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 November 30, 2020
“The economy is so bad that CEOs are now playing miniature golf”

"The economy is so bad that CEOs are now playing miniature golf” is a jocular saying that has been printed on several images. A stereotype is that the chief executive officers of companies spend a lot of time on the golf course.

“So how bad is the economy? (...) CEOs are now playing miniature golf” was printed in the New York (NY) Post on March 24, 2009. “How bad is the economy? ... CEOs are now playing miniature golf” was posted on Twitter by Jack Krupansky on March 30, 2009.

Authorship is unknown. The joke is usually included in a collection with other “How bad is the economy?” jokes.


New York (NY) Post
THANK ‘GOD’ FOR A DELICIOUS NEW PLAY
By PageSix.com Staff March 24, 2009 | 5:09am
(...)
So how bad is the economy? Even those not in Obama‘s administration aren’t paying their taxes . . . CEOs are now playing miniature golf.

Twitter
Jack Krupansky
@JackKrupansky
How bad is the economy? ... CEOs are now playing miniature golf.
1:57 PM · Mar 30, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Groups: poker-stars--crooks-too-
Fw: How Bad Is It ?
wiskelo
Apr 1, 2009, 4:50:46 AM
From: Pete Oleksiw Subject: How Bad Is It ?
To:
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 5:42 PM
The economy is so bad:

1. I went to buy a toaster oven and they gave me a bank.
2. I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
3. CEOs are now playing miniature golf.

Newspapers.com
4 April 2009, Marshall (TX) News Messenger, “Speak Out,” pg. 2A, col. 1:
HOW BAD IS IT? The economy is so bad that CEOs are now playing miniature gol

Twitter
Jon Gillardi
@jgillardi
The Economy Is So Bad… CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.  Jewish women are marrying for love.  LOL smile
4:33 PM · May 15, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Monkey Boy
@Soloparty
Economy Is So Bad.....CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.
4:18 PM · May 20, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
The economy is so bad that CEOs are now playing miniature golf.

HuffPost
WOMEN 04/03/2012 08:53 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017
JOKE: “The Economy Is So Bad...”
The Top 11 Signs the Economy is Bad:
11. CEOs are now playing miniature golf.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/apartprofess November 30, 2020
This is how bad the economy is:
. My neighbour got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
. Wives are having sex with their husbands because they can not afford batteries.
. CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.

Twitter
Tambleweed - Weapon Of Sass Destruction
@BurgundyBitch72
This is how bad the economy is:
-My neighbour got a pre-declined credit card in the mail
-CEOs are now playing miniature golf
-Wives are having sex with their husbands cuz they cant afford batteries
-McDonalds are selling the 1/4 ouncer
-A picture is now only worth 200 words.
9:47 AM · Nov 30, 2020·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, November 30, 2020 • Permalink