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 October 17, 2012
“No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes”

"No husband/man has ever been shot while doing the dishes” is a humorous saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as posters, T-shirts and even kitchen aprons. The popular one-line saying has been cited in print since at least 1994.


8 June 1994, Buffalo (NY) News, “Cheers for D-Day enthusiasm” by Bob Curran:
Color me hopeful that some June bridegrooms will heed this tip from the Fifth Down: “No husband has ever been shot by his wife while washing the dishes.”

9 June 1998, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO):
No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes!

Google Books
A Treasury of Email Humor
By Lisa Marie Meie
Lincoln,NE: iUniverse.com, Inc.
2000
Pg. 12:
No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

Google Books
It’s a Jungle Out There and a Zoo in Here:
Run Your Home Business without Letting It Overrun You

By Cheryl Demas
New York, NY: Warner Books, Inc.
2003
Pg. ?:
I saw a sign at a gift shop once that said, “No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes.”

Google Books
Internet Wisdom:
The Best of Internet E-Mail Wit and Wisdom

By Greg S. Kessler
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2007
Pg. 178:
No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

Google Books
‘Net Wit:
Internet Laughs

Compiled by Brandy House
Self published by Brandy House ()
2008
Pg. 90:
No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

Google Books
To Be Perfectly Honest:
One Man’s Year of Almost Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life. No Lie.

By Phil Callaway
Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah Books
2011
Pg. 61:
I picked out a refrigerator magnet for my wife. It says, “No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes.”

Posted by Barry Popik
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