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 February 21, 2018
“The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television”

"The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television” is a jocular saying that has been printed on several images. “The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. — Unknown” was cited in print in both a magazine and a book in 1986. The internet has provided an entertainment alternative to daytime television, but the saying is still frequently cited.


Google Books
New Woman
Volume 16, Issues 7-9
1986
Pg. 173:
The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. — Unknown

Google Books
Third and Possibly the Best 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
By Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Ballantine
1987, ©1986
Pg. ?:
432
The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. Unknown

13 April 1988, Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA), Bill Wundram column, pg. 2, col. 1:
Moline’s Bob Hacker, retired automobile mogul, says the human race is faced with a cruel choice: Work or daytime television.

8 January 1990, Pensacola (FL) News Journal, pg. 8C, col. 1:
Yesterday’s Cryptoquote: THE HUMAN RACE IS FACE WITH A CRUEL CHOICE: WORK OR DAYTIME TELEVISION.—SOURCE UNKNOWN

18 June 1992, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “High Life—A Weekly for High School Students,” pg. 3:
“The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.” -Unknown

Google Books
How to Give a Damn Good Speech:
Even When You Have No Time to Prepare

By Philip R. Theibert
Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press
1997
Pg. 156:
The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. Anonymous

Google Books
The World’s Greatest Wacky One-Line Jokes
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
2005
Pg. 29:
Cruel Choice
The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.

Twitter
The Quotations Page‏
@quotations
“The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.” - Unknown http://tqpage.com/465
9:00 PM - 30 Apr 2008

Google Books
Little Giant Encyclopedia - Toasts and Quotes
By The Diagram Group
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2009
Pg. 450:
The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.
ANONYMOUS

Google Books
Laughter Is the Best Medicine: @Work: America’s Funniest Jokes, Quotes, and Cartoons
By Editors of Reader’s Digest
White Plains, NY: The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
2012
Pg. ?:
“The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.” —DAVE BARRY

Roy Sutton
15 Funny Work Quotes
January 7, 2018 by Roy Sutton
(...)
3. The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. ~Author Unknown

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 • Permalink