A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 11, 2020
“Lap band surgery: waist knot, want not”

A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is a type of knot placed around the top of the stomach to reduce food consumption. “I have no desire to have a gastric band fitted. My motto: Waist knot? Want not!”—a pun on the proverb “waste not, want not”—was posted on Twitter by Adam Roberts on February 8, 2010.

“The gastric band: waist knot, want not” was posted on Twitter by Bea_ker on January 20, 2015. “Lap band surgery: waist knot, want not” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on August 14, 2020.


Wiktionary: waste not, want not
Proverb
waste not, want not

1. (idiomatic) If one is not wasteful then one will not be in need

Wikipedia: Adjustable gastric band
A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called a lap-band, A band, or LAGB, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity, intended to decrease food consumption.

Twitter
Adam Roberts
@arrroberts
I have no desire to have a gastric band fitted. My motto: Waist knot? Want not!
9:26 AM · Feb 8, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Phil Clarke
@philmscribe
Waist knot, want not. <<< New gastric band advertising slogan.
7:13 AM · Oct 10, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
texto
@hellotexto
My friend’s hoping a gastric band will stop his cravings for food.
Waist knot, want not.
1:02 AM · Jun 9, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
texto
@hellotexto
Which IDIOT called it a gastric band and not a ‘Waist Knot, Want Not’?
9:05 PM · Nov 9, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Bea_ker
@bea_ker
Replying to @MooseAllain
@MooseAllain The gastric band: waist knot, want not
9:02 AM · Jan 20, 2015·Twitter for iPad

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/RoburLC August 14, 2020
Lap band surgery: waist knot, want not.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 • Permalink