person you want to watch stare at their phone the rest of your life?” is a jocular line that was posted on Twitter by Julius Sharpe‏ on May 25, 2013.


Twitter
Julius Sharpe‏
@juliussharpe
Before you get married ask yourself: is this the person you want to watch stare at their phone the rest of your life?
1:11 PM - 25 May 2013

Twitter
Official MissMel‏
@MissMel96
Ha! RT @juliussharpe: Before you get married ask yourself: is this the person you want to watch stare at their phone the rest of your life?
1:12 PM - 25 May 2013

Funny Status
Before you get married ask yourself: is this the person…
May 26, 2013 Relationship Status Updates
Before you get married ask yourself: is this the person you want to watch stare at their phone the rest of your life?

Twitter
Not Will Ferrell‏
@itsWillyFerrell
Before you get married, ask yourself; Is this the person you want to watch stare at their phone the rest of your life?
4:30 PM - 3 Nov 2013

Twitter
Will Ferrell‏
@Will___Ferrell
Before you get married ask yourself: is this the person you want to watch stare at their phone the rest of your life?
5:11 AM - 20 Dec 2013

Google Books
Getting Ready for Marriage:
A Practical Road Map for Your Journey Together

By Jim Burns and Doug Fields
Colorado Springs, CO: David Cook
2014
Pg. 102:
Comedian Will Ferrell once tweeted, “Before you get married ask yourself: is this the person you want to watch stare at their phone the rest of your life?”

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
Before you get married ask yourself: is this the person you want to watch stare at their phone the rest of your life?
9:29 AM - 4 Jul 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Sunday, July 02, 2017 • Permalink