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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 24, 2022
“It ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend”

"Life ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend” (or “It ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend") is a saying that has been printed on many images. Similar terms to “burritos and strippers” (meaning pleasing things) are “beer and skittles,” “peaches and cream” and “sunshine and rainbows.”

The following dialogue is on the American dark fantasy drama television series Supernatural, the episode “I’m No Angel” that originally aired on October 22, 2013. Dean Winchester is played by the actor Jensen Ackles:

Castiel : There really is a lot to being human, isn’t there?
Dean Winchester : It ain’t all just burritos and strippers, my friend.


“It” is often replaced by “life.” “Life isn’t all about burritos and strippers” was posted on Twitter by Pharris 🦁 on October 22, 2013. “Dean cracks me up, ‘Life isn’t all burritos and strippers my friend’ lmao #Supernatural” was posted on Twitter by Ka’Collins the Copy Ninja 🐺 on October 22, 2013. “Life ain’t all just about burritos and strippers, my friend” was posted on Twitter by Michael Moeller on October 22, 2013.


Wiktionary: beer and skittles
Etymology
Found as early as 1837, in Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, where it appears in the form, “It’s a reg’lar holiday to them—all porter and skittles”. The most common form, as a negative admonition, appears to have been popularized by Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown’s School Days (1857, see quotation below).
Noun
beer and skittles
pl (plural only)
1. (chiefly UK, idiomatic) Fun times; pleasure and leisure.
Synonyms: peaches and cream, bed of roses, bowl of cherries, sunshine and rainbows; see also Thesaurus:pleasure

Wikipedia: Supernatural (American TV series)
Supernatural is an American dark fantasy drama television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB, and subsequently became part of successor The CW’s lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings.

Wikipedia: Dean Winchester
Dean Winchester is one of the two protagonists from the American drama television series Supernatural, along with his younger brother Sam. He is portrayed primarily by Jensen Ackles.

IMDb
Supernatural
S9.E3
I’m No Angel

Episode aired Oct 22, 2013
TV-14 42m
Sam and Dean track down Castiel, while Bartholomew, a new leader of the fallen angels, tries to destroy him.
Director Kevin Hooks
Writers Eric Kripke Brad Buckner Eugenie Ross-Leming
Stars Jared Padalecki Jensen Ackles Misha Collins

IMDb
Supernatural (TV Series)
I’m No Angel (2013)
Jensen Ackles: Dean Winchester

Castiel : There really is a lot to being human, isn’t there?
Dean Winchester : It ain’t all just burritos and strippers, my friend.
Castiel : Yeah. I understand what you’re saying.
Sam Winchester : You do?
Castiel : Yes, there’s more to humanity than survival. You… look for purpose, and you must not be defeated by anger or despair. Or hedonism, for the matter.

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julia✝
@juliawatchestv
it ain’t all just burritos and strippers
9:53 PM · Oct 22, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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@hailthesunrise
it aint all just burritos and strippers my friend
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@dreddedhawkguy
humanity….it aint all burritos and strippers #Supernatural
9:53 PM · Oct 22, 2013·YoruFukurou

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tay 🖤
@tayloreyates
it ain’t all just burritos and strippers, my friend.
9:53 PM · Oct 22, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Julie C
@missbluejuju
“It ain’t all just burritos and strippers, my friend.” #supernatural Bwahaha.
9:53 PM · Oct 22, 2013·TweetDeck

Twitter
Pharris 🦁
@TheH_isSilent_
Life isn’t all about burritos and strippers.
9:54 PM · Oct 22, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ka’Collins the Copy Ninja 🐺
@TattedShinobi
Dean cracks me up, “Life isn’t all burritos and strippers my friend” lmao #Supernatural
9:54 PM · Oct 22, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Michael Moeller
@michaeldmoeller
Life ain’t all just about burritos and strippers, my friend.
10:10 PM · Oct 22, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Nicki Darden
@CafeBum
“Life isn’t all burritos & strippers my friend.” -Dean Winchester
11:49 AM · Oct 23, 2013 from Olympia East, WA·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Wallpapers
Posted by u/jaycupz March 26, 2014
Life Ain’t Just Burritos and Strippers
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Twitter
Will J Wright
@THExREALxWILL
Life’s not all burritos & strippers my friend.
10:24 PM · Apr 26, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Google Books
The Dirt on Ninth Grave:
A Novel

By Darynda Jones
New York, NY : St. Martin’s Press
2016
Pg. ?:
Life ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend. —TRUE FACT

Reddit—ShirtsGettinReal
Posted by u/TheYoungDellis May 4, 2018
It ain’t all burritos and strippers my friend

Invisible Oranges
Pale Misery’s “Hope is a Mistake” Serves Up Bloody, Blackened Blows
Jenna DePasquale
Published: April 9, 2019
Introducing Lafayette, Louisiana’s Pale Misery is no simple task. On one hand, there is some journalistic responsibility to suggest you sit down for this, but from one metal fan to another, I’d advise against getting too comfortable. Of course, crust-fuzed subgenres, whether they cross into the territory of black metal, hardcore, or sludge, are not shy in expressing that life is not all burritos and strippers—where matters diverge is what the artist chooses to do about it.

Reddit—Nihilistmemes
Posted by u/nebetsu September 30, 2019
Life ain’t all burritos & strippers
(Life ain’t all burritos & strippers my friend” is shown on an image.—ed.)

Twitter
Nệm Nước AZ
@nemnuocaz
Life Aint All Burritos And Strippers My Friend Hoodie https://nemnuocaz.com/shirts/life-aint-all-burritos-and-strippers-my-friend-hoodie/
("LIFE AIN’T ALL BURRITOS & STRIPPERS MY FRIEND - DEAN WINCHESTER” is shown on a hoodie.—ed.)
8:35 PM · Apr 27, 2020·WordPress.com

Twitter
✨⚡️Nurse K ⚡️✨
@Nurse_K_
It ain’t all burritos and strippers, my friend.
2:22 PM · Jun 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
phoenix
@joy_divizn
Life isn’t all about burritos and strippers my friend
3:54 PM · Jan 16, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
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November 24, 2022 at 3:00 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
It ain’t all
burritos and
strippers,
my friend.

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