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

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Entry from June 03, 2018
“The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement”

"The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement” is a jocular saying that has been printed on several images. San Francisco (CA) Examiner and Chronicle “My Town” columnist Jack Rosenbaum wrote the line on October 13, 1974.

The saying has sometimes been called “Rosenbaum’s Rule.”


13 October 1974, San Francisco (CA) Examiner and Chronicle, “My Town” by Jack Rosenbaum, pg. B1, col. 1:
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Google Books
The Reader’s Digest
Volume 106
1975
pg. 78:
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement (Jack Rosenbaum in San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle)

16 June 1975, Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), “Good Evening!,” pg. 1, col. 3:
SHORT CUT: The easiest way to find something around the house, Jack Rosenbaum says, is to buy a replacement.

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The Official Rules and Explanations:
The Original Guide to Surviving the Electronic Age with Wit, Wisdom, and Laughter

By Paul Dickson
Springfield, MA: Federal Street Press
1999
Pg. 159:
Rosenbaum’s Rule. The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. (Jack Rosenbaum, in the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle.)

Twitter
Andrew Mowat
@ancmowat
Rosenbaum’s Rule: The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. #murphyslaws
10:05 AM - 5 Jun 2009

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Just Plain Funny
By Charles Smith
Pittsburgh, PA: RoseDog Books
2012
Pg. 9:
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

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John Welford
@welfordwrites
#quote The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. Anon
5:05 PM - 3 Jun 2018

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