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 08, 2018
“Kicking sand on the beach is wrong, in some people’s eyes”

"Throwing acid is wrong—in some people’s eyes” is a jocular saying ("in some people’s eyes” is an expression usually not meant to be taken literally) that has been printed on many images. English stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr used the joke in his act since at least 2002.

“Kicking up sand on the beach is wrong, in some people’s eyes” was posted on Twitter by John on October 22, 2017. “Kicking sand on the beach is wrong, in some people’s eyes”—slightly different—was posted on Twitter by John on April 8, 2017.


Wikipedia: Jimmy Carr
James Anthony Patrick Carr (born 15 September 1972) is an English stand-up comedian, presenter, writer, and actor who holds both British and Irish citizenship. He is known for his signature laugh, deadpan delivery, dark humour, and heckler interaction. Carr moved to a career in comedy in 2000.

19 August 2002, The Guardian (London, UK), “Review: Comedy: Jimmy Carr’s Bare-Faced Ambition” by Brian Logan, pg. 18:
There are thin passages in Bare-Faced Ambition, and sometimes Carr’s aristocratic amorality blunders into areas where it is not welcome. But he has a way with smooth, snappy two-liners that only Emo Phillips could rival: “Throwing acid is wrong - in some people’s eyes.”

15 April 2004, Birmingham (UK) Post, “Culture: The king of the inappropriate ; Jimmy Carr tells Suzy Bennett about his new series of outrageous challenges for TV contestants” by Suzy Bennett, pg. 14:
‘I’ll remember a simple line and try and turn it around. I start from the punchline and work backwards. For example, ‘Throwing acid is wrong - in some people’s eyes’.’

1 August 2004, Sunday Times (London, UK), “Benefits of being game for a laugh” by Allan Brown, pg. ?:
It’s invidious to yank these poker-faced barbs out of context, though I do particularly like his (Spike Milligan—ed.) line that “throwing acid in people’s faces is wrong -in some people’s eyes” and his account of being stopped in the street:

6 November 2005, The Sunday Telegraph (London, UK), “Beyond a Joke:  Sick and scary - that’s Jimmy Carr in his own words. How can a comedian who makes no effort to be liked raise so many laughs? He talks to Nigel Farndale about stand-up, suits and celibacy” by Nigel Farndale, pg. 11:
Or: “Throwing acid is wrong, in some people’s eyes.’’

Google Books
Only Joking:
What’s So Funny About Making People Laugh?

By Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves
New York, NY: Gotham Books
2006
Pg. ?:
Throwing acid is wrong, in some people’s eyes.—Jimmy Carr

Google Books
Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations
Edited by Ned Sherrin
New York, NY: Oxford University Press
2008
Pg. 221:
Throwing acid is wrong—in some people’s eyes.
Jimmy Carr 1972-, in Guardian 19 August 2002

Twitter
John
@JFD1960
Kicking up sand on the beach is wrong, in some people’s eyes
3:44 PM - 22 Oct 2017

Twitter
John
@JFD1960
Kicking sand on the beach is wrong, in some people’s eyes.
5:31 PM - 8 Apr 2018

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