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 February 12, 2021
“Think about how stupid the average person is…half of ‘em are stupider than that”

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The saying applies to both government (voting in a democracy) and business.

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of ‘em are stupider than that” was said by American stand-up comedian George Carlin (1937-2008) in his 1990 HBO special, Doin’ It Again.


Wikiquote: George Carlin
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, singer, voice artist, and comedian, noted especially for his irreverent attitude and his observations on politics, language, psychology, and religion, as well as some taboo subjects.
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Doin’ It Again / Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics (1990)
. I know that. Some people don’t want you to mention certain things. Some people don’t want you to say this, some people don’t want you to say that. Some people think if you mention some things they might happen. Some people are really fucking stupid. Did you ever notice that, how many stupid people you run into during the day? Goddamn there’s a lot of stupid bastards walking around. Carry a pad and pencil with you, you’ll wind up with thirty or forty names by the end of the day. Think about this: think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of ‘em are stupider than that.

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Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.
George Carlin, from Carlin, George. (1990). Doin’ It Again [DVD].

OCLC WorldCat record
George Carlin : doin’ it again
Author: George Carlin; Rocco Urbisci; Cable Stuff Productions.; Home Box Office (Firm)
Publisher: [United States] : MPI Media Group, 2005.
Series: George Carlin collection
Edition/Format: DVD video : English
Summary:
George Carlin’s seventh live stand-up concert for HBO, taped at the State Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1990

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George Carlin Stupid People
Sep 27, 2010
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Doin’ It Again (1990)

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GEORGE CARLIN—HOW STUPID THE AVERAGE PERSON IS - STUPID PEOPLE HALF ARE STUPIDER THAN THAT
(Short video clip from 1990 HBO special Doin’ It Again.—ed.)
Mar 27, 2020
douglas daystar
STUPID PEOPLE—GEORGE CARLIN—THINK ABOUT HOW STUPID THE AVERAGE PERSON IS AND THEN REALIZE THAT HALF OF THEM ARE STUPIDER THAN THAT.  STUPID AMERICANS ARE IGNORANT OF THEIR STUPIDITY, AND THEY ALL VOTED FOR TRUMP

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T. Lesher
Jul 28, 1992, 7:34:22 PM
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“Think about how stupid the average person is, and then remember, that half of ‘em are stupider than that!”—George Carlin

25 June 2003, Sydney (New South Wales) Morning Herald, “Bridge” by Ron Klinger, pg. 33:
Think how stupid the average person is, then realise that half the population are stupider than that! (George Carlin)

Google Books
Title Think of How Stupid the Average Person Is and Realize Half of Them More Stupid Than That: Funny Life Moments Journal and Notebook for Boys Girls Men and Women of All Ages. Lined Paper Note Book
Author Janice H. McKlansky Publishing
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1082299340, 9781082299346
Length 124 pages

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GrumpyGillsMcGhee
@Mattillious
“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” -George Carlin.
This has become so abundantly obvious during Covid.
1:50 PM · Feb 7, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Kevin the Atheist
@KevinSecular2
George Carlin once famously joked, “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”
Thanks to all those people wearing masks but leaving their noses fully exposed, the stupider half is now a lot easier to spot
11:05 AM · Feb 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

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