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 May 23, 2019
“Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy”

"Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy” was printed in “The Country Parson,” a one-panel comic strip by Frank A. Clark (1911-1991), in many newspapers on July 10, 1974.


Wikipedia: The Country Parson
Country Parson, a series of one-panel syndicated newspaper cartoons, always featuring a short aphorism or observation (modeled in part on the original anonymous Country Parsons’ writings), created and written by Frank A. Clark (1911–1991) of Iowa, illustrated by Wally Clark and later Dennis Neal, running from the late 1950s through the 1970s.

10 July 1974, Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal, “Country Parson” one-panel comic strip by Frank A. Clark, pg. B-1, col. 1:
“Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy.”

10 September 1974, Aberdeen (SD) American News, “Earl Wilson’s New York,” pg. 4, col. 2: 
REMEMBERED QUOTE: “Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy.”—Frank A. Clark, “The Country Parson.”

Google Books
Living Wisely in a Foolish World
By H. Wayne House and Kenneth M. Durham
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson
1992
Pg. 35:
The tragic result of the message that wealth guarantees happiness and security has been accurately summarized by Frank A. Clark, who observed, “Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy!”

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Phillip
@pguyton
“Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy.” —Frank Clark
2:39 PM - 1 Dec 2008

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Reset Your Gps for Goal-Powered Spending

By Ray Noftsinger and Shirley Noftsinger
Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press
2011
Pg. 2:
“Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy.”
-- Frank Howard Clark

Google Books
Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul:
Celebrating Bargains, Boutiques and the Perfect Pair of Shoes

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Theresa Peluso
Cos Cob, CT: Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC
2012
Pg. ?:
Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy.
FRANK CLARK

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Alastair Clark
@cheesemeister97
Quote For The Day: “Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy.” - Frank A. Clark (born this day in 1860)
11:13 AM - 28 Mar 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, May 23, 2019 • Permalink